Just a word to let you know that my wife Bev and I had a great time on our recent trip on board Aurora Explorer. We had unique experiences, good food, a fine crew who could not have done more for us and comfortable accommodation aboard the Explorer. We are so glad to have had the opportunity to do this trip.

Tom Lownie

COVID-19 Update - Trips 1-8 cancelled.  See home page for more information.


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While most of us are snug in bed on land in the dark of night, know that if the tide is right, somewhere along B.C.’s convoluted coastline of bays, coves, inlets and islands, in some remote logging camp, fish farm, First Nations village or rare homestead outpost, the shallow- draught Aurora Explorer is “pushing the beach” powered by two 260-horsepower Caterpillar diesel engines. Like a scene from World War II’s D-Day landings, her bow ramp drops down. And under the glare of fl oodlights, a handful of men, using mostly hand signals and a hydraulic crane, unload freight and pump diesel with familiar ease.

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