National Geographic Sea Lion

Just like her nautical sister, the Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion traverses the waters around Alaska and all the way down the west coast of America. She even travels as far south as Costa Rica, exploring the Sea of Cortez along the way.

In fact, this ship from Lindblad Expeditions has plenty in common with her twin. She too has space for sixty-two guests in thirty-one cabins, and she too champions a small-ship environment that makes everyone feel like an individual whilst giving them enough space to really enjoy their trip and the sights around them.

Shallow waters that contain cascading waterfalls and feeding whales are no match for the Sea Lion, as her shallow draft allows her to get up close and personal with the beautiful terrains in this part of the world. Wherever possible sustainable ingredients are used in the kitchen and the comfortable lounge area provides the perfect place to sit and literally watch the world go by.

If you prefer to be more active though, and cannot wait until the next chance to step ashore, the gym area will offer the perfect place to release some energy. Otherwise, your cabin provides a plush retreat where you can still keep track of goings on via the ship’s PA system, and the bar area is a great place to enjoy a nightcap before heading off to bed.


  • 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
  • Temperature controls
  • Hairdryer
  • PA system to listen to lectures or be informed of wildlife sightings
  • Complimentary hair products
  • Storage space under the bed
  • Cotton duvets and linen
  • Wi-Fi access (additional charges apply)

On Board Facilities

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

Possible Activities

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

National Geographic Sea Lion