4-Night Trip on National Geographic Quest

Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park

Base Camp Channel Islands

Experience the wilder side of California

Welcome to a new kind of getaway
We’ve teamed up with exhale to create a 5-day Wildness + Wellness adventure in the remote and remarkable Channel Islands. Board the National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird or National Geographic Venture, your floating base camp, in Los Angeles, and head for three of the five wildlife-rich islands which make up Channel Islands National Park, plus Catalina Island. Here, you'll actively explore unmarred landscapes, revel in pure nature, and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul with exhale's award-winning wellbeing programs. 

Escape the ordinary with revitalizing opportunities:

  • Exult in the pristine beauty of the islands and roam free in wide-open spaces
  • Take a leisurely trail walk with a naturalist, looking out for the astonishing number of endemic flora & fauna
  • Explore fascinating sea caves by kayak or paddleboard 
  • Find your center with daily guided exhale meditation sessions
  • Challenge body and mind with exhale fitness classes including Core Fusion Bootcamp, Barre + Cardio, & restorative Chill Yoga
  • Stroll white-sand beaches or spend time exploring bustling tide pools
  • Take in panoramic views & spectacular landscapes on exhale mindfulness hikes + post-hike assisted stretching sessions
  • Enjoy a sunset cocktail party on deck, then end the day with stargazing

Almost every national park in the U.S. is easy to get to, but the Channel Islands are separated from the mainland by miles of ocean. What we offer you is unique and effortless access—to wild beauty and pristine nature— for 5 days/4 nights, using our ship as a base camp. 

And you can freely roam. Our ship is akin to a safari camp in Africa—comfortable, in the heart of things, yet mobile. Everything you want is aboard—paddleboards, kayaks and Zodiacs, a welcoming crew, smart naturalists, a wellness specialist, exhale fitness instructors, and even a Lindblad/National Geographic photo instructor to help you up your photo game and capture all the unbelievable ops.

Expect the unexpected
Our itinerary is a plan, but flexibility and spontaneity are a big part of it. Our ace spotters are always 'on it,' and if they sight a blue whale, they'll let you know—so you won’t miss a thing nature has to offer. If conditions cancel one option, a landing for example, our nimble team will have another. They might surprise you with a BBQ on deck or a dance party under stars. Your Base Camp getaway might be compact, but it's a genuine expedition, so there's always room for magic. And choice—enjoy your getaway your way.

Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • National Parks and Preserves
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
4 Nights Starting At
April 24, 2023 through April 28, 2023
Book by:
April 20, 2023 7:00 PM
Main Deck
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands, Channel Islands National Park
Day 3
Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park
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Dates & prices
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Offers
Inside Outside Balcony Suite
April 24, 2023

to April 28, 2023

4 Nights from $3,360.00 (USD) Per Person
Main Deck
April 20, 2023 7:00 PM
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April 28, 2023

to May 02, 2023

4 Nights from $3,360.00 (USD) Per Person
Main Deck
April 24, 2023 7:00 PM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
April 23, 2024

to April 27, 2024

4 Nights from $3,470.00 (USD) Per Person
Main Deck
April 19, 2024 7:00 PM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
April 27, 2024

to May 01, 2024

4 Nights from $3,470.00 (USD) Per Person
Main Deck
April 23, 2024 7:00 PM
N/A
N/A
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N/A
Additional
Offers
April 24, 2023

April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

May 02, 2023

April 23, 2024

April 27, 2024

April 27, 2024

May 01, 2024

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Balcony N/A N/A N/A N/A
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About National Geographic Quest

Ship Overview
National Geographic Quest
When she rolled out of Nichols Brothers shipyard and into the bay on Whidbey Island, the 100-guest National Geographic Quest became the third ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied Pacific Northwest 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 Quest was purpose-built to explore the fast-moving channels and narrow straits of Alaska, along the coast of Costa Rica, and into the gray whale nursery lagoons of Baja, her design and engineering informed by our nearly 40 years of experience in these regions. Her twin boarding platforms, for example, were suggested by a veteran staffer. Enabling our team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off the ship quickly to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time.

Larger than her siblings Sea Bird and Sea Lion, Quest has the same shallow draft, allowing her captain to navigate the same inner reaches and provide the same intimate, "insider" experiences in these charismatic regions. Modern cleaned-lined, with large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views, National Geographic Quest enables you to see, do, and experience the best of her geographies.
Ship Details
Year Built
2017
Ship Length
238 ft
Ship Beam
44 ft
Cruising Speed
12 knots
Total Capacity
100
Crew Size
49
Balcony Rooms
22
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Cabin Categories
05 Category 5 $6,050.00 USD
04 Category 4 $5,400.00 USD
03 Category 3 $4,880.00 USD
02 Category 2 $4,220.00 USD
01 Category 1 $3,360.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available
Cabin Descriptions

Cabin code: 01
Main Deck #301-306 with portholes

Cabin code: 02
Bridge Deck #100-104; Upper Deck #200-212, 215 - These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window.

Cabin code: 03
Upper Deck #201-206 with a large view window

Cabin code: 04
Upper Deck #207-229 with a large view window and small, private balcony

Cabin code: 05
Observation Deck #101-108 suites with large view windows

What's Included

Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to Egyptologists and ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry. Gratuities to Egyptologists and ship’s crew at your discretion.

Airfare: For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are based on 2007 fares and are subject to change. We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements.

Note: Complete pre-journey information, including suggestions on what to bring and recommended reading, will be sent after your reservation is confirmed 4-6 months prior to departure.

Ship Overview
Ship Overview
National Geographic Quest
When she rolled out of Nichols Brothers shipyard and into the bay on Whidbey Island, the 100-guest National Geographic Quest became the third ship in the Lindblad fleet built at this storied Pacific Northwest 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 Quest was purpose-built to explore the fast-moving channels and narrow straits of Alaska, along the coast of Costa Rica, and into the gray whale nursery lagoons of Baja, her design and engineering informed by our nearly 40 years of experience in these regions. Her twin boarding platforms, for example, were suggested by a veteran staffer. Enabling our team to load two Zodiacs at once means guests get off the ship quickly to take advantage of wildlife sightings and maximize exploring time.

Larger than her siblings Sea Bird and Sea Lion, Quest has the same shallow draft, allowing her captain to navigate the same inner reaches and provide the same intimate, "insider" experiences in these charismatic regions. Modern cleaned-lined, with large expanses of glass to keep you connected to the extraordinary views, National Geographic Quest enables you to see, do, and experience the best of her geographies.
Ship Details
Year Built
2017
Ship Length
238 ft
Ship Beam
44 ft
Cruising Speed
12 knots
Total Capacity
100
Crew Size
49
Balcony Rooms
22
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Cabin Categories
05 Category 5 $6,050.00 USD
04 Category 4 $5,400.00 USD
03 Category 3 $4,880.00 USD
02 Category 2 $4,220.00 USD
01 Category 1 $3,360.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available

Cabin code: 01
Main Deck #301-306 with portholes

Cabin code: 02
Bridge Deck #100-104; Upper Deck #200-212, 215 - These well-located cabins include two lower single beds and a view window.

Cabin code: 03
Upper Deck #201-206 with a large view window

Cabin code: 04
Upper Deck #207-229 with a large view window and small, private balcony

Cabin code: 05
Observation Deck #101-108 suites with large view windows

Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to Egyptologists and ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry. Gratuities to Egyptologists and ship’s crew at your discretion.

Airfare: For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are based on 2007 fares and are subject to change. We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements.

Note: Complete pre-journey information, including suggestions on what to bring and recommended reading, will be sent after your reservation is confirmed 4-6 months prior to departure.

About Lindblad Expeditions
Going where awesome is for 50 years
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.

Teams that do whatever it takes
Lindblad’s teams will do whatever it takes to ensure you unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s manning the spotting scopes all night to ensure a polar bear sighting, orchestrating a landing at an extraordinary wildlife site to coincide with a magnificent sunrise, or sending waitstaff out with gourmet ice cream bars to refresh you as you explore a Polynesia atoll, their commitment creates thrilling moments for you.

Global Stewards
A core value of Lindablad Expeditions is to positively impact the geographies where the fleet sails. Leaders in the travel industry for over 50 years, Lindblad has built ground-breaking programs in education, empowered local artisans, protected wild areas, and so much more. By bringing travelers into wilderness and inspiring them to care, Lindblad creates planetary stewards every day.

Read More

About Lindblad Expeditions
Going where awesome is for 50 years
Lindblad Expeditions goes to the most amazing places on the planet—40+ geographies in all. And they’ve planted a flag in many of them, deeply committing to remote wild places—like South Georgia and the Falklands; Patagonia, where they opened up Staten Island, ‘the island at the end of the world,’ for eco-tourism; and remote and beautiful regions of Polynesia, including the Marquesas Islands where few go.

Teams that do whatever it takes
Lindblad’s teams will do whatever it takes to ensure you unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s manning the spotting scopes all night to ensure a polar bear sighting, orchestrating a landing at an extraordinary wildlife site to coincide with a magnificent sunrise, or sending waitstaff out with gourmet ice cream bars to refresh you as you explore a Polynesia atoll, their commitment creates thrilling moments for you.

Global Stewards
A core value of Lindablad Expeditions is to positively impact the geographies where the fleet sails. Leaders in the travel industry for over 50 years, Lindblad has built ground-breaking programs in education, empowered local artisans, protected wild areas, and so much more. By bringing travelers into wilderness and inspiring them to care, Lindblad creates planetary stewards every day.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.