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Patagonia Australis Cruise - 4 Days


Cruceros Australis was selected by the National Geographic Channel to travel across the untamed geography of Tierra del Fuego, enjoying its flora and fauna, on a trip from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia.

Cruceros Australis was founded in 1990 with the purpose to operate Tourist Cruises in the Chilean-Argentinian Patagonia.
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Cruceros Australis currently, operates The M/V Via Australis was built in 2005 and Stella Australis built in 2010. Via Australis and Stella Australis are an Expedition Cruiseships that sail through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel and explores one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of the world: Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost tip of the South American continent. Offering an alternative of 3 or 4 -night cruises, from September to April.

Itineraries can depart from either Ushuaia in Argentina and Arrive in Punta Arenas, or Depart from Punta Arenas and Arrive in Ushuaia. This gives our clients flexibility to explore both sides of the Southern Patagonia region as well as include several countries in the same itinerary.

Day 1 - Wednesday - Depart Ushuaia

Check in at 245 San Martín Street, Ushuaia (from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). And embark on the “Mare Australis” expedition cruiseship from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The crew headed by the Captain will welcome you aboard for cocktails with your cruise companions. We will set sail to Punta Arenas navigating through the Beagle Channel and the Patagonian channels. This adventure should be an add-on to a longer itinerary in Chile and/or Argentina.

Day 2 - Thursday - Beagle Channel & Cape Horn

Navigation through the Beagle Channel and Murray Channel to disembark at the Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) National Park, weather permitting. We will visit Horn Island to get a panoramic view of the famous and mythical Cape Horn, the place where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans merge and the last promontory of South America. Disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historical indigenous settlement with places of high archeological value. Additionally, this place offers a very beautiful visual spectacle due to its vegetation and geography.

Day 3 - Friday - Günter Plushow Glacier

Disembark at the the Bay of the Günter Plushow Glacier and hike near the glacier. After this unforgettable experience, we will continue navigating through O’Brien and Ballenero Channels, Bahía Desolada, Paso Aguirre and Cockburn Channel.

Day 4 - Saturday - Strait of Magellan - End of itinerary

Early in the morning, in the Strait of Magellan, we will disembark in Magdalena Island, the home of an enormous penguin colony with over 120,000 specimens in different stages of development. We will take a walk to the lighthouse, which was used to guide the exploring sailors on their way across the Strait of Magellan. After our visit we will arrive to Punta Arenas, passengers disembark at 11.30 am. Our great adventure ends.


Package Prices and other details
Category Hotel Prices  
  Vip Luxury Australis Cruise
$1,985 price quote

LAND ONLY -Rates per person based on double occupancy.

All meals on the cruise ship and taxes. Ground transfers to & from airports in Chile and Argentina.

Not Included: Air transport and airport taxes; All drinks and personal expenses.

Important Notice: This is a general itinerary, which does not necessarily incorporate the special interests that you may have personally. Please contact our specialists to customize this trip for you. Call us at 800.772.9188 to speak with an expert now.

- Cruceros Australis reserves the right to modify the cruise rates and departure date published without prior notice. The excursions/day trips described in the itineraries below/above can normally be, and are frequently, carried out. Without prejudice to the aforesaid, Transportes Marítimos Terra Australis S.A. y Transportes Marítimos Via Australis S.A. reserve the right to reschedule shorten or alter all or part of itineraries and/or excursions without previous notice, in order to safeguard the well being and safety of passengers, preserve the environment or due to the extraordinary circumstances, acts of god or force majeure. In view of the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the vessels may be subject to change.

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