SEA CIDER PICNIC EXPERIENCE!
May to June & September
May to June & September
Experience the country charm of this fun, unique tour!
Join us on a delightful multi-sensory tour of the beautiful farming community of Saanichton, where you will enjoy an open-air horse-drawn carriage ride, award-winning locally crafted cider, and a freshly prepared gourmet picnic.
Your Carriage Awaits!
Upon arrival you will be introduced to your beautiful draft horse and charming carriage driver! We are happy to take a few photos before we set out on your adventure. This quintessential country carriage ride will take 35-40 minutes, and highlight the peaceful, rural farming community of Central Saanich. Your beautiful horse and private tour guide will delight you with history of the area while you pass rolling fields and ocean vistas.
or… Enjoy the day Family Style!
New in 2023, our double-horse drawn wagon will operate on Saturdays only to take up to 10 guests at a time. Travel the 35-40 minute Sea Cider route with two of our amazing draft horses working as a team to create a special experience for our guests. At Sea Cider guests will enjoy each other’s company and their individual picnics and cider tastings at a long table.
Arrive in “style” at the doorstep of Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, producer of award-winning, traditionally brewed ciders using organically farmed heritage apples. You will be shown to your picnic table, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the orchard and Pacific Ocean while tasting a flight of six pre-selected ciders (2 oz servings of each). If you love the cider, take advantage of your 20% Tally-Ho Guest discount on Sea Cider products to enjoy at home!
To accompany your cider tasting, savor a gourmet picnic provided by Truffles Catering, who have been providing delicious food, with artful presentation and exceptional service on Vancouver Island for nearly 30 years! Picnics are prepared fresh each day, with the set menu choices including a variety of locally sourced ingredients, skillfully crafted into delectable sweet and savory delights. Guests can select from two picnic choices during the reservation process: regular, or gluten free/vegan. (Photo is the regular picnic.)
You will have approximately 90 minutes at the cidery to enjoy your picnic, and we highly recommend a short stroll around the farm before you leave! Your horse and carriage (or horses and wagon) will return to escort you back to the beginning, this time lazily rolling through the pastoral fields of Longview Farm, the largest certified organic farm on Vancouver Island. Enjoy the fresh air and stunning ocean views in the background on this 30-35 minute ride!
SEA CIDER FARM & CIDERHOUSE Sea Cider is a farm-based cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Their ten-acre farm is home to over 1,300 apple trees, made up of over 50 varieties of heirloom apples. It has become one of the top Agri-tourism attractions in Victoria and Vancouver Island and is host to many special events each season.
TRUFFLES CATERING They catered their first event in 1992 and quickly earned a reputation on Vancouver Island for delicious food, artful presentation and exceptional service. They appreciate the history and heritage of the island and as they have grown alongside the region, they have established deep ties to the communities within it.