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"Ms. Heidi is
the best!"
- Noel, age 4
"Captain Don tells the best stories!"
- Max, age 7
Don & Heidi Watkins welcome you to Sun Star Farm & Triangle Boat Tours...
....where childhood is taken slow and outdoor adventure is hand-crafted!

Boating has been our passion for the last 20 years and we are committed to sharing its many benefits with others. Even after 8 years of sailing in some of the world’s premiere cruising areas, Jordan Lake was a treasure to discover in our backyard here in the Triangle. With fish jumping and bald eagles soaring, 180 miles of shoreline to explore, plus no housing or development to spoil the views, we always return feeling refreshed and like we’ve experienced something special…true quality time! (No 3 hour drive to the coast either!)


Owners, Don & Heidi Watkins, were in professional yachting aboard 50-120 foot sailing and motor yachts, private and charter, in 40+ countries around the world prior to relocating to North Carolina and founding Sun Star Farm Preschool & Summer Camps.

  • USCG 100-ton Captain’s License

  • PADI Dive Master

  • BS Management, Northern Illinois University

  • Married, father of two boys and little girl! 

  • Not a "know-it-all!"

All that being said…the focus is on YOU and FUN!

To learn more about booking a vacation of a lifetime aboard a luxury crewed yacht,

visit us at

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