Our definition of Un-ness: 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.
Small boats. Small groups. Small footprint.
Welcome aboard. After a crew member gives you a quick tour of your cabin, take a stroll around the boat and head to the lounge for a glass of bubbly and to meet your shipmates. Then you’re off on an all-out active experience, thanks to our uncompromising commitment to going places and doing things others can’t. Small vessels—hosting 86 guests, tops—fulfill unimpeded excitement about truly getting in the wild with a few nature-leaning souls.
No matter how you travel—with a companion, family, solo, or in a group—connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration. Uncover hidden treasures, meet locals (the human, feathered, and wild-and-woolly ones), and learn while having fun. Change the way you see the world.
Kayak in a quiet cove eyed by an eagle. Snorkel with sea lions nibbling on your flippers. From kayaking 101 to your first time on a paddle board, your expedition team helps you find the right fit and is ready to lend a hand.
The only sounds, a kittiwake’s call or an oystercatcher’s whistle, a calving glacier or the splash of a breaching whale. We go deep, listen to the locals, and opt for remote corners. Use all your senses to discover a place.
Meet your tribe. From solo adventurers to families, travelers share attitudes: enthusiasm for exploration, eagerness to discover, and readiness to unwind. And with an openhearted crew leading the charge, there’s never a lack of expertise, and everyone is at ease.
From your very first inquiry, expect personalized service and expertise—and a host of benefits that make us unique.
Small group travel—from the vessel itself to groups of a dozen or so afield—puts you in on the action (not watching from afar), with AHA! and “I-can’t-believe-I-just-did-that” moments around every corner.
Seriously—they’re aces. Our guides have vast and deep experience, plus an impressive collection of advanced degrees in curiosity-peaking subjects from whales to fungi to geology. Their enthusiasm is infectious.
Boats are comfortable, welcoming, and unique in style and personality. All are adventure-ready for gearing up, kicking back, and mixing and mingling.
Adventure for all
Kayak or paddle board. Snorkel or skiff. Beach stroll, hike, or mountain goat climb. There are plenty of options and equipment for everyone to join in the fun.
Do as much or as little as you like. On top of the daily activities, ease into the day with sunrise stretches on the top deck. There’s exercise equipment at the ready, anytime. Or just watch the landscape go by.
Fresh, hand-crafted cuisine
You didn’t know it would be this good. Chefs (including pastry chefs) impress meal after meal with locally sourced ingredients, swoon-worthy desserts, and baked-on-board breads.
An astounding array of beverage options, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic (signature cocktails every night!), mean you’re never far from a toast. And it’s all included.
Zero hidden costs
What most defines your trip is included in the fare—excursions, adventure equipment, transfers, and baggage handling. Put your wallet away (until it’s time to recognize your topnotch crew).
Dietary restrictions? Special occasion? Need a little extra help on a hike? It’s our business to make sure your adventure not only matches your needs and expectations, but surpasses them. Just ask and we’ll do our best!
The ineffable spirit of adventure
We’re all in the same boat. Crew and guests alike, wide-eyed with wonder and childlike curiosity—and it shows. The excitement. Laughs. Collective energy. Tugs on the heartstrings throughout your adventure.
Each ship has its own personality. But they all share a common goal—to bring relaxation, comfort, and camaraderie to adventurers. The ambience is welcoming and casual. The crew calls you by name and quickly knows your preferences, making you feel right at home. And by the end of the cruise, you and your fellow travelers will feel like one big family.
You’ll be impressed with how enthusiastic and accommodating everyone is. There’s good energy and excitement. Meals are plentiful and scrumptious. Guests say it’s a classy, well-run operation. What they least expected, though, was the bonding—sharing adventures with people who became friends for life, and meeting so many returning passengers.
Curious about the features, amenities, and inclusions available aboard each vessel? Check out our handy Fleet Comparison Chart.
Who sails with us? Meet some of our guests!
Outer Decks & Inner Spaces
Everyone has their preferences, be it solitude or a few laughs with others. And on board, it’s easy to have both. There are quiet nooks and crannies to dive into a good book or sketch the passing landscapes. Visit the captain on the bridge and learn about navigation. Or maybe you’d rather hang out in the lounge or on the bow eyeing the next WOW! moment. It’s always up to you.
Wellness, Fitness, & Relaxation
* See details on the Small Ship Comparison Chart
Read about our handcrafted meals and beverages on our Dining page. Be forewarned—your mouth may start watering!
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:
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.
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.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program® is committed to helping sustain wild, healthy oceans that will exist long into the future. The program helps seafood buyers like our galley crew, make ocean- and environmentally-friendly seafood choices that minimize damage to ocean and freshwater environments. We proudly follow their guidelines, buying seafood recommended as “Best Choice” and “Good Alternative.”