Quark Expeditions is the Leader in Polar Adventures. Founded in 1991, Quark has been pioneering small-ship, explorer voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica for over three decades. Each voyage sails on a purpose-built, ice class vessel with an unparalleled team of expedition specialists, naturalists and guides. Quark Expeditions’ newest vessel Ultramarine, is a state-of-the-art ship with incredible features such as two twin-engine helicopters, water-level Zodiac embarkation, spa and sauna, and beautiful balcony suites. Quark Expeditions introduces you to unforgettable encounters with wildlife – like coming face to face with half a million penguins, witnessing elephant seals bathe in the sun, or gasping in delight as pods of orcas pass by. Choose from one of Quark’s incredible adventure options to heighten your experience like kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, photography courses, or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the observation lounge.