Our Antarctic Shore Excursions

No matter what the day brings, we make the most of each and every one! 


Each day in Antarctica offers something exciting and unique. We aim for landings (weather permitting), hopping into Zodiacs for shore excursions or an iceberg cruise. While ashore we make the most of our time visiting colonies of penguins and seals haul-outs, hiking up slopes for spectacular vistas, discovering the age of explorer’s past in historic huts, and learning from researchers in the continent’s scientific bases. In Zodiacs we explore the spectacular glacial coastline, enjoy sculpted icebergs, and thrill to unexpected encounters with leopard seals and whales.

On board our small expedition ships, we have the freedom to go ashore at once. There are no schedules and no long queues, which means that you get out faster and have the opportunity to stay out longer - making the most of your time in Antarctica.

All of our shore excursions are included in your expedition cost. Read on to find out more about our shore excursions in Antarctica.

Your staff are fantastic, passionate and very approachable. 100% impressed.
Mark Coombs - Christmas in Antarctica, 2015
The whole trip was extremely professional, friendly responsive staff, great organisation, a lifetime experience that will not be forgotten.
J. Boehm, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2016
It was great to have plenty of time (2-3 hours) in which to explore the islands and their wildlife inhabitants. Voyage staff were excellent, very helpful and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. I will be definitely booking another trip with Aurora in the future!
Chrissy Freestone, Australia - New Year in Antarctica, 2015
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