Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for nearly three decades. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago.
Tom’s career with Lindblad Expeditions has encompassed many roles including development of new itineraries, training local guides and expedition leaders, instilling the Lindblad expedition philosophy to newly acquired ships, and for twenty years the architect of Lindblad’s pioneering environmental programs. With an international upbringing and family-base in Western Europe, Tom continues to lead Lindblad’s multifaceted voyages in Brazil, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and Vietnam.