Lindblad Expeditions: Free air to South Georgia & the Falklands with one of the greatest explorers

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has created the ultimate expedition for immersion in wildlife, South Georgia and the Falklands.  Unanimously rated “the most spectacular place I’ve ever been” by travelers, and often compared to the Serengeti for the sheer mass of wildlife,  the voyage takes place as South Georgia and the Falklands bursts with life after a fruitful summer, and includes  time in Buenos Aires. The one time 19-day wildlife-focused voyage is set aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer …

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‘JEOPARDY!’ and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Announce Explore the World Sweepstakes

JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic have announced the upcoming JEOPARDY! Explore the World Sweepstakes set to begin this month as part of JEOPARDY!’s season-long celebration of their 30th anniversary season. The Explore the World Sweepstakes will provide 30 extraordinary voyages for viewers and their guests to some of the most incredible destinations on the planet. The promotion is an outgrowth of a multi-year collaborative relationship between JEOPARDY! and Lindblad Expeditions. Partners since 2005, Lindblad Expeditions’ fleet has …

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Lindblad Expeditions -National Geographic announce 2014 itineraries on the new National Geographic Orion

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced their 2014 itineraries on the new 102-guest National Geographic Orion. The expeditions have been carefully developed to feature a blend of undersea (for snorkelers and divers) and terrestrial natural history highlights, along with diverse and fascinating culture, history and anthropology. The latest addition to the Lindblad fleet, National Geographic Orion will be newly equipped with a full roster of exploration tools including kayaks, a state-of the-art ROV (remote operated vehicle reaching depths …

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Lindblad Expeditions to celebrate 125th anniversary of National Geographic with two special voyages

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society in 2013 with a pair of special expeditions that combine spectacular destinations and an array of world-renowned special guests. This time Lindblad sets its sights on the northern and southern hemispheres with Epic South America and The Canadian Maritimes set aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer. ·         Epic South America: Jungle Rivers, Rainforests and the Colonial Coast will feature a 38-day natural history, cultural …

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Lindblad Expeditions announces Baja Land & Sea Photography Retreat

Lindblad Expeditions is offering nature photography enthusiasts the ultimate immersive learning experience with its new Baja California Land & Sea Photography Retreat. The custom-designed travel photography experience includes complete and exclusive access to a retreat once favored by some of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, combined with a Sea of Cortez expedition on the 62-passenger National Geographic Sea Bird.  This exclusive 8 day/7 night photography retreat is set for two departures – January 4-11 and …

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A visit to the Artic Circle aboard Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer

The new Discovery Channel series Frozen Planet is reminding me of the exceptional trip to the Artic Circle last summer. We were smack in the middle of a bustling fast food court—for Arctic animals. Aboard the Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer, in the Arctic, we were at the north entrance of Wood fjord in the part of northern Spitsbergen that’s covered with what’s called “fast ice.” Naturalist Ian Bullock explains to me that there is an abundance …

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Into the Midnight Zone…

I’m sure that most of you have either heard, or read about the fact that filmmaker James Cameron recently took a trip to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a fully customized manned submarine called the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER.  He voyaged to Challenger Deep, which is the lowest point of the Trench at a depth of 35,800 feet (almost seven miles).  (If you’d like to hear more about this exploration, there’s a short video from Cameron himself …

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Galapagos Tortoises in the Santa Cruz Highlands

Photographing giant tortoises in the wild After our visit to the Los Gemelos craters, it’s back on the bus for what I hope is an exciting afternoon with giant Galapagos tortoises in the wild. Our Lindblad Endeavour naturalist for the afternoon, Walter Perez, doesn’t share my confidence as he continually cautions us “all we can guarantee you’ll see is lava rock and plenty of it.” Still, I’m optimistic we’ll find some giant tortoises without many problems. Walter …

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Lindblad Endeavour Santa Cruz Highlands Tour

A triple header shore lunch Before we set out to find Galapagos tortoises in the Santa Cruz highlands, the Lindblad Endeavour has an extended lunch break planned that is surprisingly varied. One stop I did not anticipate: a visit to a still–what we Southern boys would call a moonshine still–and the option to sample its product. Here’s how it happened. From Puerto Ayora, we drive for 30 minutes into the highlands and stop at an old sugar …

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Lindblad Endeavour Cruise: Puerto Ayora Walking Tour

Your one & only Galapagos shopping stop The stop at Santa Cruz Island by the Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Endeavour is an unusually full, busy day. Following our tour of the Darwin Research Station and seeing Lonesome George and Diego, the station’s most famous tortoises, we’re given a little over an hour to tour the waterfront of Puerto Ayora, largest city in the Galapagos. With a population of more than 10,000, Puerto Ayora contains about a third …

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