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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Galapagos
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guests have ample opportunities to share beaches with Galápagos sea lions.
Wandering Albatross nest in the Galápagos Islands each year.
Enjoy a complete 360° experience on the islands and undersea. Nearly every day there’s a chance to snorkel.
The wildlife in Galápagos has no instinct to flee humans, making for magical, up-close photo ops.
A certified photo instructor sails on every expedition, offering tips in the field ensuring you go home with top photos.
Galápagos sea lions lounge on the flour-like sands at a beach on Floreana Island.
Zodiacs are reliable expedition craft that are deployed from Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic ships.
After a naturalist-guided tour of the Charles Darwin Center, guests venture to the highlands to search for giant tortoises.
Snorkel every day, sometimes twice a day. All gear is provided on board, included in the cost.
Giant Galápagos tortoise.
Sally Lightfoot crabs.
A school of rays spotted from aboard a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Zodiac—an ideal platform for photography.
The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its lack of instinctive fear of humans.
Equator crossing parties are often held on the deck of National Geographic expedition ships.
The exclusive Expedition Photography program is engaging for photographers with “aim-and-create” cameras.
Galápagos is for all ages. Since 2009, Lindblad-National Geographic has been Travel+Leisure’s #1 Small-Ship Cruise for Families.
Zodiacs used by Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic are perfect for exploring scenic shorelines and water-level caves.
An endemic Galápagos marine iguana.
A giant tortoise.
A flamingo in a scenic Galápagos lagoon.
Guests spend several afternoons or evenings relaxing on idyllic beaches in the company of sea lions.
A rare close encounter with an orca as it swims alongside a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Zodiac.
A male Great Frigatebird courtship display.
Endemic Galápagos marine iguana.
Venture into the verdant highlands of Galápagos with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic to search for giant tortoises.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is Travel+Leisure Magazine’s Top Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families.
Explore the undersea with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. See sea turtles, marine iguanas, and swim with sea lions.
An endemic marine iguana grazes on algae underwater.
Endemic blue-footed boobies are oblivious to our presence.
Each ship carries a fleet of tandem kayaks for peaceful, personal encounters with wildlife at no extra charge.
Guests leave the beach aboard a Zodiac to return to the 96-guest expedition ship National Geographic Endeavour.
Galápagos is one of the only places in the world where you can snorkel with penguins (all gear provided).
Plunge-diving blue-footed booby.
Dusk walks with a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor make for magical photos.
A juvenile sea lion swims past young Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guests.
Blue-footed booby comes in for a landing.
Galápagos is one of the best places on the planet to photograph wildlife since it does not flee the presence of people.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic photo instructors help guests get the most out of their camera settings.
A curious Galápagos sea lion approaches a Lindblad-National Geographic guest during a Photo Expedition.
Bright red Sally Lightfoot crabs are a common sight scurrying over black lava rocks in the Galápagos Islands.
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guests swim at a secluded beach. The iconic Kicker Rock stands in the background.
A curious Galápagos sea lion approaches a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guest for a closer look.
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