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.

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Adrian Boyle

Adrian Boyle

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

Alexander Watson

Dr. Alexander Watson is an ecologist who has a special
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Alexandra Edwards

Alexandra Edwards

Alexandra Edwards was born in Santiago, Chile, but spent several
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Aliscia Young

Aliscia Young

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

Amy Loewen

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

Andrew Marshall

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

Anjali Pande

Marine BiologistAnjali has always been passionate about animals from a young
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Anke Timmerberg

Anke Timmerberg

Anke was born, raised, and educated in Germany. After studying
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Birute Mary Galdikas

Birute Mary Galdikas

Scientist, conservationist, educatorScientist, conservationist, educator: for over four decades Dr. Biruté Mary
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Brad Siviour

Brad Siviour

NaturalistGrowing up on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, Brad
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Britta Munkes

Britta Munkes

Britta Munkes is a marine biologist and research diver, who
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Bruno Cazarini

Bruno Cazarini

Expedition TeamBorn in 1985 in the southeast of Brazil, Bruno Cazarini
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Carmen Westenberg

Carmen Westenberg

Marine BiologistWith Vienna, Austria as her home base, Carmen has travelled
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Cas Eikenaar

Cas Eikenaar

As a trained behavioral ecologist with a special interest in
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Chris Harbard

Chris Harbard

OrnithologistChris Harbard has travelled the world in search of birds,
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Chris Srigley

Chris Srigley

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

Christian Walter

HistorianBorn in Switzerland and raised in Germany, Christian went to
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Conrad Combrink

Conrad Combrink

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

Conrad Henning

From the North to the South Pole; from Africa to
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Consuelo Plaza

Consuelo Plaza

A Guayaquil native, Consuelo was born into a family of
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Dalila Roglieri

Dalila Roglieri

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

Damon Ramsey

New Zealand national Damon Ramsey has dedicated his career to
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Daniel Arteaga

Daniel Arteaga

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

Daniela Plaza

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

Daniil Elterman

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

Danny Edmunds

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

David Shaw

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

Denis Elterman

Freelance photographer Denis grew up in Daugavpils, Latvia, a small town close
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Desirée Cruz

Desirée Cruz

Naturalist GuideDesirée has a degree in Biology and a degree in
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Diego Punta Fernández

Diego Punta Fernández

PhotographerA native of Buenos Aires, Diego is an active birder,
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Dominic Del Rosario

Dominic Del Rosario

From an early age, Dominic knew he wanted to work
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Dr Shirley Campbell

Dr Shirley Campbell

AnthropologistDr Shirley Campbell is an anthropologist with considerable understanding of
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Dr. Astrid Guenther-Weigl

Dr. Astrid Guenther-Weigl

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

Dr. Claire Allum

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

Dr. Claudia Holgate

Climatologist and OrnithologistSouth African Claudia Holgate has always had a love for
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Dr. Colleen Batey

Dr. Colleen Batey

HistorianDr Colleen Batey is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the
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Dr. Danae Sheehan

Dr. Danae Sheehan

OrnithologistFrom an early age, Danaë been interested in the natural
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Dr. Franz Bairlein

Dr. Franz Bairlein

OrnithologistDr Franz Bairlein studied biology, chemistry and physics at the
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Dr. Greg Calvert

Dr. Greg Calvert

Dr. Greg Calvert is an Australian biologist with a deep
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Dr. Hans-Peter Reinthaler

Dr. Hans-Peter Reinthaler

BiologistHans-Peter holds a doctorate in Natural Science from Karl-Franzens University
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Dr. John Buchanan

Dr. John Buchanan

Geology ProfessorDr. John Buchanan is a professor of geology and former
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Dr. Maria Patricia Silva Rodriguez

Dr. Maria Patricia Silva Rodriguez

Patricia was born in 1964 in Mercedes (Uruguay). She studied
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Dr. Michaela Mayer

Dr. Michaela Mayer

Marine BiologistSince 1994 Michaela has been professionally concerned with the Polar
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Dr. Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

Dr. Samuel Temidayo Osinubi

OrnithologistDayo studies the behaviour of birds in relation to their
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Dr. Toby Musgrave

Dr. Toby Musgrave

NaturalistA leading British authority on garden history and design with
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Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield

NaturalistLiz has been working as a marine educator and naturalist
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Elizabeth Pierce

Elizabeth Pierce

American born Elizabeth Pierce had a previous life as a
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Ernesto Vaca

Ernesto Vaca

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

Frederique Olivier

PhotographerAn accomplished field guide, photographer and documentary filmmaker, Frédérique (Fred)
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Fridrik P. Fridriksson

Fridrik P. Fridriksson

General Naturalist Guide Born and raised in Iceland Fridrik has a great passion
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Fritz Hertel

Fritz Hertel

EcologistHailing from Germany, Fritz Hertel is an enthusiastic bird watcher
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Galo Herrera

Galo Herrera

Born in San Cristobal, Galapagos in 1979, Galo Xavier Herrera
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Giovanna Fasanelli

Giovanna Fasanelli

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

Grace Winer

Grace, a geologist and naturalist, has sailed since 2005 as
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Hanne Nielsen

Hanne Nielsen

Antarctic Studies SpecialistHanne holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies from the
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Harry Christensen

Harry Christensen

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

Ian Jansma

A spirit of adventure and exploration was first instilled in
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Israel Mata

Israel Mata

Naturalist GuideAs part of the fifth generation of a traditional Galapageño
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James Godfrey

James Godfrey

PhotographerNew Zealander James Godfrey always knew that filmmaking and photography
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James Lowe

James Lowe

GeologistGrowing up in Cape Town beneath the iconic Table Mountain,
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Jenni Kauppila

Jenni Kauppila

Yoga InstructorA native of Finland, Jenni found a growing interest for
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Jens Wikström

Jens Wikström

Bear Guide and Naturalist Born and raised in Göteborg, Sweden, Jens began his global
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John Fonseca

John Fonseca

A veteran of the United States Polar Program Antarctic and
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Jonathan Fuhrmann

Jonathan Fuhrmann

Originally from Vienna, Austria, Jonathan Fuhrmann has lived in England
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Jonathan Rossouw

Jonathan Rossouw

Expedition teamJonathan Rossouw is one of the world's most experienced expedition
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Juan Carlos Restrepo

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Expedition LeaderJuan was born in Manizales, a coffee growing city in
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Juan Carlos Sosa

Juan Carlos Sosa

Native Ecuadorian, Juan Carlos Sosa has been guiding for over
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Juan Pablo Seco Pon

Juan Pablo Seco Pon

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

Julieta Pedrana

NaturalistA native of Rosario, Argentina, Julieta Pedrana earned her bachelor’s
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Kara Weller

Kara Weller

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

Karolina Karas

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

Kate Rannaste

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

Keith Springer

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

Kevin Clement

Expedition teamNot many people can say they have lived inside Alaska’s
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Kit van Wagner

Kit van Wagner

Product Specialist and Expedition LeaderInspired by her experiences growing up in Japan, Norway and
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Lars Maltha Rasmussen

Lars Maltha Rasmussen

Lars has worked with bird monitoring and scientific research for
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Lea McQuillan

Lea McQuillan

Marine BiologistMarine biologist Lea McQuillan has always had a keen interest
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Lex van Groningen

Lex van Groningen

After an initial visit in 2005 Lex van Groningen has
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Louis Justin

Louis Justin

LecturerLouis was born and grew up in Normandy. After graduating
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Luciano Bernacchi

Luciano Bernacchi

NaturalistLuciano has lived and worked in the beautiful mountains and
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Luis Die Dejean

Luis Die Dejean

A native of southern Spain, Luis knew from an early
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Luke Kenny

Luke Kenny

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

Magdalena Terneus

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

Malcolm Turner

OrnithologistMalcolm holds a wealth of knowledge about birds, marine mammals,
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Marco Favero

Marco Favero

Marine Biologist and Fisheries ExpertMarco was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1963
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Maria Elena Aviles

Maria Elena Aviles

NaturalistMaria Elena was born in Quito on a clear summer
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Maria Gabriela Espinoza

Maria Gabriela Espinoza

Naturalist GuideGaby Espinoza is a science teacher who fell in love
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María Paulina Saá

María Paulina Saá

Naturalist and Tour Leader María Paulina Saá first visited the Galápagos at the age
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Mark Watson

Mark Watson

NaturalistMark Watson’s love of the great outdoors and the natural
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Martin Loyola

Martin Loyola

NaturalistMartin grew up in Santa Cruz Island. As a child
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Martin Renner

Martin Renner

Infected early in life with a lifelong passion for the
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Mayumi Kanamura

Mayumi Kanamura

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

Michele Westmorland

Photographer An internationally recognized and award-winning freelance photographer with a variety
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Michelle Malan

Michelle Malan

BotanistHailing from the Cape Floristic Region of Cape Town, South
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Mike Messick

Mike Messick

Expedition teamMike is considered one of the most experienced Expedition Leaders
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Moss Hills

Moss Hills

With a cruise ship career spanning over 25 years, Moss
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Natalie Swain

Natalie Swain

HistorianCanadian born Natalie has been a traveller all her life.
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Natasha Eksteen

Natasha Eksteen

Fitness Lifestyle ConsultantNatasha has always had an extreme passion for the outdoors
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Niall Johnson

Niall Johnson

Expedition teamA native to the Isle of North Uist in the
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Nicki Denarie

Nicki Denarie

Expedition Leader Assistant Nicki Denarie developed an early interest in discovery and travel
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Nicole Golightly

Nicole Golightly

Staff Assistant Nicole has always had a passion for adventure. She has
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Olga Stavrakis

Olga Stavrakis

AnthropologistOlga Stravrakis holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology specialising in tropical
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Olive Andrews

Olive Andrews

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

Patrick Demus

Dive Master & Marine BiologistPatrick Demus is curious — which is an excellent trait
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Patrick Jolicoeur

Patrick Jolicoeur

Hailing from Timmins, Ontario, Canada, Patrick gained an interest in
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Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Expedition teamPeter Harrison has led expeditions all throughout the world —
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Peter W. Damisch

Peter W. Damisch

Adventurer, Explorer, AuthorIt would be easier to say where retired U.S. Navy
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Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas was born in Ghent, Belgium and raised in
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Prof. James Floyd

Prof. James Floyd

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

Ray Stranagan

PhotographerRay Stranagan was born on an American Army base in
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Riette Botes

Riette Botes

Growing up in beautiful South Africa, Riette always dreamt of
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Robin L. Aiello

Robin L. Aiello

Marine BiologistRobin Aiello has spent most of her life on, and
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Rowana Walton

Rowana Walton

An experienced tropical naturalist, Rowana has been passionate about the
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Russell Evans

Russell Evans

Expedition LeaderA Falkland Islander, Russ has strong ties to the southern
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Sandra Walser

Sandra Walser

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

Santiago Bejarano

General NaturalistSantiago is a veteran tour leader with a passion for
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Sheri Bluestein

Sheri Bluestein

With an impressive 9 years of polar experience, Sheri Bluestein
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Shirley Metz

Shirley Metz

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

Silvia Vargas

Silvia Vargas has been in love with the Galapagos since
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Simon Cook

Simon Cook

Simon may share the same family name as the illustrious
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Stefan Kredel

Stefan Kredel

GeologistStefan Kredel grew up in Murnau, in the south of
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Steffan Danino

Steffan Danino

Passionate about Earth Sciences, in particular the palaeontology and sedimentology
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Steve Traynor

Steve Traynor

Dive MasterSteve joined the Royal New Zealand Navy when he was
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Sue Flood

Sue Flood

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

Susan Currie

After completing her Ph. D. at Cambridge University Susan was
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Terence Christian

Terence Christian

ArchaeologistDr. Terence Christian is a professional archaeologist and academic, researching
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Thomas Hammerich

Thomas Hammerich

GeologistThough he seemed destined for a career as a production
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Tim Amm

Tim Amm

A South African native, Tim’s passion for travel ignited during
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Tom Badcock

Tom Badcock

Throughout the world, there are hundreds of varieties of cheese,
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Travis Wadeley

Travis Wadeley

After earning a degree in finance and accounting in 2006,
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Tua Pittman

Tua Pittman

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

Uli Erfurth

Marine Biologist Born and raised in Munich, Bavaria, Uli, aka “BIO-Uli” has
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Victoria Salem

Victoria Salem

Victoria, always fascinated by the colder places on our planet,
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Walter Sotomayor

Walter Sotomayor

Walter grew up in the Galápagos and as most natives,
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Will Wagstaff

Will Wagstaff

OrnithologistWill Wagstaff has been guiding his own wildlife tours since
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Willow Zuchowski

Willow Zuchowski

Willow Zuchowski is a botanist, guide, author, and illustrator, who
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Xavier Garcia

Xavier Garcia

Xavier is a young galapagueño, he was born in Ambato
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Yvonne Ankerman

Yvonne Ankerman

South African born and bred, Yvonne has been travelling most
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Yvonne Mortola

Yvonne Mortola

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