“Excuse me… Jonathan? Falcon? I’m Karine from Quark!” That’s how I met Jonathan Shackleton and Falcon Scott for the first time. I wasn’t expecting to meet them until we boarded the ship, but as it turned out I was standing next to them on a shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the plane headed to Ushuaia. It was Friday, February 8, 2013. I’d been speaking with and emailing Jonathan [...]
A breathtaking shot of a Humpback whale , waving to some Quark Expeditions passengers in Antarctica.
Where to next? Photo credit: Quark Expeditions passenger (name unknown). December 2012.
Kerry Sanders, Today and NBC News correspondent, was on Quark’s Antarctic Explorer voyage on the Ocean Diamond from February 9-19, 2013. Watch the clip now below: See all NBC Videos here: Journey to the bottom of the earth For more videos from NBC’s Antarctic journey with Quark Expeditions, click here.
We asked travel blogger Jenny McIver of RTWin30Days.com if she’d mind sharing some thoughts on her recent Antarctic voyage with Quark Expeditions. She came back with this enthusiastic, thorough and inspiring take on her expedition! Thanks Jenny! “You’re going where? Seriously, Jenny, have you really run out of places to go? What on earth is there to see in Antarctica, anyway? Isn’t it just a bunch of icebergs and penguins?” These [...]
Penguins “chill out” on an iceberg. The colours of Antarctica are almost too incredible to be believed- something one must experience in person! The perfect shot for our Ice Photo Wednesday Submission! Photo by passenger “Maria” on our Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, January 14-23, 2013. Got an ice photo of your own to share? Post it to twitter and tag with #IcePhoto! Follow Quark Expeditions on twitter [...]
Falcon Scott on Zodiac in the Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands. From the Feb 9th, 2013 Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond, with special guests Falcon Scott and Jonathan Shackleton (relatives of the famous Antarctic explorers!). Read more about this amazing voyage with Scott and Shackleton here. Photo by Karine Bengualid
The view from a kayak on a perfect, sunny day in Antarctica. We offer a number of different adventure options to keep the explorer in you active while travelling with us. Read all about them in our digital Adventure Options brochure.
A curious little gentoo penguin chick stops to investigate visiting Quark Expeditions passengers. From our 11 day Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the Ocean Diamond. Photo by Karine Bengualid.
On a recent Antarctic voyage, we spent a few hours one morning in Neko Harbour, which quickly became my favourite spot on our trip. Between the curious Gentoo penguin chicks, the occasional, thundering sound of glaciers calving, and the spectacular scenery, I could have happily sat there all day long. I was particularly struck by the formations in the snow and ice around the harbour and soon filled quite a [...]