Lindblad Expeditions is thrilled to welcome the new, all-suite National Geographic Islander II to our fleet. Sleek and elegant, she will sail year-round in the Galápagos Islands and elevate the guest experience to an entirely new level.
A best-in-class expedition vessel that feels like a private yacht, National Geographic Islander II is a spacious all-suite ship. With only 26 suites and accommodating just 48 guests, she sails with a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio.
Special features include teak decks, indoor-outdoor dining options, an impressive observation deck, and new amenities like a climate-controlled Marina and a high-tech Science Hub.
Fly through our newest ship in the Galápagos on a virtual tour unlike any other. Follow our drone as it soars over, around, and through every nook and cranny of this elegant all-suite vessel.
The new, all-suite National Geographic Islander II provides an authentic sense of place, drawing on our decades of partnering with local communities and conservation groups. Contributing to the fully immersive Ecuadorian experience on board are Ecuadorian staff and locally sourced and sustainable farm-to-table and ocean-to-table culinary ingredients, as well as artisan spa elements and handcrafted textiles, art, and décor all regionally created.
Explore the ship
18 Suites, 4 Solo suites, and 4 Islander Suites accommodating just 48 guests—all with large windows, convertible king/twin beds with 600-thread count bedding, ample closets, sofa, and marble double-sink bathrooms with a collection of organic amenities crafted exclusively for Lindblad Expeditions. In addition, a stocked mini-bar can be customized to guests’ preferences, and there’s in-room coffee and tea, Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV.
National Geographic Islander II's Maiden Voyage
An authentic, immersive experience in the Galàpagos
The National Geographic Islander II celebrates Lindblad’s deep connection to the islands, Ecuador, and its people with a deeply immersive and truly unique Ecuadorian cultural experience. The carefully considered food and beverage program highlights the four regions of Ecuador with locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. Regional ingredients can even be found in spa products. From Ecuadorian shipboard staff to artwork, textiles, and décor created by local artists and artisans and Ecuadorean music heard throughout the ship, guests will experience the beauty and wonder of Ecuador both on and off the ship.
Blessing the National Geographic Islander II
On July 29, 2022, Lindblad Expeditions celebrated the official blessing of the newest addition to the fleet, National Geographic Islander ll, in Salinas, Ecuador. Attendees included Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, Niels Olsen; Gustavo Manrique, Minister of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition; industry colleagues; local partners; and members of Lindblad’s beloved crew.
Reserve your suite now and be one of the first guests to enjoy the next-level comfort of the new, all-suite National Geographic Islander ll's inaugural season. Enjoy $1500 special savings and free round-trip air from Miami on the Oct 28 Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape sailing and Nov 5 Wild Galápagos Escape sailing.
If you are unable to join us on one of these special voyages, we are delighted to extend free round-trip air from Miami to Galápagos on the Nov. 10 Wild Galápagos Escape sailing and Nov. 11 Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape sailing. For the ultimate experience, book an Islander Suite (category IS) on any of these select departures and we will upgrade you to business class from Miami to Guayaquil round-trip. New bookings only. Book by Oct. 31, 2022.