Sergey Khynku

Zodiac Manager
Sergey Khynku

Sergey is a highly qualified sea Zodiac driver and expedition specialist from the cold lands of Russia. He is also a boatswain with 16 years' experience. For the last 14 years, Sergei has been training and guiding in Zodiacs in both Antarctica and the Arctic.

“We are all sailors in our family. A whole dynasty. Therefore, I fell in love with the sea in my early childhood. And I always dreamt about travelling," says Sergey.

To follow his dream, Sergey enrolled to serve in the Navy where he underwent thorough training. After graduating from the Marine College, he began work in the Navy. He also graduated from the institute, where he received the highest level of education in management.

“In 2004, I was lucky to get a job at Aurora Expeditions. The same year I met Greg Mortimer. I was amazed at his achievements, his courage, and for the first time I saw a man who conquered Everest. Then I told many of my friends about our meeting. My first trip to the Arctic will always remain in my memory. It’s so beautiful and you will love it forever”.
Sergey enjoyed all the impressions that the Arctic had to offer and meeting wonderful people along the way, many of whom still work with Aurora Expeditions today.
Sergey’s first trip to Antarctica left him with even more impressions. Icebergs, penguins, whales, killer whales, and making more new friends.
“I have always liked working with Aurora and it’s nice when passengers are satisfied with our work," remarks Sergey.

Sergey's Destinations

Sergey's Expeditions

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    Expedition - Christmas in Antarctica 2019

    Christmas in Antarctica 2019

    13 DAYS from US$11,900 per person

    Celebrate Christmas Antarctica-style! Experience the best of the peninsula's wildlife and landscapes, with some time for onboard celebrations!

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    Expedition - Spirit of Antarctica

    Spirit of Antarctica

    12 DAYS from US$10,900 per person

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

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    Expedition - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

    21/22 DAYS from US$19,400 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.

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    Expedition - Across the Antarctic Circle

    Across the Antarctic Circle

    13 DAYS from US$11,300 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.

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    Expedition - Antarctic Explorer

    Antarctic Explorer

    11/12 DAYS from US$11,500 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!

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