The human genetic drive to head out in ships and discover new things. For 50 years, we’ve been introducing travelers to this exhilarating way to experience the planet's wonders.
Authentic expedition ships Ranging from 28 guests to 148 guests, our 13 ships, scaled to go where cruise ships can’t, are equipped to bring you deep inside places where no infrastructure of docks or ports exist.
More of what you’re ‘out there’ for An onboard fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkel gear for all, lets us make up-close, personal discoveries virtually anywhere. Plus, bow cams, hydrophones, video microscopes to reveal wonders.
Exclusively ours: the undersea Discover the virtually unknown Antarctica, Arctic or Alaska beneath the ship—through our undersea specialist’s icy dives. Watch vivid HD video—in the dry warmth of the ship’s Lounge, perhaps with a cocktail in hand.
Renowned expedition teams Over 50 years, we achieved a reputation for the best expedition teams in the business. Their experience, personalities, superb spotting and storytelling skills ensure that you’ll see, do and understand more.
National Geographic photographers aboard Inspiration and expert tips from top pros on every departure of NG Explorer & NG Orion, and on select other departures. Hit the B&H gear lockers aboard to try out new cameras and glass. And when you book, find out about exclusive B&H gear discounts.
Lindblad-National Geographic Certified photo instructors-naturalists Aboard every ship, they help you with camera settings and basics, and to understand wildlife to better anticipate behavior that leads to great shots.
Global Perspectives Guest Speakers On NG Explorer—travel with experts from the top tiers of journalism, science, and exploration. And on all our trips, count on rewarding local encounters, from concerts to hang-outs.
Adventure without adversity We’re inspired by historic expeditions but—no deprivation. Dining is excellent, with an emphasis on sustainable, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Onboard Wellness makes exploring a mind-body activity.
Going beyond limits & expectations To be on an expedition means to be free, no ‘port’ schedule. We can be the first to set foot somewhere—because we are an expedition travel company and this is our mission.