National Geographic Sea Bird

Whilst Orion and Explorer are still relatively small ships, they both have room for over one hundred guests. National Geographic Sea Bird however, along with her twin sister Sea Lion, takes the small ship concept even further and provides an intimate yet exciting environment for just sixty-two guests.

Her diminutive size makes her perfect for the waters around Alaska and the Gulf of California; waters that she knows so well and that contain many narrow anchorages and cosy inlets which she can easily navigate. Her shallow draft means that she can follow whales into the waters where they like to feed and therefore take adventurers closer to the landscape around them.

Surprisingly though, for a smaller ship, there is plenty of space to allow everyone to feel comfortable but also part of something together. The expansive bow has enough room for everyone to gather at once for wildlife viewings, whilst a camera broadcasts a live feed to the lounge to ensure you never miss anything that passes under the ship’s nose. The cabins are spacious too, offering a welcome retreat at the end of a long day of exploring, and there are plenty of inviting public spaces where you can pass your time whilst on board.

Refuelling for the next day will come in the form of a relaxing massage in the ship’s spa or a delicious meal in the main dining room that has been prepared using fresh, sustainable ingredients. All this is sure to be well received as you prepare for another day exploring North America.


  • All cabins have ocean views
  • Three categories to choose from
  • A choice between two single beds or two lower berths that can be combined (an optional third berth can be deployed in some cabins)
  • Single occupancy cabins available
  • Cotton duvets and linen
  • Complimentary hair products
  • Hairdryer
  • Storage space under the bed
  • Temperature controls
  • PA system to listen to lectures or be informed of wildlife sightings
  • Wi-Fi access (additional charges apply)

On Board Facilities

  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Observation deck
  • Sun Deck
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Bar

Possible Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Zodiacs
  • Snorkelling (in Baja California only)
  • Listen to the sounds the whales make via hydrophone technology

National Geographic Sea Bird