Northwest Passage

September 4, 2015
20 Days
Aboard the 2015 Sea Adventurer
110 Guests
From $15,980

Expedition Team

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

Mike Messick

| Cofounder & Expedition Leader
Mike Messick

Mike was raised in Switzerland and began working in expedition travel during a summer break from college. He graduated in 1985 from Skidmore College with a degree in bio/psychology. One of the best expedition leaders in the business, Mike embarked on a full-time career in adventure travel shortly after graduation and has since visited more than 170 countries around the world....

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Lynne Greig

| Cruise Director
Lynne Greig

Lynne was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing her education spent several years teaching there. Her love for travel led her around the globe, and eventually turned into a career in the adventure travel industry as cruise director. Since 1995 she has traveled from Antarctica to the Arctic, through Africa and the Indian Ocean, Russia, the South Pacific, and...

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Michael Moore

| Expedition Leader & Naturalist
Mike Moore

A Chicago native, Mike earned both his B.S. in biology and an M.S. degree in ecology, ethology, and evolution at the University of Illinois. Since then he has spent 10 years conducting research around the Pacific Rim, where he lived in the highlands of New Guinea, logged hundreds of hours beneath its waters working for conservation organizations, and taught field biology...

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Jim Delgado

| Maritime Archaeologist
Jim Delgado

As a historian, curator, maritime archaeologist, researcher, deep-sea diver, television host, museum director, lecturer, and author, Jim has built an incredible foundation of knowledge and experience. Best known publicly as host and archaeologist for the international TV documentary series, The Sea Hunters, he has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world....

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Carmen Field

| Naturalist
Carmen Field

A professional naturalist and resident of Homer, Alaska, Carmen works as a marine science educator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Carmen and her husband, Conrad, own Northcountry Nature, a small natural history publisher, and have collaborated on books about the marine environment. Since 1989 Carmen has been...

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Conrad Field

| Naturalist
Conrad Field

A resident of Homer, Alaska, Conrad is a professional naturalist and biologist as well as an accomplished artist in the media of pen-and-ink and scrimshaw. He and his wife, Carmen, own Northcountry Nature, a small natural history publisher, and together have written and published guides and children’s books on marine life. Since 1989 Conrad has been a naturalist-lecturer...

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Ellen McIlvaine

| Onboard Sales Manager
Ellen McIlvaine

Ellen grew up exploring the mountains and rivers of Idaho where she whet her curiosity for adventure. She completed her degree in theater and sociology in India and has studied, lived, worked, and traveled extensively throughout Asia. Eager to work with intrepid travelers and on true expeditions, Ellen joined the Zegrahm team in July of 2012 and has worked as an Expedition...

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Dan Olsen

| Naturalist / Kayak Guide
Dan Olsen

Dan has spent the last 10 years in Seward, Alaska, as a kayak guide, mountain guide, naturalist, and captain of a 150-guest tour boat, looking for whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers. Dan studies acoustic killer whale dialects to identify pods (families) by their calls, and is currently working on a Masters degree thesis on killer whale foraging habitat. In addition, Dan has...

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Rick Price

| Marine Biologist
Rick Price

Rick Price began his career as a marine biologist in 1978, working for the British Antarctic Survey. He spent five winters at the BAS base on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, two of them as Base Commander. In 1988, he was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Life as a marine biologist sparked an interest in underwater photography that...

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Tom Sharpe

| Geologist
Tom Sharpe

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Tom is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Leicester and has spent the last 35 years as a geology curator in the National Museum of Wales. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as a member of a dozen other geological and polar societies. Tom has over...

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Hector Williams

| Maritime Archaeologist
Hector Williams

Hector Williams was raised in Churchill, Manitoba, the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” and worked for various northern agencies like the Hudson's Bay Company, the Northern Service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Department of Northern Affairs before deciding to move to warmer climes and become a classical archaeologist. He has maintained an interest in the...

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Jim Wilson

| Ornithologist
Jim Wilson

Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, tour guide, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science and pathology IT...

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