On December 4, 2021 Quark Expedition will make history again.

Join us for an astronomically rare opportunity to see the most transformative natural phenomenon in the most spectacular places on Earth.

December 4, 2021 marks only the second time that humans have had the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse from Antarctica. The first time an eclipse was observed on the 7th Continent by beings other than penguins, whales, and seals was on November 23, 2003 when Quark Expeditions took eclipse chasing to a new extreme. On this day, a group of 100 umbraphiles from 17 nations travelled with us aboard the legendary icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, to become the first humans to see a total solar eclipse under the magnificence of the Antarctic sky, a moment captured in the original video embedded below.

Now, we are reuniting experts from this historic voyage to lead two new Antarctic eclipse expeditions in 2021. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Book your cabins today.

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Special Guests

Fred Espenak

Fred Espenak, retired NASA astrophysicist and scientist emeritus at Goddard Space Flight Centre, was a consultant and onboard lecturer during Quark Expeditions’ epic voyage to observe Antarctica's last total solar eclipse in 2003. Espenak, who’s known as Mr. Eclipse, has participated in 29 eclipse expeditions around the world.

Babak Tafreshi

Award-winning science journalist-photographer Babak Tafreshi has documented solar eclipses on seven continents. He’s passionate about Earth and night sky photography, which he believes can act as a bridge between science, people and cultures through their shared interest in astronomy. Tafreshi is the night sky photographer for National Geographic.

David Baron

David Baron, author of “American Eclipse,” witnessed his first solar eclipse in 1998. He experienced such a visceral connection to the universe that it changed him forever. The veteran science journalist and radio broadcaster is also known for his hugely popular Ted Talk: "You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse."

Early Booking Bonus

Book your cabin today to immediately save up to 10%, plus another 10% if you pay in full by May 20, 2020.

Choose From Two Unforgettable Expeditions:

Passengers on both trips will receive special eyewear for observing the eclipse, a professional photograph of the eclipse from Babak Tafreshi, and enjoy a celebratory dinner on the evening of the event.

5% Early Booking Bonus

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica with South Georgia

Sailing aboard the all-suites, all-balcony World Explorer, guests will travel to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, enjoying the best of the Antarctic region and special presentations from David Baron and Babak Tafreshi.

Itinerary

17 days, Nov 26 -
Dec 12, 2021

Prices Starting From

$16,995 USD

Departing From

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ship

World Explorer

10% Early Booking Bonus

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica with South Georgia and Falkland Islands

On the super-yacht Ocean Diamond, passengers will journey to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. This slightly longer voyage will be tailored to eclipse chasers and will include special presentations from Fred Espenak.

Itinerary

20 Days, Nov 25 -
Dec 14, 2021

Prices Starting From

$16,995 USD

Departing From

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ship

Ocean Diamond

Antarctica Solar Eclipse 2003

This original video by David Makepeace recounts the exciting events on our expedition to Antarctica chasing the 2003 Solar Eclipse.