2015 Auction Items

We look forward to seeing you at The Captain’s Table on March 13th.  Check out some of the packages that you’ll have a chance to bid on during the live auction.


Sun-Soaked Seven-Day Cruise for Two

Come aboard a luxurious Holland America Cruise ship and take a cruise for up to 7-days.  Which destination will you choose? The exotic jeweled islands of the Caribbean? Or vibrant sunny Mexico? Either way, the two of you will be treated to an Ocean-view Stateroom, a week of fun in the sun, and a lifetime of memories. Your choice of dates will be accommodated on a space available basis.

Donated by: Holland America Line


Seismic Supper for Eight!

This is an evening that will knock your socks off! Join Salish Board Member, Martha Bean, at her home in Seattle for a delectable dinner where you’ll be regaled with the tales of Dr. John Vidale, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and his wife, seismologist Dr. Heidi Houston. It was John and his team who captured every legendary shake, rattle and roll at Century Link Stadium each time the Seahawks played at home. Not only will John share what he’s learned about tracing the team’s tremblors, you’ll also be joined by Dr. Ralph Haugerud, an expert in how the Salish Sea region formed. Your beverages and earth-shaking five-course dinner will reflect our Earth Sciences theme and will invite you to see, taste, and even experience what happens when plates (the tectonic variety, that is) collide. This fascinating, educational, and thoroughly entertaining dinner for eight can be arranged for a date that is mutually agreeable.

Donated by: Martha Bean and John Vidale


Leave Your Heart In San Francisco

It’s hard not to, in the City by the Bay! Check in for two nights at the Kimpton’s Argonaut – a boutique hotel located in the historic Cannery Building next to Ghiradelli Square on the banks of the San Francisco Bay. That evening, dine at the James Beard awarded Boulevard restaurant using your $150 gift certificate. The next day immerse yourself in the maritime world with an SF Bay Adventures three-hour schooner sailing for two, and a private afterhours behind-the-scenes tour of Hyde Street pier and the historic ships. And the rest of the time? That’s up to you. The city is your oyster! By the way, as an extra bonus, airfare for two from Seattle is included!

Donated by: Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, Bruce Jones, SF Maritime National Park Association, SF Bay Adventures


To Bainbridge and Beyond!

It’s a mere 8 ½ miles across the water, but you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd. Spend one day and one night on Bainbridge Island and another in Port Townsend. This getaway for two includes:

Bainbridge Island

  • One-night at the boutique hotel, Inn at Pleasant Beach (expires 12/31/15)
  • Private tour of IslandWood
  • $25 gift certificate at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
  • Mani-Pedi for two at Billy Shears
  • $70 gift certificate for dinner at Streamliner Diner (doesn’t include alcohol or gratuity)

Port Townsend

  • One-night at the beautifully restored Victorian Palace Hotel
  • Three-hour sail on the Adventuress
  • Private tour of the Maritime Simulator at the Maritime Center
  • Hard cider and fruit wine tasting at Finnriver Farm in Chimacum. Includes a pair of gift glasses and two bottles of cider to take home.
  • $80 gift certificate for dinner at Doc’s

Donated by: Inn at Pleasant Beach, IslandWood, Churchmouse, Billy Shears, Streamliner Diner, Victorian Palace Hotel, Sound Experience, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Northwest Maritime Centers, Doc’s Restaurant


You’re Going to Disneyland!

It will be the happiest place on Earth when the four of you arrive for a jam-packed day of fun at Disneyland! Get your inner Mickey-or Minnie-on with these four one-day Park Hopper passes, giving you access to both The Magic Kingdom and California Adventure. And you’ll spend two nights at the luxurious Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel, just a 20-minute drive from the park; and a hop, skip, and a jump to the beach.

Donated by: Disneyland, Fairmont Newport Beach


Dinner for Eight at Marché on Bainbridge

Marché is all the buzz on Bainbridge Island. Local legendary chef, Greg Atkinson, formerly of Canlis, winner of the coveted James Beard Award, and author of numerous cookbooks, has created a gem of a restaurant, right in the heart of Winslow, a short stroll from the ferry.  When your group of eight arrives at this chic boutique bistro, your table will be set and the magic will begin. Your party will be indulged with a custom-designed delectable five-course seasonal supper infused with the flavors of France and paired with fine wines selected by the sommelier. It promises to be a night to remember, filled with culinary delights, fine wines and fine conversation! Must be redeemed on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening.

Donated by: Greg Atkinson


The Maine Escape

What a getaway! Escape for five days and nights in September 2015 to this three-bedroom house that sleeps six on the coast in Sorrento, Maine. It’s just across the road from the ocean in an idyllic coastal town with spectacular views. Sorrento is the perfect place to fish, bike, boat, and bird watch. Meander through the quaint nearby village that boasts a working waterfront and head out on day trips to Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, or down east towards the Canadian border. Or feel free to stay in and get cozy, maybe even cooking up your own lobsters in the well-appointed kitchen. No matter what you choose to do, it will be a vacation to remember!

Donated by: Katharine Wellman


Wine and Dine Down on the Farm

City slickers will be light years away from Green Acres when they check in for one night at Heyday Farm’s 25-acre historic farmhouse on Bainbridge Island. For farm living, this place is the place to be. This one is for four people! Each couple will cozy up in a picturesque guestroom in this sustainable and historic farm. And if you’re all channeling your inner farmer, you’re invited to collect chicken eggs, feed the pigs, and visit the cows during milking time.  Plus, Heyday Farms is all about the food. Sample the seasonal crops in the kitchen garden and amble around the property on a self-guided tour.  Then before venturing out into the town of Winslow for a night of theater for four at Bainbridge Performing Arts, Master Sommelier and wine columnist, Shayn Bjornholm, will arrive with bottles of exotic wines for a private wine tasting. As one of only a handful of people in the world to be awarded the prestigious Krug Cup, he’s sure to provide a wine education that will leave the four of you feeling like experts. And the next morning, once you’ve slopped the pigs (or not), a scrumptious and hearty farm breakfast awaits.

Donated by: Heyday Farm, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Shayn Bjornholm


Sun Mountain Lodge!

The Sun Mountain Lodge, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Methow Valley, is a destination for all seasons. You and your sweetie will spend two nights in a mountain-view room at this gorgeous award-winning destination resort. Spend a day exploring the stunning natural wilderness with its abounding Nordic ski trails with a ski package for two; and the other poking around the picturesque towns of the Methow Valley. And on one of your nights, book a table at the renowned Italian eatery, Tappi, in the heart of Twisp. With your $100 gift certificate you can both indulge in a mouthwatering meal that is sure to make you feel as if you’re dining in the alps of Italy.

Donated by: Sun Mountain Lodge, Tappi Restaurant


The Carlyn Adventure

Ahoy there, mateys! It’s Memorial Day weekend and it’s time to board Carlyn! This overnight trip for 10 on Salish’s 61-foot drop-dead gorgeous yawl will signal the start of summer for you and your posse as you sail together on our jeweled sound. As you depart from Anacortes and make your way through the San Juans, Salish’s seasoned crew will guide you. Newbies will learn to sail and old salts will polish their skills. On that first day, a hearty lunch will greet your gang in the galley and that’s where you’ll learn the ins and outs of creating your vittles for the journey. Then in the spirit of Salish teamwork, you and your guests can pitch in to prepare the rest of your meals. Along with your posse, don’t forget to bring your sleeping bags and groceries! And no children under the age of eight, please. Memorial Day weekend is Saturday, May 23rd – Sunday, May 24th, 2015.

Donated by Salish Sea Expeditions


Party in Your Own Backyard!

This fabulous Seattle staycation celebrates our outdoorsy natures even when we’re in the heart of the big city. After the two of you check into the posh Renaissance Seattle Hotel for a one night stay, head over to Moss Bay Row, Kayak, Sail & Paddle Board Center and pick up your complementary double-kayak. Paddle around Lake Union for a couple of hours, taking in the scenery. And hopefully you’ve worked up an appetite! Stop in for lunch at the quaint Westward Restaurant and Bar on Lake Union where the two of you can replenish all those calories you burned up during your paddle. And later that night, head over to Seattle’s legendary Wild Ginger, where you’ll have $200 to spend on one of the most scrumptious suppers in Seattle. And the next morning, head downstairs you’ll be treated to breakfast for two at the Renaissance’s restaurant, Maxwell’s.

Donated by: Renaissance Seattle Hotel; Moss Bay Row, Kayak, Sail & Paddle Board Center; Westward Restaurant; Debra Peat


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