Australis Small Ship Patagonia Cruises: Cruise On A First Class Small Ship Through Patagonia’s Waterways
Days: 5 | From: $1,440/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 5 and 9 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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The Stella Australis and Ventus Ausralis are sister ships that consist of 100 total cabins each 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 177 square feet (16.5 square meters). The superior cabins average 220 square feet (20.5 square meters).
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.
Itineraries & Pricing
Fjords of Tierra del Fuego (4 Nights) - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
Board the vessel in Punta Arenas / Strait of Magellan
Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islet
Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay
Disembark at Ushuaia
Patagonian Explorer (4 nights) - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
Board the vessel in Ushuaia
Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay
Pía Glacier & Garibaldi Glacier
Condor Glacier & Aguila Glacier
Magdalena Island / Disembark at Punta Arenas
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 – 4 night program
September 2018 – April 2019 & September 2019 – April 2020
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• October and 2nd half of March
• November, December, January, February and 1st half of March
• Select September and April cruises
Single rate will be 150% of the per person rate.
Infants between 0 and 3 years old have a 100% discount, sharing the bed with their parents. Children between 4 and 12 years old have a 50% discount, sharing a cabin with an adult.
A combined 8 night program is available, please inquire for rates.
All accommodations and meals on board; all guided excursions with English-speaking guides
Local airfare (about $350), international airfare, gratuities, insurance, port tax and park fees ($60-$70 depending on route)
Reviews from this trip
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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