- The Ultimate Wilderness ExperienceSail aboard a supremely comfortable expedition ship designed for polar waters, and cross the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula
- Close Encounters with Prolific WildlifeGet close to penguins, seals, whales and seabirds on motorized Zodiac excursions and walks ashore, led by seasoned naturalist guides
- Travel with Top Polar ExpertsLearn about historic polar exploration and contemporary international research during onboard lectures from your ship's team of experts
Sail with the World Leader in Conservation-Focused Small Ship Cruising
- Small Ships Assure Closer Nature Encounters
Meaningful nature adventures can’t happen in big crowds. Lindblad's expedition ships offer an exhilarating, up-close experience of the southern ice and the abundant wildlife of Antarctica. Their small size makes them nimble enough to access protected coves and channels that big ships can’t reach, while full stabilization and state-of-the-art technology make them exceptionally safe. The ship you sail aboard will depend upon the itinerary and departure you choose. Each polar vessel offers personal access to naturalists, lecturers,
- Benefit from Decades of Expertise
This is a genuine expedition-style experience aboard an authentic expedition ship with a seasoned polar adventure team. Pioneers in opening Antarctica to civilian travelers in 1966, Lindblad draws upon more than a half-century of experience navigating polar seas, assuring safe passage in one of Earth's wildest settings. You’ll benefit from traveling with a company whose stellar reputation has been carefully earned over decades.
- Multiple Tools for Immersive Expedition Travel
A fleet of 13 Zodiacs and 32 double kayaks facilitate close-up exploration of Antarctica’s icy landscapes and abundant wildlife. Come eye level with penguins, leopard seals, marine mammals and floating ice along the bays and coastlines of the Antarctic Peninsula. A mobile platform enables fast, safe deployment of kayaks within minutes of finding an anchorage. Led by veteran Expedition Leaders, hikes and activities on shore are offered at a variety of physical exertion levels. A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and undersea interpretive specialist give passengers a rare opportunity to view Antarctica’s seldom-seen underwater world. An onboard National Geographic-certified photography instructor helps you get your best shots.
- See the Undersea
Unique to Lindblad, each voyage includes an undersea specialist who suits up for polar waters, dives to capture vivid HD video footage, and shares it on plasma screens in the ship’s lounge. Going even deeper, the ship’s hydrophone lets passengers listen in on whales while a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) capable of exploring depths up to 1,000 feet films the places where no diver can go. The ROV and polar
divesprovide a rare journey into the virtually unknown Antarctic undersea, while you enjoy the underwater expedition from a warm and dry spot on board. For the bird’s eye view, a remote-controlled crow’s nest camera broadcasts real-time footage on individual cabin video screens.
- Sail with Top Experts Who Specialize in Antarctica
Explore Antarctica with a passionate team of experts whose knowledge will enhance your adventure and your understanding of our polar environs. Travel with an Expedition Leader, eight veteran naturalists, a National Geographic-certified photographer, an undersea specialist, expert guest speakers, a video chronicler and a wellness specialist. Your guide team specializes in Antarctica, from wildlife biologists to ornithologists, marine
scientistsand polar historians.
- We’re Committed to the Planet
Natural Habitat Adventures is a standard-setter in eco-conscious travel. We were the world’s first 100% carbon-neutral travel company. And we continue to break innovative ground in adopting practices that help to protect our global environment. Because of our concern for the environment, we are pleased to partner with Lindblad Expeditions for our Adventure Cruises, a company that shares our values and commitment to the planet.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our environmental commitment and the outstanding quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund has chosen Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation we’re very proud of! When you book your Lindblad Expeditions cruise with us, a portion of your trip fee supports WWF.