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Aurora Expeditions

Cruising to the heart of nature

About Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions is an Australian-owned adventure company specialising in small group voyages to the Polar Regions and other wild, remote destinations.

A world leader in expedition cruising, we offer passengers the chance to have an intimate experience of the destination, with the support of expert staff and flexible, innovative itineraries.  Deeply committed to education and preservation of the environment, Aurora's philosophy is to respectfully visit these wilderness areas and in turn, create ambassadors for their protection.

Having pioneered a number of adventure activities in remote destinations, Aurora Expeditions offer an extensive program of activities including mountain climbing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and photography.  All voyages are run under the guidance of our team of experienced expedition staff, expert naturalists, historians and crew.

Why travel with Aurora Expeditions?

  • Our reputation – We feel our reputation speaks for itself. A founding member of IAATO (International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators), we have been in the expedition cruise industry since its inception and helped draft environmental guidelines that have become the world standard.
  • Our experience - nearly 20 years operating expedition cruises worldwide!
  • Small ships – Taking a maximum of 54 passengers in the polar regions, and 70 in the tropics, allows for the most personal experience and convivial atmosphere on board.
  • Access to remote destinations – our fleet of small ships are chosen for their suitability to each destination, ice-strengthened in the Polar regions and shallow drafts for the tropics; allowing access to the most remote regions.
  • We run our own ships and have full control over itineraries and operations.
  • Safety is our priority – with an impeccable safety record, passenger safety is paramount on all our voyages.

Find out more about travelling with us today!

Our Activities

  • Alpine
  • Beach & Watersport
  • Bird watching
  • Climbing
  • Day hiking
  • Eco-focused
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Exploring
  • Family
  • Geotourism
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Ice
  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Paddlesport
  • Photography
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • Scuba & Snorkeling
  • Sea-kayaking
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife

Our Destinations

  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Europe
  • Greenland
  • Pacific
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Polar
  • Russia
  • South America
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

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