Alaska and Beyond

    Small-Ship Adventures to or from Alaska that include Haida Gwaii, Vancouver, Tokyo, the Aleutian Islands, the Kuril Islands, and Kamchatka and Chukotka

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    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 small groups of travellers on voyages of discovery to regions that inspired them, thereby creating lifelong ambassadors for the preservation and protection of these sacred places. More than two decades later, that pioneering spirit burns just as brightly, as does their preference for small-group, personal expeditions.

    Less people means more solitude and greater flexibility if tides, currents, ice or weather dictate a schedule change. And because they have fewer people to ferry ashore, they often make more landings.

    They make the most of our size advantage to create intimate expeditions varying in length from 10 to 26 days. Simply choose the region you’d like to explore, the amount of time you’ve got and what activities you enjoy. Focus on one destination or combine back-to-back trips for the ultimate adventure.

    You’ll be accompanied by expedition specialists who they believe are the world’s best. Remote area specialists, their onboard lectures entertain and expand your knowledge.

    Whether you’re joining Aurora Expeditions for the first time or returning for another thrilling adventure, their original goals remain unchanged. Explore wild places that stir the soul, offer personal attention on unforgettable expeditions and welcome new friends into the Aurora Expeditions’ family.


    Expeditions:

    • Alaska Adventure & Haida Gwaii - on board Sylvia Earle. Guests: 126. Duration: 13 days. Prices start at 10,895 AUS per person, based on double occupancy.
    • Alaska Adventure: Vancouver to Sitka - on board Sylvia Earle. Guests: 126. Duration: 13 Day. Prices start at 10,895 AUS per person, based on double occupancy.
    • Alaska Odyssey: Vancouver to Anchorage - on board Sylvia  Earle. Guests: 126. Duration: 14 days. Prices start at 11,695 AUS per person, based on double occupancy.
    • Aleutian Islands: Anchorage to Tokyo - on board Sylvia Earle. Guests: 126. Duration: 17 days. Prices start at 15,496 AUS per person, based on double occupancy.
    • Kamchatka and Chukotka - on board Sylvia Earle. Guests: 126. Duration: 18 days. Prices start at 16,395 AUS per person, based on double occupancy.
    • Kuril Islands - on board Sylvia Earle. Guests: 126. Duration: 15 days. Prices start at 13,595 AUS per person, based on double occupancy.