Australis Cruising in Patagonia
• Straits of Magellan • Beagle Channel • Tierra del Fuego • Pia Glacier • Cape Horn • Wulaia Bay
Cruise through the scenic fjords of Tierra del Fuego, highlighting the splendour and beauty of Patagonia and some of its most important historical sites. These cruises complement land based Patagonian tours perfectly as they take you to remote and beautiful destinations only reachable by sea!
Highlights include: Wildlife rich Ainsworth Bay, Pia Glacier, Glacier Alley, mystical Wulaia Bay and the legendary Cape Horn.
Your Ship: Australis vessels are specially designed to access the most remote corners of the Strait of Magellan, where larger vessels cannot navigate. Small on the outside and spacious on the inside The M/V Stella Australis and her new sister-ship, the M/V Ventus Australis are extremely comfortable 210 passenger expedition vessels offering a range of cabin categories, outstanding naturalist guides and superb cuisine. Spacious cabins, all of which overlook the exterior, both ships have been carefully decorated, offering maximum interior comfort and spectacular views from virtually all parts of the ship.
Day 1: Punta Arenas > Beagle Channel Afternoon embarkation onto your very comfortable cruise ship. Settle into your cabin and in the evening cast off to begin your amazing adventure sailing through the Straits of Magellan heading for the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party with the captain and fellow passengers this evening.
Day 2: Ainsworth Bay > Tucker Inlet Morning excursion to visit a beaver dam and elephant seals. Walk through mystical Magellanic temperate rainforest. Afternoon zodiac ride to spot more penguins.
Day 3: Pia Fjord > Glacier Alley A day of incredible scenery as you navigate the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel, which is famous for its impressive 'Glacier Alley'. Here glaciers tumble from the mountaintops towards the sea.
Day 4: Cape Horn > Wulaia Bay Land at historic Wulaia Bay, just as Charles Darwin did in 1833. This is an area renowned for mesmerising beauty in both vegetation and landscape. Continue to Cape Horn National park, the bottom of South America, where weather permitting you will take an excursion ashore.
Day 5: Ushuaia Arrive Ushuaia this morning and either stay (additional cost) or connect to other cities by air.
• Tailor-made journey • 4 nights' aboard either the M/V Stella Australis or M/V Ventus Australis, Category B cabin • Sea transport • All meals • Open bar • Scheduled excursions on board • Lectures and excursions led by expert naturalist guides
Pricing (per person) $USD
Departs Select dates spring, summer and autumn (Jan - Apr and Sep - Dec).
Select dates spring, summer and autumn (Jan - Apr and Sep - Dec).
Booking conditions • 4 night cruises are available in the reverse direction from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and 8 night extended cruises are available return from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia
• Pricing varies per cabin category and departure date - please enquire
• 4 night cruises are available in the reverse direction from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and 8 night extended cruises are available return from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia • Pricing varies per cabin category and departure date - please enquire
Not included • Port taxes
• National Park fees
• Port taxes • National Park fees • Transfers • Gratuities
Gratuity US$15 per person per night is recommended if you are satisfied with service.
US$15 per person per night is recommended if you are satisfied with service.