The 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, we’re told, is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure. Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours.
Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach or hike with our naturalists into the forest or across meadows dotted with wildflowers. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, frolicking sea lions, a calving glacier, a gorgeous waterfall, or into an alluring cove.
We have the latest expedition travel equipment, including a bow camera, hydrophone, kayaks, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope and Zodiac landing craft.
This is what expedition travel is all about; not just seeing wilderness, but being out there, in it.
Public Areas: Our ship features a lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; a library, an Observation Deck; a partially-covered Sun Deck with chairs and tables, and LEXspa for on-board massages. Our "Open Bridge" policy provides guests and opportunity to meet our Officers and Captain and learn about navigation.
Cabins: All of our cabins face outside with windows, private bathrooms, and climate controls