You will not find another Patagonia cruise that will provide you with the exceptional customer service, entertainment, and sophisticated dining services that Australis offers. During your Chile travel enjoy world class gourmet cuisine, engaging activities, and remarkable Patagonia tours. Imagine waking up to an incredible ocean view every morning. Well onboard our cruise ships you can! Traveling on Via Australis gives you the most majestic views of snowcapped mountains, clear blue waters, and amazing sunsets.
Ushuaia Check in at San Martin 245, Ushuaia, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cruise-ship boarding from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship departs for the uttermost part of the earth.Our excursion will take us through Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!
Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay We sail through Beagle and Murray channels to reach and disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). Cape Horn, on Hornos Island, is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. This mythical place is known as the End of the Earth; a visit is a singular privilege. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005. In the afternoon, we go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the regions largest aboriginal settlements. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coigues, Canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a lookout point.
Gunther Pluschow Glacier In the afternoon, we view awe-inspiring Gunther Pluschow Glacier, named after the regions pioneering German aviator. Then we sail to Chico Sound, where we disembark in Zodiacs to observe majestic Piloto and Nena glaciers from the sea.
Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas Early in the morning, we go ashore on Magdalena Island, the home of an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic Penguins that we can watch during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan. The islands penguins migrate in April; as a replacement we visit Marta Island, to observe a sea lion colony. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m.