National Geographic Islander II

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Yacht Class

De Luxe

Program Duration

8-12 Days

Capacity

48 Guests

Overview

Introducing the National Geographic Islander II, the latest addition to Lindblad Expeditions’ fleet, revolutionizing Galápagos expeditions. This sophisticated vessel elevates the guest experience, exuding the ambiance of a private yacht with just 26 staterooms and suites for a maximum of 48 guests, ensuring an intimate adventure. Teak decks, indoor-outdoor dining, an impressive observation deck, and innovative features like a climate-controlled marina and dedicated science hub enhance the voyage.

The National Geographic Islander II embodies an authentic sense of place, stemming from Lindblad’s enduring partnerships with local communities and conservation groups. Ecuadorian staff, locally sourced and sustainable farm-to-table and ocean-to-table culinary offerings, and regionally crafted spa elements, textiles, art, and décor create a fully immersive Ecuadorian experience onboard. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and cultural treasures of the Galápagos Islands with this exceptional expedition vessel, forging unforgettable memories with each moment spent exploring this unique region.

Embark on an unparalleled adventure aboard the National Geographic Islander II, a remarkable vessel blending elegance, sustainability, and a genuine connection to the Galápagos. From the personalized service to the breathtaking landscapes, every aspect of your journey is carefully curated to provide an extraordinary encounter with this iconic destination.

Next departures

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Itinerary Details

Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Upon arrival in Guayaquil, Ecuador, transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque, a tranquil haven surrounded by lush gardens set in a lovingly restored 19th-century building. Most flights arrive in the late evening. Choose to arrive early for an optional extra night to rest, relax, and prepare for your voyage. Or opt for the full-day excursion from Guayaquil to Hacienda La Danesa. Ask your expedition specialist about options, including flying into Quito, Ecuador’s capital, instead of Guayaquil.


Day 2 – Guayaquil – Galapagos Islands

Guayaquil

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.



Galapagos Islands


Day 3 to 6 – Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit during our expedition. Our expeditions begin and end at Baltra and include visits to Isla Santa Cruz and a careful selection of diverse islands. No two days are alike. Each of our itineraries offers an optimal balance of wildlife, landscapes, and experiences. All ship itineraries are subject to Galápagos National Park regulations.


Day 7 – Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Return by air to Guayaquil, where we transfer to the Hotel del Parque—or continue to Quito for an optional three-night extension. You may be able to take advantage of overnight flights. Ask your Expedition Specialist for details.


Day 8 – Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Stay and linger in Guayaquil or return home today. Departure Time: Anytime on day 8, or after 7:00 p.m. local time on day 7.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 – Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Upon arrival in Guayaquil transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque, a tranquil haven surrounded by lush gardens set in a lovingly restored 19th-century building. Choose to arrive early for an optional extra night to rest, relax, and prepare for your voyage. Or opt for the full-day excursion from Guayaquil to Hacienda La Danesa. Ask your expedition specialist about options.


Day 2 – Guayaquil – Galapagos Islands

Guayaquil

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 embark National Geographic Islander II. Gather on deck for a welcome cocktail at sunset as the captain circumnavigates Daphne Island.



Galapagos Islands


Day 3 to 10 – Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit during our expedition. All ship itineraries are subject to Galápagos National Park regulations.


Day 11 – Galapagos Islands – Guayaquil

Galapagos Islands

Bid farewell to the ship this morning and fly back to Guayaquil, where we transfer to Hotel del Parque, with the late afternoon and evening are free to explore. Ask your expedition specialist about Quito and other post-voyage options.



Guayaquil


Day 12 – Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Transfer to the airport for flights home. There are flights in the early morning hours, or relax and take a later flight today. Departure Time: Anytime on day 12, or after 7:00 PM local time on day 11.


Rates

These are the standard prices for the National Geographic Islander II cruises. There may be promotional rates available for your prospective travel dates. Let us know your travel plans and we will give you the best quote possible. If you see a lower published price elsewhere, and you prefer to book with us, just let us know.
Cabin Type 4 days 5 Days 6 days 8 Days 15 Days
Upper & Main Decks $ $ $ $ $
Rates Per Person – Based upon double occupancy

Included

  • Transfers upon arrival/departure for guests booked on recommended group flights.
  • Accommodation aboard the world-class expedition ships of the National Geographic-Lindblad fleet or a luxury chartered ship.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages aboard our ship.
  • Gratuities.

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination, as well as internal airfare where applicable.
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance.
  • Visas.

Deck Plans

Gallery

Technical Specs

Technical Specifications:

  • Capacity: 48
  • Electricity: 110 V / 220 V

Facilities:

  • Bar:
  • Fitness Room:
  • Pool Area:
  • Restaurant:
  • TV in social areas:
  • Spa:
  • Living room:
  • BBQ -Area:
  • Library:

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