Safari Quest

capacity
22 guests
year built
1992
remodeled
2013
crew members
10 crew members
length
120 feet
beam
29 feet
cruising speed
10 knots
flag
United States

Aboard the 22-guest M/V Safari Quest, unwind with upscale amenities, attentive service, comfortable staterooms and inviting public spaces for a welcome experience. The casually elegant salon offers a space to recap the day’s activities, relax or watch a movie on the widescreen TV, enjoy a book from the library, or order a drink from the yacht’s fully stocked bar. The 2:1 guest-to-crew ratio ensures superior, attentive service.

Safari Quest Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Safari Quest review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Please read our Safari Quest review below, then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Safari Quest with other Alaska and Pacific Northwest small ships and yachts.

The Safari Quest was built in 1992 by Shear Yachts and renovated in 2013 by UnCruise Adventures. Agile, spry, and with clean design lines, the Safari Quest accesses coveted wilderness areas, which are limited to only two groups of 12 visitors per day. On a boat this size, camaraderie is near-instant.

Common Areas Aboard Safari Quest

With only 22 guests and 4 public decks, the Safari Quest has room for several comfortable areas for socializing or for escaping for a quiet moment. A large hot tub graces the Sun Lounge on the Observation Deck. A quiet resource library with a couch is located in the aft section of the Bridge Deck. The Main Deck provides several social spaces with an upscale but casual feel, such as the lounge, dining room and full-service bar with complimentary top-shelf liquors, wines and microbrews. The Aft Deck is a fun place for a cocktail or for watching landscapes pass by and is located just behind the salon. 

Dining Aboard Safari Quest

Aboard the Safari Quest, meals are always served over several courses, with particular attention to the personal preferences of diners. The Dining Room, located on the Main Deck, provides a casual atmosphere with open seating that accommodates all guests in one sitting. Executive Chefs create exquisite meals, using locally-sourced fresh ingredients to reflect the flavors of each destination.

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 entrées, including fresh seafood and meats. Vegetarian dishes are available and special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice. Hors d’oeuvres for the cocktail hour feature a variety of appetizers and desserts are varied and plentiful. Fine spirits, wines and microbrews are included.

Activities Aboard Safari Quest

The Safari Quest is ready for up-close exploration of remote, wild places. Eight two-person sea kayaks are aboard, as well as stand-up paddleboards and a high-speed skiff. A full-beam swim step makes boarding excursion vessels a breeze. Hiking poles are available for optional land treks. Snorkel gear and wetsuits can be rented at an additional cost. Onboard exercise equipment includes elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and yoga mats. The open bridge policy encourages interaction with the captain and crew as they discuss navigation, itinerary and logistics. The salon has a large flat screen television and DVD player that streams live footage from the bow-mounted underwater camera as well as onboard hydrophones for listening to below-surface sounds.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Safari Quest

The 22-guest, upscale yacht has 11 comfortable staterooms spread amongst 4 categories: Single, Mariner, Commander and Captain. All cabins come with turndown service, Tempur-pedic memory foam mattresses and private bathrooms with showers and heated tile floors. Unique among yachts, the Safari Quest’s 4 Captain staterooms feature sliding glass doors and French balconies. Each room has air conditioning, flat screen TV/DVD, iPod docking station, hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo and body wash, binoculars and reusable water bottles.