British & Irish Isles Expedition Team

Travel with knowledgeable, engaging companions

The quality of our veteran staff, and their companionship is the reason the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And now that we are aligned with National Geographic, 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 15-person team include a National Geographic photographer plus a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor, an undersea specialist, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, a wellness specialist, and a video chronicler. Together they provide you with a greater understanding 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.

Featured British & Irish Isles Team Members

  • Gordon Brown
    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

    Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. As Prime Minister, Brown’s tenure coincided with the start of the global financial crisis. He was one of the first to initiate calls for global financial action, while introducing a range of rescue measures in the UK. In April, 2009 Brown hosted the G20 Summit in London where world leaders committed to making an additional $1.1trillion available to help the world economy through the crisis and restore credit, growth and jobs. They also pledged to strengthen financial supervision and regulation. Read More

  • Jim Kelley
    Expedition Leader

    A native of California, Jim has been going to sea for most of his life. Jim grew up by the ocean in Southern California, did his undergraduate work in geology at Pomona College, and received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Wyoming. In 1966 he joined the faculty of the Department of Oceanography at the University of Washington, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Biomathematics. In 1970-71 he was Fulbright Professor at the University of Athens and Senior Research Scientist at the Democritos Greek Atomic Energy Commission. Read More

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