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Christian Geissler

About Christian Geissler

Expedition Leader

Christian’s ocean-focused career has included positions as a biologist, skipper, environmental consultant and adventure guide. He has a degree in marine biology and a diploma in environmental technology. Christian has worked with Quark Expeditions since 2004. He has completed about 130 expeditions (as guide and lecturer of marine biology) in the Canadian Arctic, the North Pole, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctic, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Christian believes in seizing every polar opportunity. His credo: “Explore, welcome the unknown and discover.”

Biography

Christian was born and raised on the West Coast of Canada. As a child, he had a passion for the ocean and the amazing animals within it. He has spent most of his life working on the ocean as a biologist, skipper, environmental consultant and adventure guide.

Christian lives in Victoria, at the southern end of Vancouver Island, where he received his degree in marine biology while minoring in environmental science in 2002. He is also the recipient of an environmental technology diploma. Since 2004, Christian has worked with Quark Expeditions in the Antarctic as a guide and lecturer of marine biology. During that time, he has completed over 130 trips to the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands, the Canadian Arctic, the North Pole, South Georgia, Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland.

When not with Quark, Christian guides on Vancouver Island, where he works with the southern resident killer whales. In the past 15 years, few people have spent more time with this population of orcas than he has. Christian’s passion for these animals is incomparable with anything else in his life.