Australis Expedition Cruise to visit Cape Horn in Patagonia
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Australis Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 1 Night Free

Embark on an Incredible 4-Night Expedition Cruise: Discover the Fjords of Patagonia from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia – Plus, Enjoy a Bonus Night Stay!
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Australis Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 1 Night Free


Embark on a 4-Night Cruise Adventure Through Remote Patagonia: Includes Complimentary Night Stay in Punta Arenas or Ushuaia!

Embark on an unforgettable four-night cruise expedition from Punta Arenas in Chile to Ushuaia in Argentina and immerse yourself in the wild environment of Patagonia. This trip will showcase the region’s awe-inspiring landscapes, amazing wildlife, and unique human history. Plus, enjoy a complimentary night’s stay either in Punta Arenas or Ushuaia, adding an extra layer of adventure to your journey. Experience the comfort and exceptional service of an expedition ship as you explore the southern portion of this remote area known as Patagonia.


Australis Cruise Expedition from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas


Check in in Punta Arenas (Chile)

Once in Punta Arenas (remember you can book a pretour with us), be ready for your check in procedure.

Between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM, we will conduct check-in at Muelle Prat (EPA), Av. Costanera del Estrecho de Magallanes 1398, Punta Arenas – Chile, followed by embarkation at 6:00 PM.

Once on board, we will have a welcome toast and introduce the Captain and his crew. Subsequently, the ship will set sail towards the southernmost point.

Navigating through the mythical Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, we will venture through Patagonia and the fjords of Tierra del Fuego.




Australis Expedition Cruise to visit Cape Horn in Patagonia


Ainsworth Bay and Tuckers Islets

We will arrive near the Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay. We will learn about the resurgence of life after the retreat of the ice. We will embark on a hike through the wonderful subantarctic Magellanic forest.

We will visit the Tuckers Islets where, from the Zodiacs, we will spot Magellanic penguins and cormorants. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a hike near a glacier in Brookes Bay.

Australis Expedition Cruise to visit Cape Horn in Patagonia


Pia Glacier and the glaciers avenue

In the morning, we will sail through the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter and disembark at Pia Fjord. We will take an excursion to the viewpoint from where you can observe the namesake glacier, whose main tongue extends from the top of the mountain range to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we will continue our navigation under the majestic gaze of the “Glaciers Avenue.”

Australis Expedition Cruise to visit Cape Horn in Patagonia


Cape Horn and disembarkation at Wulaia Bay

Today, we will arrive at Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark if weather conditions allow, to experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points in the world, surrounded by charm and legends.

In the afternoon, we will disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historic site that was one of the largest settlements of the native canoeing Yámana people. We will reach a lookout point by walking through the Magellanic forest, where lenga trees, coigüe trees, cinnamon trees, and ferns grow, among other species.

Rates and Departures for Australis Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia


Arrive to Ushuaia

Arrival at Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra del Fuego and the southernmost city in the world.

Disembarkation at 08:30 hours.

Check with us for post tours to visit Ushuaia,  El calafate, or Buenos Aires

What is Included

  • All inclusive service
  • All meals and explorations
  • internal flights
  • Tips


Breakfast, lunches and dinners. All meals are included.
Open bar when the bartender is on duty.
Daily shore excursions, as scheduled by the Company.
Whiskey and hot chocolate during excursions.
Activities inside the ship

Yes, but please note, disembarkation at Cape Horn National Park depends on the weather conditions. For reference, our historical percentage of possible landings is 75%.

Port fees are an additional cost to the fare and are paid together with the total value of the ticket.

Thev port fees for the 2023-2024 season, they are as follows:

• Punta Arenas to Ushuaia route: US $105.
• Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route: US $105.
• Punta Arenas to Ushuaia to Punta Arenas route: US $120.
• Ushuaia to Punta Arenas to Ushuaia route: US $120.

For the 2024-2025 season, they are as follows:

-Punta Arenas – Ushuaia segment: US $120 per passenger.
-Ushuaia – Punta Arenas segment: US $120 per passenger.
-Punta Arenas – Ushuaia – Punta Arenas segment: US $135 per passenger.
-Ushuaia – Punta Arenas – Ushuaia segment: US $135 per passenger.

These values may be modified without prior notice and may vary depending on the amount determined by the corresponding authorities of each country.


To enter Chile and Argentina there is a reciprocity tax that is charged to citizens of certain nationalities. This amount varies according to nationality and in recent years many countries have eliminated it, so it is advisable to confirm in the country of origin if there is a reciprocity fee in force to consider.

Smoking is only allowed on the outside decks of the ship, since, according to Chilean law No. 20,105, smoking is prohibited in any enclosed space inside the cruise ship.

During the voyage, we provide relevant information that complements the travel experience. Including, for example:
Geography and navigation route.
Birds in Patagonia.
Beagle Channel.
Strait of Magellan.
Marine Mammals.
Aborigines of Patagonia.
Terra Incognita.
Cape Horn

Well, penguins are migratory birds and are usually found in the region between the months of October to March. So, depending the date of your cruise, you can see penguins or not.

Each passenger is free to decide how much to tip. Those who wish to reimburse the service onboard must deliver the gratuity at the ship’s reception desk on the last day of the voyage. We suggest US $25 per person, per day, which will be distributed equally among all the crew that has made the trip an unforgettable experience.

In the cruise months, the temperature fluctuates between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius (equivalent to 41 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit). It is important to note that weather conditions are very unpredictable and could change constantly during the day

The Company has civil liability insurance to respond to losses or damages that passengers and/or their property may experience onboard the ship. This liability is governed by the conditions of the passenger contract and the relevant rules of Book Three of the Chilean Commercial Code. If the passenger wishes to have additional coverage for health risks, death, travel assistance, or other events or contingencies that he/she and/or his/her luggage may experience during the trip, he/she must purchase travel assistance insurance at the insurance company of his/her choice.

The cabins are equipped with plugs for 220 volts. The bathrooms have 220 and 110 volt outlets.

Voluntary gratuities (suggested US $25 per passenger, per night) and personal expenses in the onboard store, such as souvenirs, sportswear or other items, may be paid with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, US dollars, Euros or Chilean pesos.

Yes, each cabin has a safe deposit box to store items.

According to the provisions of the National Forestry Corporation of Chile (CONAF), the use of drones or any type of RPAS technology is prohibited in the Protected Wildlife Areas of the Magallanes Region. The Company prohibits the use on board of drones or any type of RPAS technology.