“Many of the National Geographic Naturalists compete to be on the Olivia trips. The Olivia trips are always so much fun, and the women bring so much joy, happiness and positive energy on board that it always seems to attract more wildlife than usual!”
— CT Tickner and Mike Nolan
National Geographic Naturalists
They have been with Olivia in Baja and Alaska
Wake to the cry of a soaring eagle, watch ice thunder from the face of a glacier, and see dramatically cascading waterfalls. You’ll enjoy Zodiac and kayaking forays, whale watching, and learning about the Alaska’s rich Native American heritage. We’ll even spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park. Imagine kayaking along an Alaskan glacier and amongst friendly sea lions. Our ship will stop at smaller inlets, giving you access to amazing natural wonders and we’ll have naturalists onboard who will astound you with their detailed knowledge of the area we’re exploring. We’re heading to Southeast Alaska for the trip of a lifetime!
From kayaking with sea lions, to whale watching, bald eagle sightings and Zodiac adventures, this trip is sure to please! You’ll see glaciers, wildlife, and waterfalls galore as you learn about Alaska from our amazing naturalists. Explore tidepools on an isolated beach or walk a forest trail and photograph swaths of wildflowers. Keep watch for playful sea otters, pods of killer whales, puffins, rare birds, brown and black bears waking up from their winter hibernation looking for berries on shore and even mountain goats! Spend an entire day amidst the coves, fjords, tidewater glaciers, freshwater lakes and majestic mountains of Glacier Bay National Park, listening for the thunderous crash of the glacier "calving". At the end of the day, enjoy a delicious dinner onboard, chat with your new friends, and learn about the local wildlife.
The Lindblad expedition ship, National Geographic Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to her small size, yet can comfortably accommodate 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The feeling is often compared to that of a large, incredibly stable private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. The ship has state-of-the art equipment that will allow us to get up-close-and-personal with the marine mammals and birds we encounter. There’s a bow camera, hydrophone, kayaks, snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope and Zodiac landing craft.