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,
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
Svalbard: A Polar Bear QuestJuly 10 — July 23, 2018
Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland IslandsJanuary 24 — February 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.