On Lake Titicaca




The only place to spend the night afloat Lake Titicaca in Peru is on a 161-year-old British gunboat, now a B&B, with a remarkable history.

We offer you the unique experience of sleeping on board this historic ship, anchored in Puno Bay. Bunks in four cabins can accommodate seven guests, who we welcome to enjoy wonderful sunsets and a generous Andean breakfast. The adventure and unique experience will be a highlight of your travels in Peru.

Finalists in the category “International Impact” and “Recreational Tourism” Creatividad Empresarial Contest 2012.

Bed and Breakfast on Lake Titicaca – For more information please contact us at reservasyavari@gmail.com

Built in England

The number of pieces transported

The Bolinder Engine

The Yavari renamed “Chucuito” discovered


Discovered after nearly 100 years of faithful service, she was found slipping rapidly into decay. Now she has been saved, all her original features restored, her engine repaired and in 2015, she underwent a refit to comply with today’s standards of safety.

The Museum

The YAVARI, a State Registered Museum, is now berthed in Puno Bay, behind the Sonesta Posada del Inca Hotel, between the town and Isla Esteves (Hotel Libertador). It can be reached by taxi or by launch.

Open daily by appointment with Maximo Flores, until a new pontoon is in place: 9.00am – 5.00pm


The Bolinder Engine

For the enthusiast, and with advanced notice, the mighty 1914 Bolinder engine can be fired up – an unforgettable experience!

The YAVARI has a future as well as a past. By applying the same vision and ingenuity that got her there in the first place, we are exploring ways in which to exploit the huge potential offered by the ship in order for it to return to serving both the local and wider community.

Learn more about the Yavari’s remarkable history