Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Sea Bird can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. It has more of a large private yacht feel to it with everyone integral to the adventure. Accessibility means freedom.
The captains have decades of sailing experience and they know when and where to navigate so that you do not meet hoards of other boats. Their sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks mean you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment's notice. The expedition staff will be on constant marine watch and like nothing better than directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.
The ship features a library; a lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; an observation deck; partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables. Kayaks, snorkeling gear and wet-suits are also provided. The "Open Bridge" policy provides guests an opportunity to meet the officers and captain. Meals are served in the dining room at set times with an informal atmosphere and the menu concentrates on local cuisine.