Health & Safety Protocols

As industry pioneers, we have been bringing travelers to the farthest reaches of the planet for over 50 years. We have decades of experience balancing adventure and safety, plus deep-rooted networks in the communities where we explore.

Pre-Departure Requirements

To best ensure a successful voyage, we recommend that all guests take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within five days of the start of your expedition. We also continue to recommend that you follow all CDC travel guidelines, including masking and social distancing, prior to joining the group and exercise extra caution leading up to your voyage.

Lindblad Expeditions does not require guests (regardless of age) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of their trip*. Lindblad Expeditions recommends that all guests be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations before travel.

Pre-Departure Requirements

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Welcome Aboard

Once onboard, our goal is to provide the same exhilarating expedition experience our guests have come to know and love. We’ll search for wildlife, explore with the expedition equipment, and revel in the wonders of the natural world. Much of our time is spent outdoors in fresh air and expansive landscapes ideal for social distancing.

On Board

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Staff Requirements

Anyone who has traveled with us before knows our expedition team will do whatever it takes to ensure exhilarating discoveries run smoothly and safely. And our small scale, plus high staff to guest ratios, allow us to provide extra attention to all our sanitation efforts.

Cleaning Products & Protocols

Cleaning Products & Protocols

ACT CleanCoat
Long before the advent of the novel coronavirus we trialed a new onboard cleaning and disinfecting system called ACT CleanCoat. It proved so effective, we rolled it out across the fleet, and today it offers an added layer of protection as we head back aboard. Read more about it at

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Regular meetings keep our finger on the pulse of what’s happening globally, and as the latest research and public health recommendations evolve, so will our policies. We will continue to update our protocols in accordance with local, state, federal, and international regulations and guidelines.

* There are certain unavoidable risks to passengers and property associated with expedition travel, including, among others, traveling with other people and illness or disease caused by exposure to bacteria, pathogens, and viruses, including the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, despite screening and testing and other steps taken by Lindblad Expeditions and passengers in response to these risks. In the event any passenger, crew, staff or others on the vessel were to test positive for COVID-19 and/or develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, governmental authorities may require a 14-day or longer quarantine of all individuals on the vessel either on the vessel or elsewhere. Lindblad Expeditions shall not be liable for any claims, demands, and/or damages arising from or relating to any exposure to the coronavirus and/or the contraction of any illness or disease as a result of any such exposure, including but not limited to COVID-19, by passenger or any other person, including claims and damages due or allegedly due to inaccurate test results (including possible false negative test results) and/or the negligence of any Independent Contractor providing any medical screening or testing services, laboratory services, medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, advice, and/or recommendations, or any supplies and services for sanitation purposes.