Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguins, Antarctica
January 24, 2019
22 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $23,480

Combine with Wild Patagonia
Additional departure: January 4, 2020

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.

Dan Olsen

| Expedition Leader / Marine Biologist
Dan Olsen

Dan is a whale biologist who lives in Seward, Alaska. Dan spent many years teaching Outward Bound courses in mountaineering, sailing, and kayaking in Alaska, Washington, Florida, and Mexico, and honed his maritime skills on multiple tall ships, splicing and tying lines, climbing the rigging, and furling sails. He then spent many years around glaciers and puffins as a boat...

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Kelsey Simmons

| Expedition Leader / Cruise Director
Kelsey Simmons

After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Art History, Kelsey spent time traveling through Europe and living in various parts of California and Oregon before the lure of the Pacific Northwest brought her back to the Seattle area. Kelsey’s wanderlust then turned her to a career in adventure travel with Zegrahm Expeditions. In her time at Zegrahm,...

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Michael Stewart

| Polar Naturalist
Mike Stewart

Mike spends most of his time working as a professional mariner. He is the second mate and navigator on the new polar icebreaker, Sikuliaq, and also sails as captain on the Kittiwake. These vessels bring field scientists into the sub-Arctic and Arctic waters of Alaska. Mike worked much of his 20’s and early 30’s as a Zodiac driver and naturalist with the expedition ship Europa...

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Brent Pikolas

| Polar Naturalist
Brent Pikolas

Brent joins the Zegrahm Expeditions team after nearly two decades of exploring wild Alaska as a guide, naturalist, and captain. In recent years, he's also taken those explorations to the Southern Hemisphere on trips to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. He currently calls Seward, Alaska home, where he is the Lead Captain on a fleet of passenger vessels...

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Richard Jacoby

| Mariner
Richard Jacoby

Richard’s love of the sea began at a young age, and he has worked on boats from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, Central America to Alaska, and beyond. He has worked as the captain of a training schooner with a focus on celestial navigation and offshore sailing, and was third mate on the 150-foot topsʼl schooner Californian from Norfolk to San Diego. He eventually settled in...

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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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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, South America, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, field leader, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science...

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George Lake

| Zodiac Driver
George Lake

Inspired from a young age by world-traveling grandparents, George developed a love for travel, adventure, and nature - especially pertaining to the sea. He became a certified scuba diver at age 14 and worked many years as a commercial diver, assistant dive instructor, and sailor working on charter vessels. He retired in 2006 from a successful career in computer network...

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Kevin Sampson

| Zodiac Driver
Kevin Sampson

Kevin spends much of his time on the water, in one form or another. Living on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada has enabled him to pursue his lifelong interest of outdoor adventure travel. His passion for sea kayaking started 30 years ago with the development of his own sea kayaking adventure company, allowing him to share his love of nature with others. When not at...

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Caroline Barrie-Smith

| Historian
Caroline Barrie-Smith

Originally from Bishops Waltham, a quiet village on England’s south coast, Caroline has gone on to travel the world and explore some of its remotest corners. Caroline has been fascinated by history and archaeology since she was a child and could often be found digging up the garden in search of artifacts from another era.  Caroline studied archaeology whilst living in Japan...

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Madalena Patacho

| Marine Biologist
Madalena Patacho

Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamed about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on...

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