From South America, it takes less than two days’ sailing, or two hours’ flying, to enter a world that fills the heart, overloads the senses and imprints your memory forever.
The Antarctic Peninsula’s west coast offers ice-clad peaks towering over a maze of protected channels; the east coast a vast icecap and strange, fossil-rich islands. From spring to fall, this stunning landscape becomes furious with life as penguins, seals, petrels, and whales arrive to feed and breed. Follow in Shackleton’s wake along the Scotia Arc, from Elephant Island to South Georgia to discover a wildlife oasis like no other.
Whether you attempt to sail south of the Antarctic Circle, be awed by tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea or trek across the interior of South Georgia, Antarctica and South Georgia offer the best of adventures and wildlife encounters.
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In Shackleton’s Footsteps18 DAYS from US$14,300 pp
Late summer offers the best chance to chart a course through the Weddell Sea’s shifting pack ice and vast tabular bergs, where Shackleton’s ship Endurance was trapped and crushed.
07 Mar to 24 Mar2019
20 Mar to 06 Apr
Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia15 Days from US$10,900 pp
Only one departure! Explore the wildlife sanctuaries of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia on this brand new sub-Antarctic sailing adventure, including exclusive photography workshops.
24 Mar to 07 Apr
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey18 DAYS from US$15,300 pp
Throughout long summer days, discover wildlife-rich South Georgia, step foot on the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula and retrace Ernest Shackleton's epic journey from Elephant Island.
27 Dec to 13 Jan2018
13 Jan to 30 Jan2019
16 Jan to 02 Feb
02 Feb to 19 Feb
Across the Antarctic Circle11/12 DAYS from US$9,500 pp FLY/SAIL
Celebrate crossing latitude 66° 33' South in the wake of hallowed explorers and experience a world of powerful whales, shimmering mountain ranges and mesmerising icebergs.
30 Jan to 09 Feb
07 Feb to 17 Feb2019
19 Feb to 02 Mar
02 Mar to 12 Mar
The Ship - Polar Pioneer
Take a closer look at Polar Pioneer, your home-away-from-home as we cruise to polar regions. Offering accommodation for just 54 passengers, she features a range of cabin and suite options as well as great viewing platforms for the ultimate polar adventure!View Ship Details
The Antarctic Fly/Sail Experience
Aurora Expeditions’ Antarctic ‘Fly/Sail Experience’ offers you more time in Antarctica and South Georgia, and less time getting there. We have swapped one sea leg for a short two-hour flight, appealing to those who’d…
Your Expedition Jacket
Each passenger aboard our Antarctic and Arctic expeditions will receive an expedition jacket when you board the ship. Designed exclusively for Aurora Expeditions, the 2-in-1 jacket offers sophisticated expedition-styling…
Your Exclusive Photo Book
Aurora Expeditions are pleased to provide you with a complimentary photo book memento of your trip to help your adventure last a lifetime. On your return home you will receive a printed Photo Journal of your…
Thank you for making a dream come true better than the dream!!Jane Gibson, Australia - In Shackleton’s Footsteps, 2016
The breadth of knowledge of the whole team was fantastic. And the love and enthusiasm they had for Antarctica and South Georgia was so obvious.Cheryl Ryce - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2015
We don't usually go on organised tours. Of course Antarctica had to be an exception. I am glad we chose Aurora, everything was great.D. Cotogno, Alaska, USA - Across the Antarctic Circle, 2016