As owner/operators and captains of the Discovery, Dean and Megan are fully committed to sharing their knowledge and experience with you to ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime. The M/V Discovery is a 65-foot former Presbyterian Church Missions vessel. The lower deck includes sleeping accommodations for up to twelve guests in six cabins fitted with upper and lower berths and stowage space for clothing and personal items. The Discovery has two shared bathrooms with hot showers. Guests enjoy the panoramic scenery and wildlife viewing from the ship’s complete walk-around deck and expansive windows. The Discovery carries two large, outboard-powered, inflatable zodiacs used for shore visits. Single and double kayaks are stored onboard and used for kayak excursions.
The M/V Discovery is distinguished among other vessels in the small cruise ship category by maintaining status as a U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified passenger vessel. This means it adheres to the strictest safety regulations, including annual examinations of the vessels’s structural, mechanical, and safety equipment in addition to requirements for captains and crew licensing, training, and testing. This certification also allows the Discovery to obtain a legal liquor license and offer complimentary wine, beer, and spirits as part of your tour package.
Meg is the voice you hear when you contact the office of Discovery Voyages. Aside from obtaining her 100-ton USCG Captain’s License, she is a licensed Physical Therapist in the off-season. Before she transitioned into the galley, most of her time aboard the Discovery was spent guiding guests on excursions. Meg’s culinary interest develop growing up in an Italian and Irish food loving family, and was fine tuned by working alongside Discovery chefs. Her menu is authentically Alaskan, prepared in a way that only someone who enjoys eating as much as they enjoy cooking, can. Having gathered recipes from years of talented Discovery cooks, Meg has put together a vast arrangement that features her top picks.