The Galapagos with Robert Bateman

Canadian art and wildlife enthusiasts will have the rare opportunity to combine their passions on the trip of a lifetime. Renowned Canadian painter, naturalist and environmentalist Robert Bateman will escort a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyage to the Galapagos Islands on the 295-foot National Geographic Endeavour expedition ship. The 10-day trip will depart November 28 and will take just 96 passengers. Itinerary highlights include snorkeling with penguins and sea lions and walking among colonies of unique and plentiful animals and birds unfazed by human presence, as well as nightly lectures and presentations and the chance to spend time with Bateman and his photographer wife, Birgit Freybe Bateman. Priced from $6,490 per person, available exclusively through Vision Travel. From each cruise purchased, $500 (tax receipted) will be donated to the Bateman Foundation, a national public charity that offers programs and services that encourage people to put nature first.