Alaska Expedition Team

Share the adventure with knowledgeable, engaging companions

Over the 30+ years of our history in Southeast Alaska, the quality of our veteran staff, and their companionship is the reason the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And, together with National Geographic, there is no better team anywhere.  

The most robust expedition team in Alaska
Explore with one staff member on board per every 10 guests—the most robust team working in Alaska. Every expedition sails with a six-person team comprised of a veteran expedition leader and five naturalists, including an undersea specialist and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist. Together, our Alaska travel guides will provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation of this exceptional place.

More specialties and personalities
With more naturalists per guest than any other company in Alaska, you’re ensured a healthy diversity of naturalist specialties—marine biology, evolutionary biology, ornithology, and more—and personalities. You are never directed into groups or assigned. You’re free to gravitate to the naturalists whose interests mirror your own. And our team will make each day of your expedition deeply rewarding.


Featured Alaska Team Members

  • Alberto Montaudon
    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

    Alberto has been in love with nature since he was a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River.  He would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise, to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water.  His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love and respect nature.  As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became a biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. Read More

  • David Stephens

    David was born in England, and grew up close to Washington, D.C. He studied biology at the College of William and Mary, then moved west. David worked for many years as a Park Naturalist at Olympic and Acadia National Parks, and first traveled on National Geographic Sea Lion as a Glacier Bay Park Naturalist. Read More

  • James Napoli
    Video Chronicler

    Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration.  Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.   Read More

  • Sue Perin
    Expedition Leader

    Sue started her naturalist career working as a wildlife biologist in the forests of Maine, Newfoundland and the Washington Cascades. Employing her B.Sc. in wildlife management from the University of Maine, she has counted bald eagles from a raft in the middle of winter, live-trapped pine marten and studied spotted owls. After that, wanting to share her knowledge and love of natural areas with others, she moved into the realm of education. Read More

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Alaska Itineraries

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 days
Expeditions in: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Wild Alaska Escape

6 days
Expeditions in: May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Big Picture Alaska

11 days
Expeditions in: Jun, Jul, Aug

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"Everyone was knowledgeable and well able to explain and share their information with anyone. Their enthusiasm is contagious!"

-Peter & Ann G.