SPRING LIGHTHOUSE TOUR
Date: April 30 – May 3, 2020 (4 days)
Standard Bunk: $725.00 per person; includes all meals.
Stateroom: $750.00 per person double occupancy
Boarding Time: 09:30 Return: 15:00
Join us for an enchanting sailing adventure aboard the Schooner Zodiac as we circumnavigate the remote lighthouses of the San Juan Islands. Shore parties will visit selected light stations with knowledgeable tour leaders.
Come aboard with the crew of the Schooner Zodiac for four slow-paced, magical days in the San Juan Islands, seeking wind to fill the sails and quiet coves to drop anchor each night.
During the cruise the Zodiac will visit the following historic lighthouses located in the San Juan Islands:
Weather permitting we will be able to cross the strait and visit light stations on the Olympic Peninsula including:
Learn how sailors returning from sea relied on lighthouses to determine position at night or in the fog or stormy weather. Before the advent of Radar and GPS, position was determined by matching information on the charts with lights at specified positions, with identifying gongs and horns.
Answer the call of the wind and water, and the ringing commands from the quarterdeck: “sailing stations”, “all hands on deck”, “prepare to come about”! Each passenger sailor learns their assigned sailing station, and stands a watch rotating from charts (navigation) to helm, bow watch and quarterdeck messenger.
To book a reservation please call us at (206) 719-7622
CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- 4-days sailing and exploring the San Juan Islands
- Navigational and Sail training aboard a classic tall ship
- Delicious and hearty meals and snacks served from the ship’s galley
- Visit amazing historic lighthouses such as Turn Point and Burrows Island stations
- 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. Already booked and wondering what to pack? See our handy packing list.
“What an adventure! This is a hands-on experience! Duty rotations include chart room, helm, bow watch and messenger. And everyone helps to raise the sails. The captain and all-volunteer crew are fun and ever-watchful over their charges. No surprise here…good food and plenty of it for very hungry people….”
– TripAdvisor Review 2016