This high-end SUV of a ship is nimble, strong, and loving. The Safari Explorer has what mariners call “feet” that take her into wild areas most other ships aren’t certified to visit. Her performance-built rugged construction means access to faraway regions. But it’s what’s on the inside that makes this yacht the prize of the fleet. And with only 36 guests on board, the feel is decidedly exclusive.
Lovingly called “the Bulldog,” she’s poised, her interior is a pearl, and the general mood is down-to-earth. For about half the year, she bops around the islands of Hawaii soaking up the laid-back aloha spirit. The other half she spends in Alaska sowing her wild oats. A protective spirit infused in every part of the ship, and within the crew. She’s made for adventures after all and with them comes inevitable fun and folly.
The Safari Explorer is adventure equipped: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; snorkel equipment (Hawaii only); and hiking poles and a full-beam swim step for easy access in the water. A hydrophone provides the opportunity to listen to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to TVs in each cabin. The spa area includes a large on-deck hot tub (Alaska only), fitness equipment, yoga mats, and complimentary massage.
Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated. Common to all cabins are: Heated tile floors in bathroom; air conditioning; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; view windows (no portholes); private bath with shower.
- 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
- 18 cabins
- 14-15 crew members
- 145 feet in length
- 36 feet wide
- Cruising speed of 10 knots
- Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
- Registered in United States
- 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Queen or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower
King or twin beds; windowed door or view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower
Separate sitting area; king or twin beds; view window and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower
Queen bed; view window; windowed door; private bath with shower