We invite you to explore the wonders of the Patagonian fjords with Australis, a Chilean Expedition Cruises company that, since 1990, has been touring the main attractions of Tierra del Fuego, the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. Come and discover an impressive geography, marked by imposing GLACIERS, native forests and exotic flora and fauna, while sailing through canals of incomparable beauty.
Our journey sails through one of the few uninhabited areas of the planet, promoting an EXCLUSIVE, NON-MASSIVE OR INVASIVE tourism, accompanied by expert guides, trained to inform and instruct our guests on a scientific basis. A unique experience, which combines a PREMIUM ALL-INCLUSIVE SERVICE, the best standards in hospitality and fascinating field EXPEDITIONS, all based on an operation that prioritizes, above all, sustainability and safety.
FJORDS OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO
FROM PUNTA ARENAS (CHILE) TO USHUAIA (ARGENTINA)
Set sail from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas, on the shores of the historic Strait of Magellan, on an unforgettable voyage of discovery through the fjords and channels of Tierra del Fuego. Discover Cape Horn and the historic Wulaia Bay, among other attractions along the route.
DAY 1: Punta Arenas – Check In
Between 13:00 and 17:00 hrs, we will begin to check-in at the Muelle Arturo Prat (Av. Costanera del Estrecho 1398) of Punta Arenas, to embark at 18:00 hrs. Once onboard, we will make a welcome toast and introduce the Captain and his crew. The ship will sail to the far south immediately after. Through the mythical Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, we will travel through Patagonia and the fjords of Tierra del Fuego
DAY 2: Ainsworth Bay – Tuckers Islets
We will arrive in the vicinity of the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay. We will learn how life resurfaces after the ice has melted. We will hike through the wonderful sub-Antarctic Magellanic forest. We will visit the Tuckers Islets, where you will see Magellanic penguins and cormorants from the Zodiacs. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a hike near a glacier in Brookes Bay.
DAY 3: Pia Glacier – Glacier Alley
We will sail along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter and disembark in the Pia Fjord. We will sail to the viewpoint from where you can see the homonymous glacier, whose main peak extends from the top of the mountain range to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we will continue our navigation under the majestic gaze of the “Glacier Alley”.
DAY 4: Cape Horn – Wulaia Bay
We will arrive at the Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark, if the weather conditions are suitable, to experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points of the world, surrounded by charm and legends. In the afternoon, we will disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historic site of one of the largest settlements of the native Yagans canoeists. We will reach a viewpoint, walking through the Magellanic forest in which lengas, coigües, canelos and ferns grow, among other species.
DAY 5: Ushuaia
Port of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. We will disembark at 08:30 or 09:00 AM, depending on the sailing date. Arrival in Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra del Fuego and the southernmost city in the world.
FROM USHUAIA (ARGENTINA) TO PUNTA ARENAS (CHILE)
Embark on this five-day, four-night expedition from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arenas (Chile). Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on a voyage that will show you the region’s pristine landscapes, varied wildlife and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings extraordinary levels of comfort and service to the end of the world.
DAY 1: Ushuaia -Check In
Between 10:00 PM and 5:00 PM, we will check-in at Avenida San Martín 409, next to the pier, to embark at 6:00 PM. After boarding, we will make a welcome toast and introduce the Captain and his crew. The ship will sail to the far south immediately after. Through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, we will travel through Patagonia and the channels of Tierra del Fuego.
DAY 2: Cape Horn – Wulaia Bay
We will sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay, arriving at Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark, if weather conditions permit, to experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points of the world, surrounded by charm and legends. In the afternoon, we will disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historic site of one of the largest settlements of the native Yagans canoeists. We will reach a viewpoint, walking through the Magellanic forest in. which lengas, coigües, canelos, and ferns grow, among other species.
DAY 3: Pia Glacier – Porter Glacier
In the morning, we will sail along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter and disembark in the Pia Fjord. We will make a trip to the viewpoint from where you will see the homonymous glacier, whose main peak extends from the top of the mountain range to the sea. During the afternoon, in our Zodiac boats, we will navigate between high rocky walls until reaching the Porter Glacier.
DAY 4: Agostini Sound – Aguila Glacier – Condor Glacier
In the morning, we will 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, we will disembark in Zodiac boats for a walk around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Aguila Glacier. In the afternoon, we will navigate in Zodiac boats to approach the Condor Glacier. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the Fuegian channels.
DAY 5: Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas
We will disembark at Magdalena Island first thing in the morning if weather conditions are suitable. On the island, we will be able to see a huge colony of Magellanic penguins. 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. Then, we will arrive in Punta Arenas, disembarking at approximately 11:30 hrs.
NOTE: The excursions described in the itineraries are usually possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Ship Operator reserves the right to alter, change or omit part of this itinerary without prior notice, whether motivated by the welfare and safety of passengers, for the proper preservation of the environment or in the event of any extraordinary circumstance, fortuitous event or force majeure. The departure or arrival of vessels may be subject to possible changes. It is not possible to guarantee bird and animal sights.