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  • French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.

    • 9 Days
    • Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
    • 102 Guests
  • Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Fiji

    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.

    • 16 Days
    • May
    • 102 Guests
  • Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.

    • 18 Days
    • Mar / Aug
    • 102 Guests
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Daily Expedition Reports

  • Cienfuegos, Cuba

    by John Mitchell , Expedition Leader

    The DER below is from the expedition to Cuba that began on February 8, 2017.Our last full day in the mesmerizing country of Cuba was spent exploring Cienfuegos, a French Colonial town named after General Cienfuegos – the town’s name does not mean 100 fires!  In the morning we explored the Plaza Marti and a state owned farmers market, followed by a visit to the Benny More School of Art.
    • Feb 17, 2017
    • Panorama II in Cuba
  • South Plaza and Santa Fe Island

    by Jonathan Aguas , Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    After breakfast, we had a dry landing on a flat uplifted island known as South Plaza. This visitor site looked very colorful from the beginning; red succulent plants, a forest of prickly pear cacti and when you looked carefully, you could see several land iguanas camouflaged under the shade of the cacti, either resting or feasting on pieces of the succulent cactus. The cliffs were full of Galapagos shearwaters, swallow tailed gulls and a few of the red billed tropic birds trying to make it into their nesting grottos.
    • Feb 16, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos
  • Bartolome and Sombrero Chino Island

    by Lourdes Pesantes , Naturalist

    Today we visited the island of Bartolome. A great early hike to the summit of the island, a good exercise for body and soul, before a delicious breakfast, after the hike we visited the golden sandy beach where we had time for swimming and snorkeling! In the afternoon we all enjoyed a great Zodiac ride at Sombrero Chino and an incredible snorkeling with lots of colorful fish, rays, reef sharks and Galapagos penguins..
    • Feb 16, 2017
    • National Geographic Endeavour II in Galápagos

Now traveling with us

  • Peter Hillary
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953. He is the first second-generation to climb Mt Everest, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents) and he has been on over 40 mountaineering expeditions around the world. Read More
  • Robert Siegel
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Read More
  • Eva Aariak
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Eva Qamaniq Aariak is a Canadian politician, who was elected in the 2008 territorial election to represent the electoral district of Iqaluit East in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. She was subsequently chosen as the second Premier of Nunavut, under the territory's consensus government system, on November 14, 2008. She was the fifth woman to serve as a premier in Canada. Prior to her election, she was the first Languages Commissioner for Nunavut. In her capacity as Languages Commissioner, she was asked to choose an Inuktitut language word for the Internet; she settled on ikiaqqivik, which literally means "traveling through layers" and refers to the traditional Inuit concept of a shaman travelling through time and space to find answers to spiritual and material questions. Read More

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