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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES
August 9, 2019
Blog Post

As an expert on ecotourism, one of the most common questions I get is, “How do I know which tour operators are truly sustainable?” As with choosing green hotels, the answer is fairly complex and generally involves asking a lot of questions.

But over the past 20 years of immersing myself in the responsible travel sphere, I’ve learned a...

small ship cruising
July 9, 2019
Blog Post

For nearly 30 years, Zegrahm Expeditions has been bringing travelers to many of the world’s most remote destinations on all seven continents. As an adventure-focused tour operator, the company offers many benefits for those wanting unique experiences in some of the planet’s most fascinating places.

On a Zegrahm small-ship cruise, you’ll get expert guidance, luxurious comfort, personalized attention, gourmet food, and a chance to make lasting friendships with like-minded people....

what to pack for a cruise
June 26, 2019
Blog Post

The Ultimate Cruise Packing List (Including Cold, Hot/Dry, & Tropical Climates) 

Packing for a cruise vacation isn’t always smooth sailing. There are a number of things to consider when deciding what to bring on a cruise, including how long your cruise is, where you’ll be cruising, the climate of your intended destination, and any activities you’ll be taking part in along the way.

Depending on the type of ship and your chosen destination, you...

Where to see penguins in the wild
May 14, 2019
Blog Post

The 17 different species of penguins can be found on every continent in the Southern Hemisphere—Africa, Antarctica, Australia, and South America.

While most people associate these funny flightless waterfowl with the cold climate of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands, they’re also seen as far north as the coasts of Namibia, Brazil, and the Galapagos Islands. 

Here’s a look at the broad variety of places around the world where penguins live, as well as...

South American sea lions
March 29, 2019
Field Report

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Island Sky

Having arrived at the Arakur Hotel & Resort in Ushuaia the day before, and caught up on at least some sleep overnight, we set out this morning to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. Guided by our ornithologist, Jim Wilson, our birders were first out, keen to find their target species, the Magellanic woodpecker. In this they were...

New Zealand Animals
January 21, 2019
Blog Post

New Zealand’s remote location has made its wildlife exceptional. The outlying sub-Antarctic islands are amongst the wildest, least disturbed, places on Earth.  In fact, the collection of archipelagos remained unsettled by humans (and other mammals) for so long that its native animals often have characteristics unlike any others on the planet.

Because New Zealand stayed free of land-based...

New Zealand Cruise
December 20, 2018
Blog Post

From Scenic Fjords & Rare Wildlife, To Lush Rainforests and Sub-Antarctic Islands

 

There’s a noticeable difference between regular cruising and expedition-style cruising. If you’ve ever wanted to get a taste of the adventure that the early explorers experienced, an expedition cruise around New Zealand offers a chance to explore pristine wilderness and see species of exotic wildlife many...

Tierra del Fuego
March 7, 2018
Field Report

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
Today we all converged on this southernmost Argentine city to meet our fellow travelers on our Antarctic adventure. There are roughly 75 of us, plus staff. In the evening we gathered for cocktails, dinner, and a few introductions in a room that afforded a splendid view of the Beagle Channel—our gateway to the Drake Passage and the southern continent.

Wednesday, January 24
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Tierra del Fuego
February 28, 2018
Field Report

Friday, January 5, 2018
Ushuaia, Argentina
We gathered, from around the world, at the Arakur Resort & Spa, for a welcome reception and dinner in the company of our Zegrahm Expeditions expedition leader Dan Olsen, cruise director Kelsey Simmons, and our enthusiastic team of expedition staff. The reception room was soon buzzing with conversation and anticipation of our exciting voyage—South!


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February 14, 2018
Blog Post

A group of adventurers, we flew from around the globe to meet at El Fin del Mondo—the End of the World—to fulfill lifelong dreams of visiting or revisiting, the mysterious and breathtaking land of Antarctica.

As we gathered the evening before embarking on the Island Sky, we shared stories of what brought us to the southernmost city in the world—Ushuaia, Argentina—and our hopes and expectations for the journey ahead.  

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