Luke Kenny, Fisheries Expert and Marine Biologist

Brought up in the rural midlands of Ireland, Luke started out with a deep-rooted appreciation of the environment, not to mention an awareness of the impacts of humans upon it. Within days of gaining a degree in Zoology in Trinity College, Dublin, he found himself called away by the sea to work as a Fisheries Observer off the southern coast of Ireland and then as part of the Deep Water Observer Programme of the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, which was surveying the north east Atlantic. His focus then turned to the far south where he joined the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department. There, between enjoying the beautiful wildlife and scenery on those rugged islands, he continued his work as an observer on a variety of fishing vessels in this well managed fishery.

His first visit to the Antarctic proper followed soon after, in the summer season of 2005/06 when he worked as a Fisheries Lecturer and Wildlife Guide aboard a cruise ship visiting the Peninsula.

In November 2008, Luke began a two-year contract as Fisheries Biologist on South Georgia, as part of the British Antarctic Survey base there. His studies on fish biology (diet, growth, etc.) contribute to the management of what is one of the best-run fisheries in the world. Two years without a break on a small remote island and living in such close proximity to an abundance of wildlife has been a life-changing experience and furthered an already deep love for the Antarctic environment. 

A keen traveller, he has driven down through the North West Sahara, ridden across Argentina and descended the headwaters of the Amazon River by balsa raft. Luke is always on the lookout for a new adventure off the beaten track and his next goal is to sail in the high latitudes, as part of research projects in oceanography and glaciology.

Luke Kenny is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):


Date

Days

Voyage

Ship

Embark/Disembark

Silver Privilege Fares From

Dec 22 2014 16 9421 Silver Discoverer Dunedin, New Zealand to Dunedin, New Zealand $14,550
Jan 07 2015 15 9501 Silver Discoverer Dunedin, New Zealand to Wellington, New Zealand $11,850
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
Jul 02 2015 10 7514 Silver Explorer Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard $8,150
Jul 12 2015 10 7515 Silver Explorer Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Tromso, Norway $8,150
Jul 22 2015 10 7516 Silver Explorer Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard $8,150
Nov 02 2015 12 7524 Silver Explorer Valparaiso, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina $6,350
Nov 14 2015 18 7525 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $16,950
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
Feb 02 2016 18 7603 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $17,650
Feb 20 2016 10 7604 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $10,450
Mar 01 2016 22 7605 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Cape Town, South Africa $9,550
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
May 31 2016 11 7611 Silver Explorer Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland, United Kingdom to Tromso, Norway $6,250
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
Dec 12 2016 10 7628 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $9,750
Dec 22 2016 18 7629 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $19,950
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