February 17-26, 2017
From $6,960 per person*
Traveling by Zodiac
Galapagos sea lions
Kicker Rock at sunset, Galapagos Islands
Snorkeling with a sea turtle
Kayaking in the Galapagos
Adult Galapagos penguin
Snorkeling in the Galapagos
Sea Lion on the rocks in Galapagos
Unique, immersive style of travel Experiencing the Galápagos Islands on an expedition is an unrivaled experience. And our 360º approach is your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour is fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
Encounter abundant wildlife
Blue-footed boobies. Flightless cormorants. Darwin’s finches. Pink flamingos. Sea lions on beaches or gambolingunderwater. Giant tortoises grazing in the highlands. The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its uniquenessand lack of fear, allowing you the rare experience of being treated as an equal in the wild world. Each island contains endemic species, and you’ll have the opportunity to see a panoply of Galápagos’ creatures in their native habitats — on land and in the sea.
Every day is active and engaging
You’ll be able to snorkel nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. For those who prefer to stay dry, there’s theadventure of Endeavour’s glass bottom boat. And each day you’ll have the option to walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups.
Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, four handpicked naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist. Their knowledge andpassion for the islands is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Professor Judith Ewell will be joining the W&M Alumni Association on this tour as our W&M host lecturer. You can learn more about Professor Ewell below.
Judith Ewell, Newton Professor of History Emerita of the College of William and Mary, received her BA degree in history from Duke University and her Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of New Mexico. She taught courses in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish history for 32 years at the College. In addition she chaired the History Department for six years. In 1989, she was awarded the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award. For the last twelve years, she has lectured on Latin American history and culture on a variety of cruise ships.
Professor Ewell’s research field is Venezuelan history, and she has published three books and numerous articles on the country. With a colleague she also edited a series of books, The Human Tradition in Latin America, that still continue to be used in classrooms around the country. Between 1998 and 2003, she was the editor of the journal The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History. She has held offices in professional associations, most notably President of the Conference on Latin American History and President of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies.
Fluent in Spanish, Professor Ewell has taught university courses in Venezuela and in Ecuador as a Fulbright scholar. She has traveled widely in other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Since retirement she has taken up photography as a hobby and has enjoyed workshops or tours in Iceland, Morocco, Wales, Nova Scotia, Mexico, and other photogenic places. At home, she practices on her cat, Dorian Gray, aka Dorito.