Press Kit: UnCruise Adventures Destinations


Adventure Cruises

Boutique yachts and small ships on adventure cruises carry two-person sea kayaks, paddle boards and motorized skiffs for close-up exploration. Guests may be as active as they wish, from kayaking and skiff excursions to hiking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, beachcombing or enjoying the scenery from the comfort of the lounge, spacious deck or on-deck hot tub.

Enhancing the experience are naturalist presentations and a friendly and knowledgeable crew. Shipboard amenities may include an underwater camera projecting marine activity to stateroom and lounge televisions, fitness equipment, yoga mats, resource and DVD library, and hot tub.

Galápagos Islands + Quito: April, June-September, October

Darwin's Islands & Colonial Quito —48-guest La Pinta

  • Explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites-Quito and Galápagos Islands
  • Two nights at Quito’s historic Casa Gangotena boutique hotel with full day of tours
  • Roundtrip Quito, Ecuador – nine days, eight nights
  • Sail from Isla Baltra and visit islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Rábida, Santa Cruz and Floreana.


Costa Rica & Panamá: January-September, November-December

Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica and Panamá Canal—66-guest Safari Voyager

  • San José to Panamá City (or reverse)– nine days, eight nights
  • Full transit of the Panamá Canal – likely in late afternoon/evening
  • Snorkel and beachcomb on Panamá’s Granito de Oro
  • Visit national parks, one wildlife refuge and conservation area


Panamá: May-September

Pure Panamá: Cultures, Coasts & Canal—66-guest Safari Voyager

  • Roundtrip Panamá City—nine days, eight nights
  • Wildlife viewing in Darién Jungle by motorized dugout canoe and on hikes
  • Full transit of the Panamá Canal
  • Marine life search in the Gulf of Panamá
  • Visit an Emberá village in the Darién Jungle


Southeast Alaska: April-September

With a focus on exploring the wilderness outside the vessel, activities include kayaking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, skiff explorations, beachcombing, whale watching and polar bear plunges. All vessels except the Safari Quest have been outfitted with custom-made EZ Dock kayak launching systems able to quickly and safely launch four kayaks at a time. The Safari Quest provides water access from an aft swim step.

Hot tubs situated outside on deck provide a spectacular setting for guests to relax and take in the scenery. Each vessel has fitness equipment, resource library, DVD library, and board games. An underwater bow camera streams video to televisions in guest rooms and the lounge. Healthy and hearty meals feature fresh ingredients including locally caught sustainable seafood.

Boutique yachts and small ships explore secluded areas of Alaska’s Inside Passage with an emphasis on exhilarating explorations in remote wilderness. Spend time outside immersed in nature and seeing wildlife—hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, paddle boarding, lounging on deck, or exploring by skiff.

Alaska's Glaciers & Whales

  • Juneau to Sitka, AK – eight days, seven nights
  • Expedition cruising: Tray Arm, Stephen’s Passage, Baranof Island, Peril Strait
  • The glacier adventure: LeConte, Baird, Sawyer and South Sawyer glacier exploration


Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers

  • Sitka to Juneau, AK – eight days, seven nights
  • Expedition cruising: Tongass National Forest, Icy Strait, Chichagof Island
  • Haines history and adventure trip including hiking and biking
  • Full day in Glacier Bay National Park


Alaska's Fjords & Glaciers

  • Juneau to Ketchikan, AK (or reverse) – eight days, seven nights
  • Expedition cruising: Stephen’s Passage, Fords Terror, Endicott Arm, Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House visit


Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

  • Juneau to Sitka (and reverse) – eight days, seven nights
  • Expedition cruising: Icy Strait, Chichagof Island, Peril Strait, Sergius Narrows, Neva Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, Tongass National Forest
  • Viewing of Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers


Glacier Bay Small Ship Cruise

  • Roundtrip Juneau, AK – eight days, seven nights
  • Expedition cruising: Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait, Kuiu Island, Endicott Arm, Dawes Glacier, Frederick Sound
  • Visit Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House in Wrangell
  • Two full days in Glacier Bay National Park


Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

  • Roundtrip Juneau, AK – eight days, seven nights
  • Expedition cruising: Icy Strait, Cross Sound, Lynn Canal, Haines
  • Three full days in Glacier Bay National Park – active exploration in the outback


Alaska Yacht - Bears, Bergs & Bushwhacking

  • Roundtrip Petersburg, AK – eight nights, nine days
  • Expedition cruising: Keku Islands, Tebenkof Bay Wilderness Area, South Baranof Wilderness Area, Chatham Strait, Frederick Sound, LeConte Glacier ice gardens of glacial icefield
  • One-night pre-cruise hotel stay and excursion
  • Tlingit culture and private tour of Kake native village


Ultimate Expeditions

  • Alaska Glacier Cruise: Combine Alaska’s Glaciers & Whales and Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers – 15 days, 14 nights
  • Fjords of Alaska: Combine Northern Passages & Glacier Bay and Alaska Fjords & Glaciers – 15 days, 14 nights


Alaska fleet:

Safari Quest – 120 feet, 22 passengers in 11 staterooms

Wilderness Adventurer—160 feet, 60 passengers in 30 cabins

Wilderness Explorer—186 feet, 74 passengers in 37 cabins

Wilderness Discoverer—176 feet, 76 passengers in 38 cabins

Safari Endeavour – 232 feet, 88 passengers in 44 staterooms

Legacy – 192 feet, 90 passengers in 45 cabins


Coastal Washington: April–May, September-November

Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands—76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, 22-guest Safari Quest

  • Roundtrip Seattle—eight days, seven nights
  • Explore South Hood Canal, Olympic National Park, and San Juan Islands
  • Expedition cruising: Lopez Island, Deception Pass, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Sucia Island


Mexico’s Sea of Cortés: January-March, December

Baja’s Bounty—88-guest Safari Endeavour

  • Roundtrip San José del Cabo, Mexico – eight days, seven nights
  • Isla San Francisco, Bahía Agua Verde, Isla Espíritu Santo, Isla Partida, Isla San Francisco
  • Full-day whale-watching excursion in Magdalena Bay to see gray whales (depends on time of year)
  • Snorkel with sea lions at Los Islotes


Hawaiian Islands: January-April, November-December

Hawaiian Seascapes—36-guest Safari Explorer

  • Moloka’i to Hawai‘i (or reverse)– eight days, seven nights
  • Explore four islands by yacht—Maui, Lana’i, Moloka’i, Hawai’i
  • Night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta Rays
  • Full day of exclusive cultural experiences on Moloka‘i


River Cruising

The 90-guest Legacy is adventure equipped, offering kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hikes on remote trails, whitewater rafting as well as other active adventures and lively onboard presentations.

Columbia & Snake Rivers: September-December

Rivers of Adventure—90-guest Legacy

  • One-way, Portland to Clarkston, or reverse – eight nights
  • Cruise through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
  • Embark on a jet boat ride into Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Whitewater raft down the Deschutes River
  • Enjoy waterfall hikes on both sides of the Cascade Mountains, swimming, kayaking, biking, and paddle boarding
  • Transit eight locks and a private tour at Bonneville Dam Visitor Center


Rivers of Wine—90-guest Legacy

  • Roundtrip Portland, OR – eight days, seven nights aboard Legacy
  • Wine expert on board for tastings and presentations
  • Hosted lunch at Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard
  • Tastings and tours at Washington and Oregon wineries
  • Explore six AVA’s including Red Mountain, Willamette, and Columbia Valley