Antarctica: the great white continent and one of the last true wilderness areas on earth – largely unchanged since the early explorers.
It’s home to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife, where penguins, seals and whales are the only permanent residents.
Gaze up at magnificent icebergs, explore islands guided by various species of penguin including chinstrap, gentoo and Adélie. Experience the awe-inspiring king penguin rookeries of South Georgia, the “Galapagos of the Poles,” as well as the incredible wealth of untamed wildlife in the unique and diverse archipelagos of the Southern Ocean.
Quark Expeditions has been the world leader in polar adventures for over two decades and successfully operated many first-ever passenger voyages to Antarctica, including the Circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent and the first Weddell Sea voyage.
10 daysfrom 16300
This expedition transports you to a land that has risen from its winter slumber. Curious penguins are nesting, and majestic whales are returning. Melting sea ice creates highways of water, inviting travelers with a sense of adventure to step off the beaten track and explore the world’s most remote, unspoiled and wildest continent.
10, 11, or 12 daysfrom 7700
This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent’s most northern region.
11 daysfrom 19800
Enjoy Antarctica in style — by flying and then cruising south of the Antarctic Circle! A short three-hour flight is all it takes to travel between Punta Arenas, Chile and King George Island in Antarctica.
10 daysfrom $11,595
If you’re looking for a more efficient Antarctic experience, this is it. Venture south, crossing the infamous Drake Passage and experience the first sighting of Antarctica with your fellow shipmates.
10 daysfrom $15,000
Take the fastest route to Antarctica – a three-hour flight – and enjoy your first glimpse of the continent from the air, a unique introduction to the vast and dramatic landscape that remains one of the last unspoiled regions in the world. Continue your journey on ship, where an adventure beyond your wildest imagination awaits
7 or 8 daysfrom $12,200
You’re ready to explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula—and no Drake Passage crossings are required! With a spectacular aerial view, included charter flights between Punta Arenas and Antarctica have you experiencing the majesty of the 7th continent before transferring you to your ship in no time.
20 daysfrom $16,500
This epic 20-day expedition brings you to a side of the Antarctic Peninsula even the luckiest of travelers don’t often see. You’ll experience the best of polar travel, including abundant wildlife, important historical sites, and ice—lots of ice.
14 or 15 daysfrom $11,600
This expedition offers you the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and wildlife including the Weddell seal.
23 daysfrom $19,000
If you desire to “do it all” on your Antarctic adventure, then this is the voyage for you. Not only will you cross the Antarctic Circle and travel further south than traditional Antarctic cruises, you’ll also visit the wildlife playgrounds of the Falklands and South Georgia.
20 daysfrom $16,300
This extended expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.
17 daysfrom $17,700
Welcome to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), an archipelago teeming with wildlife and featuring beautiful scenery, white sand beaches and vast open spaces. As one of 12 passengers aboard the small exploration boat Hans Hansson, you’ll visit places larger boats don’t venture to, and explore the biodiversity of East and West Falkland from sea and land.
16 daysfrom $13,600
Your adventure begins in Buenos Aires, where you’ll enjoy its heavily European-influenced heritage before being whisked away on a private charter flight to explore Ushuaia prior to embarkation.
18 or 19 daysfrom $24,500
Our small 12-passenger exploration boat, Hans Hansson, allows us to visit the incredible remote islands of the Antarctic Peninsula that larger vessels simply don’t visit. Fewer passengers means more intimacy and flexibility when exploring the Antarctic, plus adventures tailored to meet the expectations of participants, as well as greater face time with the crew.
All of Quark’s Antarctic voyages include great daily outdoor activities such as Zodiac cruises, hiking and some also offer snowshoeing on early season voyages. However, the more discerning adrenaline junkie can also choose from a range of optional adventure activities, with varying exertion levels, to experience the 7th continent in a more personal way.
Contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser to learn more about adventure options, including physical requirements and availability.
Click here to flip through Quark’s Adventure Options booklet online, with great videos of the activities.