Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.

Fundación Scalecia Galapagos

Think Globally, Educate Locally.

The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.

Latin Excursions is an important contributor of Fundación Scalecia please visit our foundation's friends page

Endeavour Vessel

For those interested in a week-long luxury large cruise option, the Endeavour is the boat for you! This 100-passenger luxury vessel offers guests the best of everything: service, itinerary, accommodations, and special on board touches like a fitness center and floating massage table.


For photography enthusiasts, the Endeavour works with National Geographic, and often has professional photographers on board to lead excursions and workshops that focus on photography. The Endeavour includes mainland services in Quito or Guayaquil and cannot be reserved as cruise-only.


100 Passengers
Length: 295 ft
Crew: 68
Speed: 12.5 knots


The Endeavour  provides 56 cabins on the main and upper decks; please contact for details on single, double and triple accommodations.


Private bathroom, Air conditioning, Hot water, Sundeck, Bar/Salon, Jacuzz¡, Sea Kayacs, Glass-bottomed boat


Equipment available free of charge.

2013  Naturalist  Itineraries

10 Das/9 Nights  (Central, Western & Eastern Islands)

Departures Friday-Friday.  Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates
Central, Western & Eastern Islands 10 Day/9 Night Day Islands Visitors Sites
Friday U.S. to Guayaquil, Ecuador Guayaquil overnight
Saturday Baltra / Seymour Baltra airport,  Seymour
Sunday Rabida Rabida
Monday Fernandina Fernandina
Tuesday Isabela Isabela
Wednesday Santiago Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas
Thursday Santa Cruz Highlands, El Chato, Puerto Ayora
Friday San Cristobal San Cristobal
Saturday Baltra / Guayaquil Depart to Guayaquil
Sunday International departure International departure


2013 Cruise Rates

  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDEAVOUR -2013 LINDBLAD FRI / SUN *hotel nights pre and post
    Prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated as solo Advance
NOTE:  RATES ARE SEASONAL VESSEL  Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Cat 4 Cat 5 Cat 1 Solo Cat 2 Solo Payment
PRIME: Jan 4 -Mar 8; Aug30 to Dec14  100 PAX $4.990 $5.780 $6.300 $6.820 $8.660 $6.250 $7.220 $500
PEAK: Mar 15, Apr 12, Jun 7 thru Aug 23 $5.780 $6.560 $7.090 $7.610 $9.450 $7.220 $8.210 $500
HOLIDAY: Dec 20 and Dec 27 $6.300 $7.090 $7.610 $8.140 $9.980 $7.890 $8.880 $500
Galapogos + Machu Picchu & the Land of the Inca     
Prime: Jan 4 -Mar 8; Aug 30 to Dec 13 $9.580 $10.370 $10.890 $11.410 $13.250 $11.940 $12.910 $800
Peak: Mar 15 thru Apr 12, Jun 7 thru Aug 23 $10.370 $11.150 $11.680 $12.200 $14.040 $12.910 $13.900 $800
Holiday: Dec 20 and Dec 27 $10.890 $11.680 $12.200 $12.730 $14.570 $13.580 $14.570 $800


Miami>Guayaquil:  From $660 (economy)  from $1,600 (first class)

Round Trip Guayaquil-Galapagos:   Adults from $550 (economy only).  Children under 12 from $245

  • This boat does not include the option of diving.
  • This boat does not currently apply a fuel surcharge.
  • Itineraries may be combined into one.  You would not be visiting same site twice.
  • For single cabin a supplement may apply
  • A supplement and special conditions may apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter departures.