Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Dan Olsen

Expedition Leader

Dan Olsen

Dan has lived in Seward, Alaska for over a decade, where he is the captain of a 150-passenger tour boat that offers guests the opportunity to observe the whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park. Dan spent many years teaching Outward Bound courses in mountaineering, sailing, and kayaking in Alaska, Washington, Florida, and Mexico and he continues to lead kayakers in the Arctic and Antarctic. Dan is currently studying acoustic killer whale dialects to identify pods (families) by their calls, and is working on a Master’s degree thesis on killer whale foraging habitat. Dan is a world traveler and enjoys scuba diving, paragliding, performing improv comedy, playing flamenco guitar, and fire juggling!  

 

Dan's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Svalbard: A Polar Bear Quest

    Svalbard: A Polar Bear Quest

    July 10July 23, 2018

    For majestic beauty and untamed wilderness, few places can rival the Svalbard Archipelago. The long days of summer allow for ample time to discover the abundant wildlife and stark natural beauty of the High Arctic as you explore by Zodiac and on foot, 

  • Gentoo Penguins, Antarctica

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 24February 14, 2019

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.