This comfortable and roomy 20-metre steel-hulled motor-vessel was built in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1973 as a private yacht, and makes an ideal vessel for an expedition cruising in Alaskan waters.
Perfect for research and educational programmes, she sleeps 12 passengers in six private cabins (all double occupancy), sharing three heads and two showers. The main deck has a spacious, airy salon with a natural history library, galley and dining area. Large windows offer great viewing on all sides and there is easy access to the deck. The bridge offers a good vantage point for spotting wildlife and there is comfortable seating for anyone who wishes to get involved with navigation.
Designed by marine architect Ed Monk specifically to cruise the Inside Passage, she has an onboard reverse osmosis water-maker and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art safety and navigation equipment including two 8-person enclosed life rafts, EPIRB electronic emergency beacon system, GPS and electronic charting, and radar. Snow Goose is a US Coast Guard certified passenger vessel. She carries a rigid-hulled 5-metre motorised inflatable (RIB) for shore excursions, plus six double kayaks and one single kayak for exploring islands and shorelines. The crew consists of a licensed skipper, a trained deckhand, an expert naturalist and a professional cook.