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Cape Horn Cruises

Cape Horn & Cordillera Darwin's Glaciers/Fjords of Tierra Del Fuego

Cape Horn Cruises

Australis takes you on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth” on modern expedition cruise ships that ply the untamed wonderland at the bottom end of South America. Patagonian nature is on full display as we navigate the legendary Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn and the remote islands of Tierra del Fuego on voyages that take you to places that only around a thousand people visit each year. Follow in the footsteps of Magellan, Drake and Darwin as you hike secluded beaches, listen to groaning glaciers, explore the lush sub-polar forest, discover elephant seals, penguins and other native creatures, and glimpse what the earth must have been like before human beings.

Given our decades of experience in the region, Australis had crea- ted itineraries that highlight the best of the waterways and islands of Patagonia. You can elect to sail with us for an entire week or on our 3 and 4 night one way itineraries from Punta Arenas (Chile) or Ushuaia (Argentina) — on roundtrip journeys that land you back in the same port where you started or straight-line itineraries that start at one city and end at the other. In addition, we feature a special land-and-sea itinerary that entails a drive across Tierra del Fuego (and its king penguin colony) and a cruise back through the archipelago. No matter which trip you choose, each and every Australis cruise blends Patagonia’s incredible scenery and wildlife with onboard ple- asures like gourmet cuisine, interesting presentations and comfy cabins. Shore landings are carried out in well-equipped Zodiacs and led by guides who are experts on the region’s flora, fauna, geology and human history.

One of the few cruise ship companies that navigates the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and that offers shore excursions at Cape Horn, Australis has exclusive landing rights at a number of stops along our routes including Wulaia Bay. No matter which cruise you choose, the journey includes the snowcapped peaks of the Darwin Range, spectacular fjords that rival those of Norway, tidewater glaciers that tumble down to the shore from vast ice fields, pristine Magellanic forests where few humans have trod before, and a unique blend of South American and Antarctic wildlife that thrives in one of the few uninhabited areas left on planet Earth. As part of this privilege, Australis has created practices and infrastructure that minimize the impact of our visitations so these precious areas will endure forever. Among these steps are boardwalks to protect fragile habitats and ongoing monitoring of flora, fauna, water conditions and other scientific protocols in conjunction with researchers from Chilean institutes and the Wildlife Conservation Society.


The following are summaries of the cruises’ itineraries. For detailed itineraries, please click here.





INDIVIDUAL PASSENGER FARE: Applicable to all types of cabins, i.e., an additional 50% of the value of the category.
FARE FOR CHILDREN: Up to 3 years old, 100% discount, sharing bed with parents. Feel free to reach out for crib availability.

FARE FOR MINORS: From 4 to 12 years old, 50% discount sharing cabin with an adult.
EXTRA BED: An extra bed can be added for double cabins, please contact us for rates and availability.

The Company reserves the right to modify the departure dates published in these pricing conditions without prior notice, which will be valid from the publication date. The hours of check-in, boarding, departure, and arrival are approximate.

The vessel may be delayed, without liability for the Ship Operator, due to weather conditions, by order of the maritime authority, due to the welfare, health and safety of one or more passengers or due to an act of authority or other event constituting force majeure or fortuitous event, and the passenger shall not be entitled to any compensation for such circumstance.

The check-in, boarding, and disembarkation times may be modified to ensure social distancing or for other health reasons without affecting the ship’s departure time for this reason.

Rates include accommodations, sea transportation, all meals, open bar on defined hours (free of charge on wines, drinks and spirits), shore excursions and on-board entertainment.

Gratuities (US$ 25 per person per night is recommended), calls from the onboard satellite phone, boat shop purchases, optional tours outside the Australis route itinerary, port transfers visa fees, national park fees or Chile and Argentina port fees.

Total port fees per person for bookings are as follows:
• Punta Arenas to Ushuaia route: US $95 (US Dollars)
• Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route: US $95 (US Dollars)
• Punta Arenas to Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route: US $110 (US Dollars)
• Ushuaia to Punta Arenas to Ushuaia route: US $110 (US Dollars)

These fees may change at the discretion of port authorities. They are not included in the cruise rate and must be paid along with your final payment.

A US $300 deposit per person is required to secure a reservation. Full payment of the ticket price must be made to the Company no later than 60 days prior to departure.

The following charges apply in case of cancellation of a reservation as of the date the Company receives a cancellation notice in writing:

• Up to 120 days before departure…………………..US $0 (zero).
• From 119 and 60 days before departure…………US $300.- (Deposit)
• Between 59 and 50 days before sailing…………..25% of the value of the sale.
• Between 49 and 40 days before sailing…………..50% of the value of the sale.
• Between 39 and 30 days before sailing…………..75% of the value of the sale.
• Between 29 and the date of issue of the ticket…100% of the value of the sale.

The following payment methods are accepted: Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners International, as well as bank transfers, Paypal (payment in US dollars) and Transbank (payment in Chilean pesos).

The Company may cancel one or more voyages due to force majeure or acts of God, i.e., the sanitary measures imposed by the national authorities in the port of departure or landfall that prevent the departure or landfall and/or the restrictions imposed by the national or international authorities that restrict or prevent the access of passengers to the port of departure or carrying out maritime tourism voyages.

Furthermore, the Company may cancel, without any liability whatsoever, one or more voyages if circumstances arising from the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on the maritime transportation of passengers and/or on the tourist cruise market prevent, discourage or affect in any way the feasibility of such voyages. This situation shall be deemed to include the circumstance that the trip in question does not have a sufficient number of passengers to justify its execution, either from the economic point of view or from the point of view of the necessary human or material resources, as well as any other factor that prevents, hinders or makes it more burdensome to have such resources available. The qualification of this circumstance shall correspond to the exclusive judgment of the Company, which shall neither express nor prove its origin, all of which is expressly accepted when the reservation is formulated.

The Company shall not be liable for any rescheduling of sailings or cancellations of the voyages it performs, when the conditions foreseen and/or in force at the beginning of the voyages determined by the sanitary emergency caused by the COVID 19 pandemic prevent sailing on the scheduled dates.

In the event of cancellation of the trip for any of the above mentioned reasons, the Company shall only be obliged to reimburse the value of the amount paid for the reservation, being deemed understood that any indemnity action for any reason, including consequential damage, loss of profit or moral damage, has been waived by the mere fact of making the reservation. The waiver shall apply in case of rescheduling of the voyage.

Each passenger must be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses necessary for their immunization, following current health standards and with a type of vaccine accredited with the official certification issued by the health authority.

Each passenger, directly or through the travel agency that made the reservation, must send via email and at least 45 days in advance their vaccination certificate.

The Shipowner will communicate to the passenger, directly or through the respective travel agency, any doubts or observations regarding their official certification. The passenger must correct the corresponding doubts or objections. Notwithstanding the preceding, each passenger must show the corresponding official certificate without pending observations before sailing. Without a proper vaccination certificate, the passenger will not be able to board the ship.

Additionally, and before boarding, the Shipowner may require the passenger to perform a Covid-19 antigen test provided by the

Company for this purpose, which, if negative, will allow them to board the ship. In no case will this antigen test replace the vaccination certificate.

Likewise, the passenger’s responsibility is to have all the necessary documentation required by the authorities to enter the Magallanes Region, which must be shown to the Shipowner if needed.

The trips described in the itineraries are usually possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company reserves the right to alter, change or disregard part of this itinerary without prior notice, whether motivated by the welfare and safety of passengers, for the proper preservation of the environment or due to any extraordinary circumstance, fortuitous event or force majeure. Furthermore the departure or arrival of vessels may be subject to possible changes.

Thus, it is not possible to guarantee bird and animal sightings, since the precise location may change.