Spotlight on Falkland Islands and South Georgia: Explorers & Kings

Photo courtesy of Chris, Quark passenger. Early in the Antarctic travel season each year, passengers aboard the Quark Expeditions Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica expedition spend two days each in the Falklands (Islas Malvinas) and on beautiful, remote South Georgia. Teeming with wildlife, the Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic consisting of two main islands – East and West – and over 750 smaller islands. Travelers [...]

Antarctic Expeditions Yesterday and Today: 100 Years of Exploration

This November, famed polar explorer and expert Jonathan Shackleton will once again join Quark Expeditions aboard the Ocean Diamond. This marks 100 years since his cousin Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary voyage on The Endurance, in which he and his crew had hoped to be the first explorers to traverse the seventh continent. Antarctic travel and tourism has certainly increased since Shackleton and his brave crew set out to conquer the [...]