MV Cape Race

MV Cape Race a legend of the seas built in 1963 as the first ever steel trawler built Canada. In 2008 she was converted into the beauty she is today and started a new life as an expedition vessel. Today she explores the Arctic offering guests a rare combination of timeless style and comfort.




38 meters


8 knots



What we love about Cape Race

  • A truly classic vessel with a beautiful interior.
  • Enjoy a sauna whilst at sea.
  • Tasteful, spacious cabins all with ensuite.
  • Atmospheric passenger saloon with piano and fire.
  • Ice strengthened hull

MV Explorer Key Features:

  •  Accommodates 12 guests in ensuite cabins with 1 x triple, 2 x twins, 2 x doubles and 2 x singles.
  • Furnished to a high standard in a classical style.

  • Equipped with 2 x Zodiac landing crafts for shore landings
  • Fully staffed with experienced captain, crew and expedition leaders.


  • Large deck space ideal for wildlife spotting and photography.
  • Covered stern and side decks sheltered from the weather.
  • Accessible bow deck.


  • Comfortable forward lounge with a piano, fire and seating.
  • Open plan galley and seating area.
  • Sauna located on the main deck.
  • Spacious cabins with ensuite toilet and shower.


Cabin 1 - Triple

  • For 3 Guests
  • 3 Single Beds
  • Ensuite shower and toilet
  • Located on lower deck 
  • Desk and chair
  • Sofa

Cabins 2 & 3 - Twins

  • For 2 guests
  • 2 single beds
  • Ensuite shower and toilet
  • Located on lower deck

Cabins 4 & 5 - Doubles

  • For 2 guests
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite shower and toilet
  • Located on lower deck

Cabins 6 & 7 - Singles

  • For 1 guests
  • 1 Single Bed
  • Ensuite shower and toilet
  • Porthole
  • Located on main deck

Charter this Vessel

Contact us today to arrange your private expedition onboard MV Cape Race.

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