Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguins, Antarctica

30th Anniversary Signature Voyage

January 4, 2020
22 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $23,480

Expedition Team

Our leaders have visited the Antarctic numerous times and will provide valuable insight and commentary on the history, geology, and wildlife of this intriguing region. Fascinating lectures, photo presentations, daily recaps, and informal discussions will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the wonders you will see.

Dan Olsen

| Expedition Leader
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

| 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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Mike Stewart

| Assistant Expedition Leader
Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart 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 20s and early 30s as a Zodiac driver and naturalist with the expedition ship ...

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Brent Pikolas

| 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

| Naturalist
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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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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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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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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T.H. Baughman

| Historian
Tim Baughman

Dr. T.H. Baughman is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Oklahoma and currently teaches at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. T.H. has taught European history for more than 30 years, and has been leading travelers around the world for 25 years. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely on European and polar history, and teaches courses in...

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Pepper Trail

| Ornithologist
Pepper Trail

Pepper grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on a wonderfully dilapidated 100-acre farm. A family trip to Mexico when he was 12 instilled a lifelong love of travel, which has taken him to all seven continents and across the oceans of the world. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University for his field study of the mating behavior of the spectacular Guianan cock...

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Ingrid Nixon

| Historian
Ingrid Nixon

Ingrid is a professional storyteller and National Park Service ranger, who has worked in expedition tourism for three decades, sharing stories of exploration, folklore, and natural history while leading groups. She currently directs the interpretive and education program at Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska, having previously done similar work at Denali and Mount...

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