About the Wanderbird Wanderbird is a traditional auxiliary ketch. Her classic interior design includes lots of wood paneling, a gourmet galley, and cozy cabins with wooden cabinetry, private bathrooms, brass fixtures, hand-made quilts and vintage rugs. Wanderbird was originally built in a Dutch shipyard as a fishing trawler. She has a strong steel hull, built for the rough sea conditions of the North Sea, and state of the art navigational and safety equipment for ocean voyaging.
She is owner-operated by Captains Rick and Karen Miles who maintain Wanderbird as their floating home. They are active conservationists, and their voyages reflect their great reverence for the natural world and its creatures.
In the winter months, Wanderbird sails in the Spanish Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean just east of Puerto Rico. These islands, Culebra and Vieques, have some of the loveliest and least-frequented beaches in the Caribbean. Their waters are incredibly clear, and snorkelers can see to great depth.
In the summer months, Wanderbird sails in the waters of Maine and the Canadian maritime provinces, reaching as far north as Newfoundland and Labrador. The opportunities to see icebergs, humpback whales, white beaked dolphins, bears, seals and wide varieties of seabirds, are incredible. Wanderbird even has hydrophones to listen to the sounds of whales.
The Wanderbird at a Glance
Berths: 6 cabins, 12 berths Crew: 3 Length:90 Ft Beam:21 Ft Draft:10 Ft
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