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National Geographic Islander: Experience the Galápagos


National Geographic Islander from Lindblad Expeditions is a versatile vessel that plies the waters of the Galápagos Islands. Designed for year-round discovery and active exploration, this intimate ship provides the perfect mobile platform from which to experience every aspect of the Galápagos — both above and below the sea.

Public areas include a covered deck with hammocks, chairs and tables; a doctor's office; a fitness center; a gift shop; a spa; a library; a lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; and a Sky Deck. 

The ship is equipped with a fleet of kayaks and Zodiacs, snorkeling gear, underwater video cameras, a video microscope, Internet access and laundry services.  A full-time doctor, an undersea specialist, a photo instructor, a video chronicler and a wellness specialist accompany every voyage.

Meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. The menu is international with an Ecuadorian flair. The Ecuadorian captain and officers welcome guests to the bridge in accordance with an "Open Bridge" policy.

All cabins have a window with an outside view, private facilities and climate controls.

Where National Geographic Islander sails

National Geographic Islander calls on the Galápagos archipelago. 

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Fast facts

48 Passengers [?]
27 Crew
3 Decks
1995 Maiden voyage
1,021 Tonnage [?]
164 Length in feet
42 Width in feet (max beam)

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