Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Sea Lion

 

6-night Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey – Harvests, History, & Landscapes Cruise


 

The public areas of this ship include: Lounge with bar and facilities for films, slide shows and lectures; Library; Sun Deck with chairs; Outside Deck area for viewing the magnificent scenery. Their "open Bridge" policy allows you to meet officers and crew. Meals are served in the Dining Room in one unhurried seating with fine views through panoramic windows. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style.

Thanks to our sturdy fleet of expedition landing crafts and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment's notice. Launch your kayak from a picturesque beach, hike with our naturalists into the rain forest or walk easily along a sandy dune. During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward breaching whales, bow-riding dolphins or into an alluring cove.

Our seasoned crew consists of expert expedition landing craft drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.

 

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Portland

10/5/2020

10/5/2020

Portland is well known for its cutting edge rock'n'roll, though Shakespeare, Broadway shows, ballerinas, chamber music ensembles and full blown classical orchestrations exist here. Try one of many outdoor activities available year round with views of some of the country's best scenery. Portland has historical and cultural monuments, museums, and historic sites. According to a recent CNN survey, Portland is one of the five most "kid-friendly" cities in the United States. Portland has OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), the nations fifth largest science museum, the Oregon Zoo, and the Children's Museum with a strict "please touch" policy. For adventure, head for the indoor North Clackamas Aquatic Park, with its four foot waves and water slides, or visit an old fashioned Oaks Amusement Park, featuring roller coasters, thrill rides, a train, go carts, and bumper cars.

Astoria

10/6/2020

10/6/2020

Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by the beauty of the forest, mountains, 3 rivers and the sea. Astoria is part of a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies; a place that takes visitors back to simpler times, its architecture dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides and with a revitalized 1920s era downtown; all set against a backdrop of tremendous natural beauty. Unspoiled and generally uncrowded, Astoria is near several first-class interpretive attractions including Fort Clatsop, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Flavel House, Fort Stevens State Park, the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and the Astoria Column. Because of its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest."

Fort Clatsop

10/6/2020

10/6/2020

Located near the Columbia River, Fort Clatsop was the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The fort was named after the local Clatsop tribe of Native Americans. The National Memorial Park includes a replica of the original fort, museum, canoe landing, trails through the wetlands and special activities during the summer months.

Columbia River Gorge

10/7/2020

10/7/2020

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. It's 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep with the north canyon walls in Washington State and the south canyon walls in Oregon State.

Hood River

10/7/2020

10/7/2020

There is plenty to do around the Port of Hood River Marina in Hood River, Oregon. The waterfront around Hood River offers many activities, including watersports, fishing, dog walking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, sailing, and Hood River Yacht Club activities. There is also a grassy landscape and sand for visitors to enjoy, as well as a picnic shelter and the Marina Green, which provides space for larger events.

The Dalles

10/8/2020

10/8/2020



Located at the northern border of Oregon, on the banks of the Columbian River, The Dalles was a major Native American trading center for thousands of years.  The Fort Dalles Museum, housed in the only remaining building from the mid-19th century military outpost, features a collection of military artifacts, household goods and old medical equipment from the early days of the city. Recreational activities in The Dalles include river rafting, fishing and camping.  Windsurfing is also a very popular pastime in The Dalles and the area has gained a reputation as one of the best places to learn and practice the sport. 


 



 

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

10/8/2020

10/8/2020

No information currently available.

Maryhill Museum

10/8/2020

10/8/2020

The Mayhill Museum in Washington overlooks the picturesque Columbia River Gorge, and is one of the most fascinating cultural institutions in the Pacific Northwest. The museum hold more than eighty sculptures and a lovely collection of French art pieces. The area around the museum is beautifully scenic and visitors can explore, historic sites, hiking trails, and wineries.

Palouse River

10/9/2020

10/9/2020

River Cruising

Snake River

10/9/2020

10/9/2020

The Snake River, a major river in the Pacific Northeast, originates in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, at 9,500 feet. It joins the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington, 1,036 miles from its source. It is the largest tributary of the Columbia River. The River is important in American history and was originally named for Meriwether Lewis  who was the first of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to sight the river in 1805. 

 

Clarkston

10/10/2020

10/10/2020

Clarkston is the gateway to Hells Canyon. Take a professionally guided jet boat tour of Hells Canyon, raft the Snake River, paddle a canoe down the Clearwater River on the historic Lewis & Clark Trail, rent your own jetboat, or try your hand at some of the best fishing in the Northwest! Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, learn about the history of the Nez Perce Native American Indians, explore museums full of pioneering history and exhibits, or view bronze sculptures and paintings at local galleries. It is located within easy reach of Lewis-Clark Valley - which offers a wide variety of activities.

Hells Canyon

10/10/2020

10/10/2020

The deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon was carved out by the waters of the Snake River during the last Ice Age. Hells Canyon stretches for 75 miles from the Hells Canyon Dam to the Washington-Oregon border, and is inaccessible by road. Majestic scenery and pure wilderness surround visitors during the windy journey through this canyon - either by white water rafting, jet boating and a myriad of other adventures.

Clarkston

10/11/2020

10/11/2020

Clarkston is the gateway to Hells Canyon. Take a professionally guided jet boat tour of Hells Canyon, raft the Snake River, paddle a canoe down the Clearwater River on the historic Lewis & Clark Trail, rent your own jetboat, or try your hand at some of the best fishing in the Northwest! Follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, learn about the history of the Nez Perce Native American Indians, explore museums full of pioneering history and exhibits, or view bronze sculptures and paintings at local galleries. It is located within easy reach of Lewis-Clark Valley - which offers a wide variety of activities.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

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Departure Date: 10/5/2020
Number of Nights: 6
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 6-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

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