National Geographic Sea Lion 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's 31 outside cabins feature ocean views, private facilities and climate controls. Designed with expedition in mind, each offers ample drawer space in the desk and beneath the bed(s) so you can store any luggage you may have.


Food & Drink

Sea Lion's dining room is where all meals are served. Organised in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling, meals become a great time to make new friends a strike conversation with naturalists and experts.


Life on Board

Sea Lion has a small yet adequate range of entertainment facilities. With everything focused on expedition and discovery, these public areas are there for you to take a break between the excitement of exploring.

Life on Board


Get a feel for life onboard the National Geographic Sea Lion by browsing through the image gallery. Click on any of the images above to get started.

National Geographic Sea Lion Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Sea Lion. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans National Geographic Sea Lion

Browse National Geographic Sea Lion's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

National Geographic Sea Lion Deckplans

The Lindblad Expeditions Fleet

Our cruise ship fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot. This allows us to offer authentic, up-close experiences in the planet's wild, remote places and capitals of culture. More than comfortable as your base for exploring, our National Geographic luxury cruise ships are outfitted with cool tools that enable a genuine connection with the places we visit and offer inviting private accommodations, and gracious public spaces for our expedition community to gather.

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