Stella Australis Patagonia Expedition Cruise


Stella Australis Patagonia Expedition Cruise



6 months ago


4 Days


October - April


USD 1,440.00 per person


Apr 05, 2017
Stella Australis Patagonia Expedition Cruise
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Four- and five-day small ship cruises between Punta Arenas, Chile, and Ushuaia, Argentina, explore the heart of Patagonia's scenic beauty and glaciers. Cruise scenic fjords in search of whales and wildlife, explore up close on small craft excursions and walk ashore in the company of expert naturalist guides aboard the comfortable Stella Australis, which operates two unique itineraries to show you the best of Patagonia. This cruise is the perfect combination to any South American tour. Five-day cruises depart every Saturday, and four-day cruises sail every Wednesday.


Rates vary by season and cabin starting at $1189 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.


Day 1: Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

Check in at Punta Arenas, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cruise ship boarding at 6:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterwards, the ship departs for “the uttermost part of the earth”. Our excursion will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. Embark on a Great Adventure!

ACCOMMODATIONS: Stella Australis

MEALS: dinner

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay - Tuckers Islets
Ainsworth Bay, Patagonia, Chile

At dawn, continue navigating through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, inside the Alberto De Agostini National Park. From a distance we may see the Marinelli Glacier which descends from the Darwin Mountain Range, and learn how life begins after the retreat of the ice. Also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the marvelous subpolar Magellanic forest. On the beach, try to see elephant seals, but we cannot guarantee this as the precise location of the colony is unpredictable.

Later, sail to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch board the Zodiac boats to view Magellanic Penguins (which only live in the Southern Hemisphere), and Cormorants. In September and April this excursion is replaced by Brookes Bay for a short walk to approach a glacier.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Stella Australis

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley
Pia Glacier, Patagonia, Chile

Navigate along the main part of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord and disembark near Pia Glacier. Take a short hike to a look-out point with a spectacular view of the entire glacier tongue, stretching from high in the mountains all the way to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley”.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Stella Australis

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
Cape Horn National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Sail through the Beagle and Murray channels to reach Cape Horn National Park and disembark (weather permitting). Cape Horn, is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory, and in the past it was the only entrance to the Pacific Ocean. This place is known as the “End of the Earth”, and it’s the last territory before Antarctica. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.

In the afternoon, go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed here on January 23rd, 1833, during the voyage of the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. Walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Stella Australis

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Ushuaia
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Arrival at Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important city on Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembark at 8:00 a.m., enabling you to get an early start on visiting the city and national parks, and on continuing your trip through Patagonia.


MEALS: breakfast


  • Accommodation, sea transportation, all meals, open bar when on duty (without additional costs for wines, beverages and liquors), shore excursions and on-board entertainment.


Alternative Itinerary: In addition to the 5-day route listed above (departing every Saturday), there is a 4-day cruise itinerary that sails north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas (departing every Wednesday).

4-Day Itinerary...

Day 1 - WED - Ushuaia

Day 2 - THU - Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

Day 3 - FRI - Aguila Glacier

Day 4 - SAT - Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas

Itinerary Notes: Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

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