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The Islander cruises the Galapagos archipelago

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The Islander Islander Enjoy a book in the Islander's library. Dine with an amazing view Swap adventure stories with your fellow travelers in the lounge Cozy spaces to enjoy the ships learning resources on your Galapagos cruise Ample deck space to relax on the Islander Enjoy a cool drink and the company of your fellow passengers
Warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$6,990
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Classic Galapagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Explore varied islands and habitats
  • See incredible & abundant wildlife
  • Experience the Gal├ípagos undersea
  • Walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure on the Islander. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have the …
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The land iguana has adapted to the dry conditions in the Galapagos
$12,680
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Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas

16 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Experience dawn at Machu Picchu
  • Discover Cusco & the Sacred Valley
  • Explore massive Ollantaytambo
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on a sweeping adventure that encapsulates all the wildness of the Galápagos balanced with cultural and historic experiences of Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca. Explore the Galápagos in depth aboard the 48-guestNational Geographic Islander,an intimately-scaled vessel. …
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$6,990
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Southern Islands Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard Islander
  • Hike to a white-sand beach
  • Explore recent lava flows
  • Snorkel with Galapagos penguins
  • Swim off a black sand beach
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 10-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to really become immersed in the unique splendor of these islands. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions or get up close and personal …
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2016
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Dec 1010Classic Galapagos
Dec 1016Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 1010Southern Islands Voyage
Dec 1710Classic Galapagos
Dec 1710Southern Islands Voyage
Dec 2410Classic Galapagos
Dec 2416Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 2410Southern Islands Voyage
Dec 3110Southern Islands Voyage
Dec 3110Classic Galapagos
2017
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Jan 1416Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jan 1410Classic Galapagos
Jan 2110Classic Galapagos
Jan 2816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jan 2810Classic Galapagos
Feb 0410Classic Galapagos
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Feb 1116Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Feb 1810Classic Galapagos
Feb 1816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Feb 2510Classic Galapagos
Feb 2516Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Mar 0410Classic Galapagos
Mar 1110Classic Galapagos
Mar 1116Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Mar 1810Classic Galapagos
Mar 1816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Mar 2510Classic Galapagos
Mar 2516Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Apr 0110Classic Galapagos
Apr 0810Classic Galapagos
Apr 0816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Apr 1510Classic Galapagos
Apr 2216Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Apr 2210Classic Galapagos
Apr 2910Classic Galapagos
May 0616Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
May 0610Classic Galapagos
May 1316Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
May 1310Classic Galapagos
May 2016Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
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May 2716Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
May 2710Classic Galapagos
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Jun 1016Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jun 1710Classic Galapagos
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Jun 2416Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jul 0110Classic Galapagos
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Jul 2216Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
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Sep 1616Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Sep 1610Classic Galapagos
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Oct 2816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Nov 0410Classic Galapagos
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Nov 2510Classic Galapagos
Nov 2516Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 0210Classic Galapagos
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Dec 0916Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
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Dec 2316Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 3010Classic Galapagos
Passengers: 48
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The Islander is a versatile 164-foot twin-hulled vessel with 24 spacious cabins comfortably accommodating 48 guests. She offers guests an intimate experience, with the amenities and high class service discerning travelers expect. The Islander 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. The captains of the Islander have decades of sailing experience in the Galapagos archipelago. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places you visit are all yours. Thanks to a 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 on the Islander, your expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward alluring coves or bow-riding dolphins. A 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.

A multitude of options are offered for exploring any Galapagos Island, including some shore landings before breakfast and coastal explorations from Zodiacs and kayaks. You'll be provided with a properly fitting wetsuit and snorkeling gear that are yours for the expedition — no need to pack your own. Jump in and go snorkeling in deep water with sea lions, or join some members of your friendly expedition team in the shallows for practice. The Islander carries the resources to add depth to your experience – and every activity offered on board is included in the price.

Amenities and Accommodations

Public Areas
The Islander is fully air-conditioned. Amenities on board include covered deck with hammocks, chairs and tables; Doctor's Office; Fitness Center; Global Market; LEXspa; Library; Lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; and Sky Deck. Passengers are always welcome to the Bridge in accordance with the "Open Bridge" policy.

Special Features
Among the numerous special touches on board the Islander, guests will also enjoy guest internet access, laundry service, LEXmarket, and a Wellness Program. A ship's doctor, Undersea Specialist, and Video Chronicler are also onboard.

Dining
Delicious meals are served in single seatings in the indoor dining room with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. The menu is international with an Ecuadorian flair.

Accommodations
The 48 guests aboard the Islander are accommodated in 24 cabins. All cabins have a window with an outside view, private bath facilities, and climate controls.

Expedition Equipment
The Islander carries an abundance of expedition equipment to make your exploration of the Galapagos as in depth as possible. Standard equipment includes a hydrophone, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear, a Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, wet suits, and several Zodiac landing craft.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
Category 1
Main Deck #201, 202. Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
Category 1 Single
Main Deck #201, 202. Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
Category 2
Main Deck #203-210 (*Sole Occupancy: All). Centrally located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
Category 2 Single
Main Deck #203-210 (*Sole Occupancy: All). Centrally located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Islander's Standard Cabin, Category 1 -3.
Category 3
Bridge Deck #303-306 (*Sole Occupancy: #301, 302). Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window. Note: #305 & 306 can accommodate a third person.
Islander's Category 4 and 5 Cabin.
Category 4
Upper Deck #403-408. Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed-in terraces with seating. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 & 404 convert to double beds
Islander's Category 4 and 5 Cabin.
Category 5
Upper Deck #401, 402. These are the largest cabins onboard. They feature two lower single beds which can convert ot a queen bed, and wrap-around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed-in terraces with seating.
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