About Un-Cruise Adventures

Small ships, BIG experiences!

Born out of a desire to offer small group, hands-on explorations in some of the most inspiring places in the Americas, Un-Cruise Adventures operates from offices at historic Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska. Taking our guests into areas inaccessible to large ships, and on excursions that are exclusive, unconventional, and unmatched—we offer an alternative to traditional cruises.

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

We understand that ecosystems are fragile, yet important, environments. And we know first-hand the impact our adventures have on sustaining local communities. One of the key components of our company’s mission statement is to actively promote environmental protection through education, actions, and initiatives that promote responsible travel.

In 1996, American Safari Cruises pioneered yacht cruising in Alaska and over time, added new destinations, adventures, vessels, and ultimately, changed our name to Un-Cruise Adventures. Today, we sail into the next decade of adventure; and can’t wait to share this unbelievable world with you.


Unrestrained Awards

We’re honored to have received awards from industry leaders, movers-and-shakers, editors, and readers—and we can’t help but shout them from the rooftops!

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Unmatched Destinations

Adventure or river cruise? Paddle and hike. Go eye-to-eye with wildlife. Embrace the wilderness. Or travel in the footsteps of historic explorers. You're in for the experience of a lifetime.

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Uncompromising History

We’re proud to have shared this wild world with so many wonderful guests over the past twenty years. And we’ve learned a lot along the way. Step back in time with us and let us share our history with you.

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Our People Make the Difference

At the heart of Un-Cruise Adventures are the many souls who make up our family—from the committed staff in our offices and eager crew who keep our vessels shipshape, to travel partners and affiliates who share goals of sustainability, and our enthusiastic, wide-eyed guests who make each voyage unique. We’re not bashful about it, our people—employees and guests alike—are the most dedicated, energetic, and inspiring group.


Executive Team

The Un-Cruise Adventures executive team draws on the combined experiences of 80+ years in yacht and small ship cruising. With expertise that spans vast and varied angles of boutique cruising, adventure travel, business ownership, and successful team leadership, they share in common a dedicated passion for the work they do and commitment to—as well as from—their employee teams and loyal guests. Never a shortage of ideas and energy around here!

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The tourism and travel industry is a big one! Un-Cruise Adventures is affiliated with or is a member of the following list of organizations, selectively chosen because we share common values towards sustainability and/or adventure travel. Here, we openly share our community of affiliates.

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Our Crew

Our crew is the best in the industry—our captains, chefs, expedition and heritage guides, hotel and deck staff are individually selected not only for their outstanding knowledge, experience, customer service, and safety skills, but also for their genuine enthusiasm and welcoming spirit. Undergoing comprehensive training in areas such as leadership, safety, guest management, and sustainability practices, they confidently provide an adventurous and safe cruise.

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Responsible Travel

Leaving as light of a footprint as possible is our intention with every departure, in every destination. Our crew works conscientiously onboard and on land to lessen our impact. We’ve partnered with a number of organization to help guide our practices and help us achieve our sustainability goals.

More about our responsible travel

Join Our Team

Un-Cruise Adventures is an exhilarating and inspiring place to work. Our staff and crew are dedicated, and they know the value of enjoying work. Once you spend a little time with the staff and crew, you’ll come to realize that it’s not just about the task at hand - it’s also about being part of the Un-Cruise Adventures way of life. We are a deeply ethical company—we don’t just talk the talk; we walk the walk. Un-Cruise Adventures–it’s where we (as employees) want to be!

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Our Guests

From the young to the young-at-heart, and hailing from many different places and walks of life, our guests share unique points-of-view, experiences, and personalities that contribute to the magical, never cookie-cutter, experience on board. Who might you sail with? Discover more about who are guests are.

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"This is such a classy, well-run operation. A major highlight has to be the crew, without an exception. Can't wait to join you again!"
— Michaele K., Port Huron, MI (Columbia & Snake Rivers 2015)