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Quark Expeditions
Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions

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Headquarters in Seattle, USA
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AGE RANGE
18-80
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  • Polar Pioneers
  • Free Parka For Passengers
  • Daily Zodiac Excursions
  • We've set Industry Standards for Safety.
  • Relentless Investigation To Find You Something Magnificient
  • A Polar Trip should be Perfect - That's why we at Quark Focus on Detail
  • Passionate Staff with Knowledge and Enthusiasm
  • Leading Provider of Polar Adventure Travel for Over 25 Years

Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. We have been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years and offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth aboard a...

Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. We have been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years and offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth aboard a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures. The spirit of exploration runs deep in our polar pedigree and we are passionate about creating transformational experiences for fellow adventurers visiting these regions.

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  • AL
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 16, 2013
    A fanatstic trip. The expedition staff were without exception, excellent. We sailed North into the pack ice and were rewarded with stunning scenery, many polar …
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  • DO
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 14, 2013
    We joined this trip because we wanted to see a Polar Bear in the wild. We weren't disappointed - multiple bears on multiple occasions. The trip offered much mor…
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  • MM
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 7, 2013
    My polar addiction started back in 2009 when i headed out to the Arctic with Paul, Ian Stirling and the elite of polar ships the Vavilov. We had incredible weat…
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  • AH
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 5, 2013
    A Fantastic trip, excellent guides, support team and ship. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Seeing Polar Bears in their envi…
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  • BC
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 2, 2013
    This was an exhilarating and awe-inspiring trip where we really got to experience and feel the magic of Spitzbergen and its wildlife.  The ship, the crew and al…
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  • SC
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 2, 2013
    To summarise such a monumental experience is impossible. Although I had read all about it, the reality was far beyond words. The scenery, the wildlife and shee…
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  • HR
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2013
    Bears on cliffs, bears on ice, walrus, ivory gulls and so much more... The trip far exceeded all expectations (and they were set pretty high from the outset). S…
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  • EG
    Spitsbergen in Depth
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2013
    Ever since reading about Fridtjof Nansen as a youngster I've wanted to head to the Arctic. Sometimes following dreams doesn't work out but this trip was everyth…
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  • GV
    Antarctic Circle Quest
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 10, 2013
    The scenery was as breath- taking as I expected - if not more so: the animal life fantastic.  What made the journey was the informative guides, the high quality…
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  • RL
    Antarctic Circle Quest
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 6, 2013
    I was introduced to Antarctica in the most amazing way. When we arrived there was a blanket of heavy fog the team got us on the zodiac and navigated on compass …
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About Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions is uncompromisingly polar, specializing in expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. We have been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years and offer travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth aboard a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures. The spirit of exploration runs deep in our polar pedigree and we are passionate about creating transformational experiences for fellow adventurers visiting these regions.

Quark Expeditions videos

  • Main Page Video
  • Day in the Life: Falklands & South Georgia
  • Adventure Calls: Greenland
  • Why travel to Antarctica
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Quark Expeditions Ships

  • World Explorer
    World Explorer
    Our WORLD EXPLORER can, in a unique way, combine all the requirements of sophisticated guests, lovingly finished down to the smallest deta… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    200
    Crew
    125
    Length
    126m
    Width
    19m
    Staterooms
    86
    Gross Tonnage
    9300 gt
    Electricity
    220v
    Cruising Speed
    16 knots, in open water
    Draft
    4.7m
  • Ocean Diamond
    Ocean Diamond
    The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht with spacious cabins, all with private bathroom facilities and exterior views. This outs… Read more
    Built
    1974 (renovation in 1986, 2012)
    Guests
    189
    Crew
    144
    Length
    124m
    Width
    16m
    Electricity
    220v
    Cruising Speed
    15.5 knots
    Draft
    4.9m
  • Ocean Nova
    Ocean Nova
    Designed to carry passengers in comfort to the most remote corners of the world, the Ocean Nova was built in Denmark. This ship delivers c… Read more
    Built
    1992
    Guests
    78
    Crew
    38
    Length
    73m
    Width
    11m
    Suites
    38
    Electricity
    220v
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Draft
    3.7m
  • Ocean Endeavour
    Ocean Endeavour
    Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an… Read more
    Built
    1982 (Refurbished: 2018 )
    Guests
    198
    Crew
    124
    Length
    137m
    Width
    21 m
    Registry
    Bahamas
    Electricity
    220v
    Cruising Speed
    15n
    Engines
    4 x Skoda Sulzer 6ZL40/48
    Draft
    5.8 m
  • Akademik Sergey Vavilov
    Akademik Sergey Vavilov
    Finnish-built for the Russian Academy of Science, this ship was designed to travel quietly during hydro-acoustic research. External stabil… Read more
    Built
    1988
    Guests
    92
    Crew
    63
    Length
    117.04m
    Width
    18.28m
    Cruising Speed
    14.5 knots in open water
    Draft
    6.09m
  • Akademik Ioffe
    Akademik Ioffe
    The Akademik Ioffe was built for the Russian Academy of Science to the same specifications as its sister ship, the Akademik Sergey Vavilo… Read more
    Built
    1989
    Guests
    96
    Crew
    63
    Length
    117m
    Width
    18.3m
    Staterooms
    48
    Cruising Speed
    14.5 knots in open water
    Draft
    6m
  • Ocean Adventurer
    Ocean Adventurer
    As of June 2017, Quark Expeditions’ much beloved polar expedition ship the “Sea Adventurer” will be undergoing a multi-… Read more
    Built
    1976 (refurbished in 1999 and 2002)
    Guests
    132
    Crew
    84
    Length
    101.1m
    Width
    16.2m
    Suites
    57
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Draft
    4.5m
  • RCGS Resolute
    RCGS Resolute
    RCGS Resolute is a Polar Adventure Ship named after the HMS Resolute, a British Royal Navy Arctic exploration vessel, as well as the Inui… Read more
    Built
    1993
    Guests
    146
    Crew
    100
    Length
    122.8m
    Width
    18m
    Staterooms
    74
    Gross Tonnage
    8378
    Electricity
    220 Volts/European Pin
    Beam
    18m
    Cruising Speed
    14 knots
    Draft
    4.97m
  • 50 Years of Victory
    50 Years of Victory
    Some places on our planet are so out of reach that their very isolation has stirred generations of explorers into voyages of adventure an… Read more
    Built
    2007
    Built
    2007
    Guests
    128
    Guests
    128
    Crew
    140
    Crew
    140
    Length
    160m
    Length
    160m
    Width
    30m
    Width
    30m
    Cruising Speed
    21.4 knots in open water
    Cruising Speed
    21.4 knots in open water
    Draft
    11.08m
    Draft
    11.08m

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What makes us unique

About Us

Our People

Quark’s Expedition team members are all Polar-passionate and are seasoned veterans with rich backgrounds in marine biology, history, geology and more. Many are skilled Zodiac drivers and kayakers. Quark offers one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the expedition world. And that means more expert guidance for your trip-of-a-lifetime, not to mention you'll be spending time with some of the most fascinating people on the planet!

Special Guests

Special Guest and Experts Fully Engaged with Quark Guests The scientists and researchers engage with our passengers, and make their work accessible to all travelers. They also deliver lectures on board, in their area of expertise. Quark is proud to announce this year’s scientists-in-residence as Tom Hart, Mark Jessopp, and Mike Polito. Dr Tom Hart was a founding part of the program six years ago and his speciality is penguin science and conservtion. Mark Jessopp has been participating for three years, focusing on seabirds. Mike Polito has also been with the program for six years and he specialises in birds and mammals and their environment. Scientists are chosen for the nature of their research, and the relevance of our destinations to their research. They conduct ongoing research, and excel at explaining their work to guests in an informative, engaging way.

Sustainability

Quark Expeditions is profoundly committed to environmentally responsible tourism. As a long-time, active member of both the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), Quark adheres to stringent guidelines designed to ensure the Polar Regions remain pristine for generations to come. Our Sustainability Initiatives: Our vessels burn Marine Gas Oil (MGO) – a clean burning fuel with a low emission factor Quark conforms to all international regulations/policies governing disposal of waste at sea We serve only sustainable seafood We use eco-friendly laundry chemicals & cabin amenities We provide every passenger with a reusable water bottle We use only recycled, acid-free paper onboard and limit paper use We use recycled paper and acid free inks in the manufacture of our brochures Our Charitable Work: Quark has been a proud ambassador of the Polar Regions since 1991. Thanks to our passengers, Quark’s onboard auctions have raised an average of $150,000 each season for charities dedicated to sustainability and conservation in the places we visit.

Our Ships

Expedition travel doesn’t mean you have to “rough it.” An important consideration for your expedition is which ship to choose. Quark doesn’t operate traditional cruise ships. We operate small expedition ships and authentic icebreakers, each carrying fewer than 200 passengers. All our vessels are equipped with Zodiacs (inflatable landing craft) for safe, comfortable transfers from ship to shore, allowing us to reach some of the world’s most remote places. Quark’s ships will get you to the most isolated and breathtaking wilderness areas on the planet—the Arctic and Antarctica—safely and comfortably. Whatever your preferred travel style, Quark has a diverse fleet of modern ships to ensure every passenger experiences true comfort and maximum enjoyment while on an expedition.

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