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Photo: Quark Expeditions ship
Leader in polar-based adventures, Quark Expeditions offers more off-ship adventures than anyone else. Take your expedition to the next level by exploring Antarctica in a once-in-a-lifetime camping escapade!
Quark Expeditions operates more ships in the polar regions than any other operator. They’ve spent the last three decades taking travellers to remote parts of the Arctic and Antarctic. Since their first tourist transit in 1991, they’ve continued to deliver industry-breaking firsts, from the discovery of the Emperor penguin rookery at Snow Hill Island to the launch of their new ship, Ultramarine, designed to go beyond and discover new places.
Photo: Passengers enjoying the views of the Arctic
The rugged, remote Arctic remains one of the most unexplored domains on the planet. This ice-covered region encompasses the High Canadian Arctic, Greenland, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Russia, and at the very top of the earth, of course, the North Pole. It’s inhabited by polar bears, arctic foxes, beluga whales, reindeers, seals, walruses, and migratory birds, among other wildlife species. Experience 24-hour daylight that illuminates the fjords, glaciers, and landscapes of the Arctic, providing ample opportunities to appreciate its beauty, day or night.
Photo: Passengers enjoying the views of Antarctica
Antarctica, at times an unforgiving continent marked by harsh temperatures and rugged terrain, is home to a rich diversity of wildlife that inhabits the glaciers, mountains, bays, fjords, bays, pebble beaches and rugged coastlines. The Antarctic Peninsula is abundant with minke, humpback, right, blue, and killer whales and the Weddell Sea is the site of one of the world’s largest colonies of Emperor penguins. Crossing south across the Antarctic Circle is a milestone experienced by only a few polar travellers and an unforgettable experience.