Seychelles & Madagascar with Aldabra Atoll

Crowned Lemur, Diego Suarez, Madagascar
October 20, 2018
18 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
120 Guests
From $16,980

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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.

Michael Moore

| Expedition Leader
Mike Moore

A Chicago native, Mike’s love of travel may have been clinched as a kid, when he got to venture off the prairie and accompany his dad on medical aid trips to the Caribbean. After receiving degrees in biology and ecology at the University of Illinois, Mike worked amongst the bears of the Alaskan wilderness. Since then, he has made his way around the world, studying honey...

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Lynne Greig

| Cruise Director
Lynne Greig

Lynne was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing her education spent several years teaching there. Her love for travel led her around the globe, and eventually turned into a career in the adventure travel industry as cruise director. Since 1995 she has traveled from Antarctica to the Arctic, through Africa and the Indian Ocean, Russia, the South Pacific, and...

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Shirley Campbell

| Expedition Leader / Social Anthropologist
Shirley Campbell

Dr. Shirley Campbell is a social anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Australian National University, with a special interest in the indigenous peoples of Australia, Melanesia, and the Pacific. More than three decades of academic research and university teaching have led to a sound knowledge and understanding of many cultures around the world and the theoretical...

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Brad Climpson

| Expedition Leader
Brad Climpson

Brad was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived for the last 20 years in North Queensland, on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. In 1996 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in marine biology and zoology at James Cook University, Townsville. With the Great Barrier Reef serving as both playground and laboratory, Brad has developed an intimate knowledge of how...

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Jack Grove

| Cofounder / Marine Biologist
Jack Grove

A marine biologist and professional naturalist, Jack has spent much of the past two decades traveling on, and lecturing about, the world's oceans. Cofounder of Zegrahm Expeditions and research associate in the Section of Fishes at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Jack is a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the eastern tropical Pacific...

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Sacha Guggenheimer

| Naturalist
Sacha Guggenheimer

Sacha was born in Australia and grew up exploring its vast wilderness. Her love for the ocean and animals was apparent from an early age and she dreamed of filming and photographing marine megafauna around the world. With this vision, she went on to become a marine biologist, graduating with honors in seabird foraging ecology.  Her work in research took her to the Centre of...

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Tom EJ Hiney

| Naturalist
Tom Hiney

Tom’s naturalist career was sparked in the countryside of England by Gerald Durrell books, Attenborough documentaries, and an abundance of native wildlife that visited his childhood garden. Upon leaving the UK a decade ago, Tom worked as a scuba and free-diving instructor and gained two advanced degrees in ecology and environmental impacts and aspects. Tom also managed the...

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Gemma Jessy

| Naturalist
Gemma Jessy

Gemma is a native Seychelloise from the island of Praslin, second largest of the granitic Seychelles. After completing her education she spent time as a teacher and as a nurse before her love of nature led her to a career in tourism. For more than 35 years she has worked as a tour guide and as naturalist, helping visitors discover the natural wonders of her homeland.

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Annette Kuhlem

| Archaeologist
Annette Kuhlem

Annette was born in southern Germany, but grew up in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast. At an early age she accompanied her father on geological survey and mapping projects that took her to remote West Africa. It was during this time that her profound interest for different cultures and their history was awakened, as well as her fascination for traveling off...

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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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Mike Murphy

| Divemaster
Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy - Mike (also known as Murph) was born on the Isle of Wight and raised just a stone’s throw from what was once largest passenger ship terminal in the world. After a five-year apprenticeship as a marine engineer, Mike embarked on his first voyage and sailed around the world on five consecutive cruises. He then decided to emigrate to Canada and became scuba certified...

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Rich Pagen

| Marine Biologist / Naturalist
Rich Pagen

Rich first became enthralled by the wonders of the natural world around the tide pools and forests of his native New York. Since then, he has embarked on a career in conservation biology that has ranged from teaching science and environmental awareness to teenagers from Los Angeles, to traveling the coast and river deltas of Alaska’s North Slope by Zodiac to reach remote...

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Brent Stephenson

| Expedition Leader / Ornithologist
Brent Stephenson

Brent was born in New Zealand and has been a birder since childhood. In 2005 he completed a goal he had from a young age, with the conclusion of his Ph.D., studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand. This further heightened his interest in seabirds, and in 2003, along with Sav Saville, he rediscovered the “extinct” New Zealand storm-petrel, a bird...

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John Yersin

| Zodiac Driver
John Yersin

John is a microbiologist who worked in the industry for 33 years investigating the impact of industrial wastes and products on the environment. The tools of his trade included diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving. He conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial surveys and then reported the results. Since retirement, John has done consultant work, taught...

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