Darwin Explores Galapagos Islands - National Geographic Society

We traveled with Linblad/National Geographic on the Islander ship in January. This ship is absolutely perfect. Maximum number of guests is 48. The food was spectacular and they accomodated my gluten-free diet with no problem. The naturalists are extremely knowledgeable and really know the history, animals and terrain. You don't have to participate in any of the excursions, but if you want to there are always at least 3 per day. We could start the day with stretching or many mornings there were hikes before breakfast. There was ample room for everyone to go on hikes/snorkeling or kayaks. I always felt safe. The Captain is always on the lookout for whales/dolphins or other interesting fish or features. I don't think we missed any of the animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds or features that the Galapagos are famous for viewing. We never felt rushed. Best of all, the people on these expeditions are knowledgeable and interesting. This was our 2nd Linblad expedition and we will do more.

Galapagos Island small ship cruises and adventure travel aboard the National Geographic Islander

10 daysThe 96-passenger National Geographic Endeavour II is one of the best first-class expedition vessels in the Galapagos Islands. The expedition leaders and naturalist staff are renowned experts, providing guests with the perfect blend of activity and education. Enjoy snorkeling, hiking, diving, a glass-bottom boat and more.

National Geographic Islander Galapagos Cruises

Galapagos Island Cruises aboard the National Geographic Endeavour feature top experts Lindblad Expeditions has purchased the Via Australis, currently sailing in Chile's Patagonia region, to replace the National Geographic Endeavour in the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos cruises aboard the National Geographic Islander

A unique exploration-based family program is now available aboard National Geographic Islander and National Geographic Endeavour II cruises in the Galapagos Islands.

National Geographic - The Galapagos Islands - Mostly Music


In this fifth post of my Galapagos Expedition Journal, I share some of the highlights of life on board the National Geographic Endeavour. I was on the ship as the National Geographic Expert, sharing experiences as a journalist for the Society and learning about the islands and species I have featured in our news stories.On September 8, 2016 we caught a glimpse of the Galapagos Islands as never seen before. San Francisco Park in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island staged the worldwide premier of the most recent Galapagos Documentary on National Geographic Foundation’s, “Galapagos, Islands of Evolution.” The 45-minute documentary highlights the rich and spectacularly unique biodiversity that inhabits the Galapagos Islands, placing particular emphasis on the marine life that has made the Wolf and Darwin islands renowned worldwide.