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National Geographic Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Lion, like her twin ship, National Geographic Sea Bird, is a tried and true expedition ship that plies the waters from Alaska, to the Columbia and Snake Rivers, to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez and to Costa Rica and Panama. With a shallow draft and small size, she can easily reach places inaccessible to larger ships. She can venture into fast-moving channels where whales come to feed, transit a series of locks in the Pacific Northwest, nose up to waterfalls in secluded coves, and sail into protected anchorages in small bays perfect for snorkeling and kayaking.

Sea Lion accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Her inviting public spaces foster a sense of shipboard life where everyone is integral to the adventure, engendering a sense of expedition community. National Geographic writer Andrew Evans called the vessel the “closest thing to Cousteau’s Calypso” he’s ever had the pleasure to be on.

Activities on National Geographic Sea Lion

The lounge, located forward on the main deck, is the heart of our expedition community, where we hold cocktail hour and Recap each evening. It’s also where you’ll gather for lectures, photography talks, and guest speaker presentations. There’s a small reference library and board games and cards are also available.

Dining / Food on National Geographic Sea Lion

Food served aboard is fresh, local and delicious, and sourced from suppliers who share our values of sustainable use whenever possible. Meals aboard are almost always served in the dining room, located aft of the main deck. When weather conditions allow, some meals are served on the sundeck. There is no assigned seating and our dining room accommodates the entire expedition community in a single seating. During meals your expedition leader, naturalists, and any guest speakers aboard will join you.

Entertainment on National Geographic Sea Lion

The bar is typically open from 11 a.m. until one hour after lunch begins and from 5 p.m. until closing. A variety of beverages are available for purchase including wine by the glass or bottle, cocktails, specialty drinks, and spirits. There is also a 24-hour self-service beverage station with coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer, water, ice, and snacks. The drinking age aboard the ship is 21.

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