Scenic Eclipse - Discovery Team

Our Discovery Leaders 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.

They are complemented by local guides, regional specialists and local community experts, all of whom are integral to your shore excursion experiences.

After all, nobody knows a location as well as someone who actually lives there.

Head Discovery Team Leader

Kara Weller

Holding Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Biology, Kara is an expert ecologist with vast experience in the Polar Regions.

As an expedition leader and lecturer, she has led explorations to the Arctic, Alaska, British Columbia, Russia, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic, South America, the South Pacific, Antarctica and South Georgia and to the North Pole.

Completing over 140 trips to Antarctica since 1993, this great white continent is still her first love and favourite place on earth.

Polar expertise

The Scenic Eclipse fleet has a rating of Polar Class 6, the highest of any luxury vessel, which enables safe navigation through all waters.

In the polar regions, our 16 expert and passionate Discovery Team members will facilitate excursions by Zodiac and kayak and will take you ashore for landings with guided walks assisting your exploration of wildlife and nature.

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Keeping you warm and dry

Our purpose-built climate controlled mud room allows you to change from your outerwear with ease, no matter the weather conditions.

Opening onto the specially designed marina platforms means you get on and off the yachts faster, ensuring you have more time to spend exploring.

In the Polar regions you will receive your complimentary kit of custom designed Parka with separate inner and outer layers and use of special boots designed for exploring these regions.

change room