Venturing to the ends of the Earth requires experience, and that’s exactly what Lindblad Expeditions has. For more than 50 years, Lindblad has transformed ordinary vacations into once-in-a-lifetime adventures. From Antarctica to the Galapagos to Papua New Guinea, travelers not only explore remote, unspoiled destinations but also experience these places alongside expert guides. And as a partner of National Geographic, Lindblad Expeditions allows travelers to learn from their writers, photographers, and filmmakers in addition to the Lindblad expedition leaders, naturalists, and guides.
Led by a combination of our Expedition and Marine Operations team, in conjunction with our staff medical Consultant Dr. Lorber, and third-party medical consultants, Lindblad Expeditions is constantly reviewing and updating our health & safety protocols and procedures to ensure guest safety and compliance with all relevant regulations. Detailed guidelines and protocols specific to each geography will be shared with all guests well prior to embarkation.
Additionally, Lindblad Expeditions has partnered with ACT solution and implemented Premium Purity™ which consists of ACT CleanCoat™ and the ACT ECA System™ combined with ACT weekly monitoring with ATP swabs to ensure all surfaces and common touch points are sanitized. ACT CleanCoat™ is a surface treatment which is designed to decompose harmful microbes such as bacteria, viruses, airborne mold spores, and chemical compounds. According to ACT, this transparent, and odorless coating when exposed to light, creates a photocatalytic reaction, which decomposes microbes and helps purify the air. They also state that ACT CleanCoat™ has been tested against several viruses and resulted in a ≥99.99% reduction within 5 minutes against strong virus families. All shared expedition equipment, including but not limited to kayaks, standup paddleboards, and zodiacs, will be coated with ACT CleanCoat™ prior to the expedition season restart.
National Geographic Global Explorers
Developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education, our unique kids’ program launched in Galápagos in 2017, expanded to Alaska in 2018, and just rolled out in Baja in early 2020!
Kids and teens choose cool activities—from earning a Zodiac “driver’s license” to recording wildlife sightings in their Field Notebook—all designed to help them develop what National Geographic Education defines as the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of an explorer.
Guests under 18 will:
- Have fun! They’ll take part in daily fun activities, all while making new friends and lifelong memories
- Benefit from National Geographic certified field educators: Our naturalists, newly minted as National Geographic certified field educators, optimize daily learning opportunities
- Connect with nature: They’ll have direct contact with wildlife above and below the sea, such as snorkeling with sea lions in Galápagos and identifying whale flukes from the ship’s bow in Alaska
- Learn to be a storyteller: Through photos, videos, music, drawing and more, kids can use their creativity to tell stories about the unique things they’ll do and see along the way
- Develop their observation skills: Daily “In the Field” activities will prompt kids to watch out for a particular item, like a creature with scales or a giant coral head on land, then record their observations in their Field Notebook
At Lindblad Expeditions, we have been committed to sustainability and responsible travel at all levels of our business for more than 50 years. This includes:
- Implementing environmentally-friendly operations
- Working toward the conservation of nature
- Preserving cultural heritage
- Supporting social and economic benefits for local people as a result of our travel.
We continually seek ways to innovate, protect, and educate—with confidence that the collective passion and expertise of our fleet and office staff, in conjunction with others who share our commitment to sustainable travel, will create lasting positive changes for our planet.
We are a 100% carbon neutral company, offsetting the carbon emissions of our fleet, our NYC/Seattle offices, all land-based operations, employee travel, and additional small but measurable contributors. Our ships are free of single-use plastics, including plastic bottles, cups, straws, and stirrers; and our culinary program aboard is rooted in a robust sustainable seafood and locally-sourced food policy.