In the Footsteps of Franklin: Canadian Team Discovers Lost Franklin Expedition Ship

Feature photo:  Bettman/Corbis After more than 160 years of searching, the Government of Canada announced this week that a Canadian team has located one of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic exploration ships, just off King William Island. “I am delighted to announce that this year’s Victoria Strait Expedition has solved one of Canada’s greatest mysteries, with the discovery of one of the two ships belonging to the Franklin Expedition lost [...]

Stand-up Paddleboarding: A Unique New Perspective on Antarctic Adventure

Beginning in the 2015.16 Antarctic travel season, Quark Expeditions passengers can participate in a fun, exhilarating new adventure: Stand-up Paddleboarding (also known as SUP). Popular in warmer climes, we’re offering this combination of surfing and canoeing or kayaking in the Antarctic, to give visitors a unique perspective on the pristine, untouched land and waterscape. Even though the watersport started in Hawaii, it’s not limited to tropical areas.  one of the world’s [...]