The Ship: Life On Board

   Coach house
Sailing among humpbacks
  • Owner operated & family run
  • Personal, friendly atmosphere
      (only 12 passengers per trip)
  • Knowledgeable, experienced & friendly crew
  • Our 2 Black Labs, Pilot & Maggie, sail with us!

Relaxation & Comfort:

Feel free to relax and enjoy the space & splendor of life at sea… catch up on reading or needlework, take pictures, write… we have restored the WANDERBIRD with your comfort in mind. The topside observation decks provide amazing views for birdwatching or stargazing. Relax in our classic teak or rattan steamer chairs.

An Afternoon Snooze

Brownies on the upper deck
Espresso Brownies, Mmmmm...

The below-deck saloon is laid out in the typical style of a 19th century pilot schooner, with a warm comfortable wood interior. It was designed for educational films and natural history demonstrations, and can double as an informal classroom. At night, the saloon is filled with lantern light, song and stories. Musical instruments are always welcome!

Friends in the coach house
New Found Friends

Cabins are cozy and comfortable - public areas are spacious! Everyone enjoys fine meals together in our open bright coach house. Coffee, tea and home made pastries baked on a vintage stove, can be found in our classic galley at any time. The pilot house and adjoining lounge is always open; come up and learn to plot a course!

Fun in the Ship's Kayaks

Discovery Style Cruising:

Our cruises & expeditions offer a unique experience of voyaging off the beaten path. We'll visit places of cultural and historical significance, wildlife sanctuaries, and many places of amazing and remote beauty. We foster the true spirit of adventure as each voyage has no formal itinerary. We let the weather, terrain and wildlife set the pace - and discover what each day has to offer! On an expedition cruise, you will have the experience of time at sea, although most evenings will be spent at anchor in remote & pristine harbours. Expeditions offer opportunities such as whale watching, pelagic birding, research, hiking, navigation and joining the crew in day to day activities. Please see our Schedule pages for expeditions including Alaska, Newfoundland and Labrador!

Shore Excursion with Captain Rick

All excursions take part in our Interactive Research Program:
On-board library and sensing instruments available, onboard wildlife education, and wildlife surveys reported to conservation organizations.