An UnCruise guest kayaking in Tidal Inlet, Glacier Bay

Alaska

The Great Land

7- to 14-night Alaska small ship adventures explore the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park

With over 20 years of exploring Alaska, nobody knows it better. Our captains and crew navigate its waterways and inlets as easily as walking the halls of their own ship—and are always on the lookout. Spot a bear foraging for salmon on the shore and the captain swings back around so you can get a better look. There’s nowhere better to be than right here.

Everything was awesome! Best crew, best views, best adventure. I’m gonna miss this vacation!
— Ally P., Poway, CA (Alaska)
Map of Southeast Alaska, showing the general geographic area in which UnCruise Adventures runs Alaska small ship cruises

Itineraries

Alaska boasts the most itineraries of all our destinations. Whether you go for 7 or 14 nights, there truly is a trip for everyone.

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Activities

From bushwhacking to skiffing among the bergy bits or kayaking along the walls of a steep fjord, Alaska is meant for active adventures.

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FAQs

Yes, you will need rubber boots. We’ll tell you why and answer your other common questions about adventuring in Alaska.
 

Frequently asked questions
An UnCruise guest photographing a sea otter from a kayak (Alaska wildlife images)

Alaska Wildlife

Humpback whales. Seals, sea lions, and sea otters. Eagles and oystercatchers. We love the Alaska wildlife and we know you will too.

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Life On Board

When liquid sunshine hits, we’ve got you covered. Life on board in Alaska means wildlife sightings from the bow and a warm drink at the ready.

Take in life on board
Screenshot from an Alaska cruise video from UnCruise Adventures, showing guests doing the Polar Plunge in Southeast Alaska

UnCruise Alaska Videos

Watch an Alaska cruise video to sample a few highlights of trips through Southeast Alaska with UnCruise Adventures.  

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Seasonal Variations

From early April into May, Southeast Alaska awakens. Bears, baby animals, migrating grey whales and birds, budding forests, snow-covered peaks, gushing waterfalls, and Aurora Borealis sightings can be part of your experience. Plus, it's crowd-free.

Long days of Alaska summers mean extra playtime. Temps are warmer, so there's better access to higher elevation hikes. And humpbacks are back en masse. Come summer's end and into early fall, wildlife gets busy—mating, migrating, and feeding up for winter.

Chart showing the best months of the year for good weather and wildlife watching when traveling in Southeast Alaska with UnCruise Adventures
Natural ice sculpture in LeConte Bay, Alaska

The Icy Miracles of LeConte Glacier

In the shadow of these glacial works of art, we see shapes and objects as if we were lying in a meadow of tall grass, staring up to the sky and watching the clouds roll in and out of our field of view.
Read more in the UnCruise Blog

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Alaska Image Gallery

View our images & get inspired to visit Alaska on an adventure cruise!

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Should You Visit Alaska In Spring

Should You Visit Alaska In Spring?

A lot of readers – and a lot of friends in real life – ask me for my tips about visiting Alaska. Since I grew up there, they assume I’m full of...
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