Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Brent Pikolas

Zodiac Driver

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 focused on wildlife and glacier tours. He has a degree in Environmental Education from Prescott College, which led him to countless days in the field all throughout the Western US, Mexico, Canada, and Nepal. Brent is extremely passionate about the natural world and loves to share his in-depth knowledge whenever he can. When he is not sailing, kayaking, and fishing around Coastal Alaska, you can most commonly find Brent surfing on the coast of El Salvador in the winter.  

Brent's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Gros Morne National Park, Canada

    Path of the Vikings: Reykjavik to Quebec

    August 27September 12, 2019

    Cruise along chiseled fjords packed with icebergs for up-close views of glittering glaciers on our brand-new expedition that explores the Arctic region of Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. You'll search for beluga whales, and seabirds such as razorbills, guillemots, and kittiwakes, and enjoy a hike through Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Gentoo Penguins, Antarctica

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 4January 25, 2020

    One of our only expeditions to be offered annually since 1992, this voyage represents expeditionary travel at its finest. Our singular departure combines the very best that the region has to offer and is timed during the height of austral summer—the best time to see penguins tending to their chicks, with long days that are perfect for extended exploration.