Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers as you transit the Northwest Passage from western Greenland to the Canadian Arctic, observing polar bears, walruses, seals, and seabirds.
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. Mike has conducted research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in its onshore laboratory and aboard one of its research vessels. He is a member of The Explorers Club, holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license, and has his scuba instructor certificate from NAUI. In 1990 Mike and six others founded Zegrahm Expeditions.
Mike's Upcoming Expeditions
Northwest PassageSeptember 4 — September 23, 2015
Faces of Polynesia: Fiji to TahitiOctober 15 — October 31, 2015
Your journey through a South Pacific paradise includes fabled Fiji and Tahiti—of course—while also immersing you in the incredible natural beauty and friendly peoples of the less-often-visited Tokelau, Samoa, Wallis & Futuna, and Cook Islands.
Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & PitcairnsOctober 29 — November 18, 2015
Beyond the typical Polynesian paradise, one may delve deeper, to find aquamarine lagoons affording the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, an intriguing Easter Island tour and the sky-piercing volcanoes of the Marquesas.
Chile & Peru: In the Wake of Humboldt & DarwinMarch 25 — April 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.
Discoveries of Coastal EuropeMay 11 — May 26, 2016
The coast of Western Europe makes for a sweeping journey—soak up the fine food and fantastic art, plus the myriad historical sites, from France’s Mont Saint-Michel, Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, and the French- and British-influenced Channel Islands.
Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat VillagesNovember 3 — November 21, 2016
From Bunaken National Marine Park—where you’ll snorkel and dive with rainbow-hued tropical fish—to the Raja Ampat archipelago—home to the world’s richest variety of marine life—this is an incredibly immersive exploration of Indonesia. Venture by Zodiac to remote beaches and visit tucked-away fishing villages.