Today we would like to announce that Washington Beer Blog has teamed up with Un-Cruise Adventures to create the Washington waters beer cruise. For 8 days (7 nights), we will cruise the San Juan Islands, Puget Sound, the Salish Sea, and beyond. We cordially invite you to be one of just 60 passengers aboard the Wilderness Adventurer next April for this amazing experience. And yes, we’ll have beer.
Some time ago, Kim and I were discussing vacations. We both agreed that going on a typical cruise didn’t appeal to us. The obligatory “booze cruise” or “love boat cruise” is just not our cup of tea. Another thing we agreed upon, we were immensely interested in other kinds of cruises—ones that offer smaller boats, less people and more meaningful activities. We’re talking about adventure cruises or un-cruises. Now, couple that with a meaningful beer experience and you would really have something!
Fast-forward to a few months ago when we learned of a Seattle-based company called Un-Cruise Adventures, which just so happens to specialize in the kind of cruises about which Kim and I dreamed. We discussed our interest with the folks at Un-Cruise Adventures and they agreed that a beer cruise was a good idea, and that Kim and I were the perfect people to host such an adventure. Un-Cruise Adventures refers to it as Whales, Trails and Paddles, but we like to think of it as Whales, Trails and Ales. We’re funny that way. Whatever you call it, this adventure will certainly be a blast.
Activities include many options, like bird watching, whale watching, wildlife viewing, day hikes, shore walks, kayaking, snorkeling, and more. We will cruise the waters of Puget Sound, the Salish Sea, Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands. We’ll navigate Deception Pass in a 160-foot boat! Cool! There’s too much cool stuff for me to mention here.
Wherever we go, know that we will be drinking beer that is appropriate for the location. Kim and I can make that happen. We’ll do some special tastings, arrange to bring some rare/interesting beers, we’ll pair up fresh local beer with fresh local shellfish, seafood and produce. Who knows what we will come up with? For sure, it will be good.
I encourage you to visit the Un-Cruise Adventures website for more details about the company and for specific information about this beer cruise. We will have more information and will be sure to remind you about it as time goes on. In the meantime, take a look at your vacation calendar for April 2014 and consider joining us.