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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

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey

  • Oct 16 2022
  • Oct 23 2022
  • Oct 30 2022
  • Apr 15 2023
  • Apr 22 2023

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

  • Nov 27 2022
  • Dec 7 2022
  • Dec 17 2022

Wild Baja California Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

  • Feb 4 2023
  • Feb 9 2023
  • Feb 14 2023
  • Feb 19 2023
  • Feb 24 2023