Peter W. Damisch, Historian

Throughout his life Peter has pursued many passions with a special emphasis on searching for knowledge and a joy of sharing information in an environment which promotes safety, fun & learning. Exploring polar, temperate and tropical regions are all of interest with hundreds of awe inspiring trips focused on developing close, personal interactions while learning more about the unusual history, intriguing people and cultural or social traditions of each exciting & remote location across the globe.

Peter has written numerous books, articles or presentations on topics such as unique histories of world explorers, maritime sail or power education, weather systems and coastal / celestial navigation. He has also authored a comprehensive 6,000+ page history of exploration which spans centuries of time from geologic formation through the Heroic Age of Shackleton, Amundsen, Mawson & Nansen. Peter has sailed with and become personal friends with many children of great, ‘Golden Age’ Explorers, which has allowed him to further add to his extensive collection of personal stories, thereby providing a unique, individual insight into the human tapestry of history.

Peter has traveled globally, including more than 1.2 Million Km at sea, 65 polar expeditions and 125 tropical / temperate voyages; sailing on many ships including Captain Cook’s Endeavour replica. He has served as a world-wide Expedition Leader & International Team Member who has enjoyed the privilege of guiding & working with individuals from over 125 countries, spanning all 7 continents while white water rafting, glacier trekking, para sailing, zip lining or visiting remote villages. Peter is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master Captain of more than 165 sail & motor vessels, including 12 years of enjoyment as Managing Director, Bluewater Sailing. His work has been seen in multiple media, including NBC’s Today Show, BBC, CBS, Channel 4 UK, Discovery Channel, HBO, MTV, E! Entertainment, Learning Channel, Irish Herald, Santa Monica Observer and Shipmate Magazine.

Peter is a former President & CEO of several NASDAQ publically traded corporations as well as a retired U.S Navy Captain with global responsibilities and six tours of duty as either Commanding Officer or Executive Officer which resulted in being awarded the Legion of Merit by the President. In addition, he was the world’s first Instructor-Examiner for both the American Sailing Association and International Yacht Training organizations.

Peter holds multiple graduate degrees and is particularly well known across the globe for his many educational and humorous presentations on a wide variety of historical, nautical or geological topics. He continues his on-going pursuit into the heart of travel enrichment with his wife, Lesley, whom he met and later married in the Antarctic, resulting in multiple newspaper articles, including two in the “New York Times”.

Peter Damisch is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):






Silver Privilege Fares From

Oct 29 2014 15 7423 Silver Explorer Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia to Easter Island, Chile $7,950
Jan 19 2015 18 7502 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $18,950
Feb 06 2015 10 7503 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $10,950
Feb 16 2015 10 7504 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $10,450
Feb 26 2015 10 7505 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $10,450
Mar 08 2015 23 7506 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Cape Town, South Africa $9,950
May 29 2015 14 7511 Silver Explorer Dublin, Ireland to Tromso, Norway $7,850
Jun 12 2015 10 7512 Silver Explorer Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard $8,150
Jun 22 2015 10 7513 Silver Explorer Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Tromso, Norway $8,150
Aug 01 2015 12 9517 Silver Discoverer Seward, Alaska, USA to Nome, USA $8,950
Aug 13 2015 17 9518 Silver Discoverer Nome, USA to Otaru (Sapporo), Japan $12,650
Aug 31 2015 11 9519 Silver Discoverer Otaru (Sapporo), Japan to Kobe, Japan $8,150
Sep 28 2015 16 9520 Silver Discoverer Koror, Palau to Lautoka, Fiji $14,550
Oct 14 2015 12 9521 Silver Discoverer Lautoka, Fiji to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia $10,850
Dec 02 2015 10 7526 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $9,950
Dec 12 2015 10 7527 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $9,950
Dec 22 2015 12 7528 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $14,650
Apr 15 2016 14 7607 Silver Explorer Dakar, Senegal to Lisbon, Portugal $5,950
Apr 29 2016 10 7608 Silver Explorer Lisbon, Portugal to Portsmouth, UK $5,350
May 21 2016 10 7610 Silver Explorer Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom to Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland, United Kingdom $5,350
Aug 16 2016 16 9619 Silver Discoverer Seward, Alaska, USA to Otaru, Japan $11,450
Sep 02 2016 11 9620 Silver Discoverer Otaru, Japan to Kobe, Japan $8,850
Oct 31 2016 14 7625 Silver Explorer Guayaquil, Ecuador to Valparaiso, Chile $6,450
Nov 14 2016 18 7626 Silver Explorer Valparaiso, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina $16,350
Dec 02 2016 10 7627 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $9,750
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