National Geographic Venture

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

Overview

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 4th ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied PNW shipyard. In the 1970s, Nichols Brothers built the twin ships National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion, which continue to sail the waters of the west coast of North America and Central America.

 

National Geographic Venture, like much of the wildlife she follows, is migratory. She follows the seasons from Alaska, along the coast of British Columbia, through California’s Channel Islands National Park, and along the Baja California coast and into Mexico’s Gulf of California. In each region, her design innovations were informed by 50+ years of expedition expertise to ensure extraordinary discoveries. Larger than her sibling twin ships, National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Venture has the same shallow draft, enabling her to nimbly navigate the same inner reaches and provide the same intimate, ‘insider’ experiences of the charismatic regions we explore.

 

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.

(9) National Geographic Venture Itineraries

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

Baja California

California Coast

A Southern Migration: From the Channel Islands to Baja California

Duration

12 days
Dec

From

$7,580

Prices are per person

Highlights

Baja California

California Coast

A Southern Migration: From the Channel Islands to Baja California

Duration

12 days
Dec

From

$7,580

Top Highlights

  • Discover the incredible biodiversity of Channel Islands National Park, home to over 2,000 species including 145 endemics
  • Go behind the scenes and enjoy a private lunch at a boutique vineyard in the world-renowned Valle de Guadalupe
  • Explore the waters and experience the wildlife of peninsular Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve

Baja California

Baja California Holiday Voyage: A Living Sea and Desert Isles

Duration

8 days
Dec

From

$6,980

Prices are per person

Highlights

Baja California

Baja California Holiday Voyage: A Living Sea and Desert Isles

Duration

8 days
Dec

From

$6,980

Top Highlights

  • Spend your holiday season in search of large pods of dolphins, blue and humpback whales, and other marine mammals including sea lions and leaping mobula rays
  • Explore the sculpted desert shoreline by kayak, hike uninhabited beaches, and snorkel among fish and acrobatic sea lions
  • Take in the stunning hues of a Baja California sunset at a festive, holiday-themed beach barbecue

Baja California

Baja California: A Remarkable Journey

Duration

15 days
  1. Mar
  2. Apr

From

$10,610

Prices are per person

Highlights

Baja California

Baja California: A Remarkable Journey

Duration

15 days
  1. Mar
  2. Apr

From

$10,610

Top Highlights

  • Experience pristine desert landscapes and abundant wildlife
  • Board local pangas to get up-close views of gray whale mothers and their growing calves as they prepare for their journey back to Arctic feeding grounds
  • Kayak clear blue waters to search for wildlife, including magnificent frigatebirds, and investigate the intricacies of the shoreline

Baja California

Baja California: Among the Great Whales

Duration

8 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar

From

$6,500

Prices are per person

Highlights

Baja California

Baja California: Among the Great Whales

Duration

8 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar

From

$6,500

Top Highlights

  • Board local pangas to encounter California gray whales and their newborn calves up close in lagoons, and witness breaching humpbacks from the bow of our ship, or on Zodiac excursions
  • Hike desert islands and sculpted sand dunes, and look for a variety of wildlife
  • Snorkel with sea lions (conditions permitting) and search for superpods of dolphins amid the pristine coral reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park

Alaska

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Duration

8 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug
  5. Sep

From

$5,723

Prices are per person

Highlights

Alaska

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Duration

8 days
  1. May
  2. Jun
  3. Jul
  4. Aug
  5. Sep

From

$5,723

Top Highlights

  • Hike through lush forests and muskegs, kayak into secluded inlets, and cruise by Zodiac among electric blue icebergs and curious wildlife
  • By special permit, spend a full day exploring Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
  • If schedules permit, our conservation partners from the Alaska Whale Foundation will come aboard to meet with us and speak about the local whale population

Pacific Northwest

Canada

Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

Duration

8 days
  1. Sep
  2. Oct

From

$5,230

Prices are per person

Highlights

Pacific Northwest

Canada

Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

Duration

8 days
  1. Sep
  2. Oct

From

$5,230

Top Highlights

  • 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

Alaska

Canada

Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

Duration

14 days
  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Sep

From

$8,032

Prices are per person

Highlights

Alaska

Canada

Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Columbia

Duration

14 days
  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Sep

From

$8,032

Top Highlights

  • Hike the San Juan Islands, and cruise where killer whales reliably gather each year to hunt among the numerous uninhabited isles’ remote inlets and bays
  • By special permit, sail into Glacier Bay National Park and pass a full day taking in the grand scale of the mountains, fjords, and active glaciers
  • Stroll through the 100-year-old fishing town of Petersburg and learn about its Norwegian heritage

Alaska

Canada

New Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear

Duration

8 days
Sep

From

$5,730

Prices are per person

Highlights

Alaska

Canada

New Voyage to Great Bear Rainforest: Native Culture & Wildlife in the Land of the Spirit Bear

Duration

8 days
Sep

From

$5,730

Top Highlights

  • Take kayaks and Zodiacs deep into verdant fjords and wildlife-rich shores in search bears, golden eagles, pods of orca whales, and more.
  • Journey into the most pristine, beautiful forests in the region, inaccessible by road and managed by First Nations people.
  • Learn the human history of the region from our cultural interpreter and on visits to fascinating First Nations museums.

California Coast

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Duration

5 days
  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

From

$2,776

Prices are per person

Highlights

California Coast

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Duration

5 days
  1. Apr
  2. May
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

From

$2,776

Top Highlights

  • Discover the islands by walking miles of trails, paddling crystal-clear waters by kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or exploring by Zodiac
  • Hike in a Torrey Pine grove, one of only two on Earth, and enjoy a picnic lunch with sweeping views of the natural harbor
  • Watch for iconic animals such as the American bison, bald eagles, and the Channel Island fox

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