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Galápagos for Families

With National Geographic Global Explorers, kids and teens will learn about this fascinating part of the world.

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National Geographic Global Explorers

Watch kids develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of an explorer.

An exclusive, family-friendly program created in conjunction with National Geographic Education, this unique, hands-on program teaches kids and teens 18 and under how to explore the natural world like scientists.

Wildlife watching
Hop into a Zodiac, zip along the shore, and then hike in search of wildlife and strange and interesting plant life. Snap photos with your smartphone and jot notes in your official National Geographic Global Explorers Field Notebook.

Microscopic exploration
Drop a net over the side of your Zodiac to collect plankton, then check it under a video microscope to see how it looks and moves.

Video shoots
Meet your Certified Photo Instructor in the lounge and get tips on how to create impressive slow-motion and timelapse videos, then test out those new skills in the field.


Family Travel with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic' Global Explorers program creates unique activities and learning opportunities for kids, but our Galápagos trips offer fun and adventure for guests of every age.


Galápagos: A Day in the Life

No two days are alike in the Galápagos, but getting close to incredible wildlife is a guarantee.

Recommended Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in the Galápagos

Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel to the remarkable Galápagos Islands more than 50 years ago. Today, we lead expeditions year-round to this magical archipelago famed for its vibrant wildlife. Encounter giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, playful penguins, and charismatic sea lions in their natural habitats, unfazed by your presence. Enjoy multiple adventures each day on land and undersea, including walks and hikes, kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling, in the company of local expert guides.

Since the first international tourist expedition cruise to the Galápagos Islands in July 1967 with Lars-Eric Lindblad, we’ve introduced generations of guests to these strange and wonderful islands, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage site.


Galápagos: Exploring the Unexpected

The Galápagos Islands are an iconic destination for nature lovers.

Founder & CEO, Lindblad Expeditions

"It will never leave you if you go to the Galápagos islands. You will have stories for the rest of your life—I can promise you."

Our Fleet in the Galápagos

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is delighted to welcome the newest member to our Galápagos fleet. National Geographic Islander II, a best-in-class expedition ship, is expertly refitted to facilitate the active exploration at the heart of the Lindblad experience. Guests will enjoy more space and amenities while exploring the Galápagos Islands.