Embarking from Portland, National Geographic Sea Bird set sail through the majestic, temperate forests of the Cascades towards Astoria, Oregon. En route, we immersed ourselves in the rich history of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, delving into the tales of exploration that shaped the American West. Arriving at Waikiki Beach, we marveled at the rugged Oregon coastline, exploring tide pools and cliffs adorned with wildflowers.

In Astoria, guests indulged in a delightful wine tasting experience, savoring the flavors of the Pacific Northwest as the sun set over the coastal landscape. As the day concluded, anticipation mounted for the forthcoming voyage upriver, promising new adventures and discoveries in the days ahead. With each moment brimming with wonder and awe, our expedition into the heart of the Pacific Northwest continues, guided by the spirit of exploration. Stay tuned for further updates as we navigate through the wild wonders of this captivating region.