World Journeys | Australis Cruising in Patagonia

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 200-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.


  • Summary

    Duration

    5 Days / 4 Nights from USD US$1,785*

    Countries

    Argentina, Chile, Patagonia, Multi Country Tours - South America

    Type of Journey

    Cruise, Wildlife, Active

    Highlights

    • Straits of Magellan • Beagle Channel • Tierra del Fuego • Pia Glacier • Cape Horn • Wulaia Bay

  • Departure Dates

    2024
    Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
    21, 29 Sep
    7, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 Oct
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Nov
    2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 Dec
    Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
    25 Sep
    3, 11, 19, 23, 27, 31 Oct
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Nov
    2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30 Dec
    2025
    Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
    3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 Jan
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Feb
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Mar
    1 Apr
    22, 30 Sep
    8, 16, 20, 24, 28 Oct
    1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 Nov
    3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27,31 Dec
    Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
    3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 Jan
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Feb
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Mar
    5 Apr
    26 Sep
    4, 12, 20, 24, 28 Oct
    1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 Nov
    3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31 Dec
    2026
    Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Jan
    1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 Feb
    1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 Mar
    2 Apr
    Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28 Jan
    1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 Feb
    1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29 Mar
    6 Apr
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • 4 nights aboard either the M/V Stella Australis or Ventus Australis
    • All meals during your cruise including a 24/7 cafeteria
    • Open bar from 10 am to midnight
    • Daily shore excursions with whiskey and hot chocolate
    • Onboard activities including lectures led by naturalist guides
    • Port taxes and national park fees

    Not Included

    • Transfers to/from the port

  • Gratuity

    • Gratuities; recommended US$25 per person per night

  • Pricing

    Description Twin
    USD
    Single
    USD
    Extra
    USD

    2024
    Category B Cabins
    21 – 30 Sep
    Oct
    1 Nov – 31 Dec



    1785
    2495
    3375



    2620
    3685
    5005

    2025
    Category B Cabins
    1 Jan – 16 Mar
    17 – 31 Mar
    1 – 5 Apr
    Sep
    Oct
    1 Nov – 31 Dec



    3375
    2495
    1785
    1815
    2585
    3480



    5005
    3685
    2620
    2665
    3820
    5055

    2026
    Category B Cabins
    4 Jan – 13 Mar
    17 – 29 Mar
    Apr

    Please enquire about other cabin categories



    3480
    2585
    1815



    5055
    3820
    2665

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Punta Arenas to Ushuaia itinerary

    Day 1: Punta Arenas > Beagle Channel
    Afternoon embarkation onto your very comfortable cruise ship. Before settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome toast and meet the Captain and the crew. The ship will sail to the far south through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan.

    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

    Arrive at the Cape Horn National Park, and if weather conditions are suitable, you will experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points of the world. In the afternoon, disembark at historic Wulaia Bay, just as Charles Darwin did in 1833. This is an area renowned for mesmerising beauty in both vegetation and landscape.

    Day 5: Ushuaia
    Arrive Ushuaia this morning where arrangements end.

    Ushuaia to Punta Arenas Itinerary
    Day 1: Ushuaia
    Afternoon embarkation onto your very comfortable cruise ship. Before settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome toast and meet the Captain and the crew. The ship will sail to the far south through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan.

    Day 2: Cape Horn > Wulaia Bay
    Arrive at the Cape Horn National Park, and if weather conditions are suitable, you will experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points of the world. In the afternoon, disembark at historic Wulaia Bay, just as Charles Darwin did in 1833. This is an area renowned for mesmerising beauty in both vegetation and landscape.

    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. During the afternoon, in your Zodiac boats, you will navigate between high rocky walls until reaching the Porter Glacier.

    Day 4: Glacier Alley > Agostini Sound > Aguila Glacier > Condor Glacier
    In the morning, navigate the Cockburn Channel to enter the Agostini Sound, where you can appreciate the glaciers that descend from the center of the Darwin Mountain Range, some of them reaching the sea. During the morning, you will disembark in Zodiac boats for a walk around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Aguila Glacier. In the afternoon, you will navigate in Zodiac boats to approach the Condor Glacier, and learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the Fuegian channels.

    Day 5: Condor Glacier > Magdalena Island > Punta Arenas
    Before arriving in Punta Arenas, if weather conditions are suitable, you will disembark at Magdalena Island where you will be able to see a huge colony of Magellanic penguins. Then, you will arrive in Punta Arenas where arrangements end.

    NB: This excursion is replaced by a landing on Marta Island in September and April, where South American sea lions can be sighted from Zodiac boats.

  • Booking Conditions

    • Please enquire about pricing for children (12 and under) or additional bed pricing
    • Please also enquire about pricing for other cabin categories (AA, AAA, AA Superior, and AAA Superior)
    • Waterproof trekking shoes or hiking boots and clothing are required for field expeditions
    • A 9-day roundtrip cruise from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia is also available, please enquire for details and pricing

 

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