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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
Explore the Inside Passage, coastal British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii on this two week cruise onboard the Sea Lion. Enjoy visits to Glacier Bay National Park, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Misty Fjords, and Tracy Arm. View the pristine wilderness of this region and search for wildlife.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, Canada, North America, Pacific Northwest, United States, Alert Bay, Ford's Terror, Glacier Bay National Park, Haida Gwaii National Reserve, Johnstone Strait, Juneau, Masset, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Petersburg, San Juan Islands, Seattle, Sitka, Tracy Arm
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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
Join a comprehensive 15-day photo expedition exploring both the Pacific side of Baja California and the islands in the Sea of Cortez. Venture into the gray whale lagoons for up-close encounters, and then spend ample time exploring the Sea of Cortez and all its marine mammals.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Mexico, Bahia Magdalena, Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Los Islotes, Isla Santa Catalina, La Paz, Laguna San Ignacio, Los Cabos, Puerto San Carlos
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Scenic Landscape
$4,750
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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
Each 7-day sailing along the Columbia and Snake Rivers is crafted to offer a panoramic experience of the region's history, harvests, and landscapes. Expect daily discoveries and up-close encounters with the beauty and richness of the region.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Places: Astoria, Clarkston, Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Portland, The Dalles
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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
Voyage through the Panama Canal, a marvel of historical engineering, and gain special access to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Canal Zone. Discover pure wildness — snorkel an undersea paradise, and spot monkeys and sloths in the rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama on this 8-day coastal expedition.
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Barro Colorado, Colon, Gulf of Dulce, Gulf of Panama Islets, Isla Coiba, Los Suenos (Herradura), Manuel Antonio, Panama Canal, Panama City, San Jose
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Brown Bear sow with cubs fishing for pink salmon.
$5,890
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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
See the iconic wildlife—whales, bears and eagles—amid secluded coves and towering forests. Explore massive glaciers, kayak scenic coastlines, and see the hidden wonders of Alaska. This 8-day voyage is crafted to offer you the most in-depth experience of Alaska possible.
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Frederick Sound, Glacier Bay National Park, Icy Strait, Inian Islands, Juneau, Petersburg, Sitka, Tracy Arm
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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
Explore the pristine wilderness of Costa Rica and Panama, venture through the historic Canal, and then add an exploration of an inland rain forest to your coastal expedition. Spend three days in Monteverde’s cloud forest, a rarified, mountain rain forest strung with suspension bridges.
Activities: Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Colon, Gulf of Dulce, Gulf of Panama Islets, Isla Coiba, Los Suenos (Herradura), Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Panama Canal, Panama City, San Jose
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Toucan relaxing in the tree
$10,680
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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
An extraordinary, holistic expedition - experience all the wildness and beauty of Costa Rica and Panama on a sweeping 15-day adventure through the canal, along the coasts, and inland to a mist-shrouded cloud forest, volcano, lake, and a car-free, jungle village.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arenal, Barro Colorado, Colon, Golfo Dulce, Isla Coiba, Los Suenos (Herradura), Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, San Jose, Tortuguero
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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
Explore the Sea of Cortez in springtime, among the best times and places in the world to see a great variety of whales, plus dolphins in abundance. Follow the seasonal movements of migrating birds and feeding whales for excellent wildlife sightings. Hike forests of giant cacti, snorkel with sea lions & discover rare wildlife among desert islands.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Mexico, Isla Espiritu Santo, Isla Los Islotes, Isla Rasa, Isla San Esteban, Isla San Marcos, Isla Santa Catalina, La Paz
Cruise Details
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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