South American West Coast
South American West Coast Expedition Team
Share the adventure with knowledgeable, engaging companions
In the 40+ years of our expedition history, the quality of our veteran staff is the reason theLindblad 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 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-National Geographic certified photo instructor, a Global Perspectives guest speaker, an undersea specialist, a wellness specialist, and a video chronicler. Together they provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation for this exceptional geography.
More specialties and personalities
Our better than 1-to-15 staff-to-guest ratio ensures you the benefits of diverse 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.