The World Leader in Polar Adventures

Since 1991, Quark Expeditions has specialized in polar expeditions aboard vessels purpose-built for high latitude sailing. As the leader in polar expeditions we offer unparalleled technical expertise, leadership and passion for polar adventure.

Our Fleet: Purpose-built Expedition Vessels>

We have the largest and most diverse fleet of passenger vessels in the Antarctic. That fleet allows us to offer more departures and a greater variety of itineraries than any other company. Within that fleet is the only helicopter-equipped, polar-class icebreaker outfitted for expeditions in Antarctic waters.

In the Arctic, we go higher and farther than anyone else. Our nuclear-powered icebreaker crushes its way to the North Pole. Our polar-class icebreaker journeys at latitudes well above the Arctic Circle. Each icebreaker is equipped with helicopters and Zodiacs, enabling us to reach remote locations that other vessels in the Arctic cannot.

In 2008, we will add Adventure Ships to our Arctic fleet. This will enable us to explore Svalbard, add kayaking options, and to experience channels and bays through which our icebreakers cannot sail.

Our travelers come from around the world – Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America and Africa. All share a preference for travel to remote wilderness areas accompanied by specialists eager to share their knowledge.

Our People: Technical Expertise and Leadership>

Many of our specialists have decades of experience in the polar regions. They understand ice conditions and the impact of weather on ships and helicopters. They are experts in polar history, marine biology and glaciology. Our Captains and their officers and crews are skilled at navigating through pack ice under extreme conditions. Our Hospitality Team can prepare meals and pour beverages during gale force winds. You will not find a more capable team.

Our Commitment: 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 found in 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.

Head Office

47 Water Street, 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CT, USA, 06854
1-800-356-5699
+1-203-656-0499
Fax: +1 203 655 6623
[email protected]