Patty Disken‐Cahill Lindblad Expeditions 212‐261‐9081 [email protected]

New York, NY, June 3, 2010 ‐ This summer Lindblad Expeditions (, the pioneering expedition travel company with a strong commitment to responsible travel, is opening the door for teachers to explore Darwin’s laboratory with an exclusive two‐ for‐one offer to Galápagos.

No matter how many National Geographic specials you have seen, nothing can prepare you for the magic of being in Galápagos, a natural habitat for some of the world's most interesting and unusual animals.Teachers will come face to face with wildlife that has never developed a fear of people, snorkel with playful sea lions, kneel beside marine iguanas, marvel at Galápagos penguins and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station.And with the benefit of Lindblad’s 40+ years in Galápagos and the unparalleled expertise of their Lindblad‐National Geographic expedition team, teachers will return with a wealth of knowledge to educate and inspire their students.

The 10‐day itineraries are offered on select voyages aboard the intimate 48‐guest National Geographic Islander (June 26 and Aug 21, 2010) and the 96‐guest National Geographic Endeavour (July 23, July 30, and Sep 24).

The offer is open to teachers defined as any PreK‐12 active (non‐retired) educators. The offer is valid for first‐time Lindblad travelers only and new bookings only, and is not combinable with any other offers. It is available for all cabin categories and is based on double occupancy. Rates begin at $4,980 ($2,490 per person).

For additional information or to book this exclusive offer, contact Julie Owens or Laura Moore at 1.800. EXPEDITION or via email at [email protected] or [email protected].

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company that offers voyages in the Galápagos, Antarctica, Baja California, Alaska, Costa Rica, Panama, Egypt, the Arctic and beyond. The company works in alliance with the National Geographic Society to inspire travelers to explore and care about the planet. As pioneers of global exploration, the organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Lindblad Expeditions has been named “#1 Small Ship for Families” and one of the best Small‐Ship Cruise Lines (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Value Awards 2009); “The Best Ships in the World” and “The Best Itineraries” (Condé Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2008 and 2006), and Conde Nast Traveler 2009 Gold List for Cruise Lines.