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 FLY/SAIL
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 Mar
Across the Antarctic Circle11 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 Feb
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 Jan
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 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…
Your Expedition Jacket
Each passenger aboard our Antarctic and Arctic expeditions will recieve an expedition jacket when you board the ship. Designed exclusively for Aurora Expeditions, the 2-in-1 jacket offers sophisticated expedition-styling…
The whole trip was extremely professional, friendly responsive staff, great organisation, a lifetime experience that will not be forgotten.J. Boehm, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2016
A wonder-filled experience of a lifetime. Words can't describe it to others, and photos only go so far, but it will stay in my mind forever.Jane Retallack, Australia - New Year in Antarctica, 2015
This really has been the trip of a life-time, thank you to your wonderful team, and long may the Polar Pioneer continue to voyage into the Big South!E. McCarthy, New Zealand - Across the Antarctic Circle, 2016