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4-night Wild California Escape: Channel Islands National Park Cruise

Roundtrip Los Angeles

11/21/2020

Ports: Los Angeles, East Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, Catalina Island, and Los Angeles

Lindblad Expeditions

National Geographic Quest
#1321477

  • Starting at
    $3,100.00
  • Per day
    $775.00

Package Inclusions:

  • 4-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more

Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare
Optional pre or post cruise nights

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Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: 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 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 ship’s crew at your discretion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections. Prices shown are in USD unless stated otherwise.
  • Departure Date
  • Days
  • From/To
  • Ship
  • Offer ID
  • 11/21/2020
  • 4
  • Roundtrip Los Angeles

  • National Geographic Quest
  • 1321477
    • Destination
    • Arrival Day
    • Departure Day
    • Los Angeles
    • 11/21/2020
    • 11/21/2020
    • Arrive in Los Angeles, or toss your bag in your car if you live there, and head to the Port of Los Angeles in the afternoon to be welcomed aboard National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, or National Geographic Venture. Familiarize yourself with the ship, stow your stuff, and take in the sights on the ship’s deck. We’ll embark in the early evening—for a short exhale presentation on mindfulness, cocktails, and a sunset cruise (aka golden hour for photographers!). (D),

    • East Anacapa Island
    • 11/22/2020
    • 11/22/2020
    • Wake to the gentle motion of the ship at anchor off the rocky outcropping of East Anacapa Island. Join your exhale instructor on the sundeck for morning yoga, before heeding the call of the breakfast buffet. After breakfast, join naturalists aboard our expedition landing craft to go ashore on East Anacapa. The goal is the Anacapa Lighthouse, built in 1912, the last major light station to be built on the west coast. Enjoy strolling through the landscape, or head out on mindfulness hikes with exhale instructors, and benefit from post-hike exhale stretch lab session. And get ready to really geek out on Santa Cruz when we head there after lunch for hiking and exploring. At over 96 square miles in size, it’s the largest island in California, with more than 600 plant species, 140 birds, including large colonies of nesting seabirds, and 11 land mammal species, including pinnipeds. Isolation has led to adaptation—there are 60 endemic species found nowhere else in the world. So, test your skills by trying to spot the Santa Cruz Island fox, one of the smallest in the world. Spend the day your way: there are many trails covering the eastern end of the island offering the opportunity for leisurely walking, birding, or working with your certified photo instructor to capture the natural beauty. Or opt for a strenuous hike and make your Fitbit proud. Grab a kayak or a paddleboard to explore the shoreline. Go beachcombing. Head back to the ship to refresh for cocktail hour and recap, a presentation or two, a pre-dinner neck and shoulder massage on deck (first come, first serve), and dinner. (B,L,D).,

    • Santa Cruz Island
    • 11/22/2020
    • 11/22/2020
    • Wake to the gentle motion of the ship at anchor off the rocky outcropping of East Anacapa Island. Join your exhale instructor on the sundeck for morning yoga, before heeding the call of the breakfast buffet. After breakfast, join naturalists aboard our expedition landing craft to go ashore on East Anacapa. The goal is the Anacapa Lighthouse, built in 1912, the last major light station to be built on the west coast. Enjoy strolling through the landscape, or head out on mindfulness hikes with exhale instructors, and benefit from post-hike exhale stretch lab session. And get ready to really geek out on Santa Cruz when we head there after lunch for hiking and exploring. At over 96 square miles in size, it’s the largest island in California, with more than 600 plant species, 140 birds, including large colonies of nesting seabirds, and 11 land mammal species, including pinnipeds. Isolation has led to adaptation—there are 60 endemic species found nowhere else in the world. So, test your skills by trying to spot the Santa Cruz Island fox, one of the smallest in the world. Spend the day your way: there are many trails covering the eastern end of the island offering the opportunity for leisurely walking, birding, or working with your certified photo instructor to capture the natural beauty. Or opt for a strenuous hike and make your Fitbit proud. Grab a kayak or a paddleboard to explore the shoreline. Go beachcombing. Head back to the ship to refresh for cocktail hour and recap, a presentation or two, a pre-dinner neck and shoulder massage on deck (first come, first serve), and dinner. (B,L,D).,

    • Santa Rosa Island
    • 11/23/2020
    • 11/23/2020
    • Chances are you slept like a baby, sustained fresh air and our signature duvets will do that! So when the landing craft loads to go ashore for an exhale Beach Boot Camp class, you’ll likely want to be on it. After yoga, head back to the ship for breakfast, then another shore landing for the day’s possibilities. Weather permitting, spend the day tide-pooling, kayaking, or hike one of the many trails. Join our naturalists for a more strenuous hike out to the base of the Torrey pines, considered one of the world’s rarest pines, and one of only two naturally occurring groves in the world. The day ends with a pre-dinner Chill Yoga session on deck, followed by a cocktail party as we cruise around San Miguel Island at sunset to see the spectacle: over 30,000 pinnipeds, and up to five different species, haul out on the beaches at various times of the year. (B,L,D),

    • San Miguel Island
    • 11/23/2020
    • 11/23/2020
    • Chances are you slept like a baby, sustained fresh air and our signature duvets will do that! So when the landing craft load to go ashore, you’ll want to be on it. Spend the day kayaking, hiking one of the many trails, or simply relaxing ashore. Join our naturalists for a more strenuous hike out to the base of the Torrey pines, considered one of the world’s rarest pines, and one of only two naturally occurring groves in the world. The day ends with a pre-dinner exhale Chill Yoga session on deck, followed by a cocktail party as we cruise, weather permitting, around San Miguel Island at sunset to see the spectacle: over 30,000 pinnipeds, and up to five different species, haul out on the beaches at various times of the year. (B,L,D),

    • Catalina Island
    • 11/24/2020
    • 11/24/2020
    • Spend the day discovering the colorful history and natural wonders of Catalina Island. Once a haunt of smugglers and gold-diggers, the island was transformed into a resort destination by chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley Jr. in the 1920s. Some 50 years later, William’s heirs, Philip K. Wrigley and Dorothy Wrigley Offield, established the Catalina Island Conservancy, protecting nearly 90 percent of the island. After a morning workout on deck followed by breakfast, meet with a member of the Conservancy for a guided walk along the coastline and into the backcountry. With luck, we may catch a glimpse—or a photo—of the elusive fox species endemic to the island. Head for the water to kayak or stand-up paddleboard. After lunch, the ship drops anchor in Avalon Harbor, where you’ll have time to explore on your own. Ride a bike through Avalon, a town of less than 5,000, or hike up to Avalon Canyon for spectacular views and a visit to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden—featuring Ada Wrigley’s original desert exotica collection as well as a collection of Channel Islands endemic plants—plus the spectacular tile and rockwork all from Catalina Island. Or step into an architectural gem: the Art Deco Catalina Casino, built by William Wrigley Jr. in 1929. Scuba-certified? Our team will arrange diving and gear rental for you with a top local operator. Return to the ship for sunset yoga on deck, a farewell dinner, and a last evening at sea. (B,L,D),

    • Los Angeles
    • 11/25/2020
    • 11/25/2020
    • Awake dockside in the bustling Port of Los Angeles. (Early risers can catch the action in one of the world’s largest ports.) Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before disembarking and either transferring to the airport or heading to your car or Uber—refreshed by your getaway—to the clang and clamor of contemporary life.,

National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest Specifications

  • Year Built: 2016
  • Total Rooms: 50
  • Passenger Decks: 4
  • Total Capacity: 100

Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Description:

Since 1979, Lindblad Expeditions has provided an alternative way to explore the world. Although each expedition is different, there are some elements that are common to all of them: they are designed to take you to places of natural beauty and compelling history, avoiding crowded tourist stops to actively experience beauty, wilderness and the seldom-seen. While the destinations may be adventurous, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations, fine food and service. An enthusiastic staff of naturalists and historians, National Geographic photographers, and Lindblad-National Geographic certified photographers are on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you. Drawn from the top tiers of journalism, science, and world affairs, the speakers in our Global Perspectives program add an extra layer of insight  to the expertise our expedition team and National Geographic photographers provide. Available exclusively aboard National Geographic Explorer, our program enables guests’ to travel with fascinating people that they might have seen in the news, on television, or in a lecture hall – now easily available to them in person, in the intimate and conversational context of an expedition. You’ll experience the sheer joy of traveling to new, exciting places with a small group of like-minded people, in an informal atmosphere. Spontaneity and flexibility are hallmarks of Lindblad’s expedition style, so you’ll always experience the wonders of the unplanned events nature provides along the way, from breaching whales, to an inspection of the ship by a curious young polar bear.

Inspired by Jacques Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Bob Ballard  and other National Geographic explorers, Lindblad ships travel with undersea specialists who dive to video and reveal the undersea – then displayed in the warmth of the ship’s lounge in vivid HD with interesting commentary by the specialist. The footage may be of marine life few scientists, or human eyes for that matter, have ever seen.

Lindblad Expeditions + National Geographic Alliance

Since 2004 the multifaceted Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance has inspired travelers to participate in the world of natural and cultural history as engaged, active explorers who care about the planet and it has enabled them to interact with world-renowned scientists, naturalists and researchers and uncover stunning natural environments alongside skilled specialists utilizing state-of-the-art exploration tools.

Ships Description:

Lindblad’s fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot!

Special Programs:

Explore your world for yourself! Participate in citizen science and have meaningful, personal encounters with nature.

Fees Statement:
Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

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