Why Us?

Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.

We’ve got grit. And it’s our dedication, passion, and love-of-life mindset that steadies our sails and guides our innovative approach to small ship cruising. Since 1996, Un-Cruise Adventures’ small group experience has continued to combine discovery, impeccable service and expertise, and Aha! moments that happen in the unplanned spaces in between expectation.

Our mission: To provide our guests an enriching adventure travel experience and inspire an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world.

Exploring waters inaccessible to larger ships, mingling with locals (both the civilized and wild-and-woolly kind), and creating lifelong memories—all focused on activities and excursions that complement the wilderness, wildlife, culture, and heritage of the places we visit.

Whether you’re traveling solo, with a companion, as a family, or in a group, Un-Cruise Adventures reveals an unimaginable way of uncovering hidden wonders and learning while having fun. Change the way you see the world.


Unmatched Exclusivity

  • Unique and flexible itineraries
  • Off-the-beaten-path explorations
  • Small-group, up-close discoveries
  • Unspoiled natural wonders
  • Insightful cultural encounters
  • No waiting in long lines


Unbelievable Ambiance

  • Casual and relaxed atmosphere
  • Fresh, handcrafted, regional cuisine
  • Exceptional, personalized service
  • High crew-to-guest ratio
  • Top-notch equipment and amenities
  • Unforgettable camaraderie

Uncompromising Dedication

  • Licensed and certified onboard crew
  • Trained onboard leaders and guides
  • Decades of industry experience
  • Follow "Leave No Trace" practices
  • Sustainable culinary program
  • Operate a responsible business

Unparalleled Value

When you choose to Un-Cruise, the advantages are undeniable. It begins with the welcoming, high-quality service you receive during your first inquiry and worry-free travel arrangements. On your trip-of-a-lifetime, you’ll more than just see, do! It’s always your choice—do as much or as little as you like—adventure activities, shore excursions, and simply relax. You’ll be in on all the action—in the wilderness, on the water, learning about history and nature, sharing moments with newfound friends. It’s about the here and now, and the WOW! moments. And what most defines the trip is included in every fare.

With Un-Cruise Adventures, it’s all about BIG experiences!

How Do You Choose to Cruise?



It's all about the many ways you can play, and we like to do that in a variety of destinations. Our boutique yachts and expedition vessels are ready for action—kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, snorkeling, skiff excursions, and cultural encounters top the agenda.

Learn more about adventure travel

Group Travel

For groups of family, lifelong friends, or travelers who share a common interest or mission—whether it be an affinity group or a corporate team, we offer a full-service platform. You’ll explore, laugh, connect, celebrate milestone events, and make lifelong memories.

Learn about private group travel


Cruise along the riverbank exploring the region's history, ports, and scenery. On our generously inclusive river cruises, enjoy included premium excursions ashore to museums, forts, and wineries; and fascinating people, places and presentations.

​Learn about river cruises

Private Charters

With a private charter, it’s all about you! Let us take care of all the details—activities, amenities, provisions, and onboard crew. And there’s a full-service platform to meet your needs. The benefits are unparalleled. Unplug and engage on a trip of a lifetime.

Learn about charter cruises


Bring the whole family and share a journey across generations—we welcome kids from age 8 to 98 (and beyond!). On our adventure and river cruises, a unique smorgasbord of activities presents opportunities for building family bonds and creating lifelong memories.

Learn about family travel

By Land and Sea

Small ship cruising and land travel are a perfect marriage. Complete your cruise experience with a fully-escorted multi-night tour to your destination’s heartland or an extended stay in port for the ultimate vacation. We’ve got some goodies you can choose from!

Learn about cruise extensions
"Everything was awesome! Best crew, best views, best adventure. I'm gonna miss this vacation!"
— Ally P., Poway, CA (Alaska 2015)