Galapagos Island, Ecuador
National Geographic Islander, operated by Lindblad Expeditions, spends the year plying the wildlife rich waters of the Galapagos Islands. Small and modern, she is a very comfortable option for those wishing to explore the Galapagos Islands on a more nimble expedition ship. With an almost private yacht feel, the service on board is incredibly personal with a high ratio of guides to passengers.
All 24 spacious cabins are cosy and comfortably appointed with outside windows and the eight cabins at the top of the ship have private glassed-in terraces for exception views. There are plenty of spacious public areas including the library, bar and lounge to read a book, grab a drink and recount the day’s adventures. The dining area comfortably seats all guests and offers a wide selection of cuisine on their daily changing menu.
The overall experience is very much enhanced by the exceptional and knowledgeable naturalist guides and photography instructors, many of whom specialist in geology, marine and terrestrial biology among other topics. They lead the passengers on daily excursions by zodiac, kayak, on foot or snorkelling in the sea to truly understand the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Take advantage of the open bridge policy to watch the crew plot the charts and perhaps look out for the whales if the season is right.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Galapagos Islands into a greater Ecuador & Latin America holiday. Take a look at Island Hopping in the Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
National Geographic Islander Information
- Location & Getting There
National Geographic Islander is a comfortable option for those wishing to explore the Galapagos Islands on a more nimble expedition ship. Upon arrival into the Galapagos from Guyaquil Airport, guests will board the ship immediately at the port.
All 24 spacious cabins are cosy and comfortably-appointed with outside windows. The 8 cabins at the top of the ship feature private glassed-in terraces that provide exceptional views, and there are 2 spacious suites that provide a wraparound view over the bow and off to the side of the ship. All cabins have two single beds that can be combined to create double or queen-sized beds, along with ample closet space, a small table and chair and a private bathroom.
- Open bridge
- Photo & internet kiosks
Knowledgeable naturalist guides and photography instructors will lead the passengers on daily excursions by zodiac, kayak or on foot. Snorkelling with guides is a must to truly understand the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands . Guests will be able to take advantage of the open bridge policy to watch the crew plot the charts and look out for the whales during the right season.
Children are able to participate in special kids' activities, such as stargazing, scavenger hunts, drawing and poetry workshops, and knot-tying lessons.