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“Genuine adventure!”

Wanderbird Expedition Cruises
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is not your average cruise! If you want a taste of adventure and to see stunning places seemingly lost to time, this is the trip for you! You'll stay in a cozy little cabin, complete with real-deal sailing "head" and a hot shower that comes out of the faucet, eat incredible, made-from-scratch meals and desserts, look over Captain Rick's shoulder at the radar screens and charts, chat with friendly crew on their nightly watch, fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping the hull, and cuddle with the ship's resident pups, Paolo and Bitsik. Rick and Karen Miles are the friendliest Captains you'll ever meet, and their generosity is what makes the Wanderbird trips so wonderful - they've built lasting relationships with the people of every place they go, which are always unique, remote places, not tired tourist destinations. We traveled from Belfast down the Penobscot Bay to Seal Island where Atlantic Puffins take a break from the sea each spring to nest. We got lucky, the fog broke long enough to catch glimpses of them flying and roosting on the rocks. We anchored on the lee side for the night, listened to the bubbling cackle of storm petrels flying past the boat in the dark. Wish I could have continued North with the Wanderbird!

4  Thank itstheonlyworldwegot
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We also spent a week in the beautiful islands surrounding Puerto Rico. A wonderful adventure with 3 others couples cruising the idyllic islands, snorkeling, and making friends. Rick, Karen and their crew make you fell like you are family, and welcome you aboard with open arms. Karen and Rick are both wonderfully talented in the kitcken, as well as at wheel. I would definitely recommend Wanderbird Expedition Cruises and would love to travel with them again soon

2  Thank andreaainnovascotia
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Midwinter, and I'm still dreaming about the incredible places visited aboard the Wanderbird, places unattainable by larger ships. Hidden fjords, their high walls streaming with waterfalls, a bear ambling across a high meadow, a hauntingly beautiful abandoned outport, the vibrant streets of St. Pierre, France's last remaining bastion in North America - these are just a few of the magical places the Wanderbird can take you to if you love adventure, and are flexible and a free spirit.

Great food, company, captains and crew round out the adventure, and make it an experience of a lifetime. Go - you'll be glad you did!

4  Thank fishhawk1
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We traveled on the Wanderbird for a week in 2010. At that time the boat was spending winters in Culebra (near Puerto Rico), but their primary venue is the Maine coast and northern Maritimes, up as far as Greenland.

Our experience in Culebra was a one-of-a-kind trip, the likes of which I cannot imagine we will ever repeat, unless we do another Wanderbird expedition. Rick and Karen are serious about safety and comfort as captains and professionals, and they also very likeable as people. The Wanderbird is meticulously kept. The food and accomodation were fabulous, although keep in mind that you are living on a smallish ship (90 foot renovated fishing trawler), with the natural limitations that go along with that life.

The world you see on the water and along coastal areas cannot be experienced in any other way than on a small vessel like the Wanderbird. You'll never forget your time aboard.

5  Thank robincwood
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