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Harvests, History & Landscapes!
Aboard National Geographic Sea Lion or Sea Bird
October 3-9, 2020

"The leaders exceeded expectations.  Knowledgable naturalist staff with local knowledge of wildlife and culture.  Nat Geo photographer gave new perspectives. All leaders were approachable all of the time."   --  2017 Participant

Columbia River Oct 11 17 2018 Betchart group
Columbia River 2018 Betchart group

2019 Group pix
Columbia River 2019 Betchart group

When you see the Pacific Ocean from Cape Disappointment or the basalt cliffs of the Columbia River, you are taking in views shared by America’s great explorers. These awe-inspiring views are part of your carefully designed voyage that follows the path of the Lewis and Clark expedition that redrew the map of the American West.

Columbia River Map

You’ll sail further into history as you transit the Columbia River Gorge. Traveling by ship allows you to see time layered in the riverbanks, where the Missoula Floods of 15,000 years ago carved much of the route you travel, and the landslides of 500 years ago altered the river’s course by a full mile.

Join Duncan Foley, geologist, and a top-notch expedition team aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest. Through their informative talks and engaging companionship, they put everything into context, weaving an ongoing narrative from each day’s events. Even the ship’s hotel staff contributes to your appreciation of the region, as they introduce you to Oregon and Washington’s burgeoning food and wine scene.

You also see some modern marvels of human engineering—the imposing systems of locks and large-span bridges. Look forward to a possible lock transit aboard a Zodiac, to kayaking, cycling down winding roads, a winery and brewery tour, and a visit to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

We hope you’ll join us on an expedition featuring the best of this unique region. 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

2018 Brochure (PDF)

2020 Brochure (PDF) coming soon!



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