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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
$7,330
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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
$13,020
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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, Land & Sea, 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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2018
EmbarksDays 
Aug 1810Classic Galapagos
Aug 2516Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Aug 2510Classic Galapagos
Sep 0116Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Sep 0110Classic Galapagos
Sep 0816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Sep 0810Classic Galapagos
Sep 1516Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Sep 1510Classic Galapagos
Sep 2216Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Sep 2210Classic Galapagos
Sep 2916Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Sep 2910Classic Galapagos
Nov 1710Classic Galapagos
Dec 0110Classic Galapagos
Dec 0810Classic Galapagos
Dec 1510Classic Galapagos
Dec 2210Classic Galapagos
Dec 2216Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 2910Classic Galapagos
2019
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Jan 0510Classic Galapagos
Jan 1210Classic Galapagos
Jan 1216Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jan 1910Classic Galapagos
Jan 2610Classic Galapagos
Jan 2616Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Feb 0210Classic Galapagos
Feb 0916Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Feb 0910Classic Galapagos
Feb 1610Classic Galapagos
Feb 2316Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Feb 2310Classic Galapagos
Mar 0210Classic Galapagos
Mar 0916Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Mar 0910Classic Galapagos
Mar 1610Classic Galapagos
Mar 2316Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Mar 2310Classic Galapagos
Mar 3010Classic Galapagos
Apr 0610Classic Galapagos
Apr 0616Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Apr 1310Classic Galapagos
Apr 2010Classic Galapagos
Apr 2016Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
May 2510Classic Galapagos
Jun 0110Classic Galapagos
Jun 0116Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jun 0810Classic Galapagos
Jun 2910Classic Galapagos
Jun 2916Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jul 0610Classic Galapagos
Jul 1316Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jul 1310Classic Galapagos
Jul 2010Classic Galapagos
Jul 2716Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Jul 2710Classic Galapagos
Aug 0310Classic Galapagos
Aug 1016Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Aug 1010Classic Galapagos
Aug 1710Classic Galapagos
Nov 0216Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Nov 0210Classic Galapagos
Nov 0910Classic Galapagos
Nov 2310Classic Galapagos
Nov 3010Classic Galapagos
Nov 3016Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 0710Classic Galapagos
Dec 1410Classic Galapagos
Dec 1416Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 2110Classic Galapagos
Dec 2816Exploring Galapagos + Peru's Land of the Incas
Dec 2810Classic 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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