Expedition Guide & Deckhand

Emma La Fontaine

Expedition Team

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea”

– Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

Emma was born and raised in Ontario and spent her summers on the shores of the east coast, where she developed a deep connection to marine life. This passion drove her to explore the west coast, where she completed her BSc in Biology at the University of Victoria.

Since earning her degree, Emma has contributed to multiple research studies on kelp, insects, and salmon forests in British Columbia. She has worked in Goldstream Provincial Park, developing and leading environmental education programs.

More recently, she has worked as a naturalist in the Great Bear Rainforest. Immersed in the spectacular biodiversity of the region, Emma has guided expeditions observing grizzly bear behavior and their interactions with the environment.

During the winter months, Emma works closely with Nature Seychelles, a non-profit organization committed to studying and protecting endangered Hawksbill sea turtles and the endemic Seychelles Magpie Robin.

Whether digging through bear scat, excavating turtle nests, or hiking with the guanacos in Patagonia, Emma is dedicated to connecting people to the natural world and sharing her passion for wildlife conservation.