The Un-Cruise Difference

Unconventional. Uncompromising. Unrivaled.

Once you step on board, you’ll understand immediately. It’s the casual nature. It’s nature itself. It’s the rare encounter. It’s the attentive service, the fellowship, the extraordinary sense of place. It’s all these things and so much more. Built on a reputation of quality and experience, each Un-Cruise Adventure features flexible voyages designed to satisfy your adventurous nature.

Creating an unbeatable balance between exploration and relaxation in inspiring places is what we do best. And whether you’re traveling solo, with a companion, as a family, or with a group sharing a common interest, Un-Cruise Adventures provide an irreplaceable way of uncovering hidden worlds and learning while having fun. Our goal is to make every aspect of your Un-Cruise Adventure an unforgettable experience. From our team in Seattle to our highly capable and friendly Captains and crew—made up of expert and knowledgeable Expedition Leaders and guides and a superb team of engineers, mates, and hotel staff—all willingly make that happen.

The maneuverability of our small vessels gives you unparalleled access to wilderness areas ideal for viewing wildlife, exploring by skiff, active adventure, and relaxation. And the close relationships we develop in local communities offer cultural encounters most travelers never experience. The way we play, the onboard experiences, and the amenities offered or included—set us apart.

Our exceptional qualities…


  • Unique and flexible itineraries
  • Off-the-beaten path explorations
  • Small-group, up-close discoveries
  • Unspoiled natural wonders
  • Insightful cultural encounters


  • Casual and relaxed atmosphere
  • Fresh, handcrafted cuisine
  • Personable, professional service
  • Unforgettable camaraderie
  • No waiting in long lines



  • Licensed and certified onboard team
  • Skilled staff in the field and the office
  • Insider knowledge shared by local experts
  • Trained onboard leaders and guides
  • Decades of experience in the industry


  • Operate a sustainable business
  • Follow "Leave No Trace" practices
  • Positive impact in local communities
  • Support and promote local cultures
  • Inspire others to protect our planet

Both Jacqie and Sue are Un-Cruise Specialists.  They'll help you find the ship that "fits" you.

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Jacqie Swanson

Rice Lake, WI
Adventure Travel Expert, Mexico, Caribbean

I have been in the travel industry going on 34 years!! Not many people can say that.  I often get asked "What is your favorite destination?"  Well, as some people say, "you can't stop at just one".

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