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Adventure Cruises

Many opportunities to hike and kayak brought us that much closer to the magical surroundings and wildlife. The talented crew showed great flexibility in planning the daily activities.
— Lorie N., McLean, VA (Alaska)

Unleash Your Excitement

Focused on experiencing life on the outside—rain or shine—our adventure cruises are offered in a variety of destinations, a mix of price points (some generously inclusive), and an exciting range of activities aboard boutique yachts and expedition vessels. Kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, snorkeling, skiff excursions, and cultural encounters top the agenda.

Each day’s activities take advantage of the current conditions and opportunities, and are planned to suit a range of skill levels and preferences. You could be kayaking one morning and snorkeling the next; or another day may offer a leisurely afternoon shore walk or a rigorous hike. So take it easy, or stay on the go—your onboard expedition team will provide the insight needed for you to make a safe and enjoyable choice.

Our 22- to 90-guest vessels are ready for action and equipped with top-of-the-line kayaks, paddle boards, hiking poles, binoculars, and many even feature a custom-built kayak launch system. And depending on your destination and vessel, snorkeling gear and wet suits. We provide the adventure, equipment, opportunities, fun, expert crew, expedition guides, and the vessel. The rest is up to you!

Compare adventure amenities between vessels with our Fleet Comparison Chart

Adventure Activities & Equipment

UnCruise guests doing morning stretches

On Board

  • Whale and wildlife observation
  • Timely presentations on flora and fauna
  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
  • Sunrise stretches and stargazing from the bow
UnCruise guests paddle boarding in the Inside Passage

In the Water

  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
  • Paddle boarding in protected coves
  • Snorkeling among marine life 
  • Inflatable skiff excursions along shore
UnCruise guests on a guided hike

On Shore

  • Guided hikes in forested wilderness, through muskeg, or red rock cliffs
  • Leisurely beachcombing for tide pool “treasures”
  • Visits to quaint towns and Native villages
  • Cultural experiences and exchanges with locals

How Does UnCruise Define Adventure?

Browse our Uncyclopedia for words that describe the UnCruise experience, as well as nautical terms you'll find helpful on board our small ships.

Come Play

Dig in here for more details about adventure activities aboard our cruises in these destinations:

AlaskaColumbia & Snake RiversGalapagosHawaiian IslandsLatin AmericaMexicoPacific Northwest