Sea Lion, Baja: A Remarkable Journey ex Loreto to San Carlos – 15 Mar 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

15 Mar '21
Loreto, Mexico
16 Mar '21 At sea    
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26 Mar '21
Laguna San Ignacio
27 Mar '21
Laguna San Ignacio
28 Mar '21
Bahía Magdalena, Mexico
29 Mar '21
San Carlos, Mexico

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 Loreto to San Carlos aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

DAY 1: Loreto/Embark
Embark the National Geographic Sea Lion. (D)

DAY 2-10: Islands of the Sea of Cortez
Cruise past the spectacular Friars Rocks at Land’s End. For those who wish, we will arrange a visit to the historic town center of San José del Cabo. Isla San Pedro Mártir, Los Islotes, Isla San Francisco —these are some of the melodious names of islands scattered throughout this beautiful sea. After over 20 years of exploration here, we are still discovering new places and experiencing exciting events: bow-riding bottlenose dolphins, or sperm whales near our ship; a pod of fin whales feeding around a convergence zone. The best areas for whale watching remain consistent—the waters south of Isla Carmen, Canal de Ballenas up north, and near the mouth of Bahía Concepción. Whether on the bridge of the ship, on Zodiacs, or kayaks, we will be in prime position to observe them all. (B,L,D)

DAY 11: At Sea
As we travel south along the Pacific coast of the peninsula, there is a chance of seeing a wide variety of marine life, including the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale. (B,L,D)

DAY 12-13: Laguna San Ignacio
Laguna San Ignacio is a large bay and favored haunt of the gray whales in Baja. The ship will anchor at the mouth of this remote and important locale. We’ll explore the lagoon via local pangas with expert local guides.

For some reason, the whales here seem to be friendlier than they are elsewhere. It’s not unusual for mothers and calves to approach our boats, the calves often playing hide and seek—sometimes even welcoming a touch or a friendly chin scratch. (B,L,D)

DAY 14: Bahia Magdalena
Explore the ever-shifting sand dunes of Isla Magdalena, on a cross-island walk to one of the most pristine beaches in the Pacific. Bird watching here can be excellent—magnificent frigatebirds, pelicans, cormorants, terns, great blue herons, ibis, whimbrels, and willets are among the species we might see. It’s not unusual to see forty species of birds in just one day along these fertile shorelines where they refuel for their destinations ahead. (B,L,D)

DAY 15: Disembark/San Carlos/Loreto
Disembark in San Carlos after breakfast and transfer to Loreto. Here you’ll have the opportunity to visit the first mission in Baja California, as well as the nearby museum to learn more about what makes this town so special. Enjoy free time to explore quaint shops and vibrant side streets. After lunch, transfer to Loreto Airport for flights home. (B,L)

vid: 6691 | cfid: 87538-cruise

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