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  • Australis

Australis Small Ship Patagonia Cruises: Cruise On A First Class Small Ship Through Patagonia’s Waterways

Days: 4 & 5 | From: $1,189/per person

Discover one of the most beautiful and unexplored regions of the world. Australis Cruises let you sail through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to visit some of the remotest destinations on the planet, several of which are accessible only by boat. The excursions combine spectacular scenery and interesting wildlife with first class service on board.

Itineraries vary among the 4- and 5-day programs, and include both one-way and round trip options. You can choose to sail round trip from either Ushuaia or Punta Arenas, or you can take a one-way cruise between the two and combine Chilean Patagonia with Tierra del Fuego and other areas in Southern Argentina. Let us know your travel schedule and we will help you find the best option that works with your itinerary.

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Vessel Information


The Stella Australis consists of 100 total cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers. There are 3 B cabins, 34 A cabins, 36 AA cabins, 33 AAA cabins, 2 AA Superior Cabins, and 3 AAA Superior Cabins. 96 of the cabins are approximately 16.5 square meters. The superior cabins average 20.5 square meters.

Yacht Specifications

Construction year: 2010
Passenger capacity: 210
Total Cabins: 100
Length: 89 meters
Beam: 14.6 meters
Gross Tonnage: 4,500 tons
Motor: 2 Cummins diesel engines of 1,400 hp each
Maximum speed: 13 knots
Cruising speed: 12 knots.

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Itineraries & Pricing

4 Nights Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

Day 1
Board the vessel in Punta Arenas / Strait of Magellan

Day 2
Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islet

Day 3
Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley

Day 4
Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

Day 5
Disembark at Ushuaia

3 Nights Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Day 1
Board the vessel in Ushuaia

Day 2
Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

Day 3
Agostini Sound / Águila Glacier / Piloto and Nena Glaciers

Day 4
Magdalena Island / Disembark at Punta Arenas


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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.


Rates per person in US$ (5 days / 4 nights, Punta Arenas to Ushuaia):
September 2016 – April 2017 & September 2017 – April 2018

CabinPromotionLow SeasonHigh Season
AA (Sup.)2,5553,1833,867
AAA (Sup.)2,6753,3314,054

Rates per person in US$ (4 days / 3 nights, Ushuaia to Punta Arenas):
September 2016 – April 2017 & September 2017 – April 2018

CabinPromotionLow SeasonHigh Season
AA (Sup.)2,1082,6273,183
AAA (Sup.)2,2072,7493,338

Low Season
• October and 2nd half of March

High Season
• November, December, January, February and 1st half of March

Promotional Departures
• Select September and April cruises

Special Departures
• Christmas & New Year’s

Single rate in A, AA, AAA, AA Sup or AAA Sup will be 150% of the category rate. Single rate does not apply to Category B.

All accommodations and meals on board; all guided excursions with English-speaking guides

Not Included
Local airfare (about $350), international airfare, gratuities, insurance, port tax and park fees ($50-$60 depending on route)

Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The cruise through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel was the icing on the cake. What a magical way to celebrate my parents' 60th anniversary with our extended family.
    Bob McGrory
  • The cruise on the Australis was such a great adventure; we visited Cape Horn and a glacier, and got to see penguins from a Zodiac. The food and cabins on the ship were excellent.
    Diana O'Loane and Rick Grandoni
  • Stella Australis: Terrific cruise—exceeded expectations.
    Alan Weyl
  • The guides on the Australis were excellent. They gave us lectures before the tours and gave tons of information during the tour.
    Sue & Burt Zwick

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