Category archives: Antarctica

1000 Places To See Before You Die Contest

Love travel and discovering new and exciting places? We are giving away FIVE copies of the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” by Patricia Schultz.  Simply “like” Quark Expeditions on facebook and enter to win- and make sure you’re on track to see the best the world has to offer! We are excited to announce that Patricia Schultz, well known travel journalist and author of “1,000 Places to See Before You [...]

10 things you might not have known about penguins

Our Ice Photo today is from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow on the December 9, 2012 Antarctic Explorer voyage. Who doesn’t love penguins?! 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About… PENGUINS They can jump straight out of the water onto the land. Baby Adelie penguins grow the fastest of all penguins. Leopard seals are their biggest enemy. King Penguins can weigh up to 30 pounds. Penguins lie on their belly and [...]

Quark Expeditions Announces 2014 - 2015 Antarctic Season

33 departures featuring two extended “Epic” voyages Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar adventures, today announced the company’s Antarctic 2014-2015 season. Highlights of the season include two extended voyages that will offer passengers Southern Ocean and Antarctica once-in-a-lifetime adventures in and around the 7th continent. With 33 departures starting November 5, 2014, Quark offers more Antarctic voyages than any other Polar operator.   New Expedition Added Antarctica’s Scotia Arc: The [...]

Romantic Antarctica

Did you know that we’ve had lots of proposals, and even a few weddings on our polar voyages? Antarctica, the North Pole, or the Arctic are all perfect settings for that special moment in your life…talk about making it unforgettable!   Photo from the Quark Expeditions passenger slideshow, Antarctic Explorer voyage, December 2012. Interested in making your voyage a little more special? Speak to one of our Polar Travel Advisers [...]

Chinstrap penguin ballet

We can’t help but smile at this photo of a rather elegant-looking chinstrap penguin taken at Half Moon Island, Antarctica.  Approximately 2000 pairs of chinstraps live at Half Moon Island, though whether or not they are all as graceful as this guy remains to be determined.   Photo credit:  Daniel and Femke, during our Antarctic Explorer voyage in January 2013.

Creating new Antarctic Ambassadors

A few of us Quark Expeditions recently had the pleasure of attending our first Google+ hangout with some grade one students from Quaker Ridge School  in Scarsdale, NY. Polar Travel Adviser Naomi Box, and Marketing Coordinator Courtenay Oswin were first to jump on board for this project and did a fabulous job chatting with the kids. Below you can see our set up for the afternoon, complete with Antarctic backdrop for [...]

Great Scott! Falcon Scott is joining Quark Expeditions on several 2013.14 Antarctic voyages

This just in: Falcon Scott, grandson of famed Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, will be reuniting with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s cousin, Jonathan Shackleton, on four Quark voyages this Antarctic season. Join Falcon and Jonathan on the Ocean Diamond as they regale passengers with tales of their ancestors’ battle to the South Pole. The pair will be on the November 14, 2013 voyage to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, [...]

Quark Expeditions Experts-in-Residence Announced

Top image copyright Sue Flood We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team’s expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography. This year we are thrilled to have the following polar experts join us: Polar History [...]

South Georgia in the sunshine

Pristine ice and snow from the Sea Spirit in Fortuna Bay, South Georgia – a perfect view for our ice photo today! Photo credit: Kyle Marquardt, taken during a South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula voyage, aboard our ship the Sea Spirit.   Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter @quarkexpedition where we share photos and [...]

Ask Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist

Quark Expeditions is excited to announce the return of Dr. Tom Hart, Penguinologist, to the Quark offices this week! He’ll be dropping by to chat about all things penguin-related…with you! We’re setting up a live web chat with Dr. Hart this Thursday, June 13th at 12:00pm EST and you’re the special guest. Got a burning penguin-related question that demands answering? Wonder how one becomes an expert in the field of [...]