A perfect portrait of an Antarctic ambassador, captured by a Quark passenger on our Antarctic Explorer voyage in Feb 2013. Leopard seals (named as such for their characteristic spotted coats), are one of the primary predators in Antarctica. In the wild they can survive up to 15 years, and are considered the most fearsome of all seal species. In this video from National Geographic Live, Photographer Paul Nicklen describes how he [...]
Passionate about the polar regions? You aren’t going to want to miss this voyage! Quark Expeditions is thrilled to announce that Jeff Orlowski, director of the Oscar-nominated climate change documentary, Chasing Ice, will join our 22-day Antarctic expedition featuring the first-ever Floating Polar Film Festival. Wanderlust magazine has named this expedition one of its ‘”50 Best Trips for 2013.” Orlowski’s Chasing Ice, chronicles environmental photographer James Balog’s, attempts to capture the [...]
We’re giving away a Greenland voyage for two and we want YOU to win! Entering the contest is easy! Watch our special Greenland facts video to brush up on your Greenland knowledge, and then visit our Quark Loves Greenland contest page for your chance to win! Hungry for more? Follow our Quark Loves Greenland Pinterest board for photos of some of the things you can expect to see on your [...]
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 [...]
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!
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: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For more videos from NBC’s Antarctic journey with Quark Expeditions, click here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
So, what’s it really like to travel with Quark Expeditions anyway? We’ve put together a short highlight reel of Arctic and Antarctic voyages using actual customer and staff footage to help give you an idea of what’s in store for you when you travel with us. Breathtaking scenery, wildlife encounters, icebergs and glaciers and much more – take a quick peek at our reel and start planning your next polar adventure! [...]