National Geographic Sea Lion

Former names: MS Sea Lion, Great Rivers Explorer

National Geographic Sea Lion current position

National Geographic Sea Lion current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 24.63216 N / -112.13251 W) cruising en route to ASTORIA. The AIS position was reported 34 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of National Geographic Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Lion current cruise is 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise. Prices start from USD 4120 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 27 Feb, 2024 and ends on 03 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
27 Feb    Departing from Loreto, Baja California Mexico hotels
27 Feb    Guaymas, Sonora Mexico, San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas
28 Feb    Bahia Almejas Mexico, Baja California Sur
28 Feb    Rehusa Channel Mexico, Baja California Sur
28 Feb    Isla Magdalena Mexico, Baja California Sur
29 Feb    Hull Canal Mexico, Baja California Sur
29 Feb - 02 Mar    Bahia Magdalena Mexico, Baja California Sur
03 Mar    Guaymas, Sonora Mexico, San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas
03 Mar    Arriving in Loreto, Baja California Mexico hotels

Specifications of National Geographic Sea Lion

Year of build1982  /  Age: 42
Flag state USA
BuilderNichols Brothers Boat Builders (Freeland, Washington USA)
Speed10 kn / 19 km/h / 12 mph
Length (LOA)46 m / 151 ft
Beam (width)10 m / 33 ft
Gross Tonnage630 gt
Passengers62 - 70
Crew24
Decks3
Cabins31
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2014
Sister-shipsNat Geo Sea Bird
Former namesMS Sea Lion, Great Rivers Explorer
OwnerLindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc
OperatorLindblad National Geographic Cruises

National Geographic Sea Lion Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 28 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4120
2024 Feb 02 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $3940
2024 Feb 07 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4162
2024 Feb 12 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4120
2024 Feb 17 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4204
2024 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3940
2024 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4120
2024 Mar 03 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4120
2024 Mar 08 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3940
2024 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $3940
2024 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4040
2024 Apr 17 14 days, one-way from Seattle to Sitka Seattle $12530
2024 May 01 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $3960
2024 May 06 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $3960
2024 May 11 5 days, one-way from Ketchikan to Juneau Ketchikan $4950
2024 May 16 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $4950
2024 May 21 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $4169
2024 May 26 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $4950
2024 Jun 03 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5000
2024 Jun 04 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5000
2024 Jun 08 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $5103
2024 Jun 09 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5051
2024 Jun 14 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $4950
2024 Jun 19 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5000
2024 Jun 23 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5000
2024 Jun 24 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5051
2024 Jun 28 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $5000
2024 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5000
2024 Jul 04 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $4950
2024 Jul 09 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5000
2024 Jul 13 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5103
2024 Jul 14 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK $5000
2024 Jul 23 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5359
2024 Jul 28 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $5208
2024 Aug 02 5 days, one-way from Ketchikan to Juneau Ketchikan $4950
2024 Aug 07 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $4950
2024 Aug 12 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5104
2024 Aug 17 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $4950
2024 Aug 22 5 days, one-way from Ketchikan to Juneau Ketchikan $4950
2024 Aug 27 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $4950
2024 Sep 01 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $4950
2024 Sep 06 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Sitka Juneau $4950
2024 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Sitka to Vancouver Sitka $12530
2024 Sep 29 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR $6060
2024 Oct 07 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA $6060
2024 Oct 13 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR $6060
2024 Oct 21 6 days, one-way from Clarkston WA to Portland OR Clarkston WA $6060
2025 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3867
2025 Jan 24 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3867
2025 Jan 29 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3867
2025 Feb 03 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4472
2025 Feb 08 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2025 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4472
2025 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2025 Feb 23 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4472
2025 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2025 Mar 05 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3677
2025 Mar 10 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3677
2025 Apr 15 14 days, one-way from Sitka to Vancouver Sitka $10542
2025 Apr 29 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $3962
2025 May 09 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $3962
2025 May 22 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $4002
2025 May 23 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 May 27 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $4002
2025 May 28 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jun 02 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jun 07 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jun 11 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5152
2025 Jun 12 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jun 16 5 days, one-way from Juneau to Ketchikan Juneau $5252
2025 Jun 17 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jun 27 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jul 01 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5372
2025 Jul 02 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jul 07 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jul 11 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5372
2025 Jul 12 5 days, round-trip 5 Night The Glaciers of Prince William Sound Cruise Cordova AK
2025 Jul 21 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5662
2025 Jul 31 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5662
2025 Aug 10 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5662
2025 Aug 20 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5212
2025 Aug 30 5 days, one-way from Sitka to Juneau Sitka $5112
2025 Sep 27 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR $6244
2025 Oct 11 6 days, one-way from Portland OR to Clarkston WA Portland OR $5768
2026 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3867
2026 Jan 25 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $3867
2026 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3867
2026 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2026 Feb 09 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2026 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $4472
2026 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2026 Feb 24 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2026 Mar 01 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $4472
2026 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Loreto $3677
2026 Mar 11 5 days, round-trip 5 Night Wild Baja California Escape The Whales of Magdalena Bay Cruise Guaymas $3677

National Geographic Sea Lion Review

Review of National Geographic Sea Lion

The 1982-built National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship was initially named "Great Rivers Explorer" (until 1989). Until January 2008, the boat was named just "MS Sea Lion".

The vessel (IMO number 8966456) is currently USA-flagged (MMSI 366396000) and registered in Seattle.

History - construction and ownership

The 60-passenger sisterships NatGeo Sea Lion and NatGeo Sea Bird can reach magnificent places that are inaccessible to larger vessels due to their shallow draft (2,7 m) and small size, yet each comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 staterooms. The feeling is compared to that of a private yacht, with all company integral to adventure. Both vessels are ideal for exploration of rarely-seen remote places. Along with the spacious viewing decks, the Nat Geo expedition ships carry exploration innovative tools, including a hydrophone and SplashCam that enable guests to listen and look beneath the waves.

Lindblad National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship

The National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship is owned and operated by Lindblad Expeditions in cooperation with the National Geographic Society (aka NatGeo - a US non-profit institution for science and education). The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables passengers to enjoy an expedition-style small ship travel vacation as active explorers. Lindblad ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

Decks and Cabins

National Geographic Sea Lion has 3 decks (all with cabins) and 31 staterooms, all of which are Outside - with either portholes or picture windows.

The number of cabin grades is 3.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

Nat Geo Sea Lion has one Main Dining Room with unassigned tables. The restaurant offers international cuisine inspired by ports of call. All meals are served in a single seating.

The partnership that Nat Geo has with the Lindblad Expeditions line enables tourists to enjoy an expedition-style small ship vacation as active explorers. Lindblad cruise ships sail unique destinations to explore out-of-the-way inlets, making Zodiac landings and looking for wildlife.

National Geographic Sea Lion ship is equipped with kayaks and Zodiacs, exercise equipment, snorkeling gear, and a wide range of great cameras to record the surrounding wildlife. A photo instructor, a video chronicler, a wellness specialist, and a full-time doctor accompany every voyage. Internet access shipwide and laundry service are also available on board.

Public areas include a dining room; an observation deck; a library; a lounge with a full-service bar and various facilities for slide shows, presentations and films; a sun deck with tables and chairs (partially covered), a LEX spa, gym equipment, and a gift shop.

Lindblad's “Open Bridge” policy allows passengers 24-hour access (depending on weather conditions) to the Wheelhouse/Navigation Bridge to meet and converse with the ship's officers on duty and the Captain.

Itineraries

Nat Geo Sea Lion's itinerary program is based on Alaska cruises from Sitka and Juneau in summer; Columbia and Snake Rivers from Portland Oregon in the fall, and the Sea of Cortez from La Paz (Baja California Mexico) in winter.

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Former names of the ship were Great Rivers Explorer (until Apr 17, 1989) and Sea Lion (until January 2008). The other Nat Geo ("National Geographic") named Lindblad ships are Endeavour, Endeavour 2, Explorer, Islander, Orion, Sea Bird (sistership).

Lindblad Sea Lion ship cruises in Alaska during summer months, Costa Rica and Panama (during winter), and also offers a few fall itineraries on Columbia and Snake rivers in the USA's Pacific Northwest.

As a true expedition cruise ship, National Geographic Sea Lion has specific expedition equipment, including kayaks, Zodiacs, wet suits, snorkeling gear, hydrophone, underwater camera. Traditionally, on all Lindblad cruises, on the ship, there are an expedition leader and expedition experts in different fields (naturalist, historian, National Geographic-trained photographer) benefiting one of the best adventure cruising experience at sea.

NAT GEO Sea Lion has installed Fleet Xpress - fast Internet connectivity provided by Inmarsat (owner and operator of a global satellite network). Fleet Xpress is fully integrated with the boat's phone system (PABX) and comm platforms.

Nat Geo Sea Lion has max draft 2,7 m (8 ft) and a diesel engine-based powerplant with total output 1206 kW. The vessel (yard/hull number S63) was constructed by Nichols Bros Boat Builders in Freeland (WA USA).