Category archives: Antarctica

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 [...]

Best buddies

This is a pair of Gentoo penguins.  Their white cap, black & orange beak, long tail and pinkish toned feet stand out against the rocky shores of the Antarctic Peninsula.  Despite their awkward waddle on land, they are very quick in the water.  If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some swimming behind you during your Zodiac Cruise.  Photo taken in Dec. 2012, by a Quark Passenger.

Adventurous travelers explore Antarctica by paddle

Quark offers a wide variety of  Adventure Options for those travelers who want a bit more action during their expeditions.  Kayaking is a popular choice that offers an intimate way to explore the polar regions.  Paddle yourself through the clear waters and don’t be surprised if you are followed by curious wildlife along the way.    This photo is of Quark Passenger from the US  and our  Kayak Guide,  Scott [...]

No zoom lens required

Photographers at all skill level will be amazed at how up-close & personal you can get with the wildlife.  Just take a seat and let them come to you. Quark offers Photography Focused Cruises so you can travel with a pro who shares their secretes to taking great photos in this unique environment.

Sunset in Antarctica

This photos was taken from my cabin window during my recent Antarctic Explorer voyage in Dec. 2012 at about 11:00pm.  The night sky lights up with beautiful hues of pink, yellow  & orange and reflect beautifully off the calm water.