HOP ON – HOP OFF Beer Shuttle Loop Routes:
We offer HOP ON – HOP OFF continuous shuttles on designated routes. For as low as $20 plus tax, you get all-day access to the buses to take you between breweries. Buses arrive at each location roughly every 45 - 60 minutes. Seasonal routes and times vary. Please see Routes Page.
Yes! You can reserve your date with a $100, 72-hour refundable deposit online. Private charters are $475 for the initial minimum 3-hours and $85/hour for each additional hour Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details.
Starting Spring 2020, we will offer different tours for up to 14 riders each. You can fill a whole bus with your group or meet some new beer-loving friends on the bus. The cost is $40 and up/person, depending on tour locations. Each tour will include a drink at each stop, a personal tour guide for expert tips at each stop, and bottled water on the bus. The start/end breweries and stops vary.
HOW DO I BUY PASSES?
You can find the different pass options on the BOOK A RIDE tab of our website.
WHY NOT JUST TAKE AN UBER?
Great question! First, we’ve calculated the estimated fare just from our home in Yakima to Cowiche Creek Brewing Company and for just THAT UBER XL ride, it nearly doubled the cost for a HOP ON – HOP OFF Pass on the Little Hopper. For even a group of 3, this is a much better deal. Plus, if you have more than 3 in your group, it’s a great way to keep everyone together. We partner with Think Twice and if at the end of the day you find you have had too much, get the Uber then. So, there you go! Convenient AND inexpensive!
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PASSES ONCE I'VE BOUGHT THEM ONLINE?
After you make your purchase, your name will be added to our reservation list. For the HOP ON – HOP OFF routes, we will issue your wristbands when you board the bus for the first time. For the Guided Tours, we ask that you arrive 15-30 minutes in advance and we will issue your wristbands at that time. This is also a great opportunity to drink at your start/end location.
WHAT'S INCLUDED FOR THE PRICE?
HOP ON – HOP OFF, we provide safe, reliable transportation between Yakima Valley’s best breweries/cideries/distilleries.
For Saturday Guided Tours, we also include a drink at each stop (not including the start/end location) and bottled water.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY WRISTBAND?
Whoops! Unfortunately, lost wristbands cannot be replaced. You will need to buy a new one...it’s worth it.
HOW MANY PASSENGERS DO YOUR BUSES HOLD?
The Little Hopper seats 14 passengers. Space on the bus is first come, first served. Because riders can hop on and off as they choose, we may occasionally have more than the bus can hold. Not to worry, another opportunity to board will be 45 – 60 minutes away.
CAN I DRINK BEER ON THE LITTLE HOPPER?
Sorry, no. For insurance and legal reasons, we cannot allow drinking alcohol on the bus. You are more than welcome to bring closed package alcohol that you purchase at one of our locations, but it must remain sealed while on the bus. Failure to comply with this rule will result in immediate dismissal from the bus and revocation of your wristband. For private charters, there are options for alcohol consumption while on the Little Hopper.
CAN MY PET RIDE WITH ME ON THE LITTLE HOPPER?
Sorry, no. Being in a confined space, we cannot guarantee the temperament of animals or the allergies of other riders. The only exception is fully-certified Service Animals (no ESA).
WHAT ARE THE FOOD OPTIONS WHILE ON THE LITTLE HOPPER?
Although the Little Hopper itself does not have food options, we make sure every route has a brewery with a food vendor. The schedules vary, so please check with your Little Hopper driver/guide or the brewery.
CAN I RESERVE THE LITTLE HOPPER FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS?
Yes! Please email email@example.com for more information and options. Charters have a duration minimum of 3 hours for $475 and $85/hour each additional hour.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIDING THE LITTLE HOPPER?
Our full Terms and Conditions can be found here
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