Beer sailing in the San Juans Islands aboard the Schooner Zodiac

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Permalink

If you ask me, it’s one of the best places in the world to go find beer: on a boat in the San Juan Islands. And if you’re gonna do that, why not do it on a 160-foot schooner as you enjoy food and beer pairings specially designed for your evening cruise? Sounds dreamy, eh?

The Schooner Zodiac has teamed up with Boundary Bay Brewery to offer a beer pairing dinner that sails out of Bellingham on Saturday, June 13th. The 3.5 hour cruise costs $85 and includes a four-course dinner. This is one in a series of beer-themed adventures aboard the Schooner Zodiac this summer.


For more information, see the press release below or visit the website at

BELLINGHAM, WASH., May 5, 2015—The Schooner Zodiac, the Bellingham-based tall ship is announcing a beer pairing dinner sail in partnership with Boundary Bay Brewery. The “Ales n’ Sails” dinner will take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. The Zodiac docks at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.


This 3.5 hour cruise includes a four-course dinner prepared aboard the ship, three courses by the Zodiac’s chef and one special guest course by Boundary Bay Chef Matt Hansen. The courses are paired with four Boundary Bay beers specially selected by Certified Cicerone brewer Bryan Krueger. Bryan will discuss how each beer and course pairing complements each other. Prior to enjoying the dinner and brews, passengers will be encouraged to assist the crew in raising and maneuvering the ship’s sails. This cruise is part of a series of beer related sailings in 2015 including a San Juan Islands Brewery Tour in July and a Bellingham to Seattle Brewery Tour in August.

Tickets for the dinner sail are $85 per person and reservations can be made by calling (206) 719-7622. More information can be found at

The Zodiac is a classic, 160-foot U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel, operated by a licensed captain and experienced team of volunteer crew members. She departs her Bellingham homeport for a variety of public and private charters, as well as day and evening sails from spring through fall, exploring the pristine anchorages of the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands. Zodiac also is an ideal setting for company events, wedding receptions and gatherings of family and friends.

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