Iceland—a land of hot springs, glaciers, lava fields, and waterfalls—is a nature lover’s paradise. Explore the country’s fabled Golden Circle—Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir Center—and look for a variety of breeding seabirds, including kittiwakes, guillemots, and puffins.
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 Alaska, where he has been running glacier and wildlife cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park for over 20 years. Richard also works as an instructor with the Alaska Maritime Training Center, teaching basic and advanced operations and safety training topics for professional mariners. He spends his free time exploring the remote Alaskan shores aboard his 36-foot sailboat, playing the Flamenco guitar, and learning bluegrass guitar and banjo.
Richard's Upcoming Expeditions
Circumnavigation of IcelandJune 1 — June 12, 2017
Wild AlaskaJuly 6 — July 20, 2017
This expedition takes advantage of the long mid-summer hours of daylight as you trace pristine shores, cross the Arctic Circle, and observe countless numbers of seabirds. You’ll visit remote Bering Sea and Pribilof Island communities, and search for whales, northern fur seals, Arctic foxes, and brown bears.