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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Loreto
  • Day 2
    Bahia Magdalena
  • Day 3
    San Ignacio Lagoon
  • Day 4
    San Ignacio Lagoon
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 7
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 8
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 9
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 10
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 11
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 12
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 13
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 14
    Sea of Cortez
  • Day 15
    Loreto

National Geographic Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Lion - Lindblad Expeditions

Pros

Nat Geo-certified photo experts and naturalists are always on hand

Cons

The ship is small, and as such, there are very few public spaces

Bottom Line

A casual ambiance and flexible itineraries give the true feeling of an expedition


Cruise Reviews

The whale watching was amazing but we only went out 2 hours a day? We came to see whales, I expected to go out morning and afternoon. We were on a boat which was brought back 30 minutes earlier than the others. Why? There was a lot of ... Read More
The whale watching was amazing but we only went out 2 hours a day? We came to see whales, I expected to go out morning and afternoon. We were on a boat which was brought back 30 minutes earlier than the others. Why? There was a lot of down time. I thought we would be going out more than once a day to look at the whales. I was expecting more time out on the water. I would have liked more lectures. The few we had were short and disorganized. The food was awful. This was our first experience with Lindblad and the other passengers said this was the worst food they had ever had. We would have been better off if they had been served sandwiches. Even the scrambled eggs were cold. The staff was very nice and friendly. Especially Jonathan. He made an effort to learn everyones name and was very professional and efficient.. The ship was adequate. I wasn't expecting much, again I went to see whales. The cabins were small. We had one of the larger cabins most of the cabins had small bunks. There was a maid service daily. There was nothing to do on board. It was a long way to go and expensive. I was disappointed. Based on this experience I would be reluctant to book a future trip. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I chose this cruise because I have traveled with NG/Lindblad before and wanted to see Costa Rica with this group of naturalists etc. The timing was right for my daughter and I to travel together. we were looking forward to seeing the ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I have traveled with NG/Lindblad before and wanted to see Costa Rica with this group of naturalists etc. The timing was right for my daughter and I to travel together. we were looking forward to seeing the wildlife primarily. Unfortunately, the brochure which specifically promotes seeing sloths in the wild was a total misrepresentation. I was told by the naturalists that sloths are not in the areas that we were visiting on this itinerary! A public relations move according to the staff, not accurate. We were also not going to see the Toucans, which were on the front of the brochure! Very disappointing. We did see some monkeys, iguana, birds, etc but one of the reasons we chose this itinerary was for the sloths specifically. The staff aboard and the naturalists were amazing, helpful and knowledgeable. The activities were geared to a cross section of interests and the naturalists on the hikes did a great job teaching us about the biodiversity of the region, Good communication by everyone. Dining area was clean and the staff was very accommodating. Food was average, nothing spectacular. Clean and quiet cabins with lovely fellow travelers. We did have one woman on the trip who had suffered a stroke a year prior which left her with a disability (right sided weakness.) She went on a difficult hike and had to be personally, PHYSICALLY assisted by the naturalist to manage the trail. This became an issue for the rest of the group as we were all slowing down to wait and assist, I even physically helped her to urinate on the side of the trail as she insisted it was an emergency.... She clearly did not have a realistic view of her physical limitations...and also went on the horseback riding excursion! Due to her disability this was very unsafe again, she ended up having to be removed from the horse and be "retrieved" by support staff coming out to our location and loading her in a vehicle. Again, this was a time consuming and concerning event for the rest of us. I suggest you devise someway to assess for the participators actual ability to participate as it effects the other paid travelers experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
National Geographic/Lindblad put together an amazing cruise of the Inside Passage of Alaska from Sitka to Juneau. The logistics were well done, and the pre-cruise tour of Sitka was very good, especially the Raptor center and the Totem ... Read More
National Geographic/Lindblad put together an amazing cruise of the Inside Passage of Alaska from Sitka to Juneau. The logistics were well done, and the pre-cruise tour of Sitka was very good, especially the Raptor center and the Totem Trail. By far the best thing about a Nat Geo/Lindblad cruise is the outstanding staff. The naturalists are very knowledgeable and easy to talk to, it is amazing to have National Geographic professional photographers going out with you to explore and give tips on taking photos, and the dining room staff are very friendly and give excellent service. There are excellent lectures on the wildlife and region by the staff and guest lecturers in the evening, though they tend to be too long after big days. The rooms are small but sufficient. The zodiak trips, hikes and kayaking opportunities seeing whales breach, Orcas swimming right near the ship, and the cute sea otters make it a trip of a lifetime. Being a small group, there is a good opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world. Simply outstanding! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
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