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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.

    • 8 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.

    • 15 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.

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

  • Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. Isabela Island

    by Lourdes Pesantes , Naturalist

    Our first excursion of the day was a hike at Urbina Bay. Our walk brought us over a wide range of terrain, and we were able to observe many of the pre-historic reptiles that Galapagos is known for, including the giant tortoise and Galapagos land iguana. After the hike, we jumped into the water to cool down and had a great time swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles on this black sandy beach.  Back onboard, our amazing chefs prepared a fantastic and traditional Ecuadorian meal for lunch. In the afternoon, kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling were some of the options, allowing us to observe the unique wildlife of this area. Afterwards, we went for a hike to the top rim of Darwin Lake with a dramatic scenery of volcanic cones as the sun began to dip behind the horizon. .
    • Feb 21, 2017
    • National Geographic Endeavour II in Galápagos
  • Penola Strait, Pléneau Island & Port Lockroy

    by Doug Gualtieri , Naturalist

    After navigating north all night from south of the Antarctic Circle we began our day in the Penola Strait region. Pléneau and the neighboring islands, Petermann and Booth, form a dynamic funnel of currents trapping massive icebergs making for a dramatic setting to explore. Landing on Pléneau we encountered our first gentoo penguin colony, bustling with chicks preparing to fledge and adults beginning their molt. Zodiacs cruised the waters amongst the icebergs, spotting crabeater seals, Antarctic fur seals, and many seabirds. After transiting the picturesque Lemaire Channel before lunch we would spend our afternoon visiting the restored and historic Base “A” at Port Lockroy. Our day concluded with an intimate encounter of type B2 killer whales in the fading light of Antarctic autumn..
    • Feb 21, 2017
    • National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
  • Paris of the East - Phnom Penh

    by Chris Cook , Undersea Specialist

    Not all days are created equal and this day was going to be different from all others thus far. Our expedition leader Larry Prussin had filled every minute of the day with activities. We awoke to find the Jahan still tied up to the wharf at Phnom Penh.

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