Harmony Charters

Cruise the San Juan Islands


Your Crew

travel yacht charter San Juan Islands

Captain Patrick Cotten and Chef Dana Cotten
enjoying the sites in Butte Inlet, British Columbia

Your Captain

Patrick Cotten, built his first motorized boat in 1950 at the age of eight, his first ten foot sailboat in 1952, has built dozens of boats up to 125 tons, and designed many more. Since 1965, he has sailed to the South Pacific three times aboard boats that he designed and built. With a total of 100,000 ocean miles to his credit, the last 70,000 with Dana, Patrick has the experience to instill confidence and allow you to relax and enjoy the total cruising experience.

Captain Patrick Cotten and Chef Dana Cotten have 34 years of yacht chartering experience in the waters of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. Dana, Patrick, and their daughter Yahani lived aboard the cruiser Harmony. Patrick designed and built Harmony himself while cruising the South Pacific to Tahiti for 15,000 miles prior to settling in the Pacific Northwest.

This team has an intimate knowledge of, and excitement for, the beauty and mystery that ARE the Pacific Northwest. In 1997 Dana and Patrick bought their current motor yacht Countess, which provides more comfort, space and privacy for our guests.

Your Chef

yacht charter San Juan IslandsDana Cotten, worked as a chef, waitress, and cocktail server at restaurants from Bellingham, WA to Half Moon Bay, CA for more than 15 years. In 1982 she became a full time charter chef for Harmony Charters, specializing in fresh local sea foods, produce, and fresh baked goods.

Dana is famous for her daily fresh breads, salads, fruits, vegetables, and deserts. As well, Dana is revered for her fish, oysters, clams, crab, shrimp and other fine seafood items.

Ring the sky lounge, dinner is ready!

If Mexican, Italian, or a full vegetarian meal is your inclination, Dana is there to serve. The tantalizing aroma of barbecued salmon, marinated chicken breasts and other delights often bring guests to the upper boat deck to check out what the Chef is up to.

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From the finest morning coffee, ground fresh in the galley before breakfast, through afternoon hors d'oeuvres to after dinner deserts, Dana will pamper you with her finest creations, tailored to your exact taste.


Dana at one of her favorite activities, fishing. She brought this 28 lb. King to the table.


To make a reservation - Call 360.468.3310
or email: countess@cruisesanjuans.com



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