About PolarWorld Travel

PolarWorld Travel is a trading name of GeoWorld Travel Ltd. The company was established in June 2012 and is based within the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, United Kingdom.

About James Cresswell

A photograph of James Cresswell Director of GeoWorld Travel & PolarWorld Travel in front of a colony of Emperor penguins, taken at the Snow Hill Emperor penguin colony, Antarctica
James at the Snow Hill Emperor Penguin Colony, in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica

James is the Director and founder of GeoWorld Travel Ltd, the parent company of PolarWorld Travel.  GeoWorld Travel offers small group geological tours in the Canary Islands, England & Wales, Germany, Iceland, Italy,  Morocco, Namibia, Oman, Scotland and the USA. James is a geologist, having gained his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Bristol, and his Master’s degree in Oceanography from the University of Southampton. James’ love for the polar regions began in his university holidays when he worked on various voluntary projects, including community work with the Inuit in west Greenland. He subsequently visited east Greenland on a research cruise, as part of his oceanography Master’s degree

Before setting up GeoWorld Travel, James worked in the expedition cruise industry for 10 years. Most of the trips James guided on were in the polar regions, including all the trips available through PolarWorld Travel, with numerous trips to Antarctica and South Georgia, including to the Ross Sea in east Antarctica. In the Arctic he guided in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Russia, Svalbard, and the geographical North Pole. He has also guided in warmer places, including: Australia, Azores, French Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, St Helena-Ascension-Tristan da Cunha, Pitcairn,  the UK and the West Indies. In addition, he spent a summer working as a hiking guide to the Burgess Shale fossil quarry in the Canadian Rockies.

James' passion for communicating geosciences began when he started his career working in the television documentary industry. He was the researcher on a Discovery Channel geological series and was part of the BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’ series. He now undertakes public speaking engagements, specialising in lectures on geology, climate change and the polar regions. To read more about James and to see his list of public speaking topics, please see his personal website: www.jamescresswell.com


GeoWorld Travel Ltd  is registered in England and Wales.
Company number: 8308491
Registered office address:
GeoWorld Travel Ltd
34 The Watton
Our correspondence address is: GeoWorld Travel Ltd, 4 Orchard Close, Gilwern, ABERGAVENNY, NP7 0EN, UNITED KINGDOM