Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Kevin Clement

Field Director
Kevin Clement

Although his specialty is subarctic ecology, Kevin’s work as a naturalist and adventure travel guide has taken him from his home in the Pacific Northwest to all seven continents. In 1995 he became a Certification Instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and in 1997 joined the adjunct faculty of the University of Alaska. That same year he initiated an outdoor leadership program for the non-profit Foundation, leading students on month-long backcountry courses. He has worked in several national parks and has guided groups in whitewater rafts, in sea kayaks, and on foot. He holds certifications in scuba diving, swiftwater rescue, and wilderness medicine, as well as a Coast Guard Master’s license. Kevin is also an artist. His first career was as an illustrator, and his work has appeared in various art shows, several times winning juror’s or people’s choice awards. He never travels without his sketchbook.

Kevin's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland Islands

    October 22November 9, 2015

    For seven breathtaking days, explore majestic South Georgia—including Shackleton’s Grytviken gravesite—from its snow-covered plateaus and 15-foot icicles to its huge colonies of king penguins and nesting black-browed albatross.

  • Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 7January 28, 2016

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.

  • Chile & Peru: In the Wake of Humboldt & Darwin

    Chile & Peru: In the Wake of Humboldt & Darwin

    March 25April 11, 2016

    Covering 2,500 awe-inspiring miles, our journey along the rugged western coast of South America introduces travelers to huge concentrations of marine life and seabirds, as well as the region’s ancient ruins, mysterious geoglyphs, and colonial towns.

  • Rainforests & Reefs

    Rainforests & Reefs of Central America: Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Honduras, Belize

    April 12April 26, 2016

    Continents commingle in Central America, with its significant human history and rich biodiversity—we’ll transit the Panama Canal by day, hike to traditional villages in San Blas, and snorkel over colorful reefs teeming with kaleidoscopic marine life.

  • Alaska My Way

    July 21August 4, 2016

    Join long-time Alaska resident and expedition leader Kevin Clement on a very personal Alaska adventure—highlights include exploring Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias parks, rafting amid icebergs, and spotting bald eagles in Prince William Sound.