Back by popular demand, this wildlife extravaganza is sure to please. Last time, the women of Olivia saw about 50 whales, hundreds of dolphins and other sea life! This is an up-close-and-personal adventure on a Lindblad/National Geographic ship, complete with naturalists who delight in informing and educating you about the areas we visit.
Make new friends and explore this natural paradise with the women of Olivia on this one-of-a-kind expedition. The “locals” include magnificent frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, pelicans, great blue herons, and many other fascinating creatures. During the day, the ship will anchor and you’ll have opportunities to go in search of whales and dolphins, or to snorkel among sea lions, king angelfish, butterfly fish, damselfish and parrotfish. Hike with knowledgeable guides, learning the history of the peoples who once inhabited the area. Walk among huge cacti, stroll along the sand, swim, kayak, or just relax on the beach or deck.
We'll explore the land and sea, meeting a myriad of unique and curious creatures who call this area home. Scan the skies for frigates wheeling and courting, take a dip with doe-eyed sea lion pups and watch for blue-footed boobies. Grab your camera to capture curious whales surfacing alongside your Zodiac, spend the afternoon snorkeling with parrotfish, or join a naturalist-led hike. Take in an amazing sunset, or snorkel with sea lions for an experience you’ll remember forever. In the evening, back on board, listen to naturalists talk about the area and share stories with your new Olivia friends. You can do as much or as little as you like on this trip of a lifetime! And best of all, you’ll do it in the company of women like you!
Your ship, the Lindblad National Geographic Sea Bird, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to her small size, which means you get to experience more!
The ship is set up as a true expedition ship, with all the equipment you’d expect, including a bow camera, hydrophone, kayaks, snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope and Zodiac landing craft. The Sea Bird features a library; lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; an observation deck; a partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables and LEXspa. All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities, and climate controls; some also feature doors that open directly onto the deck. The feeling is similar to that of a private yacht. The rooms contain all the basic amenities, and while they are simply appointed, they are a comfortable place to lay your head at the end of a day filled with friends and exploration!