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New with Lindblad Expeditions in 2017

New ship in Galápagos plus our new family program, National Geographic Global Explorers.

In 2017, we celebrate our 50th anniversary in Galápagos and introduce a brand-new ship, 96 guest National Geographic Endeavour II which set sail early in December.


Join us this 50th anniversary year to get everything Galápagos has to offer, aboard the brand-new National Geographic Endeavour II or the yacht-scaled National Geographic Islander. Since the first international tourist expedition to Galápagos in July 1967 with Lars-Eric Lindblad, we’ve introduced generations of guests to these strange and wonderful islands, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing twice weekly, all year round. Ask about free airfare throughout 2017 on select dates on both ships.

In June 2017, we’re launching a new kids and teen program in the Galápagos! Developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education, this unique exploration- based program will provide an unforgettable and engaging Galápagos learning experience. Kids and teens will choose from a range of activities and experiences, each designed to help them develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of a National Geographic explorer. Guest under 18 (and their families) will:

  • Benefit from National Geographic certified field educators on every departure
  • Become a story teller
  • Connect with nature and learn the skills of a field scientist

New Arctic Exclusive Experiences

All of our Arctic expeditions promise a thrilling and in-depth experience of this vast, mysterious region. And now for the 2017 season we've added even more—an array of one-of-a-kind opportunities to bring you deeper into the Arctic's culture, and human history, as well as its wildlife. From music, mapmaking, cuisine local encounters, and photography.

The Arctic is one of the most exhilarating regions on earth. Travel with us on an authentic expedition with the pioneers of polar travel (We just celebrated our 50th Anniversary!) and experience wildlife, wonders, and the people of these must-see geographies: Iceland, Arctic Svalbard & Norway, Greenland, including the heady northern heights of Ellesmere Island, and the Canadian High Arctic. See what few can on active explorations, made even more meaningful by up-close encounters and exclusive opportunities, plus, do more and learn more with our renowned staff. Bar tab and crew gratuities are complimentary, and there are air fare offers on most itineraries.

The new National Geographic Quest to set sail June 2017

The National Geographic Quest will be the perfect ship to explore from the northern reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage, south to the tropical coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, and through the Canal to Belize. To build her we turned to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, the company that built the beloved National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion—vessels that, with our regular maintenance schedule and recent refurbishment, have been operating successfully for decades.

In addition, the National Geographic Quest achieves some other notable firsts. She will be the first ship in our fleet voyaging in these geographies with step-out balconies (available in 22 of the 50 spacious cabins), plus 6 sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; and a designated mudroom for expedition gear.

Comfortably accommodating 100 guests, Quest is larger than the 62-guest Sea Bird and Sea Lion, but has the same shallow draft depth, allowing us to navigate the same inner reaches and provide the same intimate experiences of the charismatic regions we explore. Her twin expedition craft landing platforms allow us to rapidly get on and off the ship to take advantage of wildlife sightings and to ensure we maximize our time off the ship exploring.

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