Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions

At Aurora Expeditions wilderness is a passion they 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 Costa Rica, Scotland, Patagonia and more, 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 1990┬╣s 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 push the boundaries┬╣ has remained unchanged and they are proud of the fact that their spirit of adventure and exploration is as strong as ever. Their adventure activities are proof of this; with many of their 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 their voyages have expert expedition staff who will help to unlock the wonders of these special places.

Ships

  • Sailing on: 9th Nov 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Greg Mortimer, Falklands South Georgia & Antarctica ex Ushuaia Return

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 28th Nov 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Spirit of Antarctica Cruise ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 8th Dec 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Xmas ex Ushuaia Return

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 27th Dec 2020
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer New Year ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia and post-cruise in Punta Arenas.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jan 2021
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Express ex Punta Arenas Return

8 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Punta Arenas with return flights to King George Island.

  • Sailing on: 13th Jan 2021
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Hotel stay in Punta Arenas pre-cruise with a flight to King George Island the following day to embark on a 9 Night Cruise to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 22nd Jan 2021
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 22 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctica Complete ex Ushuaia Return

22 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 12th Feb 2021
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Cruise ex Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

9 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia and post-cruise in Punta Arenas.

  • Sailing on: 21st Feb 2021
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Wild Antarctica Express ex Punta Arenas Return

8 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Punta Arenas with flights to/from King George Island.

  • Sailing on: 1st Mar 2021
  • Departing from: Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Hotel stay in Punta Arenas pre-cruise with a flight to King George Island the following day to embark on a 9 Night Cruise to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 10th Mar 2021
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 21 nights
Greg Mortimer, South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey ex Ushuaia Return

20 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

  • Sailing on: 19th May 2021
  • Departing from: Dublin, Ireland
  • Arriving at: Cobh (Cork), Ireland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Guancaste, Ireland's West Coast ex Dublin to Cobh

11 Night cruise departing from Dublin to Cobh onboard Greg Mortimer. 1 night pre cruise accommodation included in Dublin.

  • Sailing on: 13th Jun 2021
  • Departing from: Oban, Scotland
  • Arriving at: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Greg Mortimer, Wild Scotland ex Oban to Aberdeen

10 Night Cruise sailing from Oban to Aberdeen aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 7th Jul 2021
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Kirkenes, Norway
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Svalbard Odysey ex Longyearbyen to Kirkenes

12 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Kirkenes aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 19th Jul 2021
  • Departing from: Kirkenes, Norway
  • Arriving at: Murmansk, Russia
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 15 nights
Greg Mortimer, Franz Josef Land Explorer ex Kirkenes to Murmansk

15 Night Cruise sailing from Kirkenes to Murmansk aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 3rd Aug 2021
  • Departing from: Murmansk, Russia
  • Arriving at: Kirkenes, Norway
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 15 nights
Greg Mortimer, Franz Josef Land ex Murmansk to Kirkenes

15 Night Cruise sailing from Murmansk to Kirkenes aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 18th Aug 2021
  • Departing from: Kirkenes, Norway
  • Arriving at: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Svalbard Odyssey ex Kirkenes to Longyearbyen

12 Night Cruise sailing from Kirkenes to Longyearbyen aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 30th Aug 2021
  • Departing from: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • Arriving at: Akureyri, Iceland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Greg Mortimer, Jewels of the Arctic ex Longyearbyen to Reykjavik

12 Night Cruise sailing from Longyearbyen to Akureyri aboard Greg Mortimer.

  • Sailing on: 21st Sep 2021
  • Departing from: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Arriving at: St Johns, New Foundland, Canada
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Greg Mortimer, Inuit Arctic & Beyond ex Reykjavik to St Johns

19 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik to St Johns aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Reykjavik.

  • Sailing on: 29th Oct 2021
  • Departing from: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Arriving at: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Sylvia Earle, Spirit of Antarctica Cruise ex Ushuaia Return

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Syliva Earle. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Ushuaia.

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.