We were thrilled to welcome Johnny Issaluk, the first Inuk RCGS Explorer-in-Residence, onboard our Baffin Island and Greenland Explorer voyage this August. Johnny will be returning to travel with us on our ‘Antarctic Circle Voyage’ January 17th – 28th, 2020.
But who is Johnny Issaluk?
The newest and first Inuk Explorer-in-Residence of The RCGS, Johnny Issaluk is an actor, athlete and motivational speaker. He’s scaled Arctic mountains, scuba dived in the Northwest Passage, and travelled the world promoting Inuit culture.
The Iqaluit resident is one of the most medaled athletes in the history of the Inuit Games, and was featured at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in the short film Inuit High Kick. Then came a starring role in the Arctic horror film Kajutaijuq, an official entry at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015.
Johnny Issaluk will be joining a host of special guests and passengers on our August 9th, 2019 voyage. Follow our social media channels for updates and stories as they happen from this incredible trip.
Johnny isn’t the first Explorer-in-Residence we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming on board. Stormchaser, George Kourounis, joined us on RCGS Resolute’s inaugural voyage in Antarctica and famed diver, filmmaker and adventurer, Jill Heinerth, joined us in Antarctica last Christmas.