Our expedition ships in Galápagos offer two different, but equally appealing experiences of the islands. Which to choose depends on your travel schedule and whether you’re traveling on your own, as a couple, with family or with a group. Our expedition specialists will help you determine which departure and ship is right for you.
National Geographic Endeavour
A classic expedition ship, this 96-guest vessel offers the benefit of more naturalists and a glass-bottom boat. Gracious, world-traveled, and much-loved by past guests, Endeavour has a stately air and a casual, contemporary spirit. Kids delight in her expansiveness and sheer number of places to explore.
National Geographic Islander
Yacht-scaled and trim, her mahogany and gleaming brass fittings create a gracious and welcoming environment. Guests of this 48-guest twin-hulled expedition ship often compare Islander to being aboard a private yacht—one that’s as smart as she is lovely and dedicated to discovery.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Sailing in early 2017, this 96-guest ship will replace the Endeavour and continue to operate the exact same itineraries, with the same tools for exploration, including a glass-bottom Zodiac, and the same top team. Quiet, maneuverable with a shallow draft to get you up close, this purpose-built expedition ship was completely refitted in 2016 for Galápagos service.