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Types of Polar Expeditions

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Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

Zodiac and iceberg
11 Days from CAD 21,500

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth

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Under the Northern Lights: Iceland & East Greenland

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14 Days from CAD 15,400

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Visit the remains of Thule camps and enjoy the splendour of Scoresbysund

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Antarctic Explorer

humpback whale breaching
11 Days from CAD 11,500

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Towering blue icebergs, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals and glaciers right in the heart of the peninsula

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Antarctic Circle Quest

Penguins, Antarctica
14 Days from CAD 15,800

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Always one of the most popular departures, this expedition gives more time where it matters, below the Antarctic Circle.

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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

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20 Days from CAD 24,700

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

The fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic combined with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself

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Antarctic Explorer: Cape Horn & Diego Ramirez

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13 Days from CAD 24,100

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth

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Canada's Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage

Canada's Remote Arctic
12 Days from CAD 23,750

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Discover the cultural, historic and geographic treasures of Canada's remote High Arctic region

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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

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12 Days from CAD 21,050

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Explore the remarkable Svalbard Archipelago in Norway in 24 hour daylight

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Shackleton’s Footsteps – A Photographic Expedition with Paul Goldstein

Fit for kings
20 Days from CAD 26,545

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Photographic Expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands accompanied by Paul Goldstein

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Checking in for the internal flights Buenos Aires to and from Ushuaia was chaotic. Despite arriving well in advance check ins opened with barely enough time to make the flights. Once at Ushuaia outward and return all Quark arrangements were clear and efficient. Hotel Albatross in Ushuaia was very good. Onboard Ocean Diamond the hotel service was excellent. The Quark team were excellent. The photographic, historical, geological, ornithological and wildlife lectures were of the highest quality in terms of technical content, detail and delivery. The daily briefings and recaps were informative and entertaining. The zodiak cruises, landings, hikes, paddling and other activities were excellent: fascinating; informative; exciting; well managed; safe; well supervised; well guided. The experienced Quark staff ensured that we saw at close quarters all the wildlife that could be expected for this trip: all penguin species except the Emperor; nesting albatross; elephant, fur, Weddell, leopard seals; orca; humpback and fin whales; guillemots, skewers, etc. The weather was kind to us so we were able to visit nearly all the planned destinations on this expedition skilfully scheduled by the ship’s captain and the Quark Expedition Leader to ensure interesting activities each day. The scenery throughout was stunning, especially in the earie light of the midnight sun below the Antarctic Circle. I enjoyed the paddling, not booked in advance, which turned out to be an unexpected highlight getting really close to the wildlife. In conclusion the expedition exceeded my expectations!

Stephen Thomasv Epic Antarctica: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Circle Crossing via Buenos Aires

An outstanding adventure with so many ups and downs and only made possible by the “can do” attitude of Paul Goldstein, the Polar Team at Exodus and the crew of the Polar Pioneer. This is what all holidays should be like! My daughter and I would happily do it all again in an instant.

Richard Edwards Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

This expedition on Quark’s ship the Ultramarine was delayed from July 2020, and the original booking was for another ship, but then this new one was available, and has dedicated single cabins.
Because of the pandemic we had to take tests before flying to Oslo, and there another antigen test for Quark. All negative persons were allowed to board the charter flight up north, where we met our ship. Because of said pandemic the staff had their own bubble and would not mingle with the travellers,and inside masks were compulsory.So we met the staff only on the zodiac trips and when ashore.Meals were also a lonely affair, as distances were to be kept, buffets had personnel with masks and gloves put on your plate what you asked for and showed, all behind glass
So only the outside, zodiac cruises and walks ashore, were really free, the nature is beautiful, animals free too and showed up to pose for picture, including a group of 3 polar bears who had their meals already caught, and were close to shore. So all zodiacs passed in silence close to the shore, and made rounds number of times, to give us a long and great view of them.
We were the first trip where the ship could circumference Spitsbergen island, even though we had to break some ice and were in a long foggy day. but it all added to the special nature of that area.
Lectures given in the evenings by the staff had different topics, from the animals we saw to their personal adventures(close contacts with bears, kayak circumference trip of Spitsbergen,)And history of course.

Miriam da Silva Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

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