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  • French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

    Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive expedition where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with these people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial site, called a marae, on Raiatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand.

    • 8 Days
    • Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
    • 102 Guests
  • Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Fiji

    Embark on a sweeping adventure to the western reaches of Polynesia and explore from the verdant crags of Tahiti to the vibrant reefs of Fiji—plus tropical islands and reefs that few others will ever see. Immerse yourself in Aitutaki’s warm turquoise waters, and experience genuine Polynesian welcomes throughout Samoa.

    • 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

  • Santa Cruz Island

    by Paulina Saa , Naturalist

    The National Geographic Endeavor II anchored early in the morning at Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island, the most populous of the islands in the archipelago.By bus we arrived at the Charles Darwin Research Station and the National Park facilities.
    • Mar 23, 2017
    • National Geographic Endeavour II in Galápagos
  • At sea, South America in sight!

    by Jason Kelley , Naturalist

    We have enjoyed amazing ocean crossings during this expedition to the Falklands and South Georgia.  And ocean crossings aboard National Geographic Explorer are not about downtime. They are filled with interesting presentations that inform us about what we will see or give us more details about what we have been experiencing. It is also a time to go over some of the amazing photographic opportunities that we have enjoyed on this expedition. Our last passage of the trip from West Falkland to the southern part of Tierra del Fuego was no different, we awoke to views of Southern Argentina and Staten Island or Isla de los Estados. Albatrosses and other seabirds flew around the ship as we quickly made our way towards the protected Beagle Channel where we would turn west and skirt the border between Chile and Argentina—the channel is both a natural and geographic boundary of the two countries. There were a few presentations and a briefing about disembarkation from the ship and all the logistics involved.  We didn’t want to necessarily think about leaving the ship or the end of the trip, but all great things must come to an end. This expedition has been an amazing experience for us all as we explored the Falkland Islands and then on to South Georgia, one of the premiere wildlife destinations in the world. We have now closed the loop and returned to where we began. Many of us thought about that as we packed our belongings and our memories from this incredible expedition..
    • Mar 23, 2017
    • National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
  • Santiago Island

    by Jonathan Aguas , Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    An incredible day at Santiago Island started with a pre-breakfast outing, a photographic walk along a volcanic sand beach. After breakfast we snorkeled, rode Zodiacs along the coast and visited a historical cove where buccaneers once set foot ashore. During the afternoon we had a stroll and a great time swimming off a black sandy beach. We also hiked among grottos made out of collapsed lava structures. .
    • Mar 23, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos

Now traveling with us

  • Peter Hillary
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953. He is the first second-generation to climb Mt Everest, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents) and he has been on over 40 mountaineering expeditions around the world. Read More
  • Robert Siegel
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Read More
  • Eva Aariak
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Eva Qamaniq Aariak is a Canadian politician, who was elected in the 2008 territorial election to represent the electoral district of Iqaluit East in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. She was subsequently chosen as the second Premier of Nunavut, under the territory's consensus government system, on November 14, 2008. She was the fifth woman to serve as a premier in Canada. Prior to her election, she was the first Languages Commissioner for Nunavut. In her capacity as Languages Commissioner, she was asked to choose an Inuktitut language word for the Internet; she settled on ikiaqqivik, which literally means "traveling through layers" and refers to the traditional Inuit concept of a shaman travelling through time and space to find answers to spiritual and material questions. Read More

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