Australis Cruise Exploring Patagonia From Ushuaia To Punta Arenas

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Embark on this adventurous five-day, four-night expedition from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arenas (Chile). Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on a journey that will show you the region`s pristine landscapes, its varied fauna and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings extraordinary levels of comfort and service to the end of the world.

With our Australis Cruise "Exploring Patagonia" embark on a five-day, four-night expedition that travels from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arenas (Chile), passing through some of the most remote and incredible places on the planet. 

Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on a trip that will show you the pristine landscapes of the region, its varied fauna and the fascinating human history aboard a expedition ship that brings extraordinary levels of comfort and service to the end of the world.


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Details of Exploring Patagonia From Ushuaia To Punta Arenas

Days Output 2024/2025:

September 2024: 25
October 2024: 3 - 11 - 19 - 27
November 2024: 4 - 12 - 20 - 28
December 2024: 6 - 14 - 22 - 30
January 2025: 7 - 15 - 23 - 31
February 2025: 8 - 16 - 24
March 2025: 4 - 12 - 20 - 28
April 2025: 5
Day 1: Ushuaia

Check in between 10:00 and 17:00 hrs. at Avenida San Martín 409. Boarding at 6:00 p.m. Welcome toast and introduction of the Australis Captain and crew. Subsequently, the ship will set sail towards the extreme South. Through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, you will travel through Patagonia and 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 allow it. The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is an almost vertical promontory 425 meters high. It is known as “the End of the World” and was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005.
In the afternoon we will disembark in Wulaia Bay, a historical site that It was one of the largest settlements of the native Yámanas canoeists. Charles Darwin, English naturalist, landed here in 1833 during his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. This place offers a visual spectacle of great beauty due to its vegetation and geography. We will reach a viewpoint, walking through the Magellanic forest where lengas, coigües, cinnamon trees and ferns grow, among other species.

Day 3: Pía Glacier - Garibaldi Glacier

In the morning we will navigate the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter and disembark in the Pía Fjord. We will take an excursion to the viewpoint from where you can see the glacier of the same name, whose main tongue extends from the top of the mountain range to the sea.
During In the afternoon we will enter the Garibaldi Fjord, to take a walk through the cold Patagonian jungle, climbing to the base of a waterfall of glacial origin. From this point we can appreciate an impressive landscape. For those who remain on board, the Captain will head towards the Garibaldi Glacier to appreciate the panoramic view from the outer decks.

Day 4: Agostini Sound – Águila Glacier – Cóndor Glacier

In the morning we will navigate the Cockburn Channel to enter the Agostini Sound, where it will be possible to appreciate the glaciers that descend from the center of the Darwin mountain range, some of them reaching to the sea. During the morning, we will disembark in Zodiac boats to take a gentle walk around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Águila glacier, until which we will come face to face. In the afternoon we will sail in Zodiacs boats to get closer to the Cóndor 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

First thing in the morning we will disembark on Magdalena Island, if weather conditions permit, an obligatory stop for the supply of former navigators and discoverers. During our walk to the lighthouse we will be able to see an immense colony of Magellanic penguins.
In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a landing on Isla Marta, where South American fur seals can be seen from the Zodiac boats. Finally you reach Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 hrs.
*In September and April this excursion is replaced by Isla Marta.
*Marine transport
*All the foods
*Bar open during defined hours (no cost on wines, drinks and liquors)
*Land excursions
*Entertainment available on board
*Port Tax
*Tips (US $25 per person per night recommended)
*Purchases in the ship`s store, tours or optional activities outside the route described in the Australis itinerary
*Transfers in the cities of embarkation and immigration fees
The excursions described in the itineraries are usually possible to do. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the operator reserves the right to alter, change or omit part of this itinerary without prior notice, whether motivated by the well-being and safety of the passengers, for the adequate preservation of the environment or in the event of an emergency. any extraordinary circumstance, fortuitous event or force majeure that requires it. Check-in times and boarding, departure and arrival processes are approximate. Passengers must check-in at the scheduled time. These processes may be delayed for weather reasons, orders from the maritime authority, health measures of the company or authority, concerns for the well-being of passengers, acts of authority, force majeure or fortuitous event. In case of delay in arrival, the company may postpone check-in, boarding and departure on the next trip, without compensation for passengers.
The passenger is responsible for having the necessary documentation to enter the countries of embarkation and disembarkation, as well as the port cities. You must show this documentation to the Owner if requested. As for clothing, trekking shoes or hiking boots are required, along with waterproof clothing.

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Great experience in Ushuaia

If you are visiting Ushuaia for some days, consider the cruise Exploring Patagonia From Ushuaia To Punta Arenas. We had a really great time!

Reviewed by Hellen
Best cruise in Ushuaia

If you are looking for a cruise in Ushuaia, you should consider booking the expedition Exploring Patagonia From Ushuaia To Punta Arenas. It´ll be an experience you won´t forget!

Reviewed by Hellen