Cruise New England Aboard Our Beautiful 12 Passenger Yacht.
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Come with us on a sea adventure to explore the incredibly scenic coasts of Maine, Newfoundland, Labrador and Greenland (summer 2012) and the Caribbean (Next winter, 2012) with your hosts Captains Rick and Karen. Share our dream of life on the sea on our renovated 90-foot Dutch fishing vessel, the WANDERBIRD. We can accomodate up to 12 guests in private cabins each with their own complete facilities.
What sets WANDERBIRD apart from other ships, is that we are a mom & pop operation; our ship is our home, our crew becomes our family, our guests become our friends, and we operate our own vessel with care. We are sure you will enjoy your comfortable accommodations and adventurous excursion aboard our stout small ship!
Tramp Steamer Style Voyages
Have you always wanted to sail on a cargo ship and see the world? In the days of old, tramp steamer voyages were a common place offering. Aboard our classic small ship Wanderbird you can explore amazing and remote locations, pristine waters, and uncommon wildlife as we travel from the equator to the Arctic circle. Scheduled voyages vary from six to seventeen days, or you may design your own Tramp Steamer Adventure!
We offer eco-tourism cruises that reflect our great reverence for the natural world and its creatures. You are invited to participate in informal education and interactive wildlife research projects. Join us in photographing and logging the position of whales and seabirds; and listening to and recording whale songs. We share the wildlife information we gather with several conservation and research organisations. All of our projects are carried out with the well being of the wildlife and environment as our first and foremost consideration. A portion of our proceeds are donated to local animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation facilities!
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- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
- 7.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
- Bathroom 6
- Bathroom 7
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Gas Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- The best ocean view in the whole world!
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Water View
Have you always wanted to sail on a cargo ship and see the world? In the days of old, tramp steamer voyages were a common place offering. Aboard our classic small ship Wanderbird you can explore amazing and remote locations, pristine waters, and uncommon wildlife as we travel from the equator to the Arctic circle. Scheduled voyages vary from six to seventeen days, or you may design your own ...morecollapse
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12 guests at $1500 per persom per week all inclusive CHARTER THE ENTIRE VESSEL or join an already existing trip on a per cabin basis $3000 per cabin per week
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Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: Meet Your Hosts Aboard our small ship you can rest assured that you will be in the safe and capable hands of two highly experienced mariners. Rick and Karen have logged more than 100,000 miles of time at sea aboard their own vessels in waters ranging from Atlantic crossings, to the Arctic, to the equator. We are truly living our dreams and invite you to join us as we cruise to remarkable places aboard our vessel, our home and our pride and joy... the WANDERBIRD. Captain 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 and Newfoundland. Rick fished for Bob Brown (of ‘Perfect Storm’ fame) and in the offshore lobster industry for many years as a young man. After leaving the fisheries, he made a career of sailing traditional schooners on oceans between Maine, and the West Indies. Capt. Rick also owned and operated the 96’ traditional pilot schooner Timberwind for twelve years. Timberwind had no engine on board so he relied solely on the wind, weather and tide to sail the rugged Maine coast. Rick does all of the repair and engine maintenance with mechanical expertise gained from decades as captain aboard off shore fishing vessels. Rick enjoys company in Wanderbird’s wheel house where he is most at home. With Rick's love of seafaring, capabilities as a captain, and his jovial nature, you will come to feel like old friends or rather ‘shipmates’ after a day aboard. Karen Miles is also a licensed ship captain, from a Maine coast fishing family. She holds a U.S. 200 on licence and is a capable hand in all areas of seamanship. She enjoys being the ship’s night skipper, mate, chief cook, welder, carpenter, or photographer all equally as much. She has spent the last 15 years on the water aboard vessels ranging from schooners to square riggers to fishing vessels, and is very proud to have worked along side her father as a lobster fisherman.
Why the Owner Chose Home Port: Belfast:
Rick & Karen met while sailing Penobscot Bay on the Maine Coast, each working aboard different vessels. Rick says: "She came by my boat one day, almost 15 years ago... walked right by me and sat down with my loyal (and now 16 year old), black lab "Pilot". I thought Karen had come to meet me, but I was wrong. I was able to divert her attention from Pilot, and the rest is history! Karen, Pilot and I have sailed over 100,000 miles together and we all still love each day together... and all of our adventures!" In 2002, we purchased Wanderbird as a fishing vessel in Europe, sailed her across the Atlantic Ocean to Maine and later on to Nova Scotia where we live. We selected Wanderbird for her hull design, her steel thickness and quality, and for her fine and efficient slow revolution engine. We gut her to bare steel, leaving only the engine and basic systems in place. Over the course of one very intense winter with lots of talented hands, Wanderbird was refit. We have drawn from each of our own personal experiences, and worked together to create the Wanderbird for adventuring with guests in both safety and comfort. Wanderbird has the capability to go anywhere in the world, and we sail her from the equator to the Arctic each season! Our old friend & shipmate Pilot crossed the bar last fall at the age of eighteen. She was a really fine seafarring black Labrador Retriever & we will never forget her. Fair Winds, Pilot! Our newest crew members: Paulo was adopted during the winter of 2010 as we sailed the Caribbean. He was a "street dog" in Puerto Rico & really appreciates his good new home aboard Wanderbird. Pitsik (pronounced Bitsik) was given to us as a little round husky pup by our wonderful friends, the Merkeratsuk family from Northern Labrador. She is a real sled dog from an Inuit community. She is super friendly & very beautiful. Captain Rick's old friend Junior the macaw sails with us in the Caribbean and Maine.
The Unique Benefits at this Yacht:
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.
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