Lindblad Expeditions

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Lindblad Expeditions

For generations, the Lindblad name has been synonymous with exploration, adventure and responsible tourism. These abiding traits are born from our rich heritage as the first expedition company and our inherent passion for discovery and preservation, which together provide awe-inspiring travel experiences in every corner of the world. Since Lars-Eric Lindblad created Lindblad Travel in 1958 as a way to introduce like-minded adventurers to remote lands, pristine nature and diverse cultures, Lindblad has inspired tens of thousands of explorers to discover their planet and ponder their place within it. Join us to explore the 7 continents.

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National Geographic Alliance: Explore the planet’s most extraordinary places in the company of world-renowned scientists, naturalists, and researchers using state-of-the-art exploration tools.

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This stately riverboat features Amazonian influences, from its tropical hardwood exterior to its locally crafted interior. It was built with the express purpose of traversing deep into the Peruvian Amazon, giving you the experience of the mighty river and sweeping views of its various landscapes and wonders.

Lord of the Glens fuses country manor and private yacht vibes. All 150 feet of elegance designed for traversing the Scottish Caledonian Canal. Paneled in polished wood, with teak decks, gourmet cuisine, and exceptional service. A ship capable of cutting across the country and exploring the Atlantic.

Your mobile basecamp for island exploration is extremely nimble, majestically maneuverable, including a shallow draft for up-close viewing from all public spaces, open-air observation deck, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a twin Zodiac loading platform

A next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, ice-class Polar Class 5 vessel designed to navigate polar passages year-round and safely explore uncharted waters while providing exceptional comfort. Her X-BOW® offers a smooth ride even in adverse conditions

The embodiment of the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance, she is a perfect size with excellent maneuverability. Equipped with an ice-enforced hull; advanced navigation equipment; a roster of exploration tools; and well-appointed interior with vast expanses of glass for unrivaled views

Elegant Galápagos bound all suite vessel. She is a sleek expedition ship with the spirit and soul of a private yacht. Exquisitely crafted for the pristine ecosystem and delightful viewing of exotic wildlife. Cultivate an authentic connection to the islands through best-in-class staff and activities.

National Geographic Orion is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel that navigates polar ice and small harbors in Europe. Engineered for maximum comfort and safety, equipped with the latest technology. The specialized design enables maneuvering her close to shore. Accommodates 102 guests in 53 cabins,

The 100-guest National Geographic Quest is an avant-garde, expedition vessel made for exploring coastal waters, shallow coves, and fast-moving channels where wildlife congregate while sailing in maximum comfort. Spacious cabins, open decks for wildlife viewing, and specialty tools for exploration.

A next-generation expedition ship, purpose-built for polar navigation. A fully stabilized, ice-class Polar Class 5 vessel designed to navigate polar passages year-round and safely explore uncharted waters while providing exceptional comfort. Her X-BOW® offers a smooth ride even in adverse conditions.

The National Geographic Sea Bird traces the coast of North America to Alaska and British Columbia in the summer, and heading south in the winter to navigate Baja California and the Sea of Cortez and Costa Rica and Panama. The ship is designed to navigate narrow inlets inaccessible to larger ships.

The National Geographic Sea Lion is designed to navigate inlets inaccessible to larger ships. Exploring destinations from Alaska, to Columbia & Snake Rivers, Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. Viewing decks, a SplashCam and a hydrophone allow us to look and listen beneath the waves.

The 100-guest National Geographic Venture features step-out balconies (available in 22 of the 50 spacious cabins), plus 6 sets of connecting cabins for families and groups; a Sun Deck bar, and a designated mudroom for expedition gear.

The Oberoi Philae has 50 cabins and maximum capacity of 100 guests. A multiyear renovation completed in 2015 converted her into an extraordinarily beautiful and private ship, with just 22 cabins and accommodations for 42 guests, modern amenities, and a relaxed, elegant ambiance.

Sea Cloud is a historic ship with a soul that has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. Little competes with the sensual pleasure of the balmy air and the trade winds on deck. She is a vessel of matchless grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel.

Inspired by the historic Sea Cloud, but designed with a host of modern amenities to give her a unique sailing style, Sea Cloud II features spacious accommodations, a spa and fitness room, indoor and outdoor dining options, and generous natural wood decks that invite relaxation at sea.

Sun Goddess carries 60 guests in 30 spacious suites, providing an intimate and exceptional experience on the world’s longest river. Featuring a separate sitting area and balcony, each suite is a relaxing and sophisticated environment to observe 5,000 years of history unfold along the Nile’s banks.

Built in 2011 from the ground up, with large, gracious staterooms and luxurious touches, this majestic riverboat is the finest ship on the Mekong River. Every cabin has glass doors and a private balcony for enjoying the unforgettable Vietnamese scenery.

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By: DragonTerry17

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

The trip that I took recently to the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic was one of the best travel experiences that I have had.  From the assistance that we got with transfers at the airport, between airport and hotel, hotel to airport, airport to ship and back to the total expedition experience ran very smoothly.  The Expedition itself was fantastic because it is the type of vacation that I enjoy which gave me the opportunity to be very active--hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. as well as seeing animals, birds, fish, etc and habitat not seen anywhere else on the planet.  The food and amenities as well as the entire staff (naturalists, photographers, ship's captain, stewards, etc.) was wonderful as well. The fact that I got a $25 off coupon was very much appreciated. The only heads up I would have appreciated was the fact that the tax rate on EVERYTHING even services was very high. I would definitely travel with Lindblad again.


By: bill

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

tremendous a terrific cabin with this huge window to see the amazon go by while in your cabin, wonderful meals, terrific entertainment , the guides were very helpful and amazingly knowledgeable
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

Lindblad Expeditions

By: Zach

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2021

We have taken many trips with National Geographic/ Lindblad Expeditions and have been very pleased with the arrangements and the experience. Small ships, excellent care by the staff, and the educational experience are a combination without equal in the cruise business.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland


By: nborreson

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2024

Very good in all respects. Naturalists and leaders were knowledgeable and considerable. Wise distribution and timing of activities. Accommodations comfortable. Food was superb.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

Delfin II for a trip on the Amazon

By: PYoung

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2024

This expedition fulfilled two destinations on our bucket list. The first half of our trip was to Machu Picchu. The accommodations were fine. We thought the naturalists were great here. The second half was spent on the Amazon, aboard the Delfin II. It was perfect for the Amazon. We would suggest having the ability to provide general announcements as plans and timing changes from what's listed on the daily activities board.
Travel Advisor:  Ann Harrison

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    Our Commitment

    Lindblad Expeditions has been a leader in sustainable, responsible travel for more than 50 years. We define our approach to responsible travel in three pillars: 1) our commitment to Conservation & the Environment, 2) our dedication to Community & Culture, and 3) our support of Science & Education. We practice responsible travel throughout all levels of our organization—from ships to offices and everywhere in between.

    A 100% carbon neutral company, we reduce and eliminate our carbon emissions wherever possible and offset the rest, including our fleet, offices, staff travel, expedition operations, and more. We are also 100% free of guest-facing single-use plastic across our fleet, and our culinary program is rooted in a robust sustainable seafood, locally-sourced food policy that strives for zero waste.

    Since 1997, we’ve raised $25+ million from our travelers—including more than $19.8 million since 2008 through the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund— projects to understand and protect our world’s ocean, restore critical marine and coastal habitats, and foster environmental stewardship in the regions visited by our fleet, and beyond.

    Never content with the status quo, we constantly seek ways to grow our responsible travel initiatives and leverage our position as an industry leader to influence widespread, positive change. By thoughtfully and responsibly sharing the wonders of the world with our guests, we inspire people to care about the planet and take action to protect it, creating environmental stewards through the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund.