Safari Quest Review

Editor Rating:  4.0
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  • Intimate yachting experience with 21 guests
  • Pampered, social onboard lifestyle
  • Close encounters with scenery and wildlife
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Safari Quest Editor Ratings

  • Category
    Member
    Editor
  • Dining
    4.8
    4.0
  • Public Rooms
    4.9
    3.0
  • Cabins
    4.3
    3.0
  • Entertainment
    4.0
    2.0
  • Spa & Fitness
    4.3
    3.0
  • Family & Children
    3.2
    1.0
  • Shore Excursions
    4.7
    5.0
  • Enrichment
    4.7
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    3.0
  • Value-for-Money
    4.7
    3.0
Editor Rating
4.0
Cruiser Rating
Why Choose Safari Quest?
  • Intimate yachting experience with 21 guests
  • Pampered, social onboard lifestyle
  • Close encounters with scenery and wildlife

Safari Quest Overview

By Ginger Dingus; updated By Steve Faber, Cruise Critic contributors

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.

Safari Quest Fellow Passengers

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.

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.

Safari Quest Gratuity

The recommended tip is 5 to 10 percent of the cruise fare, shared by all members of the crew.

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By Ginger Dingus; updated By Steve Faber, Cruise Critic contributors

18 Safari Quest Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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dbjennings
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I am an experienced cruiser but this was my smallest ship (boat?) to date. We had 19 passengers, served by a crew/staff of 10. Just looking at the picture of Safari Quest tells a lot. Service was extraordinary. By the end of day 2, we ... Read more
PDX Steve
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
56 forum posts
4 helpful votes
For many, the Un-Cruise experience begins with being fetched at the airport. This was our second Un-Cruise adventure and we have yet to experience that, as our first was in home town Portland and to reach this Seattle departure we enjoyed ... Read more
Chris555
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Saturday April 30th After a quick flight into Denver’s snowy airport we boarded our flight to Seattle. The flight was smooth and arrived on time. Seattle’s airport is clean and bright with lots of windows. We got our bags ... Read more
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