Islander, Wild Galapagos Escape ex Guayaquil Return – 08 May 2021

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For over 50 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been turning vacationers into informed and engaged explorers. Together with National Geographic we offer intimate small-ship expedition cruises that, unlike traditional cruises, are your opportunity to encounter the world’s most pristine and inspiring places up close with the seasoned experts who know them best.

Our expedition cruises provide the safest and most innovative ways to explore places already “discovered” and those that are still very, very wild. Whether you choose to go on a Galapagos cruise, an Alaska cruise, a cruise to Egypt, or any of our other cruise destinations, each expedition cruise features an unmatched combination of adventure travel technology as well as well-appointed cabins, regional and sustainable cuisine and friendly, personal service.

We believe the more closely our guests are able to connect with a destination, the more valuable an affect it will have on their lives and on the more they will come to care about and protect it for future exploration.

Cabun numbers 201–202 located on the Main Deck.
Cabins feature window, writing desk and 2 lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed. Cabins are airconditioned and have private facilities.

Cabin numbers 203–210 located on the Main Deck.
Centrally located cabins feature window, writing desk and 2 lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed. Cabins are airconditioned and have private facilities.

Cabin numbers 301–306 located on the bridge Deck.
Conveniently located, cabins feature window, writing desk and 2 lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed.
Note Cabins 301, 302 are available for Sole Occupancy.
Cabins are airconditioned and have private facilities.

Cabin numbers 403–408 located on the Upper Deck.
Spacious cabins feature writing desk, 2 lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Cabins are airconditioned and have private facilities.
NoteCabins #403 & 404 are double beds only

Cabin numbers 401 and 402 located on the Upper Deck.
These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature wrap around windows, and 2 lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed. All have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed-in terraces with seating. Cabins are airconditioned and have private facilities.

National Geographic Islander - All

The 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.

Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours. Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice.

During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward alluring coves or bow-riding dolphins. Our seasoned crew consists of expert Zodiac drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and local field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 50m
  • Tonnage: 1,065
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2004
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 48
  • Officer Nationality: Ecuadorian
  • Ship Registration: Ecuador

Ship Facilities

  • Dining room
  • Sky Deck
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Library
  • LEXspa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Doctor
  • Covered Decks
  • Air Conditioned
  • Guest Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Wellness Program

Cruise Itinerary

08 May '21
Guayaquil, Equador
09 May '21
Guayaquil, Equador
Charter flight to Baltra
09 May '21
Baltra, Galapagos Is
10 May '21
Bartolome Island, Santiago
10 May '21
Isla Santiago, Galapagos Islands
11 May '21
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
11 May '21
Isla Isabela, Galapagos Island
12 May '21
Isla Fernandina, Galapagos Island
12 May '21
Isla Floreana, Galapoagos Is
13 May '21
Espanola Island (Punta Suarez), Galapagos Islands
14 May '21
Baltra, Galapagos Is
Disembark Charter flight to Guayaqil
14 May '21
Guayaquil, Equador
15 May '21
Guayaquil, Equador

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

5 Night Cruise of the Galapagos Islands aboard National Geographic Islander. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Guayaquil.

DAY 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Arrive in Guayaquil and make your way to the 44-room Hotel del Parque.

DAY 2: Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark
Fly to Baltra in the center of Galápagos, a little world unto itself in the Tropical Pacific. We are welcomed by our naturalist staff and start exploring the islands. (B,L,D)

DAY 3-6: Galápagos
Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit during our expedition.* (B,L,D Daily)

North Seymour: Encounter nesting frigatebirds, plus land and marine iguanas, and enjoy a beautiful coastal walk.

Santa Cruz: Call at Puerto Ayora, the largest town and headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Head to the lush, green highlands to see giant tortoises roaming in the wild.

Isabela: Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador, northernmost of Isabela’s six great shield volcanoes. Keep an eye open for whales and dolphins as you ply these rich waters, once the haunt of whalers and pirates.

Fernandina: One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, it’s the youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos—and home to the strange flightless cormorant and the largest marine iguanas.

San Cristobal: Search for red-footed boobies and the endemic mockingbird and lava lizard—found only on this easternmost island. Explore Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.

Española: Home to swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez.

Floreana: Follow a trail past a rose pink-tinted lagoon frequented by flamingos. Snorkel among sea lions and abundant fish, or cruise along Champion Islet by Zodiac. Visit the famous barrel at Post Office Bay.

DAY 7: Disembark / Baltra / Guyaquil / Depart
Return by air to Guayaquil, where we enjoy dayrooms at the Hotel del Parque before flights home—or continue to Quito for an optional two-night extension. You may also opt to overnight and fly home on Day 8 at no additional cost. Ask your Expedition Specialist for details. (B)

* Please note: Our expeditions begin and end at Baltra, and include visits to Isla Santa Cruz and a careful selection of diverse islands. Each of our itineraries offers an optimal balance of wildlife, landscapes and experiences. All ship itineraries are subject to Galápagos National Park regulations.

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