The Ship

Expedition ships ideally suited to exploring the Pacific Northwest

Our 62-guest expedition ships offer the perfect vantage for taking in the spectacular beauty of a Snake River and Columbia River tour. Experience all that the region has to offer on a Pacific Northwest cruise. With a shallow draft she can go where larger ships cannot, passing through the system of eight locks and sailing 450 miles upriver. 

Newly Redesigned cabins
Both National Geographic Sea Bird  have been transformed. The lounge and bar, center of onboard life, have been handsomely re-styled and renovated to accommodate the expedition community. The refreshed dining room is now doubly welcoming. And every cabin in every category has been outfitted with fresh cherry veneer and our signature bed lines. From the sleekly framed photos on the walls, to the fresh paint, carpets and polished brass, each ship sets new standard for expedition hospitality and comfort. 

National Geographic Sea Lion
The twin sister ship to National Geographic Sea BirdNational Geographic Sea Lion is an identical expedition ship also accommodating 62-guests in 31 outside cabins. She has been compared by Andrew Evans as the '"closest thing" to Cousteau’s Calypso he’s ever had the pleasure to be on.

National Geographic Quest
National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built twin expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing with the luxury of supreme comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration make Quest the ideal platform for sailing in the remote areas of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

National Geographic Venture
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.