The National Geographic Sea Lion and her sister ship the National Geographic Sea Bird are designed to navigate narrow inlets and wildlife-rich passageways inaccessible to larger ships, while comfortably accommodating 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. Along with spacious viewing decks, these nimble vessels carry innovative exploration tools, including a SplashCam and a hydrophone that enable us to look and listen beneath the waves.
Public areas include a lounge with a full-service bar and facilities for film, slide shows, and presentations; a dining room; a library; an observation deck; a partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables, a gift shop, and a spa. All meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling.
The ships are equipped with Zodiacs and kayaks, snorkeling gear, exercise equipment, and a wide range of cameras to record our the surrounding wildlife. A full-time doctor, a photo instructor, a video chronicler, and a wellness specialist accompany every voyage; and Internet access and laundry service are available on board.