Guest Scientist Program

***APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED for  2 positions  Dec 30 – Jan 30 and Jan 27 – Feb 27 2018 Trip to ANTARCTICA.***

Thanks to all our applicants – it was our biggest year yet for applicants.  If interested for next year  we recommend following us on facebook where we post all of our latest news. Also check back on t his website – applications will open around the start of February 2018 for the next season.  


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Quixote Expeditions has a Guest Scientist Program where scientists can join any of our regularly scheduled trips in order to help them carry out their research. This can be anyone working on a master’s of PhD thesis, professors and researchers at universities, and scientists associated with non-profits. We offer a free space onboard any of our scheduled trips for scientists to perform their research. We sail in remote places that are often hard for scientists to get to and for those with limited funding, impossible due to the expensive nature of working in remote areas. We hope that by offering these spaces – one per trip, that amazing and interesting science can be continued here at the end of the world.


In exchange we ask that the scientists to contribute the following:

  • To involve the other guests onboard with the research and data collecting if possible (Its not always possible!).
  • To present some of their current or past research while onboard.
  • At the end of the trip to prepare a short write up about the trip and the science that will then be posted on the Quixote Expeditions Website.
  • To help operate the vessel (standing watch, helping in the galley, etc).  Ocean Tramp, while a large sailboat, is still small compared to a larger research vessel. We ask that all scientists chip in, along with our guests.

 We can offer free room and board to one scientists per trip. All other related costs are at the expense of the scientists. If your project potentially spans more than one trip, please apply for multiple trips on the application form.


For those interested, please download the application below Also include your CV along with your application.  


Isla de los Estados

Those interested in Isla de los Estados, please contact us, as the applications are rolling, as we have many trips throughout the year, generally from November until March.  You can view the dates on our Isla de los Estados trip page.



 If you have any questions about the trip, itinerary, feasibility, please feel free to contact us.

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King Penguins

Investigating a Seal


Spider – Isla de los Estados

Data Analysis

Counting Penguins

Bird Identifying

Isla de los Estados

Our Other Science Projects

Read More about our other science projects here