Terms & Conditions


Although we would love to see you on board, we understand that plans can change. Should you need to cancel your voyage, we ask that you notify your Travel Agent or our Sales Team immediately in writing. Your cancellation will take effect upon Aurora Expeditions receiving your written notice. Cancellations made before 90 days of voyage departure are subject to a non-refundable deposit of $1250, however your deposit may be transferred towards a different voyage at a fee of $250. Transfers are subject to availability and are only valid on voyages that depart within 12 months from date of transfer. You must pay the difference between the original booked price and the price of any transferred booking including the new deposit amount. If cancellation takes place less than 90 days prior to departure, you will be required to pay the full cost of the voyage. We strongly recommend for your protection that you purchase travel insurance that covers you for trip cancellation.


Delay or Change of Itinerary

This is an expedition to a remote part of the world and we reserve the right to change the itinerary or use of helicopters and zodiacs due to weather conditions, availability of anchorages, wind conditions, political conditions and other factors beyond our control without consulting the passengers. Helicopter images used within this brochure are indicative of models sometimes used by Aurora Expeditions on voyages. The use of zodiacs and helicopters is at the discretion of the expedition leader and no guarantee can be provided for the time available in and access of these facilities.

Aurora Expeditions and or the ship's master may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, the scheduled point of departure for the tour, omit or change any scheduled stop on the tour or change the scheduled place of conclusion for the tour whether before or after the tour has departed, without prior notice to you. You will have no right to any refund and Aurora Expeditions will have no obligation to you or be liable for any loss, consequential damages, expenses, loss of time or enjoyment or inconvenience in respect of such changes. Aurora Expeditions reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure in which case any payment made by you will be refunded in full and you will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation or damages, for any loss, consequential damage, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation.

Trip Costs

Trip costs are based on ground costs, air fares and exchange rates at the time of printing. While we try our utmost not to increase our prices, sometimes it is outside our control. We reserve the right to amend our prices. It should only alter in the event of significant surface increases and/or marked fluctuations in the $US exchange rate upon which the land content is based or massive fluctuations in the fuel costs on which the cruise is based. Any increases in price must be paid by you before the departure date.

Responsibility: This is very important. Please read carefully

By my signature as set forth on the booking form I also acknowledge and confirm the following:

I waive any and all claims I may now and in future have against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue.

Aurora Expeditions and its officers, employees, guides, agents or representatives (collectively its staff) or the licensor for any personal injury, death, property damage, or loss sustained by me as a result of my participation in an adventure trip with Aurora Expeditions, due to any cause whatsoever, including without any limitation, negligence on the part of Aurora Expeditions, its staff or licensor. I am aware that your adventure trip, in addition to the usual dangers and risks inherent has certain additional dangers and risks, some of which may include: physical exertion for which I may not be prepared, weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change, remoteness from normal medical services, evacuation difficulties if I am disabled.

I accept all the inherent risks of the proposed adventure trip and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting there from.

I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work, and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation.

I agree that if I suffer injury or illness Aurora Expeditions can, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation service, as Aurora Expeditions deem essential for my safety.

In entering into this Agreement, I am not relying on any oral, written or visual representations or statements by Aurora Expeditions or its staff or any other inducement or coercion to go on the adventure trip, hence, only of my own free will.

I confirm that I am over the age of 18 years and that I have read and understand the terms and conditions of contract and this Agreement prior to signing it and agree that this Agreement will be binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and successors. I agree that this Agreement shall be governed in all respects by and interpreted in accordance with the law of New South Wales Australia.