Galápagos & Families

Something for everyone from 8 to 80 in this ageless place

Introducing the National Geographic Global Explorers Program

In June 2017, we’re launching 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.

Travel + Leisure has named us the #1 Family Friendly Small-ship Cruise Line for four consecutive years. Our Galápagos family expeditions offer families more than simply the chance to learn; parents and children get the rare opportunity to genuinely “be” together in a totally natural way—sharing shipboard life, sharing activities, sharing the discoveries and creating a genuinely collective family memory.

Special kids-only programs with dedicated staff

During summer vacation—when kids travel most—an additional naturalist joins our team in Galápagos enabling smaller groups, more personal attention, and kids-only activities. Young explorers look forward to photo workshops with a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor using smartphones or point-and-shoots. Hands-on science using the video microscope and learning about conservation projects, plus hands-on nature lessons with our naturalists who are trained to work with kids and are excellent role models. Journals and journaling time. Scavenger hunts. And "certificates of achievement" for various accomplishments. Our kids’ program is learning disguised as fun. You’ll see kids discover hidden talents and gain confidence while having the time of their lives. Kid-friendly menus and movie night with pizza are always a hit, too.

Daily activities to share 
Snorkeling and swimming with playful sea lions, hiking among colonies of birds, and sitting together as the community collectively recounts the day at Recap. These are the things you’ll remember together. Aboard ship, kids can never get too far away, but they’re also able to exercise their own independence. Often “kids’ tables” spontaneously form, giving kids the chance to create their own friendships. In other cases, families allow kids to freely join different activities groups by day, then enjoy dinner together every night.

Galápagos Itineraries

Galápagos: National Geographic Endeavour II

10 days
Expeditions in: Year Round

Galápagos: Aboard National Geographic Islander

10 days
Expeditions in: Year Round

Epic Galápagos Photo Expedition

17 days
Expeditions in: Nov, Dec

Special Offers
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from Miami on all departures Aug. 25-Nov. 17, 2017 on National Geographic Endeavour II and Sep. 16-Dec. 16, 2017 on National Geographic Islander, plus select departures on both ships throughout 2017. Upgrade to Business Class for $500 on select departures, limited availability.  Call for details.


We believe sharing an expedition with your kids or grandkids is a life-enhancing experience. So take $500 off for each child under the age of 18.

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