From out of Lund, Joanie and Ted operate 'Beyond the Road' excursions on the 'Agate Pass' - a very nice power cabin cruiser that hints slightly of a trawler but isn't one. In the cabin was an area to sit around the table, a bedroom for guests to store any extra clothing, and the 'head'. Also on board with us were 4 other guests for a total of 6 guests and 2 crew. Apparently they will take up to 12 guests out at a time which I think I would find crowded especially if the weather should be inclement. For the ride out we all sat up top for the view - a very nice open seating area for 6-8 people on the built-in seats and then enough room for at least 4 or more plastic chairs. It was nice being able to see on Ted's GPS where we were and were going. They had several pairs of binoculars for guest use, too. We went outside the Copeland Islands to Sarah Point then turned north-east up to Desolation Sound. The Sound was very pretty with many small and larger islands, a few pleasure boats, quite a few kayakers and many seals. We anchored for lunch around 12:30 or so. We guests enjoyed a complimentary wine or beer and had a nice visit on the back deck while Joanie prepared our lunch with Ted BBQing. The other 4 guests had pre-ordered spot prawn skewers and we had fresh Steelhead from Lois Lake. Each plate was served with mixed garden salads and flowers from Joanie's garden and fried bread - everything was delicious. Both Ted and Joanie who joined us guests for lunch on the top deck were very pleasant, comfortable to talk to and knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. After lunch a few of the others went swimming then we set off back this time touring the inside of the Copeland Islands. The scheduled 5 hour trip (10am - 3pm) returned to Lund close to 4pm - neither Ted nor Joanie seemed concerned about being out for the longer time but after lunch did courteously ask if we HAD to be back by 3pm for other engagements, which fortunately no-one did. So, all in all, a very nice day out. And good value. I would definitely recommend this lunch cruise but if you're flexible with your days be sure to inquire about the number of guests already booked.
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