Doug Gould

Expedition Leader

Travel and adventure were an integral part of Doug’s upbringing in a small town on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Growing up on the Great South Bay, his family claims Doug learned to sail before he learned to walk. Whether it was camping, sailing, birding, traveling across country or spending most of fifth grade living in Europe, Doug’s formative years left him with a love of wildlife, the outdoors, and a desire to keep moving. 

After receiving a B.A. in dramatic arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Doug mixed a short career in the film and TV industry with two summers working for the Catalina Island Harbor Patrol, which led to his owning the third largest private marine rescue company in California. Doug sat on the Board of Directors of the Vessel Assist Association of America for three years and has lectured extensively to the marine assistance industry about safety and risk management. 

In 2003, he volunteered to work for Oceanites as a member of their Antarctic Site Inventory wildlife census team (aka: a penguin counter). This opportunity included numerous trips to the Antarctic Peninsula over the span of three seasons. The Antarctic Site Inventory focused on gathering data about the impact of tourism on Antarctic wildlife, and helped to develop some of the Antarctic Treaty recommendations that govern tourism today.

Since 2011, Doug has worked full time as a naturalist, photographer and expedition leader, working primarily in the polar regions. In 2015 he joined Lindblad Expeditions, and continues to share his enthusiasm for travel and adventure as an expedition leader and certified photo instructor. 

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Nov 03, 2020
  • Feb 15, 2021
  • Oct 22, 2020
  • Nov 15, 2020
  • Mar 07, 2021
  • Sep 02, 2021
  • Jun 13, 2021
  • Jun 20, 2021
  • Jun 27, 2021
  • Sep 20, 2021
  • Dec 18, 2020
  • Dec 28, 2020
  • Apr 26, 2021
  • May 03, 2021
  • Jul 18, 2021
  • Oct 26, 2020
  • Nov 19, 2020
  • Mar 07, 2021
  • Oct 29, 2021
  • Nov 02, 2021
  • Nov 06, 2021

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