UnCruise Adventures has made its mark with an array of outstanding expedition sailings in Alaska. But the small-ship line has also been delivering its own brand of adventure cruising to several other regions in recent years, like the Panama Canal, Galapagos, San Juan Islands and the Sea of Cortez.
Now, UnCruise is looking to change the game on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, where it already has 15 years' experience operating river cruises on these waterways in the Pacific Northwest, UnCruise is injecting more outdoor adventures into the trip with its new "Rivers of Adventure" itineraries.
UnCruise Adventures' 86-passenger ship S.S. Legacy is newly outfitted with adventure gear -- kayaks, skiffs, paddle boards, custom boat launch -- and an expedition team for eight departures beginning August 24, 2018.
I'll be onboard to check out this new Rivers of Adventure program during the first week of October and can't wait to tell you all about it. You might know that I have sailed three prior voyages with UnCruise and have raved about them all . . .
Small-ship expedition travel is my favorite way to see nature and share intense experiences with fellow travelers who share my passion for tackling challenging physical activities and learning more about our environment and the animals we share this world with.
Panama Canal and Costa Rica with UnCruise Adventures
Springtime in Alaska with UnCruise Adventures
San Juan Islands and the Pacific Northwest with UnCruise Adventures
Eight-night adventure cruises sail one-way between Portland, Oregon, and Clarkston, Washington (and the reverse) with an included one-night hotel stay in Portland. The ship passes through eight sets of locks and dams and diverse scenery from temperate rainforests to the rolling hills of the Palouse and high desert.
UnCruise is offering a $250 per couple savings for passengers who book their trip by May 31 for travel August through October 2018. Mention promo code RASPRING18 to receive the savings. Call 888-862-8881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Adventure is what we do best, and this section of the Northwest is crying out for adventurous explorations," said Captain Dan Blanchard, chief executive officer of UnCruise Adventures.
Highlights of the itinerary include whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River, biking in the Columbia Gorge, hiking the Rowena Plateau, kayaking, swimming and a jet boat ride into Hells Canyon. You also can tour the Bonneville Dam, Palouse Falls State Park and Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard. Expert guides share history of the Lewis and Clark journey, Nez Perce and the Oregon Trail.
Thanks for reading, and stay adventurous, all!