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About Aurora Expeditions

From the start, Aurora Expeditions was destined to be different. Co-founders Greg and Margaret Mortimer had a passion for adventure, exploring wild places and sharing the experience with friends and in 1991, Aurora Expeditions, named in honour of Sir Douglas Mawson’s ship, was born.

Their aim was simple – to take ....more

Reasons to tour with Aurora Expeditions

Small Groups - Travelling in small groups (average 138 passengers) means that, unlike on larger ships, you can join every excursion, getting into the environment and exploring via shore landings, Zodiac cruises, kayaking or diving.

Expert Guides - Our highly acclaimed expedition specialists are some of the best in the business. Many are recognised world leaders in their fields, and they enthusiastically share their knowledge.

Flexibility & Freedom - We stop for breaching whales! Our itineraries are designed to be adaptable. If weather or sea ice blocks our way we have a Plan B, C and D! We're always on the lookout for new places to explore.

Spirit of Adventure - No matter where we are, we encourage a true sense of exploration. Zodiac cruise into a craggy cove to take a closer look at rockhopper penguins scaling a cliff.

Solo Travellers - Our small group ethos fosters an open, friendly environment, where making new connections is easy. We welcome solo travellers: avoid single supplements with our cabin-sharing service.

Health & Safety - In consultation with authorities, we have developed in-depth health and safety policies and practices to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers, expedition staff and crew in association with COVID-19.

Deposit Protection - When you book and place a new deposit with Aurora Expeditions your funds are automatically placed into a separate trust fund, which means your deposit is secure and protects your funds at this time of uncertainty.

Aurora Expeditions Ships

Sylvia Earle

Greg Mortimer

Book With Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Aurora Expeditions requires a minimum deposit of 2500 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Secure payments

    All payments are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

Greg Mortimer
11 Nights $7702
Greg Mortimer
13 Nights $9306
Greg Mortimer
11 Nights $11571
Sylvia Earle
14 Nights $15763
Greg Mortimer
23 Nights $19941 $18994
Greg Mortimer
14 Nights $11361
Sylvia Earle
29 Nights $33670
Sylvia Earle
14 Nights $12809
Sylvia Earle
16 Nights $13984
Sylvia Earle
13 Nights $36396 $34668
Sylvia Earle
17 Nights $17947 $17095
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16 Nights $36023
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