Born in the cold waters of Patagonia, National Geographic Endeavour II was built for heavy seas. Now, permanently stationed in Galápagos, she comfortably sails the Equator.
A floor-to-ceiling rebuild when she repositioned to the tropics meant she could be crafted to perfectly accommodate the Lindblad style of travel. Where she previously carried 136 passengers, she now accommodates just 96 guests in 52 thoughtfully appointed cabins. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with a shallow draft to get up close, great viewing from all public spaces, an expansive open-air observation deck, large windows in cabins and suites, and state-of-the-art tools for exploration including a glass-bottom boat, underwater cameras, video microscope, plus kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
She replaced the beloved National Geographic Endeavour, which donated much of her artwork and her great spirit of camaraderie. Guests have described being aboard National Geographic Endeavour II as feeling like a cross between a grand floating hotel and scientific research vessel. She is beyond comfortable, and welcoming to solos, groups, and kids of all ages, and equipped for the up-close and personal explorations that makes Galapagos the trip of a lifetime.
52 outside cabins
All feature ocean views, private facilities, climate controls, and hair dryers, plus Ethernet, Wi-Fi connections and USB ports for mobile devices. Choose from suites on two decks, plus connecting cabins and triples are available for families and friends.
Meals are served in the dining room or sometimes outdoors, in a single, unassigned seating with a sociable, informal atmosphere with Ecuadorian flair.
Forward lounge and bar accommodating all guests for presentations and gatherings, restaurant, large library with Mac kiosks, open-air observation deck, underwater gear area and dual Zodiac boarding platform, and “open bridge,” where guests can meet the Captain and officers and learn about navigation.
A fitness center, LEXspa treatment room, exercise room and wellness specialists.
A full-time doctor, undersea specialist, Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and video chronicler.
Zodiacs to get to shore quickly, glass-bottom boat, kayaks and paddleboards for personal explorations, snorkel gear and wetsuits for both adults and children, video microscope and underwater video camera.
Connecting cabins are perfect for families or groups of friends. In all, seven cabins can be connected. Triple and solo cabins are available too, to welcome all types of travelers.