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A aerial view of the ship National Geographic Quest in British Columbia, Canada
A aerial view of the ship National Geographic Quest in British Columbia, Canada
ExpeditionsExploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

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Two Bald Eagles in the morning light, Alaska
  • Explore remote islands by kayak or on foot, watching for sea lions, river otters, bald eagles, and white-sided dolphins

  • Glide into the sheltered waters of Desolation Sound, discovering its natural beauty by Zodiac, kayak, or paddleboard

  • Visit a cultural center in Alert Bay to see a collection of potlatch masks created by the Kwakwaka’wakw people

  • Search for humpbacks and orcas, and learn about local populations from a researcher for the Center for Whale Research

  • Explore charming Victoria—stroll through the streets and private gardens, bike along the waterfront, or join an architecture tour

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Ship National Geographic Venture

National Geographic Venture

Guests

100

Cabins

50

American-flagged, she and her sister National Geographic Quest are ideal for discovering domestic waters

Following the build of National Geographic Quest at Nichols Brothers shipyard, her sister ship, the 100-guest National Geographic Venture, floated into the bay on Whidbey Island, becoming the fourth ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied Pacific Northwest shipyard. Like her sister ship National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture has dual boarding platforms, enabling our team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off ship quickly, to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time. Modern, cleaned-lined, with large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views, National Geographic Venture enables you to see, do and experience the best of her geographies.

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Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.

Captain Andrew Cook with guests and Staff on the Bridge of National Geographic Venture, Baja California, Mexico

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Canada: Voyages from Coast to Coast

Wild Pacific Coast 2023-24


Discover the pristine wilderness, First Nations history, and seaside communities of the Pacific Northwest. Trace the coast from Seattle to British Columbia to explore isolated coves and archipelagos by kayak and Zodiac, and venture ashore to hike through misty forests. From the lush San Juan Islands to the Gulf Islands to Vancouver, watch for orcas, sea lions, and bald eagles; visit picturesque coastal towns; and learn about the native cultures that call this region home.

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$5,560

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duration
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duration
8 Days
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Canada: Voyages from Coast to Coast

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