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Schooner Zodiac - Day Cruise

Bellingham, WA, USA
About Schooner Zodiac - Day Cruise
The Schooner Zodiac is a historic 160 foot working tall ship that operates from Bellingham, Washington. She sails the waters of the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands. Passengers have the option of participating in sailing maneuvers under the direction of experienced crew or simply enjoying the beautiful scenery while under sail.
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PETER B wrote a review Sep 6
Blaine, Washington110 contributions42 helpful votes
We took the ale and sail cruise on the schooner Zodiac . Beautiful old sailing vessel in great condition. Crew were very friendly, as was the captain. Beers offered by Kulshan brewery on board good. Meal was delicious. Caught a nice breeze. Great moving gracefully across Bellingham bay under sail. Fantastic way to spend an evening. Strongly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2020
sydette wrote a review Jun 2019
Benson, Arizona671 contributions185 helpful votes
My husband and I took the brunch cruise today, it was very disappointing. Especially the brunch, a slice of Pannini bread with cheese, ham and a egg on top, a few spoonfuls of yogurt with a few raspberries and granola, raisin rolls barely sweetened, coffee or tea. That's it! The gallery is very tiny and was very congested trying to get your food, find a place to eat, there are two tables, maybe you can fit 6 at each table, another small table that can seat four, up a few steps is a bench sofa and sort of coffee table to eat. On deck, it was fun watching everyone pitching in to try and raise the sails. Uncomfortable seating. Crew is friendly, how the cook prepares anything in the tiny area is amazing to me, you can select your own mug that hang from the ceiling. How anyone could enjoy multiple nights on this boat is beyond me, Two tiny bathrooms, bunk berths, no showers. Most disappointing was what they called brunch. They would have been better off with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, a bowl of mixed fresh fruit and a muffin or scone. We would never do this trip again, it was not up to our expectations. Only half the sails were raised, also disappointing.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Angelo T wrote a review Jan 2019
Bellingham, Washington37 contributions9 helpful votes
My fiancee took me to it. To my surprise Aslan Brewing was serving up their organic beer free - all part of the package. After helping raising the sails we took off viewing the awesome bay and Lummi island. Then there was a mariner style dinner below deck that was pretty tasty and hefty. Wonderful way to enjoy your twilight.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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488traveller022 wrote a review Oct 2018
North Vancouver, Canada345 contributions21 helpful votes
3-day cruise. The vessel is gorgeous. The crew is competent and friendly. In October, we had one sunny day, one blustery and cloudy day and one rainy day.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Dave B wrote a review Oct 2018
14 contributions3 helpful votes
With only 22 passengers and a volunteer crew, we cruised the San Juan Islands off of Vancouver and north to Salt Spring Island and Haida Gwaii. Sailing a 127foot schooner is really an adventure. Tons of wildlife including whale and porpoise and seals and more. Shore expeditions and hikes via kayak and motorboat. Exceptionally good food served every day.
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Date of experience: September 2018