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John Pachuta

John’s passion is lifelong learning and sharing what he learns about the natural world with explorers young and old.  He grew up in rural Ohio and graduated from Marietta College with a BA in Recreation Management.  Wanderlust hit when John decided to ride his bicycle from Ohio to Florida at age 18, and he’s never looked back.

After extended travels, John attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage, majoring in Education and Wilderness Studies, while working as a Wilderness Guide and Educator. Here he developed a love for wild places and the people who inhabit them, and a curiosity for species great and small.

His appetite for adventure eventually led to Lindblad Expeditions in 2012, first as an Undersea Specialist, then as a Naturalist and a National Geographic Certified Field Educator, working from Alaska to Antarctica. John hopes to inspire travelers of all ages to become informed global citizens and stewards for environmental conservation.

When he’s not teaching, guiding, or adventuring, John lives in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State.

My upcoming expeditions

Wild Baja California Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

Jan 18 2024
Jan 23 2024
Jan 28 2024
Feb 2 2024
Feb 22 2024
Feb 27 2024

Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands & Tracy Arm Fjord

May 31 2024
Jun 5 2024
Aug 4 2024
Aug 19 2024

Wild Iceland Escape

Jul 13 2024

Exploring British Columbia and the San Juan Islands

Sep 29 2024
Oct 6 2024
Oct 13 2024