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Close to the California Mainland...Yet Worlds Apart

Aboard National Geographic Sea Bird
October 2-6, 2019

The Channel Islands are a special place—so close to California’s mainland and yet so removed from life as we know it in this busy, 21st-century world. Join us this season aboard National Geographic Sea Bird on our Base Camp Channel Islands itinerary, a five-day, ship-based adventure that’s part safari and part adult summer camp.

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Base Camp is designed to foster a fresh sense of well-being, inspire discoveries, and create opportunities to interact with interesting others. It’s a lot of free-roaming, fresh-air goodness in untrammeled places. We’ll head to four separate islands to tackle trails perfect for strenuous hikes, birding, nature photography, or simply strolling through the peaceful landscape. The surrounding sea offers chances to beachcomb, scuba dive, try stand-up paddleboarding, and more. The islands’ remoteness has created an environment in which unique, endemic wildlife thrives—on land and in the water—and you’ll get to see that firsthand. And of course, take advantage of all the restorative wellness offerings—from spa treatments to morning barre classes on deck.

Your ship, National Geographic Sea Bird, provides the access to these awesome islands, and nature—plus onboard wellness, expert guides, and unique experiences—does the rest. The vessel is the perfect platform for discovery, equipped with a fleet of kayaks, paddleboards, and expedition landing craft. An onboard team of expert naturalists, a wellness expert, an undersea specialist, and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor will help you explore, experience, and capture every facet of your journey. And you’ll return renewed, refreshed, and reinvigorated.

Escape the ordinary with us at Base Camp Channel Islands and get more out of getting away. To make your reservation, please return the enclosed reservation form or call 800-252-4910.


Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions, Inc.
For AAAS Travels, ACS and Sigma Xi Expeditions

From $2,620 plus air

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