Pacific Northwest Seafood And Winery Tour
Date: July 14 - July 17, 2016 (4 days)
Standard Bunk: $1,020.00 per person, includes all meals.
Stateroom: $1,225.00 per person double occupancy
Boarding Time: 09:30, Return: 15:00
Glide into the San Juan Islands aboard a classic 1924 sailing yacht to experience the region’s best wine and fresh local seafood. The Zodiac will carry you to local vineyards hidden throughout the islands where you can learn about the growing, aging and tasting process of local wines. Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars will join the ship and guide passengers along their leisurely exploration of the San Juan Islands vineyards. Destinations include San Juan Vineyard outside of Friday Harbor, the village of Roche Harbor with an optional hike to Wescott Bay Distillery and Cidery and Lopez Island Vineyard.
In the tradition of Bacchus, the ship’s professional chef will prepare the region’s best and freshest seafood to pair with the wines. The Zodiac’s captain knows the best coves for Dungeness crabbing and there is no better way to experience their fresh rich flavor than cooking them on deck and enjoying them with a glass of white wine.
While en route to your wine laden destinations, you have the option of assisting the crew in the sailing of the vessel. Adventurous passengers can learn sailing maneuvers, basic navigation, steering and standing watch. Those passengers who want to emulate the leisurely yacht nature of the 1920s are free to lounge on deck and take in the exquisite beauty of the San Juan Islands. Each evening the ship will tuck into a secluded anchorage and a happy hour will commence on deck. Hors d'oeurvres and wine will be served and crew and passengers can mingle and compare sailing stories before savoring each seafood dinner served from the ship’s galley.
Trip Highlights Include:
- 4-days sailing and exploring the San Juan Islands
- Transport and Tastings at San Juan Vineyards and Lopez Islands Vineyards
- A visit to the village of Roche Harbor and Westcott Bay Distillery and Cidery
- On board tasting of Boudreaux Cellars wines
- All meals and hors d’oeurvres served from the ship’s galley
- 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.
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