Few destinations are more iconic than the Galápagos Islands, where Lindblad Expeditions brought the very first group of citizen explorers more than 50 years ago. Sail among the varied landscapes of this magical archipelago to encounter giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, playful penguins, and charismatic sea lions, all unfazed by your presence. With multiple ways to explore on land and at sea, including hikes, photo walks, kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling, every day reveals new discoveries interpreted by a team of expert local guides.
“Lindblad Expeditions knows the Galápagos Islands well ... In fact, Lindblad literally created the first modern expedition cruise to these islands in the late 1960's.”
Why Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic?
Our Trips in Galápagos
Our Team in Galápagos
Every member of our team—from our naturalists and photographers to our expedition leaders—is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. All of our veteran guides in Galápagos are Galápagueños or from mainland Ecuador so in addition to sharing their extensive knowledge of island species and habitats, they also offer an authentic, first-person connection to the region’s culture and history. Exploring in small groups, you’ll hear different perspectives each day of your voyage, and because there are no assigned groups you can gravitate toward the naturalists who share your interests and inspire your curiosity.
Our knowledgeable and passionate expedition team is complemented by our dedicated hotel team who strives to ensure that your time on board is as comfortable and rewarding as your time on shore.
Our Ships in Galápagos
National Geographic Islander II
With a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio, National Geographic Islander II is a gracious expedition vessel with the feeling of a a private yacht.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Exceptionally nimble with a shallow draft, National Geographic Endeavour II is perfectly equipped for unforgettable up-close exploration.
Video: A Drone’s-Eye View of the National Geographic Islander II
National Geographic Islander II Ship Tour
- Jun 2023
Take a virtual tour of our newest expedition ship, the National Geographic Islander II. From the vessel's Zodiac landing platform, all the way to its upper deck pool, get to know our luxurious new home in the Galápagos Islands. Captured using an FPV drone.
Photo Gallery: Highlights from Galápagos
San Cristobal Island
Guests adventure by Zodiac in the rocky arch of San Cristobal Island with the legendary Kicker Rock in the distance
Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins