Voyage of the Wanderbird
Ecology Adventures
Meet Rick & Karen
Our Vessel
Great Food
Life On Board
Trip Schedule
What to Bring
How To Reach Us


Meet Rick & Karen

Capt. RickCaptain Rick has been on or around boats his entire life. Over the past three decades the sailor's life has found Rick fishing year-round on the Grand Banks between Gloucester, New Foundland and Norway, or sailing traditional schooners on oceans between Maine, and the West Indies. Capt. Rick owned and operated the pilot schooner Timberwind for twelve years. Timberwind had no engine on board so he relied solely on the wind, weather and tide. Rick does all of the repair and engine maintenance with mechanical expertise gained from decades as captain aboard off shore fishing vessels. With Rick's love of seafaring and his jovial nature, you will come to feel like old friends or shipmates after a day aboard.

KarenKaren is also a licensed ship captain, from a Maine coast fishing family. She has spent summers on schooners, square riggers and working along side her father as a lobster fisherman. She spends winters working as a furniture maker and artist, and she also enjoys traditional marine carving. Karen has earned a reputation for delicious food with great attention to detail. She looks at cooking as a creative and artistic endeavor, and takes pride in serving meals that are as beautiful as they are delicious. She looks forward to being your chef aboard WANDERBIRD and welcomes old and new friends alike.

black lab helps outPilot & Maggie, our two black labs, are super friendly seafarers and sail with us on every cruise!

Our heroes are Irving and Exy Johnson who carried passengers on round the world voyages for many years. Irving & Exy met while sailing onboard a pilot schooner named Wanderbird. In honor of their spirit, we have christened our former fishing trawler "WANDERBIRD".




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