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 Expeditions

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  • In-Depth South Georgia & Antarctica

    18 DAYS from US$14,600 pp

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

    Expedition Dates

    2018

    01 Dec to 18 Dec

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  • In Shackleton’s Footsteps

    18 DAYS from US$14,600 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

    2019

    20 Mar to 06 Apr

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  • Antarctic Explorer

    11/12 DAYS from US$9,700 pp FLY/SAIL

    Spend more time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula with FLY/SAIL itineraries, including a new FLY/FLY voyage that skips the Drake completely!

    Expedition Dates

    2019

    10 Mar to 20 Mar

    2020

    16 Jan to 27 Jan

    25 Jan to 04 Feb

    24 Feb to 05 Mar

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  • South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    18/20/21 DAYS from US$15,600 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

    2019

    16 Jan to 02 Feb

    02 Feb to 19 Feb

    29 Nov to 18 Dec

    28 Dec to 17 Jan

    2020

    14 Mar to 03 Apr

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  • Across the Antarctic Circle

    11/12/13 DAYS from US$9,100 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

    2019

    19 Feb to 02 Mar

    02 Mar to 12 Mar

    2020

    03 Feb to 15 Feb

    14 Feb to 26 Feb

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  • Spirit of Antarctica

    11/12 DAYS from US$9,700 pp FLY/SAIL

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

    Expedition Dates

    2019

    06 Jan to 16 Jan

    30 Oct to 10 Nov

    09 Nov to 20 Nov

    19 Nov to 30 Nov

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  • Christmas in Antarctica

    12/13 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

    2019

    17 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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  • NEW!

    Expedition - Wild Antarctica

    Wild Antarctica

    13 DAYS from US$11,200 FLY/SAIL

    Take a journey into the Weddell Sea's ice-filled waters, navigating vast tabular bergs and breaching whales before discovering the Peninsulas' west coast for the best of both worlds. 

    Expedition Dates

    2020

    03 Mar to 15 Mar

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The Ship - Polar Pioneer

The 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 Ship - Greg Mortimer

Launching in 2019, the Greg Mortimer is set to redefine expedition cruising. The 104-metre ship is equipped with the best naval technology in the world and is designed with the comfort of passengers in mind. Are you keen to join us onboard?

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Extras on your trip

The Antarctic Fly/Sail Experience

Our ‘Fly & Sail' voyages offer you more time in Antarctica and South Georgia, and less time getting there. We've swapped one sea leg for a short two-hour flight between Punta Arenas and King George Island, ideal for those…

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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…

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
A truly magnificent voyage.
Ian Calder, UK - In Shackleton’s Footsteps, 2016
It really was a wonderful trip and the most amazing adventure of our life.
Tony Cooper - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2015
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