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Safari Quest
4.0 / 5.0
20 reviews

An intimate yachting experience in scenic locales
Lower level cabins offer no outside views
Bottom Line
Perfect for cruisers who enjoy active pursuits like kayaking and hiking




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Safari Quest Overview

The fortunate few who choose to sail aboard Safari Quest experience the ultimate in yachting, as opposed to cruising. The pampered, all-inclusive lifestyle begins the moment you arrive at the airport and are whisked to the hotel or yacht. While you're onboard, the entire vessel is yours to enjoy, be it dropping by the bridge for a friendly chat with the Captain or sipping a cognac while soaking in the open-air Jacuzzi.

With only 21 guests -- active, well-traveled, mostly American couples in the 30- to 60-something range -- and nine crewmembers, everyone connects right away. This is a highly social venue, not a place to disappear and be alone. The ambiance is that of an exclusive country house party, only this movable feast cruises from scenic locale to wildlife adventure to remote native village. The captain maneuvers the yacht within feet of tumbling waterfalls, within yards of curious bears and as close as he can safely get to calving glaciers. For even closer encounters, passengers explore Alaska's pristine wilderness by Zodiac or kayak.

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The Un-Cruise Adventures passenger is typically upscale, well-traveled and sophisticated. The Alaskan venue attracts an active, adventuresome 30- to 60-something group of outdoor enthusiasts.

UnCruise Safari Quest Dress Code

Forget the suit and tie. Casual attire, layered to match changing weather conditions works best in Alaska. Bring hiking boots, jeans, sweaters and a warm jacket. Rain slickers and rubber boots are provided.

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Safari Quest Ratings

Public Rooms3.05
Fitness Recreation3.04.4
Value For Money3.04.7

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UnCruise Safari Quest Member Reviews

Safari Quest
Barbara Muesing
Sail Date: Apr 2017
We were 14 happy people on the Safari Quest Seattle to Seattle. Fabulous crew catered to our individual and collective interests.... Read More
Safari Quest
Sail Date: Oct 2016
Refreshments were provided as we waited but most of us explored the downtown area until we left for the Safari Quest mid-afternoon that was berthed at Pier 69. We were greeted with champagne.... Read More
Safari Quest
Sail Date: Sep 2016
I expected a lot more motion, but Safari Quest is quite stable. We were offered motion-sickness medicine the first night, and that was the only time I used it.... Read More
Safari Quest
Sail Date: Apr 2016
The crew was on the back deck of the Safari Quest to help us get in and out of the skiff. Lunch was terrific… again!... Read More

UnCruise Adventures Fleet

Safari Quest
4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating

20 reviews

Super casual and basic expedition cruising with an emphasis on active pursuits in off-the-beaten path destinations; included excursions include kayaking, hiking and skiff sightseeing.

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Safari Explorer
4.5 / 5.0
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One of Un-Cruise's upscale expedition vessels, the 36-passenger Safari Explorer brings understated elegance while alllowing guests to experience nature up close and personal.

Wilderness Discoverer
4.0 / 5.0
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UnCruise Adventure's Wilderness Discoverer isn't glamorous, but thoughtful touches, such as memory foam mattresses, bedside stands with pull-out laptop spaces and outside hooks for bulky gear, abound.

Safari Endeavour
4.0 / 5.0
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The biggest ship in the UnCruise Adventures fleet, Safari Endeavor has a passenger capacity of 86. Cabins feature higher-end furnishings.

Wilderness Adventurer

Alaska expedition cruising with a friendly onboard vibe straight of out the pages of an REI catalog; all-inclusive excursions include hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and skiff sightseeing.

Wilderness Explorer

Expedition-style cruising in Alaska for up to 74 cruisers; friendly onboard vibe with nature guides and active excursions that include hiking, kayaking and skiff sightseeing.

S.S. Legacy
4.5 / 5.0
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An expedition ship with a Victorian twist as crewmembers may dress in Gold Rush-era costumes on some itineraries; kayaks and skiffs activities are always available.

Safari Voyager
4.5 / 5.0
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Expedition-style boat holding up to 62; carries onboard naturalists and offers all-inclusive active excursions including hiking, kayaking and snorkeling; free half-hour massage.

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