Close this search box.

Boathouse Cider

Libby and the crew at Boathouse Ciderworks have been creating delicious craft hard ciders and specialty wines at the Orcas ferry landing for over 5 years now.  Some are dry, some sweet. Some are traditional, others you won’t find anywhere else. Come a little early for the ferry and experience how we have been helping people wait since 2017.

Share on Facebook
Pin this Item
Email A Friend
Tweet This Item
Share on WhatsApp


Boathouse Ciderworks began back in my grandparents’ Obstruction Pass boathouse. They moved to Orcas in the 1940s, back when land was cheap and the islands served as the orchards of the cities. I have always loved to put food by, and when my late grandparents’ trees grew heavy with fruit I decided to make hard cider in the cool of their boathouse. The apples kept coming so I made several batches that year. Then my gingered hard cider won the 2015 Orcas Ciderfest Homebrew contest. My friends and family enjoyed my efforts, which included perry, pear cider, Asian pear cyder and a killer ginger ‘champagne.’

By the time the ciderworks building at the landing became available, we had accidentally discovered hard cider and hard lemonade slushies. We knew we were onto something we needed to share. And we couldn’t be happier crafting good cider and offering it at Orcas Ferry Landing.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Boathouse Cider”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay in Touch with San Juan Makers

Subscribe to our newsletter for event news and visitor invitations.