Boundary Bay Brewing invites you to join them for an adventure in the San Juan Islands. Spend your days paddling through the islands and your evenings relaxing at the base camp on Jones Island, where you’ll enjoy gourmet food and tasty beers, campfires and conversation. Complete details below, including how to get a discount on the cost of the trip.
Consider Boundary Bay’s paddling adventure a prelude to the cruise we’ll be hosting next spring: Whale, Trails and Ales. Our adventure is a week-long cruise around Washington waters (San Juan Islands, Hood Canal, etc) kayaking, whale watching, hiking, beach combing, visiting breweries, learning about beer, and more. And of course, all while you enjoy Washington beers. To bring you this opportunity, we’ve teamed up with a local adventure cruise company– Uncruise Adventures. Click here to learn more about next April’s tour of Washington waters.
Anyway, back to the Boundary Bay adventure. You’ll receive a 25 percent discount just because you like Boundary Bay Brewing. If you’re booking over the phone, just mention your heard about the trip from Boundary Bay. If you’re signing up online, put “BBAY25” in the comment’s section of the sign up form, and they’ll deduct 25% at billing!
Here is more information about the upcoming Boundary Bay adventure in the San Juan Islands.
Spend three days paddling the beautiful San Juan Islands and two nights enjoying award winning craft beers from Boundary Bay Brewing Company as our expertly guided sea kayaking tour by day becomes a “waterfront” tasting room by night. We will be pairing locally crafted Boundary Bay Brewing Company beers with our delicious camp cuisine – guaranteed to please the most discriminating palate while you relax and enjoy the view!
What could be more relaxing after a day of paddling and viewing fantastic wildlife such as bald eagles and harbor seals than relaxing with a tasty, refreshing brew? On our 2013 departures we’ll base camp off of scenic Jones Island, which is entirely state park, while pairing beers with our great tasting gourmet cuisine. Sample dinner menu: Baked brie with pecans, sun dried tomato chicken sausage with wild rice and freshly baked Dutch oven gingerbread topped with whipped cream and blueberries.
‘Nifty’ Trip Features
• We take great pleasure in producing gourmet quality camp cuisine. In the evening, while you and your fellow guests settle into camp our guides fire up our trusty Dutch ovens and Partner Stoves to create a variety of delicious meals selected specifically to pair with Boundary Bay beers – brewed in Bellingham, Washington.
• We camp at Jones Island State Park – a perfect kayak destination with numerous outstanding waterfront campsites.
• Day 2 (Layover Day) – Wake up to the sounds (and smell!) of freshly brewed coffee and your guide preparing a Dutch oven frittata, go exploring via kayak for the day, hike around Jones, eat an early dinner, go out for an evening bioluminescence paddle, then relax around a toasty campfire. Is this bliss or what!!
• Our camping trips are all-inclusive. Not all outfitters include gourmet lunches, use real maple syrup or butter, organic produce (we grow some of our own!) and complimentary dry bags.
• Due to our reputation and years of experience we are able to attract naturalist guides that are NW natives, older (average age is 30) and are capable of holding their own in spirited talks around the campfire – to say nothing about the fact they are damn good cooks!
Brew and Boat Dates: June 7 – 9, August 23 – 25
Kayak Trip Itinerary
Day 1 – Outdoor Odyssey’s guide(s) will meet you in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Our van will take the group, which generally averages from 6-8 participants, (maximum of 12), to our put-in site on the south side of San Juan Island.
After stowing all camping and personal gear, we’ll have a thorough orientation covering the fitting of the kayak, paddling technique, safety and boat handling. We won’t get on the water until everybody feels comfortable about kayaking. On our first day we’ll work our way northward kayaking along the picturesque east side of San Juan Island. We’ll keep a sharp eye out for wildlife including eagles, harbor seals and dall porpoise. As we look to the east, you’ll have spectacular views of Mt. Baker. Our destination for the night is Jones Island, a Washington State Park only accessible by boat. After camp is set up, your guide will prepare dinner while you get to relax with a glass of beer appetizers. We’ll be pairing our premium micro brews with delicious gourmet cuisine.
Nothing like a tasty micro-brew after a day of kayaking!
Day 2 – The next morning your guide will be up early – making sure our great tasting, ‘Orca blend’ coffee (or tea) is ready in addition to whipping up a freshly made Dutch oven frittata accompanied with fresh seasonal fruits. We have some great paddling options that your guide(s) will share. We can paddle through the “Wasps”, a delightful collection of small islands tucked in between Shaw and Orcas Island – or paddle up President’s channel along the cliffy, wild side of Orcas for the day. Back at camp for the evening, your guide will cook another delicious meal. After dinner participants may hike around Jones, go for a bio-luminescence paddle or just kick back and relax around camp.
Day 3 – After breakfast we break camp, load the boats and start paddling south back to our put-in site. Our final lunch will be on Turn Island, a small pristine island with a resident eagle’s nest. We should arrive at our take-out on San Juan Island between 1 and 4 PM depending on winds, currents and the strength of the group. Our van will pick us up and take our group back to Friday Harbor in time for the late evening ferry.
Our van will pick us up and take our group back to Friday Harbor. You’ll have an hour or more to poke around town before boarding the ferry to Anacortes. Or, if you are spending the night, head back to your hotel or B & B for a well deserved shower and dinner on the town. Friday Harbor has a number of nice restaurants on the island that serve everything from classic Northwest fare to Thai food.