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Peter Butz

Chief Operating Officer

After receiving his BS degree in Development and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis, Peter spent several years backpacking around the world to far-flung destinations.

Expedition Experience

Lindblad Travel

Inspired to travel and explore for a living, Peter joined the pioneering adventure travel company Lindblad Travel, driving Zodiacs and serving as Expedition Leader on the company’s expedition ship Lindblad Explorer on its voyages to the most remote parts of the globe, including Antarctica, the Great Barrier Reef, the Arctic and the Amazon.

Lindblad Expeditions

In 1981, Peter joined Special Expeditions (now Lindblad Expeditions). Here, Peter sailed as Expedition Leader around the world, including extensive periods in Alaska, Baja California, Papua New Guinea, the Arctic and the Amazon.
In 1989, he transitioned ashore to manage vessel operations for the company. For the next 25 years, initially as Vice President of Fleet Operations and later as Chief Operating Officer, Peter managed the growth of Lindblad Expeditions’ fleet to six vessels deployed in global operations, including Antarctica, Galapagos, the Arctic and Alaska.