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.

  • An Unscripted Arctic Safari: Candid Encounters with Iconic Wildlife

    An Unscripted Arctic Safari: Candid Encounters with Iconic Wildlife

    No such thing as a canned wildlife encounter, says documentary producer David Hafey

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  • Building Meaningful Connections: Polar Expeditions Go Beyond Travel Memories

    Building Meaningful Connections: Polar Expeditions Go Beyond Travel Memories

    Meeting like-minded people from diverse backgrounds and different life stages is an often overlooked benefit of expedition travel.

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  • Highlights of Arctic Exploration: Polar Bears

    Highlights of Arctic Exploration: Polar Bears

    For travelers exploring the Arctic, spotting a polar bear in its natural environment is the ultimate experience and one they never forget.

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  • Arctic Communities: Understanding Their Connection to The Remote North

    Arctic Communities: Understanding Their Connection to The Remote North

    The Arctic has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, giving rise to incredible cultures and fostering a deep connection between it’s people and the environment.

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  • You Can Travel to Antarctica—and Here’s How

    You Can Travel to Antarctica—and Here’s How

    Expedition guide Daven Hafey unpacks the mystery of traveling to Antarctica.

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  • 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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  • Scientific Research on a Super Colony of Adélie Penguins

    Scientific Research on a Super Colony of Adélie Penguins

    A group of scientists returns to the almost inaccessible Danger Island to study the large Adélie penguin populaton.

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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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