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Un-Cruise Adventures – Explore the Inside Passage

Un-Cruise Adventures operate a fleet of expedition ships capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most dramatic hideaways. The shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to Southeast Alaska’s wildlife-rich shores and glacially-fed inlets and serve as ideal “launching pads” for an exciting array of daily adventure excursions.

Glacier Bay Cruise

Un-Cruise Adventures small ship cruises are designed to provide close encounters with Alaska’s wildlife and pristine environs. Regardless of which ship you choose, you’ll find highly capable expedition teams ready to guide you on a unique and unforgettable adventure.

Un-Cruise Adventures – Land and Sea Crew

Prepare to be pampered by our experienced, authentically kind, all English-speaking crew. With a three-to-one passenger/crew ratio, InnerSea Discoveries prides itself on the people we bring onboard – the finest chefs, most knowledgeable crewmembers, experienced expedition leaders and leading naturalists.

One of the primary features of our “un-cruises” is our ability to cater to individual needs, so whatever it is you desire, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your U.S./English-speaking crew, including expert wilderness guides and expedition staff, ensures the utmost in personalized attention.

With a crew-to-passenger ratio of 3-to-1, all the details are efficiently well-handled, leaving you to sit back and soak in the experience of a lifetime.

Alaska Wildlife and Wilderness

Un-Cruise AdventuresIn a land where it is common to see whales, bears and sea lions all in one day, InnerSea Discoveries is focused on providing guests with a multitude of meaningful ways to experience Southeast Alaska and its surrounding waterways in many private adventures.

Whether you are looking for moderate or vigorous Alaska adventures, extended and challenging outdoor pursuits like hiking and kayaking, Un-Cruise Adventures can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level.

Every Alaska adventure activity is ranked with an Activity Level and Activity Description to ensure that you feel comfortable with your selection.

Among your choices, the adventure list includes caving, kayaking among icebergs, hiking far-off trails, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, “polar bear club swims”, observing whales and other marine wildlife from inflatable boats, bird watching, friendly sporting contests and glacier walks.

Un-Cruise Adventures offers specialized programs feature full-blown guided fishing excursions as well as overnight backpacking and kayaking or river float trips.

The Best Way to Experience Alaska

Un-Cruise Adventures

Traveling to Alaska provides an excellent way to escape and bond. Whether you are bringing together family, friends or a corporate incentive package, exclusive Alaska charters offer the ability to have a private experience without the hassle of arranging for provisioning, crew or routes.

Each ship of the Un-Cruise Adventure fleet features cozy staterooms and a warm, inviting main salon for meetings and socializing. Wildlife viewing, hikes, kayaking excursions, fishing and other outdoor activities create a stimulating and engaging group dynamic. Our delectable, nourishing meals tantalize even the most discriminating palette.

After dinner, enjoy a drink with your adventure comrades in the warm and inviting onboard lounge. For those who wish to design a custom Un-Cruise Adventure with a special focus, Alaska’s Inside Passage Resorts can tailor a route and experience to suit – complete with any desired special activities.

The Un-Cruise Adventure Fleet

Safari Explorer

Un-Cruise AdventuresDesigned for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.
The Safari Explorer is adventure equipped: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; snorkel equipment and wetsuits; and hiking poles and a full-beam swim step for easy access in the water. A hydrophone provides the opportunity to listen to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to TVs in each cabin. The spa area includes a large on-deck hot tub (Alaska only), sauna, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and complimentary massage.

There are six cabin categories aboard the Safari Explorer: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
Common to all cabins are: Heated tile floors in bathroom; air conditioning; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; view windows (no portholes); private bath with shower.


Safari Endeavour

Un-Cruise AdventuresAboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Ready for adventure at a moment’s notice,  Safari Endeavour is fully loaded with adventure equipment: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and snorkel gear and wetsuits; plus, a hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera. For those moments when attention turns to relaxation, the vessel comes equipped with two hot tubs, a sauna, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a massage suite.

There are five cabin categories aboard the Safari Endeavour: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; desk and chair; private bath with shower; generous storage and closet space.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; desk and chair; private bath with shower; generous storage and closet space.


Wilderness Explorer

Un-Cruise AdventuresTo complement the wild, natural surroundings, the interior of the 74-guest Wilderness Explorer has intentionally been designed with a Pacific Northwest feel including the nautical-themed main lounge.

The open-seating format of the dining room and ample space on deck encourage guest-to-guest interaction on this small ship. This expedition vessel has three accessible decks; enjoy over-the-top views from the bow, watch sparkling stars from the upper deck hot tub, and relax in the sun lounge.

The Wilderness Explorer is equipped for active adventure and is outfitted with kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, and yoga mats, a hydrophone for listening below the water, and a bow-mounted underwater camera for viewing in-water action. An EZ Dock launch platform allows for easy access into the water. Onboard wellness amenities include a sauna, fitness equipment, and hot tub.

There are three cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Explorer: Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer. Explorer accommodates single and double accommodations.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; private bath with shower; view windows.


Wilderness Discoverer

Un-Cruise AdventuresActive adventure is top-of-mind aboard the Wilderness Discoverer. Complementing the wilderness outside, the décor of the main lounge including reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar on the bar top evokes the feel of a National Park. The casual, welcoming ambiance of the lounge and dining room with an open floor plan between them creates easy camaraderie among guests.

 

Three public decks are easily accessible—the sun deck features both covered and open spaces for viewing no matter the weather, and the bow and observation deck offer unencumbered views.
The Wilderness Discoverer comes equipped for adventure with kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, hiking poles, wetsuits and snorkel equipment, and yoga mats.

The EZ Dock launch platform makes getting into the water a cinch. A hydrophone transmits below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera shows the action. For wellness and relaxation, the vessel offers two hot tubs, a sauna, and fitness equipment.

There are four cabin categories aboard the Wilderness Discoverer: Navigator; Trailblazer; Pathfinder; and Explorer.

Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins on each Un-Cruise Adventure are:

  • Air conditioning
  • Flat-screen TV/DVD
  • iPod docking station
  • Private bath with shower
  • A view window (no portholes)