Our Ships in California

Our expedition ships ideally suited to exploring California

Equipped for comfort and active exploration

The NEW 50-cabin  National Geographic Venture comfortably accommodates 100 guests and with a shallow draft depth, allowing us to navigate the inner reaches and provide the same intimate experiences of the charismatic regions we explore. Her twin expedition craft landing platforms allow us to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure we maximize our time off the ship exploring. Designed with decades of expedition experience in the region, the vessel also features open decks, generous windows, and specialty tools for exploration—all which bring you closer in to these pristine wilds.

A commanding view

A common constraint with wildlife viewing on a ship’s bow is that the anchoring gear takes up space and a single level allows only one row of guests to enjoy clean sightlines. Venture’s bow has been uniquely designed with the anchoring gear separated from guest space by a tiered viewing system—this enables multiple rows of guests to line the bow with unobstructed views so you won’t miss a thing. Two stairways on either side of the bow lead to an expansive observation deck one level up for a unique perspective. Or pull up a settee on the Bridge’s designated forward standing area and linger comfortably while wildlife-watching with your naturalists as you enjoy the vantage point that a ship’s bridge provides.