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MSY Seahorse
From US$ 350 per day
Customer rating
Excellent!
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Length
26m
86 ft
Max 36
Nitrox
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Halmahera
  • Can join 7 or 11 night Raja Ampat trips
  • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, entertainment
  • Owned by former chef, air-conditioned restaurant
  • Wet room with table for cameras, rinse tanks

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Sleek and comfortable, the SMY Seahorse has been exploring some of Indonesia's lesser known waters for years. An experienced crew and high service standards mean the Seahorse has built up a loyal returning dive customer base as it cruises around Raja Ampat and elsewhere.

On board this 33 metre long Raja Ampat liveaboard there are 8 spacious cabins all with en-suite bathrooms with portholes, a huge sundeck with plenty of lounging space and an air-conditioned lounge with a full entertainment system. All cabins except for Standard, have their own entertainment systems. The interior of the boat is mainly timber and is very well maintained.

Since the boat caters for both diving and non-diving charters it is designed so life at sea on board is as comfortable as it can be. And with up to only 16 guests attended by 12 crew members, you can expect plenty of personal service.

Between October and April, your West Papua liveaboard scuba adventure can be enjoyed in comfort and style on the Seahorse. Alor, Banda and particularly Komodo are visited during the period of May to October.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
22 Dec 2 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
8 Jan 19 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
22 Jan 2 Feb 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
19 Feb 2 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Mar 16 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
19 Mar 30 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
31 Mar 7 Apr 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 2,800
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Apr 20 Apr 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
23 Apr 4 May 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 May 18 May 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,000
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
22 Sep 29 Sep 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 2,800
30 Sep 11 Oct 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
13 Oct 20 Oct 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 2,800
13 Oct 24 Oct 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
26 Oct 6 Nov 11 Raja Ampat National Park 40 US$ 4,400
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Nov 10 Nov 7 Raja Ampat National Park North 24 US$ 2,800

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 500 for 11 nights, US$ 350 for 7 nights - includes computer and needs to be pre-booked), dive insurance (mandatory), port and park fees (per person per trip, to be paid in advance): Raja Ampat US$ 250, Komodo US$ 120, Cenderawasih Bay US$ 275, fuel surcharge for Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay US$ 160 per person per trip (subject to change) to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 200 for 11 days, US $ 125 for 7 days), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: The Seahorse liveaboard safaris normally depart from Sorong (sometimes Manokwari) in West Papua or from Ambon. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. You can fly direct to Manokwari from Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and the port of departure. There is a transfer service from the local airport to and from the boat.
Komodo: Seahorse departs from Labuan Bajo or Maumere in Flores or from Bima. Flights can be arranged by the operator. There is a minibus transfer service from airports to and from the boat.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 additional diver can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 8 guests or more). Pay for 12 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 14 or more guests). See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 14 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 16 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Komodo - US$ 5,040. Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay - US$ 5,390.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 2 Deluxe cabins on the main deck, with seaview windows. There are also 6 Standard twin cabins (either twin or bunk beds) with 2 portholes each, on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Portholes or windows
  • Toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, mirror and towels
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Bedding
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 9 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    Crew comprises:
    • Cruise Leader
    • Instructor
    • 2 Divemasters
    • Captain
  • Cook
  • 2 Engineers
  • 2 Deck hands
  • 2 Maids
  • Nitrox - 3 Motorised diving tenders - 40m² dive deck kit up area with fresh hot water shower and toilet - Camera rinse tank - Wet room with table for cameras - 35m² air-con saloon on main deck with bar, satellite telephone, DVD player, music system, marine library - Waterski - Open and shaded sundeck with sun chairs

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    Owned and operated by a Spanish former chef, food is of utmost importance on Seahorse liveaboard tours. You can expect the full range of Indonesian and international cuisine as well as specialties from the Iberian Peninsula such as paella and tortilla.
    • Indonesian and international main meal dishes
    • Buffet-style service in saloon or on the main deck open air
    • Vegetarian dietary requirements can be catered for - please send us your requirements
    • The cruise catering arrangements begin with lunch on the first day
    • Coffee, tea, fresh milk, soft drinks, water, fruit, biscuits, are provided free of charge
    • Wine, beer and spirits are also available
    • No fixed menu.
    • Operator rates food as very important - many repeat customers enquire if the same chef is still on board!
    Sample menu: Light Breakfast: Coffee, Tea, Fruits, Fresh Fruits Juice, cookies; Breakfast: Continental or American Breakfast; Lunch: Starter - Avocado Shrimp Salad, Main Course - T-Bone Steak with Black Pepper Sauce and choice of Rice or Mashed Potato, Desert - Fresh Fruits; Dinner : Starter - Minestrone Soup, Main Course - Grilled Mackerel with vegetables, Desert - Ice Cream

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in year 2004
    • Size - 33m x 8.5m
    • Size - 220 tonnes
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 9 knots
    • 1 x 380 HP MANN marine engine
    • 3 x generators - 40, 60 and 12 KW
    • 2 x Seamansub dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings - DIN adapters available free of charge
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • Electricity 220V and 110V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 20,000 litres
  • Fresh water maker - 6,000 litres per day
  • Icemaker

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 3 Life rafts (36 pax)
    • 3 x Motorised 40-85 HP dinghies
    • 4 x ICOM, VHF and SSB radios
    • 2 x global positioning systems with plotter (GPS) - TRC and Furuno
    • Furuno radar - range of 90 nautical miles
    • Furuno sounder
    • Satellite telephone
    • 4 x Searchlights
  • Emergency position indicationg radio beacon (EPIRB)
  • First aid box with 4 trained staff
  • Oxygen - 42,400 litres
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Smoke detectors in each cabin
  • 13 x Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Customer must have their own dive insurance - see our insurance programme for a competitive quote

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "Great and helpful staffs. Experienced, responsible and funny dive masters and dive guides. Facilities are basic except the ship is wobbling when wave is strong." - , Malaysia, 23 December 2016 ...

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "We had a wonderful time diving with Seahorse! Although the liveaboard is not a luxury type but the facilities are good, clean and overall operation is very organized. The cruise director (Daniel) is very responsible and always make sure the dive sites is save for the divers. The crew staffs are very friendly and helpful. The chef, Pak Udin is surprisingly good." - , Malaysia, 22 December 2016 ...

    Customer rating - Very good
    "The service was top-notch. Staff and crew were very helpful and left no stone unturned to spoil the guests. Particularly Crew Master Cici is extremely hands-on, knowledgable, reliable and helpful. " - , Netherlands, 13 September 2016 ...

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "I was lucky enough to have a small group 5 of a possible 16 spots. Great dive guides, crew and cook was awesome. Go for the deluxe cabin if you can." - , USA, 9 February 2015 ...

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "Outstanding 11 day dive trip in Raja Ampat, I rented the 15 L Tanks & BCD ... of all my 650 plus dives this trip was the very best , astonishing diverse corals & sea life .. the staff on the boat were all absolutely outstanding, made for an unforgettable trip, I will be back for sure." - , USA, 17 November 2014 ...

    Customer rating - Very good
    "The crew was very helpful with the dive gear and we really enjoyed our cabin on the boat. Overall the service was very good." - , Canada, 24 July 2014 ...

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "Food & accommodation first class, friendly helpful staff, excellent diving, excellent guides. Very interesting and varied itinerary. We will definitely take another liveaboard trip with the Seahorse." - , NZ/UK, 1 April 2007 ...


    Indonesia

    Low Budget Options

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    Calico Jack
    From US$ 330 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 10
    30m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Ambon & Alor
    • Maximum of only 10 guests
    • En-suite cabins
    • Multi-lingual crew of 8
    • Beautiful teak interiors
    KLM Moana
    From US$ 309 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 10
    24m
    • Focuses on diving in Komodo National Park
    • Maximum of 10 guests on board
    • All cabins with ensuite showers
    • Affordable option for individuals and for groups
    KM Raja Manta
    From US$ 250 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    36m
    • Includes Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Sangalaki and Lembeh Strait
    • Most cabins have ensuite bathrooms, seaview windows
    • Large, steel-hulled boat purpose-built as a liveaboard
    Mermaid II
    From US$ 291 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    32m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda and Alor
    • Komodo cruises use port in Bali
    • Cabins with en-suite private bathrooms
    • 2 saloons on board
    • Steel hulled boat
    Pearl of Papua
    From US$ 293 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 15
    Nitrox
    28m
    • Specialises in cruises around Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay
    • Runs shorter trips than others - 6 - 10 nights
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Ideal for those with limited time or budget
    Mastro Aldo
    From US$ 213 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 10
    Free Wi-Fi
    22m
    • Focuses on cruises in Komodo National Park
    • Short (3 nights +) scuba diving cruises
    • Maximum of only 10 divers
    • All cabins with ensuite or private bathrooms
    • Multi-lingual crew of 13
    • Catamaran, so stable nights of sleep at anchor
    MY Pelagian
    From US$ 422 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 10
    Nitrox
    36m
    • Cruises focus on Wakatobi Archipelago
    • All cabins with ensuite bathrooms
    • Maximum of 10 guests only
    • Camera workshop
    • Tanks filled on dive tenders, no moving equipment
    • Large steel-hulled boat
    SMY Ondina
    From US$ 320 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    32m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda and North Sulawesi
    • Cabins with en-suite bathrooms
    • Small dive groups and flexible itineraries
    • Specialist photography and exploratory cruises
    KLM Kira Kira
    From US$ 201 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 8
    22m
    • Visits Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat
    • Maximum of 8 guests only, small dive groups
    • Uses solar panels and a battery bank
    • Budget-friendly option, popular with young divers
    • Activities: trekking, kayaking, beach BBQs
    • Communal bathrooms
    KLM Mari
    From US$ 228 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 10
    32m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Flores
    • Maximum of 10 guests only and 10 crew
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Spacious, traditional Phinisi schooner
    MV Empress II
    From US$ 150 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 9
    Nitrox
    28m
    • Cruises in Raja Ampat and Komodo
    • Maximum of 13 guests only
    • Cabin for single traveller
    • Recompression chamber and defibrillator
    • Rebreather and tech diving compatibility
    • Steel hulled exploration boat with electric dive lift
    MV Panunee
    From US$ 308 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    32m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Ambon
    • Suites with private en-suite bathrooms
    • Dive The World Gold Range product
    • Cameras: table, rinse tanks, air hoses
    • Steel hulled boat
    Weta Molas
    From US$ 198 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 8
    25m
    • Cruises focus on Komodo National Park
    • Maximum of 8 guests only, 7 crew
    • Tours include use of scuba equipment
    • Short trips (2-3 nights) , ideal for those with budget or time constraints
    • Communal bathrooms

    Middle Budget Options

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    Indo Aggressor
    From US$ 371 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    38m
    • Visits Komodo, Banda, Alor
    • Some Komodo trips also dive Bali
    • All staterooms have ensuite bathrooms
    • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
    • Warm towel and back rub after each dive
    • Large boat
    KLM Sea Safari 6
    From US$ 367 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 20
    Nitrox
    29m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Lembeh
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Air conditioned restaurant
    • 4 decks, so there's always a quiet spot
    Mermaid I
    From US$ 338 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 15
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    28m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Alor
    • Cabins have en-suite bathrooms, TV & minibar
    • Cabin for single traveller
    • Most cabins have seaview windows
    • Spacious, steel-hulled liveaboard
    MSV Amira
    From US$ 408 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 17
    Nitrox
    52m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Komodo, Triton Bay, Banda
    • Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms
    • ENOS diver locator devices
    • Fully-closed re-breathers for rent
    • Large boat with dedicated restaurant, camera room & computer room
    MSY Seahorse
    From US$ 350 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 36
    Nitrox
    26m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Halmahera
    • Can join 7 or 11 night Raja Ampat trips
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, entertainment
    • Owned by former chef, air-conditioned restaurant
    • Wet room with table for cameras, rinse tanks
    Raja Ampat Aggressor
    From US$ 376 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    30m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Sangalaki, Komodo, Banda
    • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, TVs and audio-visual entertainment
    • 1 free local beer or glass of wine per night
    • Dedicated camera room, lost diver devices
    • Thick steel double hulled boat
    Cheng Ho
    From US$ 333 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    33m
    • Cruises Komodo, Sumbawa, Alor, Flores
    • Cabins feature private en-suite bathrooms
    • 4 cabins for single travellers
    • Cinema room
    • Large boat, plenty of relaxation areas
    La Galigo
    From US$ 250 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 14
    Nitrox
    33m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Komodo, Wakatobi
    • 14 guest maximum, with 13 crew members
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Grand Suite has TV, DVD, panoramic windows, balcony
    • Cameras: table, rinse tanks, charging outlets
    MV Ambai
    From US$ 344 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    32m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Banda
    • All cabins with private ensuite bathrooms
    • 12 and 15 litre tanks
    • Dedicated camera room, table, rinse tanks
    KLM Euphoria
    From US$ 320 per day

    Customer rating: Good

    Max 14
    42m
    • Cruises focus specifically on Raja Ampat
    • Maximum of only 14 guests, with 12 crew
    • All cabins have private bathrooms
    • Upper deck VIP cabins have private covered terrace
    • Large, spacious boat
    KLM Sea Safari 8
    From US$ 386 per day

    Customer rating: Good

    Max 24
    Nitrox
    34m
    • Short trips focus only on the Raja Ampat region
    • All cabins have en-suite bathrooms
    • 2 air-conditioned saloons, spacious relaxation areas
    • Cameras: table, rinse tanks, computer for editing
    Blue Manta
    From US$ 343 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 18
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    45m
    • Cruises Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda, Flores
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • 24 hour satellite Wi-Fi internet
    • Complimentary laundry service
    • Designated dry camera room, cameras for rent
    • Large, steel-hulled boat
    SY Adelaar
    From US$ 399 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 8
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    39m
    • Cruises mostly Komodo, also Alor, Flores
    • Maximum of 8 guests only, with 11 crew
    • Cabins with private bathrooms and TV entertainment
    • Use of Nautilus LifeLine
    • Large luxury boat with 2 indoor socialising areas

    High Budget Options

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    Dewi Nusantara
    From US$ 527 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 18
    Nitrox
    57m
    • Visits Raja Ampat, Cenderawasih, Triton Bay, Banda
    • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms
    • Dedicated air-conditioned restaurant
    • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
    • Large boat with masseuse, video/photo pro
    MSY WAOW
    From US$ 514 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 25
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    58m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Flores
    • Ensuite cabins with own lounge area & TV
    • Dedicated camera room with computer
    • Free use of Nautilus LifeLine
    • Free glass of wine or 1 beer with dinner
    • Kayaks and paddle boards for guest use
    SY Indo Siren
    From US$ 454 per day

    Customer rating: Excellent!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    40m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat
    • All cabins have private bathroom, TV, DVD
    • Free rental scuba equipment
    • Free local beers
    • Sea canoes, massage and laundry service
    • Large luxurious boat
    The Seven Seas
    From US$ 440 per day

    Customer rating: Very good!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    35m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Flores
    • All cabins with private bathrooms
    • Sea kayaks
    • Good specials for dive groups
    • Large, luxury boat with many relaxation spaces
    MSY Damai I
    From US$ 490 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 10
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    40m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat
    • Maximum of 10 guests only
    • Unlimited diving
    • Cabins have en-suite bathroom
    • Large boat with spa, camera room, laundry service, free local beer
    MSY Damai II
    From US$ 523 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 10
    Nitrox
    Free Wi-Fi
    40m
    • Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Alor
    • Maximum of 10 guests only
    • Dive deck with individual rinse tanks
    • Cabins have en-suite bathroom and entertainment system
    • Complimentary beer and wine
    • Large boat with camera room
    MV Pindito
    From US$ 408 per day

    Customer rating: Be first to rate!

    Max 16
    Nitrox
    33m
    • Cruises Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda, Flores
    • Tauchen Magazine Best Liveaboard of the Year
    • All cabins have en-suite private bathrooms
    • Camera room, charging points, laptop
    • Individual diver locator devices, waterskiing
    • Free spirits and beer