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
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 Mar2019
20 Mar to 06 Apr
Antarctic Explorer11/12 DAYS from US$9,500 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!
17 Feb to 27 Feb
25 Feb to 07 Mar2019
10 Mar to 20 Mar2020
16 Jan to 27 Jan
25 Jan to 04 Feb
24 Feb to 05 Mar
Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia15 Days from US$10,900 pp
Only one departure! Explore the wildlife sanctuaries of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia on this brand new sub-Antarctic sailing adventure, including exclusive photography workshops.
24 Mar to 07 Apr
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey18/20/21 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.
16 Jan to 02 Feb
02 Feb to 19 Feb
29 Nov to 18 Dec
28 Dec to 17 Jan2020
14 Mar to 03 Apr
Across the Antarctic Circle11/12/13 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 Feb2019
19 Feb to 02 Mar
02 Mar to 12 Mar2020
03 Feb to 15 Feb
14 Feb to 26 Feb
Spirit of Antarctica11/12 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!
06 Jan to 16 Jan
30 Oct to 10 Nov
09 Nov to 20 Nov
19 Nov to 30 Nov
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 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
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…
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…
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
Thank you for making a dream come true better than the dream!!Jane Gibson, Australia - In Shackleton’s Footsteps, 2016