Sea Lion, A Remarkable Journey ex Seattle to Sitka – 02 May 2021

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For over 50 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been turning vacationers into informed and engaged explorers. Together with National Geographic we offer intimate small-ship expedition cruises that, unlike traditional cruises, are your opportunity to encounter the world’s most pristine and inspiring places up close with the seasoned experts who know them best.

Our expedition cruises provide the safest and most innovative ways to explore places already “discovered” and those that are still very, very wild. Whether you choose to go on a Galapagos cruise, an Alaska cruise, a cruise to Egypt, or any of our other cruise destinations, each expedition cruise features an unmatched combination of adventure travel technology as well as well-appointed cabins, regional and sustainable cuisine and friendly, personal service.

We believe the more closely our guests are able to connect with a destination, the more valuable an affect it will have on their lives and on the more they will come to care about and protect it for future exploration.

Cat 1 #300-305 – Conveniently located between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk, and a window.

Cat 2 Upper Deck : #200-212, 215 – These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a window. Cabin doors open to the outside. Cat 2 Bridge Deck: These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a window. Cabin doors open to the outside.

Cat 3 Upper Deck: #214, 216, 217, 219 – These cabins include two lower single beds that can convert to a double bed and a pullout single bed for a third person, plus a small table, two chairs, and two window. Cabin doors open to the outside. Cat 3 Bridge Deck: #105, 106 – These cabins include two lower single beds, plus a small table, two chairs, and two windows. Cabin doors open to the outside.

National Geographic Sea Lion - Main Deck

National Geographic Sea Lion - Upper Deck

National Geographic Sea Lion - Bridge Deck

Our 62-guest expedition ships offer the perfect platform for exploring Alaska. With a shallow draft, they can go where larger ships cannot, nosing up to waterfalls in secluded coves and venturing into narrow channels where humpback whales and orcas come to feed.

Newly Redesigned cabins:
Both National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion have been transformed. The lounge and bar, center of onboard life, have been handsomely re-styled and renovated to accommodate the expedition community. The refreshed dining room is now doubly welcoming. And every cabin in every category has been outfitted with fresh cherry veneer and our signature bed lines. From the sleekly framed photos on the walls, to the fresh paint, carpets and polished brass, each ship sets the new standard for expedition hospitality and comfort.

Our 62-guest expedition ships offer the perfect platform for exploring. With a shallow draft, they can go where larger ships cannot, sailing through narrow channels where whales feed, and among the remote islands dotting the Alaskan shoreline.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 152 ft
  • Tonnage: 100
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 62
  • Ship Registration: United States

Ship Facilities

  • Dining Room
  • Kayaks
  • Library
  • Lounge with bar
  • Open Bridge
  • Sun Deck with Chairs
  • Zodiac Craft
  • LEXspa
  • Guest Internet Access
  • Wellness Program
  • Ship’s Doctor

Cruise Itinerary

02 May '21
Seattle, Washington, USA
03 May '21 At sea    
04 May '21
Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada
05 May '21 At sea    
06 May '21 At sea    
07 May '21
Haida Gwaii Island, Canada
08 May '21
Haida Gwaii Island, Canada
09 May '21
Haida Gwaii Island, Canada
10 May '21
Haida Gwaii Island, Canada
11 May '21
Misty Fjords, Alaska
12 May '21
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
13 May '21
Petersburg, Alaska
14 May '21
Glacier Bay, Alaska
15 May '21
Chichagof Island, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
16 May '21
Sitka, Alaska

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Seattle to Sitka aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

DAY 1: Seattle/Embark
Arrive in Seattle and embark National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Sea Lion. (D)

DAY 2: Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Cruise amid the lush Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia—which runs between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island—and search for some of the many marine mammals that inhabit these waters. (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Johnstone Strait and Alert Bay, British Columbia
Visit the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, where we’ll watch traditional First Nations performances and learn about the art and culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw people. (B,L,D)

DAY 4-5: Inside Passage of British Columbia
Sail northward along steep and rugged coastline looking for whales, dolphins, bears, deer and other wildlife. Go ashore to explore or kayak the remote bays and inlets. (B,L,D)

DAY 6-9: Haida Gwaii
With very special permission, we explore the islands of Haida Gwaii, including the incredible Gwaii Haanas National Park & Haida Heritage Site. We will be joined by a Haida Interpreter for our days among the islands, wildlife and cultural sites. In the Haida ancestral town of Old Massett, we are invited into a home of a local carver for a feast of traditional foods and dance. Meet Haida artists and see their workshops. Visit the Haida Heritage Center at Kay Llnagaay to learn about the incredible history of the Haida people and their renowned artwork, a spiritual endeavor. See the ancient totems at SGang Gwaay (Ninstints), kayak and take Zodiacs around the incredibly biodiverse islands in Gwaii Haanas. (B,L,D)

DAY 10-12: Alaska’s Inside Passage
Spend three days encountering spectacular scenery and wildlife in Alaska’s famed Inside Passage. Explore the forested backwaters of Misty Fiords National Monument by kayak or expedition landing craft. Go ashore to visit the charming fishing village of Petersburg, and explore the surrounding area on a forest walk or on an optional bicycle ride or flightseeing excursion (at an additional cost.) Cruise and kayak past the glacially carved cliffs of Tracy or Endicott Arm—both spectacular fjords that harbor orcas, humpback whales, and Steller sea lions. See the soaring Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close and take a cruise on an expedition landing craft for unparalleled view of sculpted iridescent icebergs. (B,L,D)

DAY 13-14: Glacier Bay National Park / Inian Islands / Chichagof Island
By special park permit, spend a full day among the enormous glaciers and expansive wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. A national park ranger joins us to interpret the area geology and ecosystems, and a native Tlingit interpreter will share the lore and legend of the area. Then, spend a day kayaking and hiking among incredible wildlife around the Inian Islands and Chichagof Island. Conditions permitting, we’ll lower the ship’s hydrophone to listen for whale communications. Enjoy a farewell dinner on our final night. (B,L,D)

DAY 15: Sitka/Disembark/Seattle
See the picturesque city of Sitka on Baranof Island and meet eagles up close at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center. (B)

vid: 2600 | cfid: 75767-cruise

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