The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America's great coastal waterways. Renovated in 2009, the Yorktown was built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising. Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew.
257 feet long, 43 feet wide, with a draft of 8 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown's American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships.
In addition to a large sun deck, the Yorktown boasts a spacious lounge for social gatherings and lectures as well as quiet space for private conversation. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery.
The ship's cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions and specialties.
Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.
Please note: The Yorktown does not have an elevator.
Each of our voyages aboard the Yorktown will be accompanied by study leaders who, through formal lectures and informal conversation, will introduce and explain the natural environments and the past and present cultural landscapes through which we sail.
These lecturers will represent a wide range of interests and knowledge:
Whether they are historians, geologists, artists, biologists, anthropologists, ecologists, geographers, or engineers, all of these experts will bring their special knowledge to bear on the places we visit, enhancing and enriching our experiences of them.
Some of these onboard lecturers will come to us from local and national historical and scientific organizations involved in the conservation and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage we encounter along our itineraries—speakers who have informed and entertained hundreds of our guests over the years. Others will represent the leading educational and research institutions in the country, keeping us abreast of the latest work in the academic community.
No matter where they come from or what their field of study, you will find them all friendly and approachable traveling companions, eager to share their insight and knowledge.