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EXPLORATIONS – A Lindblad Expeditions Blog

National Geographic Quest in Belize

Sunrise and early morning mist at Tikal Archaeology Site.


Beginning in 2018, the National Geographic Quest will serve as the only expedition ship of its kind plying the azure waters of the Mesoamerican reef. These waters are an absolute playground for travelers and we believe our guests will especially love their experience thanks to the added level of comfort and expedition options offered by the Quest.

Guests can choose to explore in our fleet of 16 double and 8 single sea kayaks, plus 10 custom-built stand-up paddleboards, or cruise around in custom built Zodiacs. To really capture the iconic undersea life, the ship’s undersea specialist will dive with the underwater camera, or use a remote operated vehicle to capture video footage of a variety of marine organisms. This always brings wows in the lounge when viewed during cocktail hour.

CEX0M3 paddle boarding

Snorkeling over a sea turtle

For enjoyment above the waterline, we’re excited to announce that Our ethnomusicologist, Jacob Edgar, has arranged for a performance by the internationally renowned Garifuna Collective, the premier representative of Garifuna music from Belize on the international stage. Hearing them on the Quest’s sundeck or lounge will be a truly memorable event.

This troupe of extraordinary singers has fashioned a unique and wonderful world; once you enter, you will never want to leave.
— Charlie Gillett, The Guardian (UK)

For a preview, check out: https://www.garifunacollective.com/music