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Schooner Zodiac - Day Cruise
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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...more
355 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7068
+1 206-719-7622
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

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....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We had read about the Ales & Sails evening cruise a year ago but couldn't get reservations then, and we were already too late for 2018 when we tried in early July - all cruises sold out. However, I asked to be put on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Be transported to a gentler, romantic era at sea. The Zodiac was built for Johnson & Johnson heirs @ 1914 lovingly restored and available for rent. We were a college alumni trip of 25, crew of 10 including Abby, the Cat who lives on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank G K
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Magical afternoon aboard the Schooner Zodiac. I CANNOT wait to come back for a multi-day trip, private charter, OR to possibly volunteer as crew!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Could not possibly recommend this more highly. My family of three (self, husband, and 13 year old daughter) got to ship out on the 3 day/2 night memorial weekend family sail. From the beginning, a superb trip. Friendly crew greeted us and helped us get...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

I had an amazing time aboard the Schooner Zodiac. An exhilarating and educational experience and will definitely be returning for more sailing adventures.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jedv123
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Ay ay, me ‘earties! What a fabulous experience. We took the San Juan Escape cruise on a September weekend. Though the weather was mixed (sunny and windless the first day, rainy and cool the next), we got to play sailor by steering, navigating, raising and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Fancyfree99
Reviewed July 6, 2017

3 days and 2 nights cruising the San Juan Islands. This was a micro brew cruise and it was fantastic! On board, we had a very generous supply of excellent brews courtesy of Snowqualmie Brewing. We managed two brew stops at Anacortes brewing, and Island...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Valerie R
July 10, 2017|
Response from Orygunal | Reviewed this property |
This boat is very stable and you are in protected waters. Very little motion. Hint! Always watch the horizon. You would be fine.
May 15, 2016|
Response from Bob B | Property representative |
Our staterooms do not have private heads. Each stateroom has its own sink, but the ship's heads are shared. There are two heads in the aft section of the ship and one forward. The forward head also features a shower and the... More