Explore with Cruceros Australis the wonders of the southernmost Patagonian channels and see the main attractions of Tierra del Fuego, the Straits of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn.
The bottom of the world awaits you aboard these expedition cruise ships on journeys that retrace much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian archipelago aboard HMS Beagle. Visit legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay and the spectacular Glacier Alley. Visit Magellanic penguin colonies on Magdalena and Tuckers islets as well as ice fields, fjords, sub-polar forests and secluded beaches. The scenic maritime route through the fjords of Tierra del Fuego will take your breath away as you cruise amongst the natural beauty of the Patagonian flora, fauna and geology.
The expedition team and entire crew will be in charge of making sure your trip is pleasant, fun, and interesting. They will organize activities onboard in a friendly and warm atmosphere. You will be able to participate in daily excursions on zodiac boats with their expert guides. They will give audiovisual talks about the flora and fauna, geography, glaciology, ethnography, and the history of the Patagonia region. The official languages onboard are Spanish and English,
Please view the selection of Cruceros Australis itineraries on offer at the bottom of this page.
Wulaia Bay is a historical site and was one of the largest settlements of the original canoeing inhabitants of the region, the Yamana. Charles Darwin went ashore at this location on January 23rd 1833 during his voyage onboard HMS Beagle. This location offers a visual spectacle of great beauty because of its vegetation and geography. Arrive at a lookout point, walking through the Magellanic forest, where native trees such as lengas, coigües, canelos, and ferns, among other species, grow.
Cape Horn National Park The mythical Cape Horn, an almost vertical 425 meter high cliff was discovered in 1616. For many years it was an important navigation route for sailboats sailing between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Known as the end of the world and declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June, 2005.
Pía Glacier Head towards a lookout point offering excellent conditions for observing the mountain range and where this impressive glacier originates and its entire displacement can be seen until it reaches the sea.
Piloto and Nena Glaciers View the glaciers from the zodiac boats. The intense blue color of the Piloto glacier is awe-inspiring due to its age and compression. Learn about the formation of the glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the Tierra del Fuego- Patagonian channels.
Águila Glacier Disembark for an easy walk on the shore of a lagoon surrounded by mountains until you reach the glacier. We can see the cold rainforest of Patagonia and the movements that shaped the landscape of this amazing place.
Tuckers Islets Observe Magellanic penguins and cormorants from the Zodiac boats.
Ainsworth Bay near the Marinelli Glacier, in the Darwin Mountain Range and inside the Alberto de Agostini National Park. Take a walk exploring a beaver dam and the wonderful surrounding sub-polar Magellanic forest. On the beach you may see elephant seals although a sighting is not guaranteed as the exact location of the colony is unpredictable.
Cuceros Australis vessels (please refer to the links below for information on the deck plans and cabins)
Built in 2005, The Via Australis can hold up to 136 passengers while offering 64 comfortable cabins. With a deck, entertainment, and beautiful cabins, the Via Australis allows each passenger to have the best Chilean travel experience possible. Kick back and relax on your journey to an exciting and unforgettable adventure. You will not find another Patagonia cruise that will provide you with the exceptional customer service, entertainment, and sophisticated dining services that Australis offers. Australis Patagonia cruises offer guests an exciting Chilean cultural experience. During your Chilean travels enjoy world class gourmet cuisine, engaging activities, and remarkable Patagonian tours. Imagine waking up to an incredible ocean view every morning. Well onboard these cruise ships you can. Travelling on Via Australis gives you the most majestic views of snowcapped mountains, clear blue waters and amazing sunsets.
Whether you are travelling to Patagonia to explore all of its wild attractions or you prefer to wine and dine on an exceptional cuisine, you can find all that you are looking for on the Stella Australis. Built in 2010 with a passenger capacity of 210, this cruise ship offers spacious cabins with plush bedding, storage options and a lounge area. In addition to the room’s amenities passengers can enjoy a view of the crisp ocean waters and the snow white mountainous skylines. Socialites will enjoy the comfortable Sky Lounge that makes for a perfect atmosphere to meet guests from all over the world while enjoying a decadent drink specials and meals. Experience all of the Patagonian region’s amazing beauty by cruising your way down to sites like Cape Horn and more.