The exploration ship Sacajawea was originally built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1936. Launched in Seattle Washington, she was christened, “Robert Gray” and built for surveying the Alaskan ocean floor which in 1936 was not yet a state and so it was important for US interests to demonstrate activity in the region. She went on to fight in WWII and later conducted important resource surveys both in Alaska and SF Bay.
In 2018, her current owners purchased her and began to transform the Sacajawea back into the beauty she is today, much resembling her 1936 look.
Her owners renamed her Sacajawea to honor a strong and adventurous female from a time period before the boat’s construction and with a tie to the Northwest. Sacajawea was a guide for the Lewis and Clark expedition and represents strength and courage.
Today her owners are proud to offer the ship for adventurous experiences that will celebrate her history and bring joy and a lifetime of memories for her discerning guests. Sacajawea’s owners are passionate about preserving this significant historic vessel and sharing her with her guests. The yacht received a lot of fanfare on her first return to Alaska and her owners are pleased to offer her for sale as a wonderful private yacht or as a unique investment as a budding exploration charter business.
RECENT CHARTER REVIEW:
I had a wonderful time cruising the inside passage of Alaska aboard the Sacajawea. The highlights were seeing the many bears, and whales well as the amazing glaciers and scenery. The Sacajawea herself is very impressive! She is much bigger than you imagine she will be and although not pretentious (this vessel was built to do hard work in Alaska, after all!), she is extremely beautiful with classic lines and original wood and metal work. It makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time to be aboard. My cabin was comfortable and much more spacious than other charters I’ve been on. The salon is very roomy and comfortable and a great place to hang out on the couches or to watch a movie. The mess hall with it’s custom furniture is beautiful although a little “extra cozy” when all 12 of us were sitting down! The food was excellent and the chef was very attentive to our individual preferences and needs. The rest of the crew was extremely helpful and are genuinely interesting people who obviously love the boat and to share about her history. Our guide really helped to add depth to the experience as he always had interesting knowledge to share about what we was going on. I can’t wait to have another trip aboard the Sacajawea with my family – Mexico maybe?! – Sacajawea Charter Guest
Roberta, 1992 USMarine 150 HP Volvo Duo Prop with Diesel Inboard Engine 20'
Main deck: Large salon with 4 couches and large TV. Bar with sink and mini fridge and lovely wood work. Surround sound speakers. Sacajawea (Princess) Cabin: On port side aft, double bed with en suite head with shower. Sink in the room. Beautiful woodwork and antique desk and bureau and closet. Lewis & Clark Cabin: Starboard side aft. Bunk beds with lower bunk a little larger than twin size. Sink in the room. Closet. Galley & mess hall which seats 12 with original period custom tables and chairs. Three total heads on the main deck. One in the Sacajawea cabin, one on the starboard side with sink and toilet and one on the port side with shower.
Lower deck aft: Robert Gray cabin: Double bed with sink in room. Beautiful wood work. Crew quarters: Includes the Engineer’s cabin which has a twin bed with en suite head with shower. 4 bunk cabin with sink and a 2 bunk cabin. Only head is in Engineer’s cabin.
Lower deck forward: Columbia & Don Miller: Both cabins are spacious with high ceilings and have 2 bunks, sinks, closets and desks. There is another high ceiling cabin forward which contains a twin bed microwave, mini-wine fridge, walk-in fridge/freezer and storage space which can be used as an alternative crew space. Shared head with shower.
Upper deck (Flight Deck): Helicopter pad aft. Crane midships. Skiff on movable cradle. Two more raised rack areas to store dinghies and space for toys. Forward (Pilot House) the Owner’s cabin which has a queen bed and ensuite head with shower. Chart room between the pilot house and Owner’s cabin has a large desk with a hanging closet storage area and a mini fridge. This room could be converted to be captain’s quarters.