Brittany Manley - Operations Coordinator, Cruise Director, Expedition Team

Brittany Manley

Operations Coordinator, Cruise Director, Expedition Team

Brittany is a seasoned Cruise Director and a member of the Explorer’s Club with a passion for expedition travel.

Brittany was born in California and raised on St. Joseph Island, Ontario. She spent summers in her youth road-tripping across the US with her family and beloved dog in a 1948 flexible motor coach that her dad restored. Brittany’s passion for travel and adventure led her to the University of Guelph’s Tourism Management program and has since taken her to work in the hospitality and tourism industry in several from Wyoming, Vancouver. She has enjoyed the opportunity to hike, camp, cycle, and do yoga in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Brittany has been drawn to the Polar regions since reading about polar exploration in high school. In 2010, Brittany set forth to work on her first expedition vessel. Once sailing in the majestic Arctic waters she knew she had found her calling. In addition to the Arctic, one of Brittany’s favourite places to visit is coast of Newfoundland & Labrador. Having a Nana from Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, Brittany has enjoyed learning more about the history, culture and her own family’s story while on these voyages.

Brittany completed her Masters of Science with a focus on Arctic Tourism in 2015. A member of the operations department at Adventure Canada headquarters she spends her time working on permits, managing the resource staff, and assisting with logistics. A strong believer in providing research opportunities, Brittany manages the Scientist-in-Residence and the Young Explorers programs. You can find Brittany during a voyage assisting with onboard needs, Zodiac driving, and learning to play the ukulele.