Our world-class guides enhance your experience
Wherever in the world you choose to explore with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, you will travel alongside a team of experts who are deeply passionate about discovering the places you visit. They are scientists, photographers, and cultural experts at the top of their fields who have spent time immersed in your destination—and they thrive on sharing their knowledge and seeking out new insights alongside our inquisitive guests. For them, exploration never gets old, and every chance to observe king penguins or venture into ancient ruins is an opportunity to uncover clues to the story of our planet.
Our team members are enthusiastic participants in every aspect of your experience—they give compelling lectures on board and love nothing more than engaging in spirited conversations with guests. And because each voyage is different, so is each team: we handpick every member for every departure to provide a rich variety of perspectives and to give our guests the most enriching expedition experience possible.
Meet Our Expedition Team
Lindblad’s captains are among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry, expertly piloting our vessels in regions of the world where conditions are constantly changing and reliable navigational maps are sometimes hard to come by.
Our expedition leaders are seasoned explorers attuned not only to the conditions around them, but also to the needs of the guests on board. We give them our full confidence, empowering them to make decisions that deliver the best possible experience.
More than just nature guides, our naturalists are engaging storytellers, each with their own rich experiences and fascinating tales from the field. They are as different as their specialties—which range from glaciology to zoology—and their knowledge about the natural world runs wide and deep.
Nearly every expedition aboard the fleet sails with an undersea specialist who serves as our eyes and ears beneath the waves, capturing photos and videos and bringing our guests a firsthand perspective of the marine world.
Certified Photo Instructor
To help our guests take the best possible shots, a specially trained certified photo instructor joins every voyage to offer assistance with all of your photography needs, from camera settings to composition.
Our cultural specialists have spent time immersed in the region we’re exploring and have a deep understanding of local people and their traditions. They interpret everyday customs and help us make meaningful connections with people we meet along the way.
Historians add context to every destination, sharing tales of famous polar explorers, tracing the legends of the Vikings, or delving into mythology as we explore the temples of the ancient Greeks.