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Australis Cruise – Patagonia


Australis is 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.

If you would like more information on the Australis Cruises such as dates, routes, etc, please contact us. Prices from $1565USD. We are also happy to arrange pre and post cruise excursions in Argentina and/or Chile for you as well. Contact for more information .


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]JOURNEY THROUGH AN EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPE

Australis Cruise 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 being.


Given our decades of experience in the region, Australis is able to craft itineraries that meet the needs of just about anyone who wants to explore the waterways and islands of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. You can elect to sail with us for an entire week or just three nights. Departures are 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, each season we feature special themed cruises that revolve around whale watching and Charles Darwin, as well as a 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 pleasures 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.

We love Patagonia! It is definitely a bucket-list destination and one of our favourite places on earth. We’d be happy to help design the ultimate Chile & Argentina itinerary for you…just send us a message HERE and start planning now![/vc_column_text][vc_masonry_media_grid gap=”3″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1544924114158-c0e97ec8-f4cb-7″ include=”49382,49383,49384,49385,49386,49388,49389,49390,49391,49392,49393,49394,49395″][/vc_column][/vc_row]