The Wayfarer is a tunnelling ship owned and captained by Ashby. It is the main setting of the book The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. The ship is about thirty-five Standards old, and has been extensively repaired and refitted.
- Ashby - The ship's captain.
- Sissix - The ship's Aandrisk pilot.
- Kizzy - The mech tech.
- Jenks - The comp tech.
- Corbin - The algaeist.
- Dr Chef - The ship's Grum doctor and cook.
- Ohan - The ship's Sianat Pair Navigator.
- Lovey - The ship's AI.
- Rosemary Harper - The ship's clerk, a new arrival to the ship.