Safari Explorer

Former name: Rapture

Safari Explorer current position

Safari Explorer current location is at North Pacific Ocean (coordinates 19.50665 N / -155.95926 W) cruising en route to BIG ISLAND. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of Safari Explorer

Safari Explorer current cruise is 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai. Prices start from USD 5900 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Apr, 2024 and ends on 26 Apr, 2024.

Date / TimePort
21 Apr    Departing from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island hotels
22 Apr - 23 Apr    coastal cruising
24 Apr    Lahaina, Maui Island Hawaii
25 Apr    Lanai Island, Hawaii
26 Apr    Arriving in Kaunakakai, Molokai Island Hawaii hotels

Specifications of Safari Explorer

Year of build1998  /  Age: 26
Flag state USA
BuilderFreeport Shipbuilding (Freeport, Florida USA)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Speed10 kn / 19 km/h / 12 mph
Length (LOA)44 m / 144 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage695 gt
Passengers36 - 40
Crew15
Passengers-to-space ratio19
Decks3
Cabins18
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesRapture
OwnerInnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc
OperatorUnCruise Adventures

Safari Explorer Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 27 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona
2024 Mar 31 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $6500
2024 Apr 07 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $6500
2024 Apr 14 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $5900
2024 Apr 21 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $5900
2024 Apr 28 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $5900
2024 May 05 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $5900
2024 May 31 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7200
2024 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2024 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7200
2024 Sep 11 12 days, one-way from Juneau to Seattle Juneau $7200
2025 May 23 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2025 May 30 9 days, one-way from Anchorage AK to Dutch Harbor Unalaska Anchorage AK $9900
2025 Jun 11 9 days, one-way from Dutch Harbor Unalaska to Anchorage AK Dutch Harbor Unalaska $9900
2025 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2025 Jun 27 9 days, one-way from Anchorage AK to Dutch Harbor Unalaska Anchorage AK $9900
2025 Jul 09 9 days, one-way from Dutch Harbor Unalaska to Anchorage AK Dutch Harbor Unalaska $9900
2025 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2025 Jul 25 9 days, one-way from Anchorage AK to Dutch Harbor Unalaska Anchorage AK $9900
2025 Aug 06 9 days, one-way from Dutch Harbor Unalaska to Anchorage AK Dutch Harbor Unalaska $9900
2025 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2025 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip 7 Night Prince William Sound Explorer with Cordova Cruise Anchorage AK $7900
2025 Sep 03 12 days, one-way from Juneau to Seattle Juneau $7200
2025 Nov 09 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $5900
2025 Nov 16 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $5900
2025 Nov 23 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $5900
2025 Nov 30 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $5900
2025 Dec 07 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $5900
2025 Dec 14 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $6500
2025 Dec 21 5 days, one-way from Kaunakakai to Kailua-Kona Kaunakakai $6500
2025 Dec 28 5 days, one-way from Kailua-Kona to Kaunakakai Kailua-Kona $6500

Safari Explorer Review

Review of Safari Explorer

The 1998-built MS Safari Explorer cruise ship (orignally named "MV Rapture”) is currently owned and operated by UnCruise Adventures USA. The vessel was extensively drydock-refurbished in 2008 for USD 3,5 million.

Like all UnCruise ships, Safari Explorer (IMO number 8964654) is USA-flagged (MMSI 366339000) and all American-crewed.

History - construction and ownership

The 695-ton, 36-passenger ship Safari Explorer has a navy blue hull and offers refined atmosphere, just like all other Un-Cruise Adventures ships – the expedition-style cruising is combined with luxury.

UnCruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises) is a USA-based, wholly-owned cruise company, a subsidiary of InnerSea Discoveries Alaska. In 2013, the American Safari Cruises line was renamed to "Un-Cruise Adventures". Currently, the company has 2 headquarters - main headquarters in Seattle WA and second in Juneau AK.

Safari Explorer cruise ship

Shipboard facilities and amenities

The ship has all 18 staterooms, all of which are oceanview and with private heated bathrooms. There are 6 cabin categories: Single, Master, Commander, Captain, Admiral, Commodore Suite and depending on the cabin, triples, doubles or singles can be accommodated. The ship has only 2 Balcony Suites.

Safari Explorer cruise ship

The ship has an intimate Bar Salon (lounge), Wine Library, dining room (complimentary restaurant). The boat's low draft allows it to easily visit areas that bigger ships can't and offers complimentary to all passengers adventure equipment - including paddle boards, kayaks, skiffs (inflatable speed boats), hydrophone and underwater camera (linked to the lounge and all cabins' TVs). The spa area includes an on-deck hot tub (Alaska only), fitness equipment, Sauna Room, massage room. The ship also features a Sun Lounge, Lounge, Wine Bar, Bar and Library.

Itineraries

UnCruise Safari Explorer's schedule includes Southeast Alaska cruises departing from homeport Juneau AK and Hawaii Islands voyages leaving roundtrip from homeport Kaunakakai (Molokai Island, Hawaii).

In 2024, the ship was chartered to AdventureSmith Explorations (California USA-based travel brand) for Alaskan itineraries, including in the Inside Passage and the new "Prince William Sound Explorer" (circumnavigation).

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Safari Explorer cruise ship (former name "mv Rapture", until 2009) was built as a bare-bones expedition marine vessel. It emerged again after a $3,5 mill renovation in 2008 boasting 18 oceanview cabins, all offering private bathrooms with heated tile floors.

All Un-Cruise Adventures’ ships boast navy blue hulls and refined atmosphere. The Explorer ship's size makes it easy to visit areas that bigger ships cannot. This cruise ship is the best choice for those who like expedition-style cruising and activities, combined with luxury on board. The other Un-Cruise "Safari" ships are EndeavourQuest and Voyager.

Safari Explorer - a typical expedition cruise ship - has adventure equipment that includes stand-up paddle boards and kayaks; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; hydrophone (for listening to sounds below the surface). The bow-mounted underwater camera is linked to the yacht's lounge and to all cabin TVs.

The small-capacity Safari Explorer cruises in Southeast Alaska and Hawaiian Islands regions.

In early-February 2019, UnCruise announced a new 7-day itinerary (themed "Aloha Hawaii Adventure Cruise") part of company's "Hawaii Small Ship Cruise" 2019 program on Safari Explorer. The scheduled 6 summer departures (July-August) visit 4 Hawaiian islands. The 7-day roundtrips are from Kaunakakai (Molokai Island) to Lanai Island (Day 3), Maui Island (Olowalu, Day 4), sea day (Day 5) and Hawaii Island (Da 6 Milolii / Honomalino Bay, Day 7 Kailua-Kona, Day 8 Disembarkation / Kawaihae Harbor). UnCruise operates seasonally in Hawaii since 2011. The new voyages include themed activities like sea kayaking, hiking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, wildlife viewing, skiff (boat) tours.