The National Geographic Islander is a versatile 164-foot twin-hulled vessel with 24 spacious cabins comfortably accommodating 48 guests. She is a sturdy expedition ship, designed for year-round discovery and active exploration of the Galápagos and can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size.
The National Geographic Islander's captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places visited are all yours. Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice.
The National Geographic Islander's expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward alluring coves or bow-riding dolphins. The seasoned crew consists of expert Zodiac drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and local field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.
The National Geographic Islander is fully air-conditioned throughout and features the following ammenities: a covered deck with hammocks, chairs and tables; internet access, laundry service, LEXmarket, and Wellness Program; Doctor's Office; Fitness Center; LEXspa; Library; Lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations;Sky Deck.
Our Ecuadorian Captain and Officers welcome guests to the Bridge in accordance with our "Open Bridge" policy.
The ship is also equipped with Zodiac landing craft, snorkeling gear, wet suits, a Spa, guest e-mail station, video microscope, hydrophone and Splash-Cam. A Ship's doctor, a Video Chronicler and an Undersea Specialist will be on board.
CABINS ABOARD THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ISLANDER
All cabins have windows with outside views, private facilities and climate controls.
Category 1 - Main Deck #201-206: Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
Category 2 - Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302: Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed
Category 3 - Bridge Deck #303–306: Conveniently located, these cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
Category 4 - Upper Deck #403–408: These spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds.
Category 5 - Upper Deck #401, 402: These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.