Though Haida Gwaii, a spectacular archipelago off British Columbia, is known as the “islands at the edge of the world,” it is well within reach aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion—the only U.S. vessels permitted to visit these hallowed islands in over twenty years. In large part, we were initially permitted to visit Haida lands because of our commitment to artisans, evidenced by our Artisan Fund and its varied projects, currently financed by a percentage of sales from onboard Global Galleries. The Haida are legendary Pacific coast artists and artisans. And to see their works, most strikingly the totems created by master carvers, and to hear the stories woven into the very fibers of Haida regalia, is indeed a privilege. We will visit the Haida Heritage Center at Kay Llnagaay, see a panoply of Haida art and crafts, even see artists
at work. But we will also experience the rare, spiritually satisfying adventure of exploring the coasts and landing on remote beaches to share the silence with silvered
sentinels—the weathered totems, carved lifetimes ago, that have kept watch on Haida lands since the first days.
When Lindblad Expedtions returns in May, the islands will be awakening from their winter slumber. Humpback whales will gorge on krill and the lush forests will warm, while still snow-clad mountains set the perfect context for this entrée into the life of the Haida.
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Today mark’s the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is a “man-made” wonder, an engineering marvel that changed the way the world traveled and moved goods.
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Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic, leaders in expedition cruises featuring photography, has partnered with B&H Photo Video to offer Lindblad guests access to new savings and services to make the most of what they see during their trip.
Each Lindblad guest will receive B&H gear recommendations and discounts of up to 15 percent tailored to their chosen itinerary. The offer includes a private webinar offering itinerary-specific information to make the most of those scenic moments. Members of the B&H team will join select Photo Expeditions to offer new gear for guests to test and lead interactive workshops onboard.
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While you may have been spending the July 4th holiday grilling with friends, a few handful of others were exploring the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic aboard the National Geographic Islander.
“What a way to celebrate America’s birthday and the 54th anniversary of the creation of the Galapagos National Park. “
Guests aboard the National Geographic Islander visited Santiago Island, following Darwin’s footsteps, hiking and kayaking even before breakfast. After breakfast, guests snorkeled at Buccaneers Cove, encountering some white-tipped reef sharks, and many species of fish and sea lions frolicked in the water.
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Lindblad Expeditions flagship, the National Geographic Explorer, has just started a stint in dry dock. The ship is presently at … Continue reading National Geographic Explorer in Dry Dock
Lindblad Expeditions announced today that is had purchased Orion Expedition Cruises. It’s sole ship, the Orion, will become part of … Continue reading Lindblad Expeditions Purchases Orion Expeditions
Want my clients to know that all Lindblad/National Geo sailings are departing with no complications from Sandy. However, their offices … Continue reading Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic