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.
International award-winning photographer, Scott Portelli, will be our photography guide for Across the Antarctic Circle (ANP125), Antarctic Explorer (ANP126), and In Shackleton's Footsteps (ASG77), departing in March 2019. He will also be our photography guide for Spirit of Antarctica ANP127G, ANP128G and ANP129G, departing in October and November 2019.
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Antarctica Complete23 Days from US$23,300 per person
If you only have one chance to visit Antarctica, this voyage is for you. On this epic journey, you will experience the wonders of Antarctica and venture where few travellers have been.
22 Jan to 13 Feb
In Shackleton’s Footsteps18 DAYS from US$14,600 per person
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.
20 Mar to 06 Apr
Antarctic Explorer11/12 DAYS from US$10,300 per person FLY/SAIL
Spend more time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula with FLY/SAIL itineraries, including a new FLY/FLY voyage that skips the Drake completely!
10 Mar to 20 Mar2020
16 Jan to 27 Jan
25 Jan to 04 Feb
24 Feb to 05 Mar
27 Dec to 07 Jan2021
05 Jan to 15 Jan
13 Jan to 23 Jan
12 Feb to 23 Feb
01 Mar to 11 Mar
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey21/22 DAYS from US$15,600 per person
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.
02 Feb to 19 Feb
29 Nov to 18 Dec
28 Dec to 17 Jan2020
14 Mar to 03 Apr2021
10 Mar to 31 Mar
Across the Antarctic Circle11/12/13 DAYS from US$9,100 per person 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.
19 Feb to 02 Mar
02 Mar to 12 Mar2020
03 Feb to 15 Feb
14 Feb to 26 Feb
Spirit of Antarctica12 DAYS from US$10,500 per person FLY/SAIL
Get ready for a classic Antarctic adventure, jam-packed with pristine icy landscapes, busy wildlife and many daily excursions and activities! *ANP127G, ANP128G & ANP129G aboard Greg Mortimer are sail only voyages.
30 Oct to 10 Nov
09 Nov to 20 Nov
19 Nov to 30 Nov2020
28 Nov to 09 Dec
Wild Antarctica11/13 DAYS from US$11,900 per person 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.
03 Mar to 15 Mar2021
21 Feb to 03 Mar
Patagonia and Chilean Fjords14 DAYS from US$6,200 per person
Marvel at the granite spires on hikes in Torres del Paine National Park, Zodiac cruise and kayak waterways rich in wildlife, where we hope to see migrating whales, dolphins, penguins and seals.
02 Apr to 15 Apr
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!View Ship Details
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?View Ship Details
Flights to Antarctica
Fly to Antarctica with Aurora Expeditions Save time with a 'Fly & Sail' voyage! Available on a variety of Antarctica expeditions, the 'Fly & Sail' experience allows for one sea leg, appealing to those who would prefer…
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…
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…
The professionalism, enthusiasm and passion shown by all expedition staff was exceptional.Janice McKenzie, Victoria, Australia
Thank you for making a dream come true better than the dream!!Jane Gibson, Australia - 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