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 2015)

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 84-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


On Board

  • Whale and wildlife observation
  • Unequaled views of glaciers and unspoiled landscapes
  • Timely presentations on flora and fauna
  • Visit the bridge and chat up your captain
  • Sunrise yoga stretches and the stargazing from the bow

In the Water

  • Guided and free-time kayaking excursions
  • Paddle boarding in protected coves
  • Snorkeling among marine life and colorful reefs
  • Inflatable skiff excursions along shore
  • “Polar bear plunges” and refreshing swims from secluded beaches

On Shore

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

Come Play

Our expert captains and guides lead you on adventure and our small guest numbers keep your experience up-close and personal. It’s all about the untamed wild and woolly wilderness and the many ways you get to discover it. So come play. We think it’s pretty incredible and our guests tend to agree.

Learn more about our adventure cruises in the following destinations:

Central America
Hawaiian Islands
Mexico's Sea of Cortés
Pacific Northwest