New York City to Cape Cod: Whales, Great White Sharks & Seafaring History
Embark the 62-guest Nat Geo Sea Lion to explore New York City, Long Island Sound, Cape Cod and beyond on this 8-day cruise. Near large East Coast population centers are magical natural worlds where undeveloped, under-the-radar islands serve as critical resting, nesting, and feeding grounds for migratory birds and mammals. Explore remote archipelagos in three states that are refuges for thousands of common and roseate terns and tens of thousands of gray seals. The marine ecosystems are equally fascinating with eelgrass meadows, corals, sponges, and an underwater plateau that draws 17 species of whales, creating New England’s only national marine sanctuary. Cruise from New York to Boston, or reverse, and explore picturesque seaside towns, lighthouses and historic forts, plus get an insider’s look at leading scientific research stations and important conservation efforts.
These Long Island Sound cruises offer a plethora of high points. Hike, kayak, and Zodiac-cruise little known archipelagos along the north shore of Long Island Sound. See historic whalers, schooners and well smacks at Mystic Seaport, the largest maritime museum in the world. Visit Plum Island, a haven for wildlife and bird species, and learn from a Nature Conservancy conservation specialist about efforts to save the island from development. Explore and learn fascinating histories of islands like Penikese Island—a former leper colony. And learn about the diverse ecosystems of the area by speaking with researchers doing important conservation work. Watch for whales in some of the richest marine waters in North America. Search the Atlantic for great white sharks along the outer shores of Cape Cod.
Board the small and agile 62-guest National Geographic Sea Lion to cruise from New York to Boston (or reverse). Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader and five veteran naturalists, including a National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist. The expedition staff’s insights into the region make these Long Island Sound cruises an unforgettable experience.
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