Pacific Northwest

7-night coastal Washington & British Columbia adventure cruises

"I love the fact that there are activities for all levels of ability and fitness. No pressure or intimidation. Everything I hate about “big” cruises is absent here. "
— Bernadette R., Orlando, CA (Washington)

From the winding channels of the San Juan Islands to the inlets of British Columbia, meanderings in the Pacific Northwest put you in unique corners of this world. Out here, a hike for every level means just that. Casual beachcombers can poke around tide pools. Or, if a rigorous hike is more your style, the temperate rainforest of Olympic National Park calls. Listen and find your place. Click here to explore the guide.

Adventure Cruise

Explore! Olympic Wilderness & San Juan Islands




Roundtrip Seattle

Safari Quest

Apr-May, Sep-Nov 2019, 2020

Land Packages / Extend Your Trip

Take in a show, catch a flying fish or catch views from the Space Needle—see what the fuss over Seattle is all about. We’ve picked the spot—enjoy our hometown, and more!

Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Seasonal Variations

Spring brings wildflowers, birding opportunities, baby orca, and migrating whales. Fall offers colorful foliage, warmer temps, flocks of migrating birds, and fresh autumnal beers.

The Pacific Northwest is magical in all seasons. This chart shows what you’ll find in each.

San Juan Islands Kayaking

Adventure Activities

Hike through mossy old-growth rainforest, dip your paddle, and watch for whales in the waters of the Salish Sea and its tributaries.

There’s much to explore in coastal Washington or British Columbia from aboard our adventure-equipped expedition vessel or boutique yacht.

Pacific Northwest Wildlife

Pacific Northwest Wildlife

With great blue heron, owls, and other birds of the Salish Sea plus the whales, seals, porpoise and sea lions under the water, there’s wildlife all around.

Check out our wildlife page for a preview of who you might see. 

UnCruise in the Pacific Northwest

Orcas Island

An Illustration of Orcas Island

Orcas Island was first explored by the Lummi Tribe of the Salish Nation that visited the island seasonally to hunt deer and fish for salmon.

The 57 square mile island is larger than the San Juan Island but with fewer people and a permanent population near 4,500.

Read more in the UnCruise Blog


Pacific Northwest Gallery

View images from our cruises in Coastal Washington and British Columbia!

View more galleries here

Small Ship British Columbia Cruise

On Small Ship, Ocean Life (and Other Passengers) Are Up Close

Most of the boat is asleep when we pass through Ballard Locks in Seattle shortly before midnight. Blotchy, heavy clouds are stacked like anvils above a purple horizon. Stars wink here and there, a promise of a clearer night. Salmon still run freely between the fresh water of Lake Washington and the salt water of Puget Sound...

Read the full story here

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