Robert Alexander has quenched his thirst for exploring the world’s flora and fauna by captaining, interpreting natural history, and conducting research aboard ships. He particularly developed a passion for the marine life below the water’s surface while attending the University of Oregon and becoming involved with their diving program. The rich waters of the Pacific Northwest led Robert to change career paths, and locales, as a SCUBA Instructor based primarily out of Maui. Utilizing any means of floating vessel, from kayaks and catamarans to small passenger boats and Zodiacs, Robert became a captain as he explored the behavioral patterns of the captivating marine megafauna throughout the world. In between being a captain and naturalist, he strives to conserve and preserve all forms of life- be it our very own species as a firefighter and EMT, assisting in shark-tagging projects for NOAA, or researching hawksbill turtle populations with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.
After years of daily field observations, he joined the Lindblad team in 2007 and reached even more regions of the world via the sea, traveling throughout each of the seven continents as well as the world’s oceans. Constantly at the ready for adventure and exploration, Robert was called back to the Pacific North West to his current residence in Bend, Oregon, where he is soaking up the terrestrial side of flourishing wildlife within its mountainous forests.