Join Philippe Cousteau as he cruises the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska aboard the M/V Mist Cove. This will be the experience of a lifetime as you join the grandson of legendary explorer and filmmaker, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Philippe is continuing the work of his father and grandfather through EarthEcho International, the non-profit organization he founded with his sister and mother and of which he serves as CEO. He is a Chief Ocean Correspondent for both the Animal Planet and Planet Green Channels, where he works on various ocean and water-focused documentary programs.
Philippe is committed to telling the important environmental and human stories impacting our planet. To that end, he has been a tireless advocate for the people and the wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico during the oil crisis, visiting the area and learning firsthand the impact the disaster has had not only on the ecosystem but on the people who suffer as a result of the catastrophe. Speaking out about environmental issues through documentaries, media appearances, congressional hearings, books, articles and speeches, he provides perspective and compassion.
In addition to his work with EarthEcho International, Philippe is co-founder of Azure Worldwide, a strategic environmental design, development and marketing company. He is the Chief Ocean Correspondent for Discovery’s Planet Green, and along with his sister Alexandra, Philippe is the host of Blue August, an entire month of programming on Planet Green that celebrates our oceans. Philippe is currently a host for Oceans Blue, a new High Definition Discovery networks/BBC series which premiered in the U.K. in 2008 and will premiere in the U.S. on Planet Green in August 2010. In addition, he is the Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education for Discovery Education, the #1 provider of K–12 broadband-delivered educational content to U.S. schools. Philippe is also the coauthor, with Cathryn Berger Kaye, of Going Blue, A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands (Free Spirit Publishing).
Please join Philippe on this once in a lifetime voyage along Alaska’s Inside Passage. Explore the intertidal zones, sea lion rookeries, the ancient forest that is The Tongass, our nation’s largest national park and the only temperate rainforest in the northern hemisphere.
About EarthEcho International: EarthEcho International is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded in 2000 by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., famous son of the legendary explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. EarthEcho International’s mission is to empower youth to take action that restores and protects our water planet.