Pete: Great place to start day one of your vacation.
MacGyver: Vacation nothing! This is a Phoenix-sponsored save-the-wilderness mapping expedition, and don't you forget it.
Pete: MacGyver, take care.
MacGyver: I usually do.
MacGyver: This untracked wilderness reminded me of my Minnesota backwoods, full of the beauty of old Indian legends. I was only too happy to be a part of the Phoenix Foundation's effort to map it out and make it a National Preserve, and to be honest, it was just nice being here.
Joanna: It looks like your man MacGyver has some catching up to do.
Pete: Don't worry. In a little while they'll be chasing his tail.
Joanna: Sure have a lot of faith in this guy. What makes him so special?
Pete: You know, I've known him for eight years now and I've never quite been able to put my finger on it. He just always comes through, no matter what.
MacGyver: One of my biggest problems is I can never leave a puzzle alone, and this ship sure qualified.
Karin: I'm sorry I was so afraid.
MacGyver: You kidding? Did you see me jump off that ship? I hit the water running.
Karin: Yes, but you took me with you.
MacGyver: I needed company.
MacGyver: Well, I don't believe in ghosts. I believe in explanations. Reality is strange enough.
Joanna: You didn't really fall for that guy in the monkey suit, did you?
MacGyver: Well, I don't know. What with all the evidence piling up over the years: sightings, footprints, stuff like that... Yeah, the guy had me going for a while.
Joanna: Are you kidding? Big Foot?
MacGyver: Why not? The legend has got to start someplace.
The French episode title is "Le bateau fantôme", and the Italian episode title is "La nave fantasma", both meaning "The Boat Phantom".
Alternate title: "Sasquatch"