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Galapagos

Galapagos

Cruise Highlights:

  • Experience a place where animals live without fear of humans.
  • Enjoy close encounters with giant tortoises, sea lions, marine and land iguanas and Darwin’s finches.
  • Travel with Lindblad-National Geographic certified Photo Instructors on every voyage.

At a glance

Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Guayaquil, Ecuador

From: $6,960

Season: January - December

Activities: Birding, Hiking, Natural history, Photography, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Zodiac cruises

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Lindblad Expeditions in Partnership with National Geographic

A Galapagos cruise aboard National Geographic Endeavour II or National Geographic Islander offers all the hallmarks of a Lindblad Expedition, plus the expansive feeling that comes with voyaging aboard this stately ship. Access to five onboard Naturalists gives you the freedom to gravitate towards any of the expedition team members whose interests in ornithology, geology or undersea life mirror your own. Join them on hikes, Zodiac rides, or the ship’s deck during one of the spontaneous, thrilling wildlife encounters when the Captain spots a pod of orcas or a blue whale and changes course to pull alongside them.

To make the most of your 10-day Galapagos cruise, we offer plenty of choices, including some shore landings before breakfast and long hikes, short hikes or coastal explorations from Zodiacs and kayaks. Go deep water snorkeling in the wetsuit and snorkeling gear we provide – which are yours for the entire expedition – or try snorkeling for the first time in a friendly, patient environment. And if you don’t want to get in the water, simply climb aboard our glass-bottom boat for an undersea experience while staying dry. We have the resources onboard to add depth to your experience at any activity level – and all of them are included in the price of the cruise.

After a day of exploring, relax in one of the comfortable public spaces, including the finest library in the islands, or visit her wellness spa and then take a massage on her unique floating platform.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 — U.S./Guayaquil, Ecuador

Depart U.S. and arrive Guayaquil by late evening; it’s a short drive to Hotel Hilton Colón, where we spend the night.

Day 2 — Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark

After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight to the Galápagos, we’ll immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, our exact routing depends on the National Park Service.(B, L, D)

Day 3-8 — Galapagos Islands

The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)

Bartolomé
This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago
Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

Santa Cruz
Home to the Charles Darwin Research station; learn about the science done here and visit the neighboring captive breeding program for endangered species of Galápagos giant tortoises, run by their partners in conservation, the Galápagos National Park Service.

Isabela
A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

Fernandina
This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Floreana
Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

Española
The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful marine iguanas, Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches, sea lions galore, and the famous blue-footed boobies. Snorkel and stroll along the island’s lovely beaches.
(B,L,D Daily)

Day 9 — Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón. (B)

Day 10 — Guayaquil / Home

This morning fly home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

Dates & Rates

Sailing Dates Ship 1 2 3 4 5 1S 2S 3S AS BS CS
Jan 06, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jan 13, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jan 14, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jan 20, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jan 21, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jan 27, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jan 28, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Feb 03, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Feb 04, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Feb 10, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Feb 11, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Feb 17, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Feb 18, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Feb 24, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Feb 25, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Mar 03, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Mar 04, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Mar 10, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Mar 11, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Mar 17, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Mar 18, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Mar 24, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Mar 25, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Mar 31, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Apr 01, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Apr 07, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Apr 08, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Apr 14, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Apr 15, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Apr 21, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Apr 22, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Apr 28, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Apr 29, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
May 05, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
May 06, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
May 13, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
May 20, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
May 27, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jun 02, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jun 03, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jun 09, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jun 10, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jun 16, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jun 17, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jun 23, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jun 24, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jun 30, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jul 01, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jul 07, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jul 08, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jul 14, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jul 15, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jul 21, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jul 22, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Jul 28, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Jul 29, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Aug 04, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Aug 05, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Aug 11, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Aug 12, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Aug 18, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Aug 19, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Aug 25, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Aug 26, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Sep 01, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Sep 09, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Sep 15, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Sep 16, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Sep 22, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Sep 23, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Sep 29, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Oct 06, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Oct 13, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Oct 20, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Oct 27, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Oct 28, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Nov 03, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Nov 04, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Nov 10, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Nov 17, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Nov 18, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Nov 25, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Dec 02, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Dec 08, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Dec 09, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Dec 15, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Dec 16, 2017 National Geographic Islander $7,330 $8,290 $9,170 $9,750 $11,860 $10,990 $12,440
Dec 22, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $7,780 $8,880 $9,780 $10,720 - - $11,120 $12,240 $12,810 $13,760 $14,530
Dec 23, 2017 National Geographic Islander $8,390 $9,440 $10,270 $10,900 $13,070 $12,590 $14,160
Dec 29, 2017 National Geographic Endeavour II $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 - - $9,930 $10,930 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980
Dec 30, 2017 National Geographic Islander $8,390 $9,440 $10,270 $10,900 $13,070 $12,590 $14,160

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Ships

National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour IINational Geographic Endeavour II is a purpose-built expedition ship that first sailed in 2005. After a complete refit, she will redeploy to Galápagos. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with a shallow draft to get up close, great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform. View ship details...

 

 


National Geographic Islander

National Geographic IslanderThe National Geographic Islander is a versatile 164-foot twin-hulled vessel with 24 spacious cabins comfortably accommodating 48 guests. She is a sturdy expedition ship, designed for year-round discovery and active exploration of the Galápagos and can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size. View ship details...

Cruise Reviews

National Geographic Islander - June 2011

National Geographic IslanderMagical is the only word that comes to mind. Both in the destination and the whole experience. Linda, you are the best, you prepared us for everything. We came to you with other ideas and you cleared out the junk and crystallized what was important and what to look for in our choice of a ship.

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National Geographic Endeavour - March 2011

National Geographic EndeavourThank you for the greetings, and the bottle of wine - that was a lovely surprise and a very thoughtful gesture. The trip was amazing! It lived up to all our expectations and more. The ship was very nice, and all of the hospitality people that we met were delightful, pleasant, and did their jobs very well. We really liked our choice of cabin # 106 on the ship. The 100 level was definitely the right one for us. Lindblad does an excellent job of arranging and organizing everything - we were very impressed with the entire operation.

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National Geographic Islander - January 2011

National Geographic IslanderJust returned from our trip of a lifetime. We planed and planed and worked with Linda, and every inch exceeded our expectations.

Due to storms we didn't want to have any issues with missing flights so we flew into Miami a night early and stayed at the hotel right in the airport. We were first in line for our flights out to Guayaquil the next day.

We arrived in Guayaquil late at night and were picked up and taken to the Hilton along with many others who would be our sailing. Hilton was a a nice hotel and seemed to be the best in the area. A good night's sleep, an early breakfast and off we were on our charter flight to the Islands.

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