Captain and Owner
Captain Karl Krüger has been on the water his whole life. His father began his education as a paddler when he was three years old. He taught himself to windsurf at age 12, 38 years ago. Karl began teaching sailing when he was 17, and now holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master’s License with Sail and Tow endorsements.
For over 20 years, he has cruised extensively in the San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands, the Canadian Coast, and Alaska.
Karl has raced super G, skied backcountry objectives, set first ascents in rock, ice and alpine routes, and has guided clients in every mountain state and province.
Karl holds a B.S. in Environmental Science/ Toxicology and an A.A.S. in Ecology and Environmental Technology. He also holds current certifications for CPR and Outdoor Emergency Care.
In the 2017 Race to Alaska, Karl became the first, and only, person to paddle the 750 mile race course on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), completing the race in 14 days and six hours (and 17 minutes, but really. Who's counting.)
In 2022, Karl paddled 420 miles of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic on a custom SUP. What began as a single season expedition has evolved into something much deeper: a multiyear connection with the land and the people of the Arctic.
Karl's also a really fun guy, but we can't talk too much about that. After all, he's the captain and someone has to keep it serious around here.
Executive Officer / Education / Operations
You'll find Elyn generally scampering between the galley making fresh and delicious meals and snacks, and the foredeck getting the stays'l ready, or raising the boom. She also does a whole bunch of things behind the scene that you'll probably never see but, like good makeup, that's the point.
Elyn has a background in business administration and environmental sustainability and social justice education, holding an MBA and a Masters in Teaching. She enjoys sharing fun facts and the history and geography of the places nearby.
There may be a groan-worthy pun or two included, but that's only residual from her time keeping thirty 5th graders entertained and in line. Six guests onboard? Easy. Before you know it, she'll have all your favorites dialed in AND remember your cat's birthday.
Social Media Coordinator
Dagny has been on the water since she was just a few weeks old. She has more miles than most grown adults under her keel. An accomplished sailor, she has led her team in regattas for the Orcas Island High School sailing team, and has raced as crew for Washington360, a no-engine 360 mile sailing race ran by the Northwest Maritime Center in Spring of 2021.
Like father like daughter, Dagny also surfs, SUP paddles, and skis, when she's not with her horses or writing novels.
She'll also beat your socks off if you challenge her to a game of scrabble or backgammon. Don't say we didn't warn you.