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Jo C

Senior Tailor Made Travel Specialist - Worldwide

Email: jo@discover-the-world.co.uk

Tel: 01737 888 029

Jo joined the company after finishing university by working in the administration department and then went on to sell wildlife watching holidays, which is her real passion, particularly looking for whales and dolphins all over the world, she has seen over 20 species of cetaceans on her travels!

She has travelled extensively to many of our destinations including Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Antarctica, the Falklands, South Georgia, Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Ontario, Quebec and the High Canadian Arctic), Norway, Denmark, the Icehotel in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, St Helena, South Africa, Chile, Ecuador and Argentina. She loves small ship cruising and has travelled to many destinations on small ships including French Polynesia and the Marquesas, Alaska, Galapagos, Baja California and Hawaii. Jo has also covered the majority of Europe: Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Azores, Poland, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Malta. She has also been to far flung destinations such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Thailand, the Bahamas and Cuba as well as many places within the USA.

Her favourite places are Antarctica, South Georgia and Hawaii for wildlife watching; French Polynesia for a cultural and spiritual destination and Cuba as a fascinating destination!

Jo C's Top Travel Experiences

  • Quietly cruising past icebergs the size of buildings swathed in mist in a Zodiac boat in Greenland
  • Seeing the northern lights dancing across the sky over the frozen lake at the Icehotel
  • Having a perfect day in Antarctica seeing humpback whales at breakfast, taking a zodiac excursion amongst icebergs and seeing crabeater and leopard seals, penguins and a minke whale, followed by an amazing sunset BBQ with towering mountains behind us
  • Seeing polar bears on a beach right next to the zodiac in Spitsbergen
  • Having a penguin chick try to chew my wellington boot in Antarctica
  • Seeing a humpback whale spy hopping next to the zodiac in Hawaii and swimming with dolphins there
  • Learning Polynesian dancing and swimming with reef tip sharks and sting rays in French Polynesia
  • Seeing a grizzly bear for the first time and watching her eating salmon by the side of the river
  • Being surrounded by thousands of king penguins and elephant seals on South Georgia
  • Seeing a leopard at Pumba Game Reserve (Eastern Cape, South Africa)
  • Snorkelling with thousands of multi coloured fish on St Helena and seeing hundreds of pantropical spotted dolphins including Mums and babies

My Favourite Place

Pleneau Bay in Antarctica - We arrived into Pleneau Bay for our zodiac excursion with the sun beating down on us, the sky a dark shade of blue and no clouds to be seen. We cruised slowly amongst icebergs the size of buildings and we could see the icicles hanging off them, shimmering in the sunlight. The formations were fascinating and we saw crabeater and leopard seals chilling out on the bergs. Then to our surprise we heard a whale blow and turned around to see a minke whale right near us! Fantastic!
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Jo Recommends

Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia

from £10499
excluding flights
16–23 nights Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec
Discover many of Antarctica's top wildlife hotspots on this expedition cruise.
  • Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • Whale Watching

Best seller

Antarctica

Cruise the Marquesas Islands

from £3629
excluding flights
12 nights Year round
Discover the intoxicating beauty of these luxuriant islands on-board the Aranui V.
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • Island Escapes
French Polynesia

Cruise the Hawaiian Islands

from £4465
excluding flights
7 nights Jan-May, Nov-Dec
Cruise the Islands of Hawaii on this small group expedition cruise
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • Island Escapes
Hawaii

Around Spitsbergen

from £5100
excluding flights
9–13 nights Jun-Aug
Voyage along the Spitsbergen coast in search of polar bears and explorer history.
  • Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise

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Arctic