Why Choose Quark?

Quark Expeditions, the global leader in polar adventures, has explored the Polar Regions exclusively since 1991—the year we became the first company to bring commercial travelers to the North Pole. Innovation has been our DNA ever since. We were the first to circumnavigate the Arctic—and Antarctica—on a passenger ship. We were the first to visit the legendary Emperor penguin colony at Snow Hill Island—and the first to take passengers hot-air ballooning at the North Pole. Our expedition team—the best in the industry—ensures guests venture beyond the ordinary in the Arctic and Antarctic. We understand these otherworldly domains like few others can. Our fleet of small polar vessels—including Ultramarine with its two twin-engine helicopters—allows our guests to set foot where few ever will and do what few ever dream. We do everything to ensure our guests have the expedition of a lifetime!

With the support of this team of polar experts, Quark Expeditions’ guests venture beyond the ordinary in the Arctic and Antarctic. The guides and expedition team members understand these otherworldly domains like few others can, enabling them to create immersive—and authentic—experiences no one else offers. The operator’s diverse fleet of small polar vessels—including Ultramarine with its two twin-engine helicopters, the all-balcony suites World Explorer, and the new state-of-the-art Ocean Explorer—allows guests to set foot where few ever will and do what few ever dream. Quark Expeditions’ guests choose from the biggest portfolio of off-ship adventures in the industry, from kayaking and hiking to heli flightseeing and luxury camping.

Simply put, to explore with Quark Expeditions is to go beyond the horizons of polar exploration.


Are you an Arctic or Antarctic explorer? We’ve got you covered!

Quark Expeditions prides itself on customization. “It’s important to us that our guests get to choose what kind of ship, which specific destination, which season they wish to travel—and what they’d like to see and do during their polar expedition of a lifetime,” says Andrew White, President of Quark Expeditions.

 

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