The Barzan Explorer was a Ferengi Na'Far-class shuttle in service to the Ferengi Alliance in the late 24th century. (TNG episode: "The Price", Decipher RPG module: Starships)


In 2366, this shuttle was modified for a flight through the Barzan wormhole. When the wormhole closed, the Barzan Explorer was stranded in the Delta Quadrant. (TNG episode: "The Price", Decipher RPG module: Starships) The shuttle, and its occupants, the Ferengi Arridor and Kol, stranded on a planet in the Delta Quadrant. Utilizing the myth of the Takarian locals, they reaped profits by styling themselves the Great Sages. (VOY episode: "False Profits")

On stardate 50074.3 (January 28th, 2373), the Federation starship USS Voyager found Arridor and Kol on the Takarian homeworld. With Starfleet's assistance, Arridor and Kol boarded the Barzan Explorer and returned to the Alpha Quadrant through the temporarily stable Barzan wormhole. Unfortunately, the wormhole destabilized completely before Voyager could follow suit. (VOY episode: "False Profits")