The M/V Kittiwake was built for the U.S. Army for patrol work in the Aleutian Islands and later transferred to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for use in research and monitoring. It has since been converted and comfortably appointed for custom marine charter use, and they remain ideal vessels that are perfectly designed for exploring these waters. The ship has a deep displacement hull, a very seaworthy design with a high bow and a fine horseshoe stern. It carries a full complement of modern, state-of-the-art navigation and safety equipment.
Inside, the boat is intimate and simple yet offers ample space and facilities for our activities. Each vessel accommodates just six travelers in three guest cabins with upper/lower bunks. There are two toilets and showers on board (one for crew and one for guests). A well-lit galley and dining space are the site for convivial conversation over excellent meals, and this ship also has a small library, computer, DVD and CD player on board. Zodiac rafts are carried on board.