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Oceanwide staff

Die freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeiter unserer Verkaufs- und Reservierungsabteilung stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung. Sie beantworten Ihnen alle relevanten Fragen zu Ihrer Reise, dem Reiseziel und den Oceanwide Expeditions-Schiffen. Sie alle waren auf einer oder mehreren Expeditionsreisen in der Arktis und Antarktis und haben die wunderbaren Polarregionen kennengelernt. Bereits seit Jahren arbeiten sie mit großer Begesiterung für Oceanwide Expeditions.

Expedition staff

  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Canadian

Beau Pruneau grew up in a log house in the northern Ontario wilderness. He appreciated the great outdoors from an early age, learning wilderness survival, navigation, tracking, and camping.

After graduating college with a degree in sustainable outdoor recreation management, for which he studied wilderness survival, plant ecology, and engine mechanics, he headed to British Columbia to work at a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains.

It was in British Columbia that he met his German wife, with whom he moved back to Ontario to work at another ski resort near the Great Lakes. In 2011 Beau relocated to Germany, trying his hand at making wine, building bikes, and traveling the world with his wife.

He has been recently certified by the Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) as a senior polar expedition guide with advanced qualifications in Zodiac driving, rifle safety, navigation, and other related skills.

Beau works as a guide, lecturer, photographer, and Zodiac mechanic. During his spare time, he is also a travel consultant. He lives in Dresden with his wife and son.

 

  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: Dutch

From a young age, Arjen could be found outside with his binoculars, looking for birds and mammals. It came as no surprise, then, when he decided to study biology.

  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Jan Belgers was born in the Netherlands and currently lives in Rotterdam. He has been working as a professional outdoor guide and expedition leader for many years.

  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian
  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nationalität: British
  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Spanish

Captains

  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: German

Ali was born in Germany, where he studied geography but eventually decided to turn his passion for sailing into a profession.

He pursued nautical studies in the Netherlands, specializing in traditional sailing ships as well as tall ships.

Ali has been professionally sailing tall ships since 2008, mostly around Europe (the North Sea, Baltic, and Mediterranean) but also across the Atlantic and in the Caribbean.

In recent years, much of his sailing has taken place in the Arctic, specifically in the beautiful, remote, and sometimes challenging waters of Greenland and Svalbard.

  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean

Ernesto Barria was born in Santiago, Chile, into a family with strong bonds to the sea: His father, grandfather, and several uncles all share a love of the ocean.

Read an interview here >
  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian

Alexey Nazarov was born in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, the so-called Pomors Capital of the world. Since his childhood, he dreamed of being a sailor.

Read an interview here >
  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
  • Andrey Zybin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
  • Mika Erik Appel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Finnish

Office

Head Office:
Phone: +31 (0)118 410 410
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
Email: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
USA & Canada reservations:
Phone: +1 800 453 7245
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
Email: usa@oceanwide-expeditions.com
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nationalität: German
  • Troels Jacobsen
  • Function: Product & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Danish
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Online Marketing Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Jamie Scherbeijn
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch