Wrangel Island with Aurora Expeditions - Sylvia Earle - July 19 to August 3, 2022

    Set sail from Nome, Alaska, for Russia’s most remote and treasured wildlife sanctuaries, Wrangel Island Nature Reserve.

    Discover the world’s highest concentration of polar bear dens (home to both parents and cubs), the largest population of Pacific walrus, nesting grounds for 100 migratory bird species including snowy owls, snow geese and long-tailed skuas; and reindeer, musk oxen and arctic fox. Having escaped glaciation during the last Ice Age, Wrangel Island is a bonsai garden of some 400 plant species and boasts a human history as sparse and dramatic as the land. Explore the Chukotka coast, where beluga, gray and humpback whales feed, and experience traditional Chukchi life before returning to Nome. 

    Aurora Expeditions requires all embarking crew, Expedition Team and our guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to embarking on any of its cruises.

    Full vaccinations must occur four weeks prior to the embarkation date of the voyage and proof of vaccination will be required to be provided to Aurora Expeditions in advance of the voyage. Additionally, guests will be required to bring a printed copy of their proof of vaccination documentation to board.

    Vaccinations acceptable are those that have been approved by the CDC in the USA, the UK and European Authorities and these vaccines are limited to: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Covishield and AstraZeneca.


    Additional vaccines will be included as we understand their efficacy. We will continue to update our protocols for all operating voyages in accordance with relevant government and international regulations and jurisdictions.