Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team

Taking you further, wherever you go

The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.

The Discovery Team is made up of up to 20 team members on Scenic Eclipse Expedition Voyages, 15 members on Discovery Voyages and up to four members on Classic Voyages.

We’ve sought top experts in their field, from historians and geologists, to archaeologists and photographers. They’ll safely guide and educate you every step of the way, ensuring you get the most out of the places you visit. From on board lectures in the state-of-art theatre, to guided kayak excursions and nature walks, to coasting on Zodiacs in front of enormous glaciers, the Discovery Team will share with you their passion for, and knowledge of, these magnificent regions.

Scenic Eclipse Discovery Guide with Luke Saffigna

Meet the Discovery Team

Jason Flesher - Expeditions Operations Manager
Destinations: All Regions

Jason has been committed to all aspects of experiential and wilderness education along with search and rescue for over 35 years. From the top of 23,000 foot peaks to exploring the labyrinths 1,500 feet beneath the surface of the earth and kayaking the world’s oceans, Jason’s professional experience evolved to the role of Lead Antarctic Expedition Guide for 2041 expeditions that focus on climate change and as an experiential facilitator and wilderness guide educating diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds in over twenty countries, on all seven continents. 

Travis Wadeley: Assistant Discovery Leader, Zodiac Driver, Flora and Fauna Expert
Destinations: Americas & Antarctica
Travis was born and raised in the beautiful city of Cape Town where his passion for the ocean started at a young age.  His adventurous nature led him to the Bahamas where he worked on a private island as a lifeguard and then into cruising with a shore excursions role visiting many popular destinations.  Amazed by the natural wonders of the world, a desire to discover and to visit more remote locations took Travis to Expedition cruising where for the last six years he has worked in remarkable parts of the world such as Antarctica and the Arctic, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge as an experienced expedition team member.
Alice Forrest: Assistant Discovery Leader, Marine Biology, Naturalist, Lecturer
Destinations: All Regions
Alice is a marine biologist and wildlife guide, with a passion for the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it. As a researcher but also a diver & freediver, she’s a firm believer in the need to communicate the science as well as the intrinsic value of the ocean and what’s beneath the surface. Her work has taken her to remote islands throughout the Pacific & Indian Oceans – finding plastic inside fish in French Polynesia, discovering the most plastic-polluted beach in the world on Henderson Island (Pitcairn), studying seabirds on Australia’s Lord Howe Island, and blue whales off Sri Lanka. She believes science is useless unless communicated, and with this in mind has worked in wildlife conservation and plastic pollution education for many years. 

You're in Safe Hands

Your safety and comfort is our number one priority.
Scenic Eclipse is built to the highest international safety standards, utilising state-of-the-art technology and GPS dynamic positioning, plus a host of safety features including innovative stabiliser fins. This dedication to your safety and world-class innovation has allowed us to design the most inspiring, exciting itineraries possible.

A rating of Polar Class 6, designed and built to the latest uncompromising standards for ships operating in Polar waters. These cruises are limited to only 200 guests, giving us full access to the broadest range of landing sites in these regions.

*Helicopter, helicopter activities and submarine excursions are booked and paid on board. Excursions are strictly limited, subject to availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather & ice conditions.

Discovery and Wellbeing: Jason Flesher, Expedition Operations Manager