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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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Scotia Sea
December 28, 2015
Field Report

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Santiago, Chile

Crowns in my purse I have and goods at home. And so am come abroad to see the world. ~ William Shakespeare

Passport: check! Parka: check! Sense of adventure: check! Coming from myriad points on the planet, today we arrived in Santiago to meet our South Georgia traveling companions. Once ensconced in the Holiday Inn,...

Taveuni, Fiji
December 16, 2015
Field Report

Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2015 - Nadi, Fiji / Lautoka / Embark Caledonian Sky / Taveuni

We converged on the city of Nadi to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of the South Pacific, from Fiji to Tahiti. Some of us had arrived a day early to explore Fiji on our own, while others enjoyed the amenities of the lovely Westin Denarau Island Resort. After...

The Best Cultural Dive Sites in the World
November 18, 2015
Blog Post

Long-time Zegrahm leader, Susan Langley, is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historic Trust. She is a dive safety officer for the state of Maryland and is a master scuba diver trainer through PADI. Susan teaches classes and seminars on marine archaeology, and recently had a project recognized by President Obama! (...

White Tern, Ducie Island
November 16, 2015
Blog Post

As the sky began to brighten with an orange glow, a Zodiac was lowered and the scout party hopped aboard. In the scarce light, it was clear that wind and swell were pounding the reef around Ducie Island, a remote atoll and the fourth and final island in the Pitcairn group that we hoped to visit on this trip. Time seemed to stand still as we awaited the callwould it be possible to find a way ashore?

As soon as word arrived that a safe landing had been found, we bundled...

Ushuaia, Argentina
August 18, 2015
Field Report

Sunday & Monday, February 22 & 23, 2015 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Sea Spirit: Having spent a full day (or more!) traveling to the southernmost city of the world, many of us took time to enjoy the lovely Arakur Resort & Spa and its amenities, or rode into Ushuaia to explore the tiny town. After a welcome dinner at the hotel, we headed off to bed to prepare for our upcoming journey.

The next...

Broome, Australia
July 2, 2015
Field Report

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Broome, Australia: Located in the far northwest of Australia, our independent journeys to this remote part of the island-continent finally ended in Broome. Staying at the beautiful Cable Beach Club Resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, we met our fellow travelers, renewed old acquaintances, and made new friends over sunset cocktails. At the welcome dinner our Expedition Leader Jeff Gneiser introduced himself and set out the plan for the...

antarctic desert
June 14, 2019
Blog Post

The words “polar” and “desert” may seem contradictory, but that’s only because most of us associate the latter with sun-drenched, sand-covered landscapes. Yet desert actually describes any desolate stretch of land that is waterless and without vegetation—and by that definition, Africa’s Sahara doesn’t hold a dowsing rod to the Antarctic desert and the polar deserts of the Arctic.

In sheer land mass alone, Antarctica’s polar deserts scorch the competition—covering more than 5.5...

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
June 12, 2015
Blog Post

For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

Departing September 4, our Northwest Passage expedition explores western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. You’...

Nonong the Orangutan
March 27, 2013
Blog Post

On Zegrahm’s February 2013 Brunei to Bali expedition, guests had the opportunity to tour the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan, Malaysia. While there, they were able to learn about the organization’s mission and meet the resident orangutans, including a very special resident. Nonong is a 12-year-old female orangutan that suffers from cerebral malaria, which paralyzed her left hand and foot. Because of her condition, she will never be able to go back into the wild and will...

Macaroni Penguin, South Georgia
June 8, 2015
Blog Post

Always looking dapper in their natural tuxedos, penguins are amazing little creatures. The dashing appearance of these flightless birds—evolved from sky-bound birds some 40 million years ago and found solely in the Southern Hemisphere—is quite strategic: their black backs provide camouflage to predators from above, while their white bellies blend into the water’s bright surface.

Most penguins mate for life, joining up to a thousand others in large breeding colonies. They return year...

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