Antarctica Expeditions

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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Antarctica 2017/18 packages now available

Grab a last-minute Antarctica deal on selected 2017/18 Antarctica expeditions with all-new packages - including free flights to South America!

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Antarctica 2018/19 Early Bird Special

Our new Antarctica season is out now!

Book your Antarctic adventure early and save up to US$3,255 on the cost of the voyage.

Antarctica Expeditions

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  • 2017 On Sale!

    Expedition - In-Depth South Georgia & Antarctica

    In-Depth South Georgia & Antarctica

    18/20 DAYS from US$14,300 pp

    Taking in the best of Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, you truly experience this spectacular part of the world.

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    27 Nov to 16 Dec

    2018

    01 Dec to 18 Dec

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  • 2018 On Sale!

    Expedition - In Shackleton’s Footsteps

    In Shackleton’s Footsteps

    18 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.

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    07 Mar to 24 Mar

    2019

    20 Mar to 06 Apr

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  • 2018 On Sale!

    Expedition - Antarctic Explorer

    Antarctic Explorer

    11 DAYS from US$9,500 pp FLY/SAIL

    The truly adventurous will enjoy exploring the very best of the Antarctic Peninsula as well as the spectacular, yet isolated Weddell Sea.

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    17 Feb to 27 Feb

    25 Feb to 07 Mar

    2019

    10 Mar to 20 Mar

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  • FINAL DEPARTURE

    Expedition - Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia

    Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia

    15 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.

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    24 Mar to 07 Apr

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  • 25 Year Anniversary

    Expedition - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    18 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.

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    27 Dec to 13 Jan

    2018

    13 Jan to 30 Jan

    2019

    16 Jan to 02 Feb

    02 Feb to 19 Feb

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  • Across the Antarctic Circle

    11/12 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.

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    30 Jan to 09 Feb

    07 Feb to 17 Feb

    2019

    19 Feb to 02 Mar

    02 Mar to 12 Mar

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  • Spirit of Antarctica

    11/12 DAYS from US$8,900 pp FLY/SAIL

    Get ready for an early-summer adventure, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many daily excursions and activities!

    Expedition Dates

    2017

    16 Dec to 27 Dec

    2019

    06 Jan to 16 Jan

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  • Christmas in Antarctica

    12 DAYS from US$9,100 pp

    Celebrate Christmas Antarctica-style! Experience the best of the peninsula's wildlife and landscapes, with some time for onboard celebrations!

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    18 Dec to 29 Dec

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  • New Year in Antarctica

    11 DAYS from US$9,700 pp SAIL/FLY

    Skip the crowds and ring in the New Year in Antarctica! Make new resolutions as you journey onboard Polar Pioneer through the magical Antarctic Peninsula.

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    29 Dec to 08 Jan

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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!

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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…

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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…

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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
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