Effective September 1, 2007, all Lindblad voyages departing from and returning to ports outside the United States will be operated by Lindblad Maritime Enterprises, Ltd., a subsidiary of Lindblad Expeditions, Inc.
Basis of Rates
All prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin, or a single where noted. Shared accommodations are available on certain ships and categories. For more information, please refer to our Share Guarantee Program section of our Terms and Conditions, or call us for details. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.
Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, internet access, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew are at your discretion.
For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are subject to change. We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements for a $50 per person service fee.
To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program is required at the time of reservation. The per person advance payment amount varies by program, and is outlined in our brochures, as well as on our website. Holiday departure dates and certain longer voyages may carry additional advance deposit requirements due to high demand for these voyages. Payment is accepted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or check. Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions.
We require written notice at the time of reservation for any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention.
Once your reservation is confirmed, we urge you to use your personalized online account for important information to help you prepare for your voyage. Managing your documents online will facilitate fast and accurate communication, and allow you to provide us with pertinent details we require in order to complete your reservation. Your online account gives you access to your Expedition Guide, which includes valuable information specific to your voyage. You can also use your online account to make easy payments, view recommended flights and reading material, packing list, and so much more.
For expeditions of eight nights or less, final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. For expeditions of nine nights or more, final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. For expeditions aboard National Geographic Orion and 2015 Explorer, payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Payment schedules may vary for Holiday departures and certain longer voyages, due to high demand for these voyages. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if payment has not been received by final payment due date.
Travel Protection Plan
We strongly recommend our guests to take advantage of our Travel Protection Plan. This plan offers comprehensive coverage to protect you from cancellation fees, costs incurred due to trip delays/interruption, damaged or lost baggage, medical assistance, and evacuation during your travels. Our Travel Protection Plan is available for U.S. and Canadian residents only, and may be purchased any time prior to final payment due date. Travel Protection premiums are non-refundable once plan is purchased. Learn more about Lindblad Expeditions Travel Protection "Plus" Plan.
Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas.
For a party of 8 people or more who make their reservations to travel as a group, each guest will receive 5% off the cost of the expedition when booked together.
Group payments terms for 2013 and 2014 Departures: The standard deposit is required at time of reservation. An additional 25% is required 120 days prior to the departure date, and final payment is due 90 days prior to departure regardless of the length of your voyage.
Group cancellation terms for 2013 and 2014 Departures: For expeditions 9 nights or more, cancellation fee is the full amount of deposit for cancellations made 119-90 days prior to departure. Cancellations made less than 89 days, will incur fees according to our standard cancellation schedule. For expeditions 8 nights or less, the cancellation fee is the full amount of deposit for cancellations made 89-60 days prior to departure. Cancellations made less than 59 days, will follow our standard cancellation schedule.
Group payment terms for 2015 Departures: The standard deposit is required at time of reservation. An additional 25% is required 180 days prior to the departure date, and final payment is due 120 days prior to departure.
|Group payment terms for 2015 Departures
|Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start
||Per Person Cancellation Fee
|180 or more days
||Advance payment cost
||25% of trip cost
||50% of trip cost
Share Guarantee Program
If you are a solo guest willing to share accommodations, we will be happy to make arrangements to match you with another solo guest, so you may travel at the double occupancy rate. If you are willing to share, and we are unable to make shared arrangements for you, we will guarantee you the per person double occupancy rate, and you will not incur the solo rate. This program is subject to availability, and limited to certain ships and categories.
It is essential that guests with medical conditions and/or special dietary restrictions make them known to us in sufficient time for us to accommodate their request.
Responsibility and Other Terms & Conditions
Certain other provisions concerning, among other things, limitations of Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society's liability for loss of property, injury, illness, or death during the voyage will be provided to all guests on the ship’s ticket sent prior to departure, and are also available where within this site or upon request. By registering for a trip, the guest agrees to all such terms and conditions.
Itineraries and prices listed on this website are as of publication date, and are subject to change. Under normal conditions the total expedition cost is guaranteed at the time of booking. However, the published price is determined far in advance of initial departure on the basis of then-existing projections of fuel and other costs. In the event that we determine that current costs create an unsustainable financial model, including but not limited to increases in the price of fuel, currency fluctuations, increases in government taxes or levies, or increased security costs, we reserve the right to pass on these costs to you to cover such unexpected increases. We will always provide a transparent accounting of the reason for increase in costs.
Lindblad Expeditions may amend these terms and conditions at any time. All amended terms and conditions shall automatically be effective upon being posted by Lindblad Expeditions to the Site. We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving visitor data exchanged with our site.