Category archives: Antarctica

Top 5 reasons to travel with Quark Expeditions

  1. Polar travel is all we do:  we are the leaders in polar adventure and we have been doing it for over 20 years!    2. Our People:  You’d be hard-pressed to find a group of people more passionate about the Polar Regions than the staff at Quark. From our office support staff and Executive team, to our incredible Expedition Team members and leaders, we are delighted to share everything we know and [...]

Curious Humpback Whale

A curious humpback whale pops up to investigate Quark Expeditions passengers in a zodiac. Photo credit Xavier Battlor Experience Antarctica’s humpbacks for yourself on one of our Antarctic voyages.

Fly-Cruise Confidential: An interview with the President of Quark Expeditions

There is probably no bigger and more passionate fan of all things Quark Expeditions than our CEO Hans Lagerweij.  Fresh from his first experience aboard one of our Antarctic Express voyages, we sat down to chat with Hans about the fly-cruise program and hear him tell the tale of another Quark “first” achievement in Antarctica!    Name: Hans Lagerweij Job title: CEO (Chief “Experience” Officer) Trip Name:  Antarctica Express fly-cruise Pre-post [...]

Picture perfect Iceberg and water

This photo from an incredibly talented Quark Expeditions passenger’s Antarctic Explorer voyage is so perfect it almost looks like a painting. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo in Antarctica – trust us!   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 videos and chat about all things polar!

A view for two

Two king penguins take in the view on a perfect Antarctic Day! Photo taken by a Quark Expeditions passenger on our Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage.

Into the blue

A minke whale curiously inspects photographer Krystle Wright’s lens in Antarctica. Photo by Krystle Wright, on our Classic Antarctica voyage, December 16, 2012 on the Sea Adventurer. You can see more of Krystle’s fantastic photography at her website.

 
 
 

Antarctic Shake

This just in! The Quark office staff has just received this video from our Expedition Team on the Sea Spirit. Check out that Antarctic Shake! This time…it’s NOT just the Drake Passage. Thanks to the team on the Sea Spirit for putting together this video…you made our day!   

100 Years Later with Shackleton and Scott

“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 [...]

An Antarctic Wave

A breathtaking shot of a Humpback whale , waving to some Quark Expeditions passengers in Antarctica.