Gallant Lady, Cruising the Waters of Washington State and Canada since 1940

Gallant Lady

is a wonderful classic 65 foot wooden vessel from 1940. Her hull is close grained fir, her upper structure teak, and her interior mahogany. As a Coast Guard certified vessel she is inspected every year for your safety.

She boasts five double cabins, two heads, a ship’s library stocked with books of fiction, area wildlife, history, and geology, a roomy wheelhouse so you can take a turn at the wheel, and level spacious decks to enjoy the clean salt air.

Bring your favorite musical instrument, book, sketchpad, or watercolors, and expect to relax against the dynamic backdrops of the Olympic Range and Cascade Mountains.


Built in Tacoma, Washington by the Riggs brothers. Designed for what she has been doing for over 60 years – small group accommodations for camping on the water.

Gallant Lady has had four owners, and has the unique distinction of being one of the oldest vessels in continuous service on Northwest waters. In her early days she made trips to southeastern Alaska and presently serving Puget Sound, San Juan's and Inland Passage of Vancouver Island.

Circa 1940

A Total Change of Pace...

Our Economy rate gives you the boat, crew, fuel, moorage, and insurance. You provide your own sleeping bags, food (group & crew/aboard or ashore), meal preparation (in our complete galley) and boat cleaning (both daily and after).

Our per/day charge is based on a noon to noon, 24 hour period.

If you prefer to relax and let someone else do the cooking we can provide all your meals, just breakfasts, just dinners, or any combination including arranging some meals ashore. Just let us know and we can plan the trip the way you want it!

Unwind while exploring by dinghy or beachcombing a secluded shoreline or enjoying the amenities of an island resort.

No luggage transferring, visit several islands all from the same floating accommodations.You’ll enjoy the casual atmosphere

of a small group while experiencing the breathtaking peace and quiet of Northwest waters.

There are several areas on the boat to allow for small group discussions or study. We cruise in the morning with free time at our afternoon destination.

A different
magnificent view
each day!

Summer Port: (June through September) • Anacortes, Washington

Winter Port: (October through May) • Tacoma, Washington

Rosario Resort -One of the oldest resort destinations in
Washington State.

Roche Harbor -Now a resort- once a company town with
cottages for workers. A picturesque hotel and buildings in white
and green. A beautiful chapel is available for devotions or services.

Islander Resort -on Lopez Island has an open, sunny view of
Upright Channel, beautiful sunsets, easy hiking; a hot tub and a
pool with a view.

Friday Harbor - is a bustling little town filled with galleries and
unique shops. It is the county seat for San Juan County and boast
varied dining opportunities and a movie theater.

Deer Harbor Resort - is a beautiful, quiet harbor, with a pool,
great shower facilities, gorgeous sunsets and a small but unique gift

Several Marine State Parks -in the islands make great
daytime picnic stops or overnight campfire spots.

Canadian Gulf Islands and the Inland Passage -Victoria
to Port Hardy.

All reservations for Summer must be confirmed and received
by April 30th, with a deposit due by February 1st.

There are quite a number of churches who find the “Lady”
offers a wonderful way to forge a bond of fellowship among
their members.

Since the “Lady” sleeps over 20 people, she is unique in the
ability to provide a relaxed small boating experience for an
extended family.

If you belong to a circle of friends that enjoys traveling or just
having fun together – you can experience the magic of the San
Juans or Canadian Gulf Islands with a trip that is designed
just for you.

The diagram shows the bunks available, but the proportion of marrieds and singles, male and female will affect the availability of certain bunks.

We recommend a group size of
(*) 24 or less and ask that first time groups limit their size to 20 to become familiar with the facilities.

Many people like to sleep on deck and we have cushioned pads for this.

* Limited to 12 passengers in Canadian waters.

You Need to Bring:

Adequate food for your group and a crew of three (the group furnishes meals for crew whether on board or ashore).

  • Plenty of liquids with your favorite coffee mug.
  • If you'd like a cookout let us know. We have a large grill and long forks, but need to plan a stop with this in mind.
  • Swimming suits (for hot tubs, pools, saunas)
  • Soft-soled deck shoes a MUST
  • Light rain gear and layers
  • Sleeping bag and Pillow
  • Binoculars & Camera
  • Personal toiletries & towels
  • Toilets and sinks are on board with showers dockside.
  • Hair care appliances may be used at shower facilities on shore - but not on the boat please!

Supplied Equipment


JennAire range/2 griddles
Complete array of utensils
Steam Table Pans/Casseroles
Large pots and pans
Bunn commercial coffee pot
Most spices
Flour & Sugar (small amts)
Utility & Serving bowls
3 narrow refrigerators
1 freezer (limited space)
Rigid serving trays

Paper Products:

Paper towels
Dispenser bathroom towels
Paper Plates & Bowls
Hot & Cold Cups
Plastic Utensils
Toilet Paper

Your Hosts:
Roger and Colleen Stewart
USCG Captain License #915624

Mailing Address:
Gallant Lady Cruises
P.O. Box 173, Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 360 520-3643
Fax: 360 736-9773


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