Being able to read the polar landscape better than anyone else, our experienced team will maximize your time off ship, whether it’s on a guided walk across the tundra, a Zodiac excursion, kayaking outing, shore landings or wildlife-watching adventures. Our team’s goal is to get guests off the ship and out into the polar landscapes as often as possible—all the while sharing their expertise to fully immerse you in your polar environment.
Quark Expeditions goes where others simply can’t. Or won’t. But our expert guides’ abilities to read unknown terrain means where there’s a will, there’s a way—and that way could be by kayak, Zodiac boat, helicopter, or even hot air balloon. In an environment so unpredictable, it pays to have a few backup plans. We don’t just expect the unexpected, we embrace it.
Explore the Environment
Guests can choose from the largest and most unique selection of off-ship Adventure Options in the industry, enjoying one-of-a-kind off-ship experiences no one else can provide. Off-ship activities enable guests to fully immerse themselves in the Polar Regions, whether it’s kayaking deep fjords, Zodiac cruising to distant shores, flight-seeing in one of our two helicopters, camping overnight, hiking or mountain biking. Our goal is for guests to have the deepest experience possible.
Small Ship Advantage
Our small ships (128 to 199 passengers) will take you to places larger ships can’t navigate. Our fleet of smaller vessels can satisfy your inner explorer—that urge to explore deep fjords, hike across tundra where few humans have ever set foot, or kayak through an ice-laden waterway. Guests on large ships miss out on such authentic and immersive polar experiences! On ships like our newest polar vessel, the game-changing Ultramarine, you’ll be able to explore deeper on our two twin-engine helicopters and fleet of 20 quick-launching Zodiacs for off-ship experiences no one else can provide
Our latest ship
Ultramarine’s helicopters provide you with fresh perspectives of the Polar Regions while taking you to places previously inaccessible.
Community and Culture Experiences
Not only will you be immersed in the natural environment of the Polar Regions (deep fjords, glaciers, icebergs, ice-laden landscapes, snow-capped mountains and tundra), but you’ll also experience and learn firsthand about the culture and traditions of the local people during community visits, such as Greenlandic and Inuit communities.
The Quark Expeditions team will do everything to get you off the ship and out exploring the polar landscape as often as possible. Equally important are the regional experts who will accompany you in the field, sharing their in-depth knowledge as you marvel at your surroundings.