Cape Horn | Chilean Fjords | Magdalena Island
The M/V Via Australis, was built in 2005. This 129 passenger ship has a capacity of 63 cabins and a crew of 40. The brand new M/V Stella Australis has a capacity for 200 passengers. Join this fascinating adventure to the southern edge of the world. You’ll be amazed by a scenic paradise of forests, glaciers and snow-capped summits as you navigate through the picturesque fjords and channels, rich with flora and fauna. The ships offer modern and comfortable amenities, including large cabins with private baths, spacious public areas, gourmet dining and a seasoned, professional crew to ensure that this will be a most memorable experience.
Note: All Shore Excursions Per Itinerary Are Included.
4 Days | 3 Nights*
Departures every other Friday – M/V Via Australis** The M/V Via Australis sails on Friday from Punta Arenas and returns to Punta Arenas
5 Days | 4 Nights
Departures on Saturday (M/V Stella Australis) and Monday M/V Via Australis** sailing from Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina
|Patagonia||3||Friday Departures on M/V Via Australis|
|Patagonia||4||Saturday Departures on M/V Stella Australis and Monday Departures on M/V Via Australis|
Afternoon embarkation. After a welcome reception, the ship sets sail, through the mythical Strait of Magellan to Southern Patagonia, including Tierra de Fuego. (D)
At dawn, continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound until arriving near Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay. Enjoy a walk to discover a beaver dam in the middle of a marvelous Magellanic forest. On the beach, observe a colony of elephant seals. Visit Tucker Islet and view colonies of Magellanic penguins and cormorants from the zodiac boats. The islet’s penguins migrate in April; as a replacement we visit Brookes Bay, for a short walk to see a glacier. (B,L,D)
Navigate the main part of the Beagle Channel to enter Pia Bay; disembark near the glacier. Excursion to a lookout point ideal for viewing the mountain range where the glacier originates. After this unforgettable experience, sail along the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley.” (B,L,D)
Sail through the Beagle Channel. Disembark in Cape Horn National Park. This mythical place known as “The End of the Earth”, where a visit is considered a privilege. In the afternoon, go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay. (B,L,D)
Arrive in Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra de Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Morning disembarkation. Time to visit the city and national parks, then continue your trip through Patagonia. (B)