Alaska, Panama, Costa Rica & Mexico
Our 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, 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, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.
Room types on the Sea Lion
Every cabin has individual temperature controls, space to store luggage, and one or two closets plus drawers under the beds.
Main deck cabins feature two lower single beds, a window and a writing desk.
Bridge and upper deck cabins have a window and two lower single beds. Cabin doors open to the outside.
The two bridge deck cabins each feature a pair of windows and two lower single beds, plus a small table and two chairs. Upper deck cabins feature two windows, two lower single beds that can convert to a double bed and a pullout single bed for a third person. Cabin doors open to the outside.