Image Credit: Greg Kraushaar

In Shackleton's footsteps

  • BY AG Society |
  • November 20, 2015

In March 2017 the AG Society will partner with Aurora Expeditions for a special voyage to South Georgia and the Antarctic.

THE EXPEDITION WILL mark 100 years since the conclusion of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic adventure in 1917. This will commemorate his famous journey across South Georgia to rescue crew stranded on Elephant Island. We’ll follow his route, offering a small group the chance to walk in his footsteps. You will be led by a team of expert guides, naturalists and historians, who will interpret the wildlife and history of this remarkable destination.

Dates: 8–25 March 2017 (18 days)

Vessel: The 54-passenger Polar Pioneer

Cost: From US$14,300 pp

Route: Ushuaia, Argentina–Santiago, Chile

Bookings: Call 02 9252 1033 or 1800 637 688, or visit Aurora Expeditions

Related feature and gallery: Echoes of Shackleton

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Penguin, seal and whale encounters on daily shore visits and Zodiac cruises;
  • Visit historic research huts and scientific stations;
  • Sail the Weddell Sea past vast icebergs and in search of geological wonders;
  • Land at Elephant Island;
  • Visit penguin rookeries;
  • Pay your respects at the explorer’s Grytviken grave;
  • Trace Shackleton’s journey from Fortuna Bay–Stromness;
  • A small group has the chance to trek across South Georgia as part of our Alpine Crossing.