Quark Expeditions, a leader in polar adventures, has added an immersive helicopter program as part of its robust portfolio of adventure activities.
Ultramarine, Quark’s newest expedition ship, will be the first in Quark’s fleet to offer helicopter adventures with two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters.
These twin-engine helicopters have been designed specifically for polar adventures. Travelers will have unique aerial perspectives of the polar regions and be able to set foot where few humans have ever walked.
The advanced technologies of the H145 helicopters is coupled with the team’s helicopter expertise that dates back to 1991. Its two twin-engine H145 helicopters will be commanded by highly experienced, well-traveled pilots, according to Felix Christians, director of helicopter operations for Quark.
With Quark Expeditions’ extensive helicopter program, its portfolio of adventures includes much more than just flightseeing – guests can participate in heli-hiking, alpine kayaking and exclusive ice-sheet heli-landings.
Highlights of Quark’s Helicopter Program
Polar Helicopter Experiences
Quark Expeditions’ two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters are able to take guests further over the polar landscape than any other helicopter in its category, and deliver the largest portfolio of off-ship adventure options in the industry.
The Quark Expeditions team has the most experience getting guests off the ship – as much as possible – during polar voyages. Guests will benefit from flying with helicopter pilots who have impressive track records, as well as worldly experience to share during flights.
Adventure Meets Luxury
Guests will enjoy superior comfort (7 out of 8 passengers have a window seat) in a sleek, best-in-class helicopter equipped with interior padding for a quieter flight, individual seats, and large scratch-proof windows that are perfect for photography.
Industry-Leading Polar Safety
The H145 helicopter features advanced autopilot technology and cutting-edge safety features that make it the safest aircraft in its category.
The H145 helicopters are the most fuel-efficient in their class and are celebrated for their small external footprint and reduced noise pollution.
Quark Expeditions has been a leading provider of polar adventures expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic for three decades. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the onboard program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience.
Source: Quark Expeditions