Author archives: Corina Hitchcock

 
 
 

Flying to Antarctica - not just for birds!

February 11, 2013 – Quark passengers touch down at King George Island, ready to board their expedition ship and begin the adventure of a lifetime! During this 8 day Fly the Drake voyage, passengers who are short on time, or may be prone to sea sickness are able to skip the infamous Drake Passage by flying from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island. It was an incredible feeling watching [...]

That's a lot of penguins!

An incredible view of the vast amount of king penguins and their chicks in South Georgia. Imagine how noisy this would be!  See this for yourself on one of our South Georgia/Falkland Island voyages. Photo by P Levay .

Spitsbergen Reindeer

Two of Santa’s helpers stop to have a meal.     Photo by Quark Expeditions passenger “Robyn” on our Spitsbergen Explorer expedition, July 2012. See them for yourself with us!

4 Minutes in Antarctica with Worldly Nomads

Barry and Laura from the Worldly Nomads travelled with us to Antarctica in December 2012, and created this inspiring highlights video of their time on the continent! ’4 Minutes in Antarctica’ demonstrates the incredible white continent in all its glory, from gigantic icebergs and incredible landscapes, to cute penguins, whales, seals and birds! It sets the scene for what a trip to Antarctica can look like with Quark Expeditions! About Worldy Nomads: As [...]

A hike at Deception Island

Adventurous Quark Expeditions passengers take on a sloping hike at Deception Island in late February 2013. The Sea Adventurer is anchored below, shrouded in light mist from the water. The day was clear and warm and the view from the top was absolutely spectacular. Many people had to remove their parkas at the top  - a great way to get some exercise and work up an appetite for another amazing meal aboard [...]

Molting penguin

Molting gentoo penguin at Neko Harbour, Antarctica. When penguins molt it takes quite a bit of energy. They do not eat or move. We had to be very careful not to disturb this fellow and cause him to expend extra energy. A zoom lens was used so we did not have to get too close!   Photo by Corina Hitchcock on Quark Expeditions 8 day “Fly the Drake” voyage, Feb [...]

Antarctica with Chris

Name: Chris McFarlane Job title: Expedition Coordinator on the ship, Assistant Manager of Expedition Operations in the office Trip Name: Explorers and Kings, Classic Antarctica and Antarctic Explorer Pre-post night city: Ushuaia Ship name: Sea Adventurer Date of Travel: 11/8/2012 – 1/4/2013 1. Describe your travel style? While I would also consider myself an adventurer, it is the search for knowledge and understanding of our planet, and the different cultures [...]

Guest Post: Antarctica: Tips from a Quark Passenger by Kellie Netherwood

This guest post is from Kellie Netherwood, who travelled on the Ocean Diamond from 26 December 2012 to 14 January 2013 on the Explorers & Kings Expedition, visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica.  Kellie shares her travel and photography experiences to inspire others to create their own at Destination Unknown .  Her website features a section dedicated to her recent Antarctica travels and she shares some of her [...]

Snow Day? 'SNo big deal at Quark Expeditions

We’re in the midst of a February winter storm here at the Quark Expeditions! What does the leader in polar adventures do when the weather outside is frightful? We enjoy it! A bunch of our office staff got together at lunch today and went for a refreshing “polar plunge” of sorts at the park outside the office. It’s not quite Antarctica or the Arctic, but it will do! Check out the video [...]