Wavedancer is one hundred paces long and has three towering masts amidships with a shorter one on the raised deck at the stern.
During the winter of 999 NE, Wavedancer wintered on the docks in Tanchico. When Elayne Trakand and Nynaeve al'Meara decide that they must go to Tanchico to thwart the Black Ajah's plans there, Moiraine Damodred suggests that they use a Sea Folk raker as they are the fastest ships. Elayne and Nynaeve find that the Wavedancer is docked at Tear and they negotiate the Gift of Passage to Tanchico. During the negotiation, Thomdril Merrilin and Juilin Sandar also request passage to Tanchico. On their way to Tanchico, Wavedancer passes through the Fingers of the Dragon into the Sea of Storms. Ten days later, they arrive in Tanchico. To ease her cargomaster's loss of income because of the trip, Coine din Jubai sets sail for Dantora, with eventual port calls in the Aile Jafar group, Cantorin and the Aile Somera group.