Daven Hafey

Daven is a professional guide, writer, and freelance film maker who feels most at home in wild places. He has guided on more than 40 polar expeditions in the Antarctic, Greenland, Arctic Canada, and Alaska, and has a strong admiration for the people who call these wild lands home. Daven studied political science and ecology in university, and he believes in the power of a good story. He’s worked six amazing seasons for Quark Expeditions and always carries a deep excitement and reverence for the wild lands we explore.

  • Season Highlights from Antarctica: Powerful Experiences in a Powerful Place

    Season Highlights from Antarctica: Powerful Experiences in a Powerful Place

    A review of our favorite moments from this past Antarctic season.

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  • Quark Expeditions Returns Scientists to Nearly Inaccessible Danger Islands to Gather Research about Adélie Penguin “Supercolony”

    Quark Expeditions Returns Scientists to Nearly Inaccessible Danger Islands to Gather Research about Adélie Penguin “Supercolony”

    Quark Expeditions provided the transportation and logistical support in February 2018 for scientists to make their first return trip to study the Danger Islands penguin “supercolony”.

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  • A Northwest Passage Legend: Knud Rasmussen and his Fifth Thule Expedition

    A Northwest Passage Legend: Knud Rasmussen and his Fifth Thule Expedition

    Follow in the footsteps of Knud Rasmussen to experience the history and wilderness of the Northwest Passage first-hand.

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  • Following Legends: The Unique Experience of Traveling in Roald Amundsen's Footsteps

    Following Legends: The Unique Experience of Traveling in Roald Amundsen's Footsteps

    Follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorers on an Arctic expedition through the famous Northwest Passage, the icy sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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  • How We Made Expedition Travel History in Greenland’s Nordvestfjord

    How We Made Expedition Travel History in Greenland’s Nordvestfjord

    Explore the Arctic alongside polar expeditions guide Daven Hafey as he shares tales of authentic expedition travel from uncharted areas of Greenland’s fjords.

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  • Our Ocean Adventurer Visits the World’s Largest Black Browed Albatross Colony at Steeple Jason

    Our Ocean Adventurer Visits the World’s Largest Black Browed Albatross Colony at Steeple Jason

    Expedition team members share their story of a remarkable ‘Ocean Adventurer’ shore landing at seldom-visited Steeple Jason in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), home of the world’s largest black b

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  • Visit Greenland to Meet the Tenacious, Inspirational People of the North

    Visit Greenland to Meet the Tenacious, Inspirational People of the North

    Polar expeditions guide Daven Hafey shares stories from Ittoqqortoormiit and Uummannaq, two Greenland villages home to the inspiring and determined people of the North.

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  • The Northwest Passage: Three Weeks in the High Arctic

    The Northwest Passage: Three Weeks in the High Arctic

    Daven Hafey shares a 'day in the life' perspective from on board a small expedition ship, exploring the High Arctic via the famous Northwest Passage.

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