Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Dan Olsen

Naturalist / Kayak Guide
Dan Olsen

Dan has spent the last 10 years in Seward, Alaska, as a kayak guide, mountain guide, naturalist, and captain of a 150-guest tour boat, looking for whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers. Dan studies acoustic killer whale dialects to identify pods (families) by their calls, and is currently working on a Masters degree thesis on killer whale foraging habitat. In addition, Dan has performed improv comedy, flamenco guitar, and fire juggling! Don't expect to see the fire juggling...

Dan's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland Islands

    October 22November 9, 2015

    For seven breathtaking days, explore majestic South Georgia—including Shackleton’s Grytviken gravesite—from its snow-covered plateaus and 15-foot icicles to its huge colonies of king penguins and nesting black-browed albatross.

  • Patagonia with the Falkland Islands & Cape Horn

    March 10March 27, 2016

    Spellbinding, rugged, remote, and ripe for adventure, Patagonia turns the heads of the most intrepid travelers—come with us to the mythical Cape Horn, the UNESCO-designated Torres del Paine National Park and into the dense forest of the Andes.

  • Rainforests & Reefs

    Rainforests & Reefs of Central America: Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Honduras, Belize

    April 12April 26, 2016

    Continents commingle in Central America, with its significant human history and rich biodiversity—we’ll transit the Panama Canal by day, hike to traditional villages in San Blas, and snorkel over colorful reefs teeming with kaleidoscopic marine life.

  • The Untamed North: Iceland to Greenland

    July 27August 11, 2016

    Iceland enchants with its mighty glaciers and geothermal hotspots, while Greenland beckons with its glittering icebergs and wildflower-bedecked tundra—hike, sail by Zodiac, photograph, and commune with seabirds in these ethereal landscapes.