Our purpose

Aware that everything must be done so that future generations have the chance to experience the same expeditions that we offer today, we, Exploris, under the French flag, claim a balanced vision of the company between performance, individual fulfillment and respect for the blue planet and the beings that inhabit it.

With our passengers, we share exceptional experiences that engage us to take action and contribute to sustainable tourism.

Sustainable tourism

Exploris is a work in progress until 2023, but since our beginnings, sustainability issues have been a part of our DNA. We are committed to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to joining programmes aimed at guiding our actions towards greater social responsibility.

This will allow us to offer unforgettable but also responsible journeys to our passengers, from our very first expeditions.


  • For the planet

    Exploris is first and foremost a way of discovering – or rediscovering – planet Earth’s natural wonders. The wide expanse of the oceans we cross during our expeditions, the beauty of the landscapes, the unforgettable fauna and flora, everything that makes our adventures exceptional, deserve to be preserved. We are therefore committed to protecting this fragile ecosystem by doing everything we can to minimise our environmental impact, and by contributing to the preservation of these wonders.

    As a member of IAATO (International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators) and of AECO (The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators), we are committed to preserving the beauty of Mother Nature and are taking concrete steps to protect the planet.

    Exploris is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, limiting the use of plastics, and supporting projects that advance scientific knowledge and contribute to the preservation of biodiversity.

    Find out more about our environmental commitments:

    Minimising our emissions
    Fighting against plastic pollution
    Preserving biodiversity
  • For People

    Exploris is a team made up of passionate people. We are convinced that each member of staff at our headquarters, each crew member, each person we meet during our stopovers and, of course, each and every one of our passengers, plays an essential role in making our expeditions exceptional adventures.

    For us, connection, collaboration, and exchange are essential principles which will enable humanity to face the great challenges of today and tomorrow. 

    This is why we are constantly committed to bettering working conditions for all of our teams by respecting their specific expectations and encouraging our suppliers to adhere to environmental and ethical charters so that we can build a responsible sales policy together. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the cultural identity and the history of the local populations we meet on our expeditions.

    Find out more about our commitments for people:

    For our passengers
    For the local communities we visit
    For science
    For our employees
“Each trip takes me back to a marvellous place where I have the privilege of introducing our passengers to exceptionally diverse wildlife.”

Marie, Exploris Naturalist Guide
South Georgia