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Introducing RCGS Resolute: A New Polar Vessel

By: Laurielle Penny
Expedition cruising continues to evolve! Our polar partners at One Ocean Expeditions are celebrating their 10th anniversary of exploration! To mark the impressive occasion, we're excited to announce an expansion and enhancement of our expedition cruising fleet. In November 2018, a purpose built polar expedition vessel RCGS Resolute will join the Akademik Ioffe and Akademik Sergey Vavilov to o...

10 Things You May Not Know About the Dominican Republic

By: Pete Read
A few months ago, I went on a a scouting expedition in the Dominican Republic (DR). In anticipation of our new tour in February 2018, here are some things I wanted to share with you (all photos are taken by yours truly!):10. The first place Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492 was Hispaniola. It consists of two countries - The Dominican Republic which occupies the eastern two-thir...

Canada’s East Coast Wildlife Safari: A Maritime Awakening

By: Brian Ratcliff
Travelling to Canada's East Coast has always been a cultural and biological awakening for me. The Atlantic Provinces never fail to quench my appetite for wandering through small coastal villages, or seeing amazing marine mammals and seabirds. The Quest Nature Tours trip called East Coast Wildlife Safari highlights some of the best that the Maritimes and Newfoundland have to offer. When this trip w...

The 29th Annual Quest Nature Tours Social: The Tradition Continues

By: Justin Peter
It was such a pleasure to meet so many fellow nature travel enthusiasts at our annual social in Toronto on September 12! Since well before my time, this event has been an opportunity to learn about new tours, meet tour leaders and fellow travellers, connect with community organizations involved in nature conservation and interpretation, AND also win fantastic door prizes. We had four presentations...

Our Favourite Festive Travel Experiences

By: Lewie Gonsalves
Worldwide Quest Private Journeys are all about travelling where you want, when you want, with a budget that's just right for you. Here we've featured some of our favourite places during their peak of excitement! India's Jaisalmer Desert Festival (Late January)In January, the sand of Jaisalmer comes alive with dazzling colors, vibrant music and sounds of the laughter. People get dressed in brillian...

Quest Expeditioners encounter unexpected marine life on tour

By: Justin Peter
We plan every Quest Nature Tour to take in certain key experiences of each place we visit, but we usually also get some thrilling and unexpected sightings as well – the proverbial icing-on-the-cake. Case-in-point: our recent Bay of Fundy and Grand Manan tour. Our group had set off from Grand Manan Island for one of our two private boat trips. This one focused on seeing the breeding seabirds ...