New Zealand Expedition Team

Travel with knowledgeable, interesting companions


The quality of our veteran staff, and their companionship are major reasons the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And our alliance with National Geographic guarantees that there is no better team anywhere.

The team composition
Every expedition sails with a veteran expedition leader, an assistant expedition leader, and a team of eight naturalists with a variety of specialties: zoology, biology, ornithology, geology, history, and more. Other members of the team include a National Geographic photographer plus a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a wellness specialist, and a video chronicler. Together they provide you with a greater understanding of and appreciation for this exceptional region.

More specialties and personalities
Our excellent 1-to-10 staff-to-guest ratios ensures you the benefits of diverse personalities and backgrounds, and the freedom to head out on activities with the naturalist whose interests mirror your own. You are never assigned to a specific group, and our team can custom-tailor activities to match your activity level to make each day of your expedition uniquely yours, and deeply rewarding.

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