Since 1991, we've specialized in polar expeditions. Our base camps are ships purpose-built for high latitude cruising. As the leader in polar expeditions, we offer unparalleled technical expertise, leadership and passion for polar adventure.
We have the largest and most diverse fleet of passenger ships in the Antarctic operated by one entity. We deliver more departures and a greater variety of itineraries than any other company.
In the Arctic
We go higher and farther than anyone else. Our nuclear-powered icebreaker crushes its way to the North Pole. Our Polar Adventure Ships let us explore Spitsbergen, Svalbard, add kayaking options, and to experience channels and bays through which our icebreakers cannot sail.
They come from around the world - Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America and Africa. They share a preference for travel to remote wilderness areas.
Technical Expertise and Leadership
Many of our Expedition Team members have decades of experience in the Arctic and Antarctica. They understand ice conditions and the impact of weather on ships and helicopters. They are experts in polar history, marine biology and glaciology. They drive Zodiacs for ocean-level cruising. Our Captains and their officers and crews are skilled at navigating through pack ice under extreme conditions.
Environmentally Responsible Tourism
From its launch in 1991, the people who are Quark Expeditions have combined the spirit of adventure with a deep sense of environmental responsibility and a strong desire to educate others about the wonders of the polar regions. Making the Arctic and Antarctic accessible to people who previously could only dream of setting foot there is our pleasure and passion.