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Polar Travel Insurance with Quark Expeditions

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Insurance is a rare thing – you buy it and hope you never need to use it.

But there’s so much more to insurance than many people realize. And Quark Polar Travel Adviser Raakhe Kapila suggests that looking at it in a different way will help travelers see its true value.

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Ocean Diamond Expedition Blog - 1st March 2015

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Quark expedition team member Simon Bottomley shares his diary reflections on his Antarctic season aboard the Ocean Diamond.
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The Rookie Returns: The Diary of a Returning Quark Expedition Guide

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Written by Quark Expedition Team Member Malcolm Ellis

It’s good to be back!

In March 2013 I bid a sad farewell to Antarctica, the Ocean Diamond and newfound friends amongst my fellow expedition staff, with whom I had sailed to the Seventh Continent and back during the course of four expeditions in my first ‘rookie’ season as a Quark Expedition guide.

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Meet the Walrus: Not All Tusks and Whiskers

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They’re easily recognizable by their whiskers and large tusks, but there’s way more to the sociable walrus than just those distinctive features!

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Adopt a Polar Bear on International Polar Bear Day

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Climate change continues to reshape the Arctic, and with it, the habitats of its wildlife. This year on International Polar Bear Day, you'll have a variety of ways to show your support for our furry friends in the Far North. 

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How to Treat Gore-Tex for Polar Weather Wear

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Properly packing for the Polar Regions makes your adventure that much more enjoyable! We like our passengers to be prepared for any conditions they may encounter, whether cross-country skiing in Antarctica or touching down in a helicopter at the North Pole.

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What you Need to Know About Kayaking in the Polar Regions

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There’s nothing quite like climbing into a kayak and paddling the pristine waters around towering icebergs off the coast of Antarctica, or along the shore of a quaint Greenland fishing village. In fact, Greenland is the birthplace of the kayak and many of Quark's Arctic passengers are treated to a traditional kayaking demonstration in Sisimiut, on the Davis Strait.

Kayaking is an immensely popular Antarctic adventure for Quark passengers. We provide the equipment and training you'll need for a day on the water enjoying views of the landscape from your unique vantage point just atop the surface of clear waters in the extreme North or South.

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Quark’s Scientists in Residence Program

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Embarking on a polar expedition with Quark is as much fun as any other vacation. And, it can also be a fascinating, enriching learning experience. 

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Till Death Do Us Part? Animal Mating in Antarctica

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Antarctica is the most remote of the world’s seven continents, but that doesn’t mean its native inhabitants go without companionship. While wildlife are unlike humans and forgo a marriage or commitment ceremony, you may be surprised to learn on your Antarctic expedition that some animals do in fact stay together for the long haul!

 Photo Credit: Samantha Crimmin

Big birds, big commitment

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Spotlight on Beluga Whale Communication

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There’s something magical about beluga whales, and there’s so much to learn about these magnificent animals. 

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge on Somerset Island in Nunavut is a world-class beluga observation site and is committed to furthering an understanding of the whales and their habitats.

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