Built in 1983 and refurbished in 2012, the 84 passenger Safari Endeavour at 232 feet in length and 37 feet wide is the perfect size for our explorations of Baja California offering breathtaking views from the four public decks. Passengers with a sense of adventure and a desire to escape to unknown harbours and regions will feel at home aboard the Safari Endeavour.
There are five categories of cabins onboard, ranging from the compact staterooms to the spacious suites. The 42 cabins are spread over three decks and feature individually controlled air conditioning, ipod docking station, flat screen TV/DVD, generous storage and closet space, desk with chair as well as private en-suite facilities with shower. With wide panoramic windows, all staterooms offer superb views. The Commodore Suites feature french doors with balcony and a jacuzzi bath tub.
The window lined lounge offers an uncompromising 270 degree view with comfortable seating for all guests. There is also a spacious and elegant dining room that seats passengers in a single sitting, a small wine bar and a library. The main feature of the vessel are the extensive viewing areas allowing you to never miss such events as spotting a whale breaching or a pod of dolphins swimming alongside the vessel. There is also a spa area including two hot tubs, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes and massage suite (one complimentary massage included per person).
Onboard the Executive Chef’s create delicious meals using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Each day includes an early riser breakfast of fresh fruit, baked onboard pastries and breads and a full breakfast complete with specialty items. Lunches range from pasta salads and sandwiches to homemade soups and ethnic dishes. Dinners offer a choice of entrees, including fresh seafood and meats. Vegetarian dishes are available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Hors d’oeuvres for the cocktail hour feature a variety of appetizers and desserts are varied and plentiful.
The atmosphere onboard is casual and relaxed and the high ratio of passengers to crew ensures service is attentive and personal. There is an open bridge policy onboard so you are welcome to visit and discuss navigation with the Captain. The EZ Dock launch platform makes launching a kayak or stand up paddle board and boarding a skiff easy. Onboard adventure equipment includes kayaks and standup paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophone for listening to below surface sounds and a bow mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to your cabin TV. Depending on the schedule for the day, there will be presentations pertaining to the wildlife, history or culture of the region. Whether relaxing onboard, taking out one of the ship’s kayaks or paddle boards, enjoying a walk ashore, whale watching or snorkelling, you can be assured that your day to day activities are in the safe and capable hands of an expert team. There is also a varied collection of board games, books and DVDs onboard.
The Captain, Officers, Expedition Team and Hotel Staff are individually selected not only for their outstanding knowledge, customer service and safety skills, but also for their genuinely welcoming and enthusiastic personalities. All key crew are fully trained wilderness and first responders.