• Australis

  • Australis

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

Days: 5 | From: $2,375-$6,655/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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Vessel Information


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).

Yacht Specifications

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

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

Patagonian Explorer (4 nights) - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

Day 1
Board the vessel in Ushuaia

Day 2
Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

Day 3
Pía Glacier & Garibaldi Glacier

Day 4
Condor Glacier & Aguila Glacier

Day 5
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.


Starting rates per person – 4-night program September 2024 – April 2025

Cabin Promotion Low Season High Season
B $1,665 $2,375 $3,255
A $2,265 $3,175 $4,455
AA $2,465 $3,475 $4,755
AAA $2,665 $3,775 $5,155
AA (Sup.) $3,165 $4,175 $6,155
AAA (Sup.) $3,365 $4,475 $6,655

Low Season

• October and the last week of March

High Season

• November, December, January, February, and the first three weeks of March

Promotional Departures

• Select September and April cruises

The 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.

Included: All accommodations and meals on board, open bar at set times (wines, drinks, and spirits are free of charge),  all guided excursions with English-speaking guides

Not Included: Local airfare (about $350), international airfare, gratuities, insurance, port tax and park fees ($95-$110 depending on route, subject to change)

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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