Day 1: Ushuaia
Check in between 10:00 and 17:00 hrs. at Avenida San Martín 409. Boarding at 18:00 hrs. Welcome toast and presentation of the Captain and the Australis crew. Subsequently, the ship will sail towards the South end. Through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, you will visit 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. 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, an 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 arrive at 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 sail along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter and disembark at the Pia Fjord. We will make an excursion to the viewpoint from where you can see the homonymous glacier, whose main language 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, going up to the base of a waterfall of glacial origin. From this point we can appreciate an imposing landscape. For those who remain on board, the Captain will bow towards Garibaldi Glacier to appreciate the panoramic view from the outer decks.
Day 4: Seno Agostini - Águila Glacier - Cóndor Glacier
In the morning we will navigate the Cockburn channel to enter the Agostini bosom, where it will be possible to appreciate the glaciers that descend from the center of the Darwin mountain range, some of them arriving to the sea. During the morning, we will disembark in Zodiac boats for a gentle walk around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Águila Glacier, until we will come face to face. In the afternoon we will sail in Zodiacs boats to get closer to 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
First thing in the morning we will disembark in Isla Magdalena, if weather conditions allow it, a mandatory stop for the supply of old sailors and discoverers. During our walk to the lighthouse we will be able to appreciate a huge colony of Magellanic penguins.
In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a landing in Isla Marta, where South American sea lions can be spotted from the Zodiac boats. Finally you arrive in Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 am.