Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions

At Aurora Expeditions wilderness is a passion we share with others by taking small groups of like-minded people to some of the most isolated places on our planet. From the polar regions of Antarctica and High Arctic to the wilds of the Russian Coast, Papua New Guinea and Australia¹s Kimberley Coast, Aurora Expeditions aims to create special expedition-style cruises that foster an understanding and appreciation of our natural world.

The Australian-owned adventure company was initially established in the early 1990¹s by adventures Greg Mortimer and Margaret Werner when they began sharing their love of remote places by organising ship-based trips for keen friends and fellow travellers. Their style to Œpush the boundaries¹ has remained unchanged and we are proud of the fact that our spirit of adventure and exploration is as strong as ever. Our adventure activities are proof of this; many of our voyages offering polar scuba diving, sea kayaking, camping and mountain climbing.

Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora Expeditions were the founding member of both the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO). All our voyages are have expert expedition staff who will help to unlock the wonders of these special places.

Ships

  • Sailing on: 27th Nov 2017
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 19 nights
Polar Pioneer, In Depth South Georgia & Antarctica ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

19 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Williams to Ushuaia aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 16th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Polar Pioneer, Spirit of Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

11 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 27th Dec 2017
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Santiago, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 17 nights
Polar Pioneer, South Georgia & Antarctica ex Ushuaia to Santiago

17 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Port Stanley aboard Polar Pioneer. Flight from Port Stanley to Punta Arenas or Santiago post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 13th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 17 nights
Polar Pioneer, South Georgia & Antarctica ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Flight from Punta Arenas to Port Stanley followed by a 17 Night Cruise sailing from Port Stanley to Ushuaia aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 30th Jan 2018
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Polar Pioneer. Flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 7th Feb 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Punta Arenas Return

1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Areans and a flight to King George Island. 9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Puerto Williams aboard Polar Pioneer. Finishing with a flight to Punta Arenas.

  • Sailing on: 17th Feb 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas Return

9 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Williams to King George Island aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 25th Feb 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Ushuaia aboard Polar Pioneer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Arenas.

  • Sailing on: 7th Mar 2018
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 17 nights
Polar Pioneer, In Shackletons Footsteps ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

17 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to Port Stanley aboard Polar Pioneer. Flight from Port Stanley to Punta Arenas post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 24th Mar 2018
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Polar Pioneer, Sub-Antarctic Safari ex Port Stanley Return

14 Night Cruise sailing from Port Stanley roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 1st Jun 2018
  • Departing from: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Arriving at: Broome, Western Australia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Darwin to Broome

10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Coral Expeditions I.

  • Sailing on: 11th Jun 2018
  • Departing from: Broome, Western Australia
  • Arriving at: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Broome to Darwin

10 Night Cruise sailing from Broome to Darwin aboard Coral Expeditions I.

  • Sailing on: 21st Jun 2018
  • Departing from: Oban, Scotland
  • Arriving at: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Wild Scotland ex Oban to Aberdeen

10 Night Cruise sailing from Oban to Aberdeen aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Jun 2018
  • Departing from: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Arriving at: Broome, Western Australia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Coral Expeditions I, Kimberley Expedition ex Darwin to Broome

10 Night Cruise sailing from Darwin to Broome aboard Coral Expeditions I.

  • Sailing on: 7th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 17th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Polar Pioneer, Spitsbergen Odyssey ex Longyearbyen Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 23 nights
Polar Pioneer, Arctic Complete ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

23 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Keflavik aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 6th Aug 2018
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Keflavik, Iceland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 13 nights
Polar Pioneer, Jewels of the Arcitc ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

13 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Reykjavik aboard Polar Pioneer.

  • Sailing on: 19th Aug 2018
  • Departing from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 13 nights
Polar Pioneer, Jewels of the Arcitc ex Reykjavik to Longyearbyen

13 Night Cruise sailing from Keflavik to Longyearbyen aboard Polar Pioneer.

Our excellent Western chefs prepare three healthy, delicious meals each day, with snacks and treats available in the dining rooms at other times.

Tipping?

People often ask us what they should do about tipping. Tipping is a very personal matter but if pressed, we recommend $US7 per passenger per day that you are on the ship. It is better for the crew if we can give them US dollars cash.

Children

The nature of these cruises means that the company does not take children under the age of 12. Children 12 and over pay full adult fare and are treated as adults. No special activities are offered.