5 Closer to Home Destinations to Experience with Lindblad Expeditions - Brownell Travel

5 Closer to Home Destinations to Experience with Lindblad Expeditions

Though Lindblad Expeditions offers intrepid travelers the chance to experience some of the world’s most exotic and remote destinations around the world, they have incredible itineraries right here in North America. From Alaska to the Pacific Northwest to the California Coast, these trips are made for social distancing. You’ll explore remote areas and stunning, untouched wilderness as you spot wildlife and learn about the destination. And whether you want to explore the great outdoors sooner or later, we can help find the perfect itinerary for you.

Columbia and Snake Rivers

In your adventure along the Columbia and Snake Rivers you’ll walk in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark, exploring some of the region they visited during their Corps of Discovery expedition. The journey begins in Portland, Oregon and ends in Clarkston, Washington* with several stops along the way. You’ll be able to get out and explore nature via hiking, kayaking and more plus learn from Lindblad’s knowledgeable expedition team. Plus, taste the flavors of the Pacific Northwest’s legendary vineyards and farmlands.

*some itineraries run in reverse order

Channel Islands

Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, mere nautical miles away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, lies a large and seldom-seen U.S. national park, incorporating both land and sea: Channel Islands National Park. During this five-day expedition, you can renew your mind, body, and spirit as you explore gorgeous, pristine landscapes and coastlines. Discover endemic flora and fauna—the endemic fox, for example—on hikes with Lindblad naturalists. Go paddle boarding, kayaking, and enjoy yoga and meditation classes, on your free-roaming expedition ship.



If you enjoy spotting marine life, you’ll love exploring the Baja Peninsula with Lindblad Expeditions. Called a “living aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez is home to many species of whales (like blue whales, humpback whales, and orcas…just to name a few), dolphins, seabirds (including brown- and blue-footed boobies), lizards, fish, and so much more. Explore desert isles and giant cactus forests. Learn about it all with Lindblad naturalists and undersea specialists, and capture Baja’s incredible light with your Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor.


Alaska offers jaw-dropping scenery, fascinating cultures, and bountiful wildlife, and what better way to discover this bucket list destination than with experienced guides and specialists?! Lindblad offers several itineraries to Alaska, ranging from six-day escapes to 15-day adventures. You’ll get to savor the wide-open spaces and fresh Alaskan air as you see humpback whales breaching the water’s surface, spot brown bears along the shore, kayak along the remote coastline, and hike through the verdant wilderness.

British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

Discover the beauty of British Columbia as you journey from Seattle to Vancouver, stopping at remote islands along the way. You’ll not only see marine and land-based wildlife while hiking, kayaking, or riding on Zodiacs, but you’ll also learn about the history and culture of First Nations people. Plus, you’ll be in good company with your expedition leader, a cultural interpreter, naturalists, a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, and a wellness specialist.

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