San Juan Islands Brewery Expedition

Summer Brewery Cruise on Schooner Zodiac

So many brews, at last enough time!

Date: July 1 - July 3, 2017 (3 days)
Standard Bunk: $695.00 per person, includes all meals.
Stateroom: $785.00 per person double occupancy
Boarding Time: 09:30, Return: 15:00

* This one will fill up quickly - call now to reserve your place on this unique cruise *

Retrace the steps of Fransisco de Eliza, George Vancouver and Charles Wilkes as you sail throughout the San Juan Islands searching for some of the Pacific Northwest's best beer. The San Juan Islands are home to excellent breweries, distilleries and pubs. Join the Zodiac as we visit Anacortes Brewery on Fidalgo Island, Island Hoppin' Brewery on Orcas Island and The Cask and Schooner Pub on San Juan Island. While on your expedition you'll learn to sail a historic tall ship to each destination under the supervision of experienced crew. Dave Eiffert and John Snow, co-owners of Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, will guide your taste buds as you discover the best brews in the region.

Highlights on this trip include:

  • Three days sailing and exploring the San Juan Islands
  • Transport and tastings to Anacortes and Island Hoppin’ Breweries
  • An on board tasting of beers from Bellingham’s breweries
  • Meals served from the ship's galley meant to compliment the region’s beers
  • Plenty of wildlife sightings including: bald eagles, porpoises, seals and whales

Part of the adventure of sailing is that wind and tide may alter your course. For this reason the Zodiac may deviate from it's intended route at the captain's discretion. Bearing this in mind, the captain and crew will always endeavor to give passengers the most incredible experience possible.


This cruise is truly the ultimate experience for any beer aficionado with a love for the outdoors, history and sailing. It is extremely popular and will sell out quickly, so book your spot as soon as possible!

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While aboard, discover how to sail a tall ship; take your place at the wheel and watch for dolphins, seals and whales. Learn how to pair different styles of NW ales with a variety of dishes and participate in brewing a batch of 'Schooner Rat IPA' onboard at anchor. Tour island breweries and meet the owners and master brewers of such fine establishments as Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Co. and Port Townsend Brewing Co. and more! Meet other beer aficionados and fans. Bring some of your favorite recipes to share, questions for our experts and the local brew masters, and don't forget your appetite!

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This tour was extremely popular last year, and is sure to sell out again. (check out our Facebook page for lots of comments from participants).
Book early to secure your place!

Schooner Zodiac departs from Bellingham Cruise Terminal, just a few steps from the Amtrak train, convenient for travel from Seattle, Portland or Vancouver.

For information and reservations please call (206) 719-7622