The 48-passenger National Geographic Islander is a versatile 50 m twin-hulled vessel with 24 spacious cabins. She is a sturdy expedition ship, designed for year-round discovery and active exploration of the Galápagos. Each air-conditioned cabin comes with an outside view and private facilities. Registered in Ecuador, the National Geopgraphic Islander has numerous common areas including a lounge with a bar and facilities for films, slide-shows and lectures. The ship holds a library, and plenty of deck space from which to view wildlife. The luxurious vessel is equipped with Zodiac landing craft, snorkelling gear, wetsuits, a spa, guest e-mail stations, a video microscope, hydrophone and Splash-Cam. A gift shop and doctor’s office complete the list of facilities. Meals are served in one seating, from a menu of international cuisine with Ecuadorian flair.