Oct 2nd Boat Trip to Salt Spring Island’s Apple Festival!!!

Are you interested in going to the Sunday Oct 2nd 2011 Salt Spring Island Apple Festival? 


You do not have to be a member of Seattle Tree Fruit Society to attend this trip.


If you are interested contact Lori right away lorineb@mindspring.com

Date: Over-night in Pt Townsend area Oct 1st, then all day Oct 2nd

Time: pre-dawn boat ride, festival and island activities all day, sunset boat trip back

Location: Boat leaves Port Townsend to Salt Spring Island and back

Reservations: Must be confirmed by mid-May, for now we are taking a count of who is interested

Number of seats available:  25 only

Cost:  $175 for Festival ticket, lunch, transportation on island, boat trip, & customs charges

Over-night accommodations recommended in the Pt Townsend area.

You must have a valid up-to-date US passport.


If you are interested contact Lori right away  lorineb@mindspring.com

Description of the 2008 WCFS trip:  Harry and Debbie Burton play host to the island’s most celebrated festivity. Take the trip that others in WCFS rave about. Or revisit this island paradise once more because it’s definitely worth repeating. This is an all day adventure and a wonderful opportunity. It’s not only fun, it’s also magic. Salt Spring Island can only be reached by boat or plane.

You’ll step aboard the Glacier Spirit at the newly rebuilt Hudson Point Marina in Port Townsend. The breakfast cake will already be in the oven as we slip away from the dock. Once on board, pick your vantage point as the sun rises over the Cascades. The mate pours a fresh cup of coffee for you as we head north to our destination.

We’ll be met at the Salt Spring dock by Harry Burton’s posse of capable chauffeurs. You’ll be given a Festival ticket with a list of orchards and tour stops and a map of the island showing the locations of host farms, a description of what each host has to offer and off-the-beaten-path island sights.  Let your driver escort know which organic orchard you’d like to visit and off you go by private car. Make sure to stop at Fulford Hall for a slice of apple pie and to examine the apple table pictured to the right.

The island creamery is also a must see. A stop for lunch and then it’s off to more orchards and perhaps a vineyard visit and a sip of island wine.

The price is (Now $175) $130 per person and includes the round trip boat excursion, morning coffee and cake, admission to the Festival, snacks, escorted island transportation and a full delicious lunch. As you can see, the increased price of fuel is reflected in the price. The trip is still a bargain and far less than if you were to take this trip independently.

We suggest that members coming from a distance stay overnight in Port Townsend. There are several fine accommodations within walking distance of Hudson Point Marina. Accommodation information can be found here: http://ptguide.com/accommodations/index.html Port Townsend’s innkeepers are most helpful and the area’s local eateries will fit anyone’s budget.

As of this summer, the law requires that you have a valid passport with you. We will clear Customs in Sydney Harbor, BC. Fully complete the form below and return it with your payment in full. This will guarantee your place as seating is limited. Do not wait to make your reservation. Reservations will be confirmed.


If you are interested contact Lori right away  lorineb@mindspring.com

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