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The Sea Bird & Sea Lion Sea Lion Dining Room Guests exercising on the deck of the Sea Bird & Sea Lion. Sea Bird & Sea Lion's luxurious meals in the dining room. Sea Bird and Sea Lion Guests viewing off the bow of the Sea Bird & Sea Lion. Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
Night time in Alaska
$10,900
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A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • Encounter & observe varied wildlife
  • Sail into deep fjords & channels
  • Kayak in Misty Fjord's backwaters
  • Visit Haida Gwaii
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day adventure between Sitka, Alaska and Seattle, Washington, exploring three of the most appealing wild regions in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska’s Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii. Sail into mist-shrouded fjords and past crashing glaciers, see brown …
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Dolphins race through the water in Baja.
$10,900
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Baja California: A Remarkable Journey

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • See gray, sperm, blue & fin whales
  • Hike islands of the Sea of Cortez
  • Snorkel among playful sea lions
  • Learn photo techniques from experts
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Your 15-day Remarkable Journey offers the most comprehensive Baja California and the Sea of Cortez experience available. This is a true expedition, which means that your captain plans day-by-day movements and itinerary according to the conditions that best offer sightings and up-close encounters …
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Scenic Landscape
$4,890
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes

7 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • Bike or walk along the river
  • Zodiak or kayak the Palouse River
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
  • Explore the Lewis & Clark Refuge
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers on this 7-day river cruise. Zodiac and kayak along the Palouse River, travel through beautiful Hells Canyon, and visit Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. This relaxed cruise is the perfect Pacific Northwest getaway and a great introduction to the beautiful region.
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Horseback riding through Playa Caletas.
$6,390
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Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • Explore far from inhabited places
  • Transit the Panama Canal
  • Kayak cool azure waters
  • Snorkel a vibrant coral reef
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join this 8-dayexpedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, a singular experience of diverse nature and jungle wildlife coupled with an in-depth crossing of the Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering. A knowledgeable, engaging staff caters to your daily interests and provides insight, all while …
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Brown Bear sow with cubs fishing for pink salmon.
$5,890
Save $410
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • View orca & humpback whales
  • Cruise glacially carved fjords
  • See glaciers calving
  • Hike & kayak the Inian Islands
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Arrive in Juneau, Alaska and embark the Sea Lion for an 8-day exploration of coastal Alaska. This itinerary brings ample wildlife viewing opportunities including humpback whales, Steller sea lions, bald eagles, and more. Explore remote waterways by Zodiac or kayak for unparalleled views of the …
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Kayaking
$8,140
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Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • Venture deep into the rainforest
  • Sail the Panama Canal
  • Kayak, hike, swim, and snorkel
  • Explore Monteverde cloud forest
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the pristine wilderness of Costa Rica and Panama on this 11-day tour. Spend three days in Monteverde’s cloud forest, a rarefied mountain rain forest strung with suspension bridges, before embarking the Sea Lion. On your ship, venture into coastal rainforests and jungle areas and …
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Toucan relaxing in the tree
$10,680
Save $450
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Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • See Pacific & Caribbean Costa Rica
  • Transit the Panama Canal
  • Kayak, snorkel, swim, and hike
  • Hike in mist-shrouded Monteverde
  • Relax in hot springs near Arenal
  • Tour remote, car-less Tortuguero
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Pacific and Caribbean sides of Costa Rica, inland rainforests, mountains, and see wonderful wildlife on this 15-day journey on the Sea Lion. Transit the Panama Canal, with an exclusive visit to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Barro Colorado Island. Kayak, snorkel, swim, …
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Getting close to the whales
$5,990
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Whales & Wilderness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Lion
  • Search for dolphins and whales
  • Explore by kayak and snorkel
  • Visit historic Santa Rosalia
  • Experience a voyage of discovery
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Springtime in the Sea of Cortez is among the best times and places to see a great variety of whales: humpback, sperm, fin, Bryde’s, and blue whales. Plus, you can expect large aggregations of dolphins. On this 8-day voyage on the Sea Bird, sail the Sea of Cortez and explore its many islands, …
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2016
EmbarksDays 
Dec 0315Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Dec 038Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 0711Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Dec 108Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 1715Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Dec 178Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 2111Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Dec 248Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Dec 3115Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Dec 318Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
2017
EmbarksDays 
Jan 0411Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Jan 078Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 148Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 1415Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Jan 1811Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Jan 218Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 288Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Jan 2815Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Feb 0111Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Feb 048Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 118Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 1115Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Feb 1511Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Feb 188Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 258Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Feb 2515Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Mar 0111Monteverde + Costa Rica and Panama
Mar 048Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Mar 118Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Mar 1115Panama to Costa Rica: Monteverde, Arenal, and Tortuguero
Mar 2715Baja California: A Remarkable Journey
Apr 108Whales & Wilderness: Spring in the Sea of Cortez
Apr 3015A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
May 148Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
May 218Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
May 288Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 048Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 118Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 188Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jun 258Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 028Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 098Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 168Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Jul 238Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 138Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 208Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Aug 278Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Sep 0315A Remarkable Journey to Alaska, British Columbia & Haida Gwaii
Sep 197Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Oct 017Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Oct 077Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Oct 137Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Oct 197Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes
Passengers: 62
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The Sea Lion, sister ship of the Sea Bird, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to their small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Cruise remote regions of Alaska, Mexico's Baja, Northwest Pacific and more. The feeling, we’re told, is often compared to that of a large private yacht, with everyone integral to the adventure.

Accessibility means freedom. These captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions you'll explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all yours. Thanks to a 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 into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune.

Your seasoned crew will consist of expert Zodiac drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and field expertise are sure to enhance your experience.

In addition, the ship features a library, lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and lectures, an Observation Deck, and partially covered Sun Deck with chairs and tables. The "Open Bridge" policy also allows you to meet Officers.

Meals are served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style. Menu emphasizes local flair.

All cabins face outside with windows, private facilities, and climate controls.
Cat 1
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
Cat 1 Single
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabin.
Cat 2
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabins.
Cat 2 Single
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 3 Cabins.
Cat 3
Bridge Deck cabins #105, 106 and Upper Deck cabins #214, 216, 217, 219. These cabins feature a seating unit with table, outside access and two large windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen
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Sea Lion Savings - Book by December 31 and receive FREE one-way flights between Seattle and Alaska, a savings of $410
2017 : May 14, 21, 28; Jun 4
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Sea Lion Savings - Book by December 31 and receive $450 in air credit.
2017 : Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11
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