Ever wonder what it’s like to be on an Arctic expedition? This video gives you an intimate snapshot of a day in the life of one of our Spitsbergen voyages. Time spent in Spitsbergen is always unique from one day to the next. Epic, awesome and majestic, the Arctic region of Svalbard region is full of wildlife and amazing scenery just waiting for you. Come explore the Arctic and Antarctica [...]
Talk about a milestone here at Quark Expeditions! Eight documentaries have been selected by Hot Docs for the first-ever Polar Floating Film Festival. Starting November 2, 2013 the films will be featured on the Sea Spirit during the 23-day Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica via Buenos Aires: Explorers and Kings voyage. “Quark is continually striving to provide its passengers with unique experiences when traveling to the Polar Regions,” said Hans [...]
Take a sip back in time! Jaymie our Merchandise Coordinator and Michael our IT Specialist taste Silk Road Tea’s limited edition Antarctic Expedition Tea. In addition to the delightful flavour, Michael, our Quark IT Specialist, remarks the tea’s aroma ” is divine.” The tea is a re-creation of the tea enjoyed by the British Antarctic Expedition in the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. Captain [...]
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: 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.
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 [...]