Our Small Adventure Boats

We Go Places Others Can't

Define Your Un-Ness With Our Backstage Pass


Scenic bays and culturally immersive excursions grant you windows into worlds most travelers don't ever see. A mule ride with a family of rancheros ambles into the unexplored at a local pace.

We define un-ness as breaking away from the masses. Challenge. Freely used to release, exemplify, or intensify a force or quality. To engage, connect, and explore unique places, oneself, and with others on a most uncommon adventure.

These features are common across all vessels: Narrative Interpretation; Meals; Spirits/Wine/Beer; Non-Alcoholic Beverages; En Suite Facilities; Hair Dryer; Book/DVD Library; Casual Atmosphere; Attentive Service; Fitness Equipment; Open Bridge

Our fleet of small boats features expedition vessels and boutique yachts—each one uniquely suited and equipped to provide an unbelievable experience. The shallow draft makes each vessel capable of nimble exploration and gives access to the places big ships cannot go. Public and private spaces are loaded with amenities and designed for casual comfort.

We recommend first picking your destination and itinerary, and then, where there's a choice, choose your vessel preference. Whichever vessel and destination you choose, it'll be an uncommon adventure full of discovery!

 

LEADER IN SMALL BOAT ADVENTURES

FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS AND NO BARRIER DEPOSITS

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF ADVENTURE

AWARD WINNING ADVENTURES & CUISINE

SAFE SAIL PROTOCOLS & CREW TRAINING 

Safari Endeavour 84 Guests

Polished, unwavering, and upscale, the 84-guest Safari Endeavour may be the workhorse of the fleet but it’s her zest-for-life persona that’s remembered most. Not to mention her roomy lounge, dining room, and undisputed sun deck, as well as her slick EZ Dock launch platform. Download PDF. 

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Safari Explorer 36 Guests

The 36-guest Safari Explorer is designed for upscale comfort in the pursuit of adventure. Aboard this boutique yacht, three public decks provide room for mingling, relaxing, and enjoying the fresh air—with exploration in the spotlight. Download PDF.

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Safari Voyager 66 Guests

The 66-guest Safari Voyager boasts spacious decks and big, 270-degree view windows in the lounge that spotlight the natural surroundings, a casual atmosphere, colorful art, nautical décor, and full menu of amenities. Download PDF.

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Safari Quest 22 Guests

On the 22-guest Safari Quest, our most intimate vessel, you'll unwind with included amenities, attentive service, comfortable cabins, welcoming public spaces, and four decks with ample room to get away from it all. Download PDF.

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Wilderness Adventurer 60 Guests

Ready for anything, the unassuming 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is fully equipped and designed for action, plus comfort. She's intent on delivering adventure aboard as well as in the water—including ample room on deck for relaxing or watching for wildlife. Download PDF.

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Wilderness Discoverer 76 Guests

Adventure and discovery are at the heart of the 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer. Loaded with amenities and a lounge evoking the feel of a National Park lodge or neighborhood pub, this expedition vessel, from top to bottom, exudes the spirit of exploration. Download PDF.

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Wilderness Explorer 74 Guests

Exploration, access, and comfort all share equal importance on the Wilderness Explorer. Adventure-ready with casual ambiance—the onboard amenities and equipment on this 74-guest expedition vessel put the focus on action, adventure, and relaxation. Download PDF.

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The Legacy 86 Guests

The 86-guest Legacy is geared up and ready for adventure. Notable features of this one-of-a-kind vessel include beautiful carved wooden cabinetry, a spacious Owner's Suite, and the Sea Dragon (a portable launch platform for kayaks and paddle boards). Download PDF.

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La Pinta 48 Guests

The elegant, recently renovated La Pinta reflects the combined dreams shared by captains, crew, guides, and guests over the years. This beautiful 48-guest yacht features spacious cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows and sophisticated yet relaxed decks and lounges. Download PDF.

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Who Sails With Us

 

It doesn’t take long for guests and crew alike to get to know one another. And while you have your own private, cozy cabin to retreat to… adventure activities, meals, and comfortable and spacious community spaces mean spending time with your fellow adventurers. If you're wondering who it is you might be traveling with, our guests hail from all walks of life—a range of ages, places, and lifestyles; couples, singles, and generations of family; educators and the educated (be it the school-of-life or a PhD); and savvy-travelers, entrepreneurs, even celebrities. Rest assured—our guests are likely a lot like you! And we are pretty sure you'll quickly find common interests.

So join in with other stargazers picking out constellations in the night sky from the bow, match up with a new compadre for sharing a kayak, or enjoy the company of a different group mixing up the tables at meal times.

While our guests quickly find commonalities with one another—shared hobbies and interests, travel experience, career paths, sometimes even hometowns, every guest's story is unique. And the individual journeys that brought each guest to an UnCruise adventure is one of the great things that makes our cruises so unforgettable—and unduplicatable. Sharing stories during morning coffee—albeit sometimes sleepily; over hors d'oeuvres during social hour; or making lifelong memories captaining a kayak together. In fact, many of our guests create such tight bonds of friendship while aboard, they become lifelong friends and choose to sail together (with us) again in the future!

 

Dining. Fresh. Local. Inspired.

Read about our handcrafted meals and beverages. Be forewarned—your mouth may start watering!

Local. Fresh. Inspired. It's a simple motto with delicious results. Our culinary program begins by building relationships with local farmers and vendors—with a focus on what’s fresh and sustainable. Field-to-table produce and ocean-friendly seafood from the waters we cruise in.

The result? Innovative, nutritious, and tasty dishes that highlight the flavors of the region. In Alaska, sample buttery-rich Dungeness crab caught live, in-season, by local fishermen. Or try roasted pineapple with mascarpone ice cream and banana bread crumble in the Hawaiian Islands. It's a true taste of place.

All onboard meals are included in your fare:

  • Early-riser breakfasts of fresh fruit and baked-on-board pastries

  • Full breakfasts with hot and cold options
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Lunches featuring salads, sandwiches, homemade soups, and 
regionally influenced dishes

  • Varied hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour

  • Dinners with a choice of entrées including fresh, local seafood, meats, and vegetarian dishes
  • Made-from-scratch desserts like tiramisu and lavender panna cotta


Unless there’s a special barbecue or lunch on shore, most dinners are served over several courses. Attention is always paid to your personal preferences. The atmosphere and dress code in each ship's dining room is casual. And seating is open so you can join new friends and choose a different table at every meal. 


Your galley crew pays close attention to how food options meld with the activities and conditions of the day. Belly-warming soups are perfect after a chilly glacier adventure. Cool cevíche makes a refreshing palate-pleaser in tropical climes. At mealtimes, there are vegetarian, meat, and fish options to choose from. And if you can’t decide, try a sampling—just ask for half-and-half!

Have dietary restrictions? No problem. While we love to impress with field-to-table ingredients, ocean-friendly seafood, and swoon-worthy desserts, we’re just as dedicated to meeting your dietary needs. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions so we can prepare for your arrival. We are happy to accommodate:

  • Vegan and vegetarian
  • Celiac-friendly and gluten-free
  • Dairy- and lactose-free
  • Seafood allergies or intolerance
  • Nut allergies or intolerance
  • Other food allergies, intolerance, and preferences
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Wetting Your Whistle

The vibe depends on the vessel. Your setting might be reminiscent of a neighborhood pub, intimate wine bar, or upscale lounge. Specialty coffee and teas are always available. Wines tend to come from Washington and Oregon, but impressive international wines are also available. Most of our boats feature sustainable cask wines on a rotating tap.

Behind the bar, you’ll find premium and small batch, craft spirits. Cocktails are mixed with seasonal, local ingredients, house-made mixers and cordials, even some house-infused spirits (like a cucumber vodka or gin). The UnCruise Bloody Mary mix is popular, too (guests line up for the stuff). Call us cocky, but we’re confident that we can hang our hat on having the best craft bars afloat!

And while the occasional tastings do pop up, most bartenders are tinkerers by nature. Inspiration can come from the unique experiences of the day, the wilderness explored, or stories from hearty explorers—Lewis & Clark, John Muir, and you. With a specialty cocktail of the day, creativity is always shaking—or stirred. So enjoy! Fine wines, spirits, and microbrews served aboard are included in your fare.

Sustainable Dining

Wherever possible, ingredients are sourced locally for freshness and regional authenticity, as well as to support the communities where we travel and to protect and preserve our oceans. Committed to sustainability throughout all aspects of our business, we are proud to be the first cruise partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program.

 

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