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.

Amazing savings

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SAVE up to $3,000 per couple on Antarctica

Big savings available on 2017/18 Antarctic expeditions!

Discover Antarctica in 2017/18 for less. Find out how you can save on selected expeditions

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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.

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Ultimate Trek & Cruise Packages

Save up to 20% on Antarctica and Patagonia!

Antarctica showcases pristine scenery and bustling wildlife. Patagonia offers a world of spectacular awe-inspiring peaks. Together, they make the ultimate adventure! 

Antarctica Expeditions

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NEW YEARS VOYAGE!

    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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  • Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia

    15 Days from US$10,900 pp

    NEW! 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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  • 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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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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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 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…

Everyone was singularly good at their job, very friendly but most all very enthusiastic about the environment and also their willingness to make our trip so much more enjoyable!
Sharon Runge, United States - Weddell Sea Explorer 2015
We had a wonderful trip which met all our hopes and expectations... The expedition leader and all his team were fantastic and imparted much useful knowledge.
David Green - Spirit of Antarctica, 2015
I can not express how much I enjoyed my adventure and experience on the Polar Pioneer. It surpassed my wildest expectations.
Cristina Royale - Spirit of Antarctica, 2015
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