Meet the experts onboard our Antarctica cruises

Who are the experts onboard an Intrepid Antarctica cruise?

There's only so much you can read in a guidebook, especially when it comes to such rare and extraordinary locations as the Antarctic. That's why we have a range of specialists on board every Antarcitc journey, from historians to marine biologists and hiking guides. With experts at hand and an unrivalled 1:8 crew-to-passenger ratio, you can be assured that no question will be left unanswered. 

Say hello to some of our Antarctic cruise team

Alex – Expedition Leader in Antarctica for Intrepid Travel
Alex – Expedition Leader

Alex has long held a fascination with the natural world and polar regions. A graduate from Cambridge in Natural Sciences, Alex had been a polar guide for over a decade and is the co-founder of the Polar Citizen Science Collective, an organisation devoted to harnessing the research and data collection power of polar tourism. When not on a ship he can usually be found with skis or sticky rubber on his feet.

Eva – Citizen Science Coordinator for Antarctica trips for Intrepid Travel
Eva – Citizen Science Coordinator

Eva is a polar scientist, with a particular passion for marine mammals. Her love for whales led to her graduating at the top of her class with a Masters in Polar Science from the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. Researcher, Naturalist, Photographer, Educator, Surveyor, Skipper and Wildlife Officer, Eva has travelled extensively throughout all 7 continents, but her heart remains in the polar regions. When she’s not at sea, Eva works at Whales of Iceland, the largest exhibition of whales in Europe.

John – Expedition Photographer in Antarctica for Intrepid Travel
John – Expedition Photographer

Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of the New Zealand landscape, John's character and journey into photography were shaped by his environment. A voyage down to the New Zealand subantarctic islands gave him the "Polar Bug" – an obsessive compulsion to see and experience more of the polar regions. John now specialises as a polar guide and photography educator, sharing his passion for the polar regions and helping people to make the most out of their photographic opportunities.

Sophie – Wellness Guide on Antarctica trips for Intrepid travel
Sophie – Wellness Guide

Sophie has been fuelling her passion for health, photography, an active lifestyle and remote wilderness through travels in various lands and cultures. She owned a dog sledding company, competed in multi-day adventure races and has guided canoeing, sea kayaking and photography trips. Onboard, Sophie will be your wellness guide to help enliven your senses and deepen your experience of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula.