Ocean Expeditions is an Australian-owned and operated company that has provided specialised expedition support in Antarctica for 20 years.
Ben Wallis operates an international charter service with the fully equipped, 75ft steel-hulled, 120-tonne purpose-built expedition support vessel Australis, specifically set up for high latitude expedition voyages.
Australis is set up with a wide range of capabilities for hard working commercial or scientific projects or for laid-back luxury cruising. She is fully equipped to support expeditions, film crews, scientists, photographers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, artists, bird watchers, divers, sightseers and adventurers of all descriptions. In addition to all the luxuries of a well- appointed cruising vessel, she has large storage areas for equipment, cargo wet/dry lab, workshop and more. She carries 9 passengers and the crew.