In the mid-seventies Lars-Eric Lindblad founded a travel company with a focus on education. Leading trips took Lindblad adventurous travelers to the most remote destinations that included Antarctica, the Galapagos, Easter Island, Indonesia, China, Mongolia, and different parts of Africa. Couple of years later, his son founded his own branch - Lindblad expeditions, focusing on very nature-oriented trips. Today, Lindblad Expeditions has five ships and charters several others which run trips to various destinations including Alaska, Costa Rica, and Antarctica; and it is the largest tourism company traveling to the Galapagos. Lindblad expeditions follow all their good traditions: each cruise is led by a team of naturalists, historians, and local guides who inform passengers about the environment and the local culture, which is truly the hallmark of Lindblad expeditions. They also compose Lindblad expedition reports after the end of each expedition. A detailed description of all the things seen and done can easily be found in any issue of Lindblad expedition reports.
Lindblad expedition reports from the Islander in the Galapagos, for example, tell about the most western part of the archipelago, where a very dramatic composition of volcanic landscapes, dominated largely by shield volcanoes and young black lava flows can be observed and enjoyed, as well as a great number of wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and brown noddy terns, living in the Isabella island. The fantastically clear and transparent water of the Pacific Ocean with sea turtles popping out of it and crowds of small fishes chased by penguins make the Zodiac ride along the coastline of Punta Vicente Roca incredibly wonderful. And no one will be left indifferent to the delightful pilot whale watching, coming up so close to the ship, that all the travellers have a great chance of taking fantastic photos. But this is not it yet, the next destination of this expedition is the most pristine and most beautiful island in the Galapagos archipelago, having a spectacular landscape due to the youngness of the lava flows and a rich wildlife.
A picture of an inhabitant of Santa Cruz Island is offered to you by Lindblad expedition reports from the Polaris in the Galapagos. According to this report, the inhabitant of Santa Cruz Island lives in the largest town of the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, loves to have breakfast at the Charles Darwin Research Station shoreline, and adores eating juicy and delicious Ulva, a kind of green algae. Most of the adventurous travellers go to Santa Cruz to meet famous tortoise Lonesome George, the land iguanas in the breeding center, the sally light-foot crab, the vermillion flycatcher, the red in the leaves of quinine trees and in the flowers of flame trees, the hallmarks of the Galapagos.
Among the long list of Lindblad expedition reports there is one from the Endeavour in South America, exploring Panama and the first transatlantic railway in the Americas, opened in 1855 and lots of other interesting places such as: the Gatun locks and the swing bridges and the damp rain forest on the Caribbean side, as well as pre-U.S. Army camps, now left out, and the old Spanish fortress of San Lorenzo. Starting in Valparaiso, Chile and following the long west coast of South America, the expedition takes travellers to a journey 3,232 nautical miles long.
The ship called Sea Lion takes expeditions to Alaska. Their reports say about some fabulous sightings inside Glacier Bay National Park and South Marble Island, where the sights, sounds, and even the smell of Steller's sea lions are carried easily over the water to all the members of the expedition group, which will never forget the calls of glaucous-winged gulls and black-legged kittiwakes, the occasional raven, tufted puffins, marbled murrlets, and guillimots and even a swimming moose!
The expeditions mentioned above, as well as all the other Lindblad expeditions, open a new world for the most adventurous travellers. Lindblad expediion reports give you a great opportunity to choose your expedition!!!