Australia’s award-winning travel company Aurora Expeditions has unveiled a new expedition ship that will take you to the Subantarctic Safari

Making her debut voyage from 4 to 20 November 2022, the Sylvia Earle will take passengers on a 17-day adventure to the Subantarctic Safari, where you can explore the rich history and unique wildlife of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands

New Ship Launch: Sylvia Earle's Maiden Season
Get up close with penguin colonies in South Georgia

Board the ship in Santiago, Chile, and embark on an exploratory journey that brings you to the history-steeped Falklands, home to a huge diversity of penguin species and the largest colony of black-browed albatross in the world. Then, visit South Georgia for its enormous king penguin colonies and rare elephant and Antarctic fur seals. Passengers will also have the opportunity to trace the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s infamous journey here. The journey then ends in Ushuaia, Argentina.

New Ship Launch: Sylvia Earle's Maiden Season
Sylvia Earle’s science centre

Sylvia Earle’s voyage represents Aurora Expedition’s spirit of exploration, discovery and education best. As Hayley Peacock-Gower, CMO at Aurora Expeditions commented, “This highly anticipated vessel is intended to be a floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet, with a large focus on marine education and conservation in line with Dr Earle’s own longstanding efforts. We are so looking forward to having our adventurous expeditioners join us in exploring some of the world’s wildest, most awe-inspiring and important regions whilst paying tribute to such an incredible hero of our planet.” 

New Ship Launch: Sylvia Earle's Maiden Season
Dr Sylvia Earle, president and chairperson of Mission Blue
and the Sylvia Earle Alliance

Dr Earle’s deep passion for the marine environment can be felt throughout the ship. Aside from being certified 100 per cent carbon neutral, the ship also pays tribute to six pioneering female conservationists from around the world on the ships’ public deck: Jo Ruxton, Dr. Asha de Vos, Hanli Prinsloo, Dr. Carden Wallace AM, Bernadette Demientieff and Sharon Kwok. 

“Travelling with Aurora Expeditions on the Sylvia Earle will be an incredible opportunity for people to learn about the planet’s extraordinary marine habitats and the importance of protecting them,” Dr Earle commented.

The Sylvia Earle will go on to explore the areas of Antarctica, Costa Rica, the Canadian Arctic, and more in the coming seasons. Some adventure activities to look forward to include sea kayaking, polar snorkelling, alpine trekking and more. Book here.

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