Contact us
Call us +1-877-276-6816 or contact your travel agent

Expedition Team

A Silversea Expedition is more than an exploration of the world; it’s an immersion into your surroundings. To truly experience your destination — be it in the wild, in a city, or along the fringes of civilisation — we’ve assembled a team of experts from all relevant fields. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from eminent naturalists, geologists, biologists, historians, and ornithologists, all of whom have the education, research experience and personal accomplishments to make them ideal companions for your adventure.

Filter by

Anjali Pande

Marine BiologistAnjali has always been passionate about animals from a young
more

Danny Edmunds

General NaturalistIn 2003, Danny grew tired of earning a living building
more

Dr. Hans-Peter Reinthaler

BiologistHans-Peter holds a doctorate in Natural Science from Karl-Franzens University
more

Kit van Wagner

Marine Biologist & Dive Master Inspired by her experiences growing up in Japan, Norway and
more

Petra Glardon

ZoologistPetra has a truly international background: she holds a Swiss
more

Sue Flood

Wildlife FilmmakerSue Flood is a photographer and wildlife filmmaker, whose speciality
more

Thomas Hammerich

GeologistThough he seemed destined for a career as a production
more

Karlina See Kee

Karlina See Kee discovered she was born to spend her
more

Anke Timmerberg

Anke was born, raised, and educated in Germany. After studying
more

Xavier Suarez

Galápagos Islands for the first time by his father, a
more

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Expedition LeaderJuan was born in Manizales, a coffee growing city in
more

Hanne Nielsen

Antarctic Studies SpecialistHanne holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies from the
more

Ray Stranagan

PhotographerRay Stranagan was born on an American Army base in
more

Chris Cutler

General NaturalistAn experienced naturalist and field biologist, Chris began his career
more

Chris Stanley

Photographer and VideographerChris Stanley is passionate about his work. This Canadian cinematographer
more

Annabel Matthews

Historian & EnvironmentalistAnnabel was born and raised in Australia, but has explored
more

David Shaw

Wildlife BiologistDavid Shaw is a wildlife biologist, writer, and photographer based
more

Juan Carlos Sosa

Native Ecuadorian, Juan Carlos Sosa has been guiding for over
more

Lars Maltha Rasmussen

Lars has worked with bird monitoring and scientific research for
more

Rich Pagen

Conservation BiologistRich first became enthralled by the wonders of the natural
more

Jonathan Rossouw

Expedition teamJonathan Rossouw is one of the world's most experienced expedition
more

Patrick Demus

Marine BiologistPatrick Demus is curious — which is an excellent trait
more

Brad Climpson

Brad was born in Sydney, Australia in 1974. In 1994
more

Desirée Cruz

Naturalist GuideDesirée has a degree in Biology and a degree in
more

Dr. Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

OrnithologistDayo studies the behaviour of birds in relation to their
more

Juan Pablo Seco Pon

Ecologist & NaturalistDr. Juan Pablo Seco Pon has been devoted to the
more

Richard Sidey

PhotographerRichard Sidey is a professional digital media designer and photographer
more

Ian Jansma

A spirit of adventure and exploration was first instilled in
more

Sven Voege

NaturalistSven Voege has always had a passion for exploration. He
more

Brad Siviour

NaturalistGrowing up on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, Brad
more

Dr. Michaela Mayer

Marine BiologistSince 1994 Michaela has been professionally concerned with the Polar
more

Dr. Toby Musgrave

NaturalistA leading British authority on garden history and design with
more

Louis Justin

LecturerLouis was born and grew up in Normandy. After graduating
more

Robert Marc Lehmann

Marine Biologist & Scientific DiverRobert studied marine biology, zoology and forensic medicine in Kiel,
more

Carlo Arreglo

Expedition teamAn avid birder and interpretive park ranger for the National
more

Tom Badcock

Throughout the world, there are hundreds of varieties of cheese,
more

Britta Munkes

Britta Munkes is a marine biologist and research diver, who
more

Dr. Astrid Guenther-Weigl

Biologist and Wildlife VeterinarianDr. Astrid Guenther-Weigl, a biologist and wildlife veterinarian, was born
more

Dries William Degel

Naturalist GuideDries William Degel Andrade, was born in Guayaquil and raised
more

Luciano Bernacchi

NaturalistLuciano has lived and worked in the beautiful mountains and
more

Robin L. Aiello

Marine Biologist & Ecotourism SpecialistRobin Aiello has spent most of her life on, and
more

Kevin Clement

Expedition teamNot many people can say they have lived inside Alaska’s
more

Natasha Eksteen

Fitness Lifestyle ConsultantNatasha Eksteen has but one goal: To make sure that
more

Bruno Cazarini

Inspired photographer and world traveller, Bruno Cazarini has been capturing
more

Israel Mata

Naturalist GuideAs part of the fifth generation of a traditional Galapageño
more

Elizabeth Bradfield

NaturalistLiz has been working as a marine educator and naturalist
more

Luke Kenny

Fisheries Expert and Marine BiologistBrought up in the rural midlands of Ireland, Luke started
more

Sandra Walser

Polar Historian and PhotographerSandra Walser was born, raised and educated in Switzerland. After
more

Giovanna Fasanelli

Expedition teamA life-long love affair with the sea propelled Giovanna into
more

Jenni Kauppila

Yoga InstructorA native of Finland, Jenni Kauppila found a growing interest
more

Chris Harbard

OrnithologistChris Harbard has travelled the world in search of birds,
more

Ivan Vasquez

PhotographerIvan Vasquez was born in Quito, Ecuador. He moved to
more

Kara Weller

Expedition Leader and BiologistKara Weller has always had a passion for travel and
more

Malcolm Turner

Malcom holds a wealth of knowledge about birds, marine mammals,
more

Santiago Bejarano

General NaturalistSantiago is a veteran tour leader with a passion for
more

Mike Messick

Expedition teamMike is considered one of the most experienced Expedition Leaders
more

Harry Christensen

Marine BiologistA marine biologist by trade, Harry has extensive experience in
more

Chris Srigley

General Naturalist & Bear GuardBorn in Toronto Ontario, Canada, Chris split his days between
more

Dr. Claire Allum

AnthropologistFascinated by ancient and modern cultures around the world, Dr.
more

Ernesto Vaca

BIO GuideNative from Guayaquil, Ernesto came in 1986 to work as
more

Marco Favero

Marine Biologist and Fisheries ExpertMarco was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1963
more

Stefan Kredel

GeologistStefan Kredel grew up in Murnau, in the south of
more

Niall Johnson

Expedition teamA native to the Isle of North Uist in the
more

Prof. James Floyd

Geological Consultant, Military and Maritime Historian and Science CommunicatorA native of Scotland, Professor James Floyd, has recently retired
more

Xavier Garcia

Xavier is a young galapagueño, he was born in Ambato
more

Dr. Claudia Holgate

EnvironmentalistClaudia Holgate is a South African who has always had
more

Karolina Karas

Bear Guard & NaturalistKarolina was born in Poland. At the age of 21,
more

Maria Elena Aviles

NaturalistMaria Elena was born in Quito on a clear summer
more

Susan Currie

After completing her Ph. D. at Cambridge University Susan was
more

Peter Harrison

Expedition teamPeter Harrison has led expeditions all throughout the world —
more

Dalila Roglieri

Nutrition Consultant & Food SpecialistA professional tennis player for 10 years, Dalila Roglieri embraces
more

Christian Walter

HistorianBorn in Switzerland and raised in Germany, Christian went to
more

James Barreno

NaturalistJames was born in Quito, but as a baby his
more

Florian Huber

Florian Huber, M.A., studied Archaeology, Nordic philology, and Anthropology in
more

Maria Gabriela Espinoza

Naturalist GuideGaby Espinoza is a science teacher who fell in love
more

Tua Pittman

Traditional Master NavigatorTua is internationally recognized as a traditional voyaging seafarer and
more

Shirley Metz

Expedition teamShirley Metz’ career and accomplishments have spanned the globe. She
more

Keith Springer

Naturalist and Conservation SpecialistWith a background in conservation and recreation management, Keith Springer
more

Amy Loewen

Expedition teamA native of Toronto, Amy first became enamored with Japan
more

Conrad Combrink

Director Expedition CruisesWithin months of Silversea’s 2007 purchase of the Silver Explorer
more

Dr. Colleen Batey

HistorianDr Colleen Batey is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the
more

Fritz Hertel

Fritz Hertel was born in Germany, 1969. His dedicated field
more

Mark Brazil

OrnithologistMark trained as a biologist in England, Scotland and Iceland. His
more

Uli Erfurth

Uli, aka “BIO-Uli,” has been a biologist, and instructor-trainer since
more

Dr. Maria Patricia Silva Rodriguez

Patricia was born in 1964 in Mercedes (Uruguay). She studied
more

Adrian Boyle

Naturalist and OrnithologistAlthough keen on all wildlife, Adrian's main passion is birds
more

Abel Nako

Vanuatu SpecialistOriginally a teacher by profession, Ni-Vanuatu Abel Nako completed his
more

Daniel Arteaga

Naturalist GuideDaniel´s involvement and endearment with the Galapagos National Park started
more

Dr. Danae Sheehan

Ornithologist & EcologistDr. Danae Sheehan is a conservation ecologist with an interest
more

Kate Rennaste

Growing up in the Blue Mountains in NSW Australia, Kate’s
more

Martin Loyola

NaturalistMartin grew up in Santa Cruz Island. As a child
more

Veronica Naranjo Fernandez

Veronica Naranjo Fernandez was born in Guayaquil, the biggest harbour
more

Gudrun Bucher

Dr. Gudrun Bucher, graduated with a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology
more

Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas was born in Ghent, Belgium and raised in
more

Alexander Watson

Dr. Alexander Watson is an ecologist who has a special
more

Daniela Plaza

PhotographerDaniela was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her photography studies began
more

Dr. Franz Bairlein

OrnithologistDr Franz Bairlein studied biology, chemistry and physics at the
more

Grace Winer

Grace, a geologist and naturalist, has sailed since 2005 as
more

Mayumi Kanamura

Mayumi was born and educated in Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island.
more

Victoria Salem

Victoria, always fascinated by the colder places on our planet,
more

David Wright

Filmmaker and PhotographerDavid Wright is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer with more
more

Steve Traynor

Dive MasterSteve joined the Royal New Zealand Navy when he was
more

Aliscia Young

PhotographerAliscia is an award-winning, professional photographer and digital media designer
more

Yvonne Mortola

Yvonne Mortola grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she graduated
more

Dr. Greg Calvert

Dr. Greg Calvert is an Australian biologist with a deep
more

Greg Mac Cormac

Marine Biologist & Dive MasterGreg McCormack is fascinated by pristine, remote ecosystems and dynamic
more

Mick Fogg

As an award-winning wildlife photographer and adventurer, Mick Fogg has
more

Will Wagstaff

OrnithologistWill Wagstaff has been guiding his own wildlife tours since
more

Olive Andrews

Research ScientistOlive Andrews’ compass has been fixed on marine mammals since
more

Magdalena Terneus

Field Staff Coordinator She graduated with a full scholarship from Lock Haven University
more

Andrew Marshall

Marine Biologist & EcologistAndrew has expedition cruising experience in Greenland, Alaska, Antarctica, the
more

Daniil Elterman

Assistant Expedition LeaderDaniil’s wanderlust has taken him around the world, first by
more

Jose Valdivieso

Jose Valdivieso grew up in Santa Cruz Island. As a
more

Kathy Nako

Vanuatu SpecialistOriginally from Australia, Kathy arrived in Vanuatu in 1989 as
more

Olga Stavrakis

AnthropologistOlga Stravrakis holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology specialising in tropical
more

Willow Zuchowski

Willow Zuchowski is a botanist, guide, author, and illustrator, who
more

Mark Watson

NaturalistMark Watson’s love of the great outdoors and the natural
more

Damon Ramsey

Damon Ramsey aims to combine his loves of nature and
more
    Request a Quote  Request or Download a Brochure Sign Up for Exclusive Offers