Celebrating Over 50 Years

A Partner in Galápagos Conservation

50 Great Reasons to Celebrate 50+ Years

With over 50 years exploring the Enchanted Islands, you've got 50 reasons to join us now. From exciting happenings—our new ship, our brand-new family program, new custom-made, stand-up paddleboards—to things that never change—like the amazing, Galápagos-only animals you will encounter. Snorkel with sea lions, hike among marine iguanas, and make friends with giant tortoises. Any time of year is an ideal time to visit Galápagos—so come join the celebration. 

A Family Affair

In July 1967 Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first international tourist expedition to Galápagos, paving the way for generations of guests to discover the magic and mystery of these fascinating islands, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Making a difference for 50+ years

Lindblad has been a key partner in Galápagos conservation since the first expedition over 50 years ago: present at the beginning of the Galápagos National Park Service, furthering the work of the Charles Darwin Station, and pioneering international tourism in the islands. Here, some notable moments.

Introducing the National Geographic Global Explorers Program

In June 2017, we launched a new kids and teen program in Galápagos! Developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education, this unique exploration-based program will provide the most engaging Galápagos learning experience. Kids and teens will choose among activities and experiences to participate in, designed to help them develop what National Geographic Education certifies as the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of an explorer.

Every expedition is an occasion

Whichever ship, itinerary or departure date, we guarantee you the best experience. These are just some of the extraordinary staff and guest speakers people who enrich our expeditions.

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Donald Johanson

Carlyn Iverson


Grosvenor Teacher Fellows

Arturo Izurieta

Thomas Peschak

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Scott Solomon

Rich Reid

Mike Jackson

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