Sailing through Patagonia 

Starting in January 2018, The Patagonia Explorer Cruise will allow you to follow Charles Darwin's footsteps on a unmissable trip through Patagonia.

This five-day, four-night cruise begins in the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, and ends in Punta Arenas which is a famous base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica.

If you would love to see some of the most incredible scenery in the world, save the date, as this ship will take through unforgettable places and unimaginable landscapes. - Visit Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay before heading down the Beagle Channel; get your camera ready as you pass by the frozen giants (glaciers) in the southern flank of the Fuegian Archipelago; get your boots ready for Isla Magdalena and its massive penguin colony before docking at Punta Arenas.

Why Book Your Patagonia Cruise With Us?

  • Prices the same or better than the cruise operators directly
  • Fully packaged protection, so everything booked with us is protected should any cruise arrangements be disrupted
  • Great Offers and Promotions throughout the year
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL, for your complete peace of mind
  • Extensive knowledge of Patagonia and the Cruise Operators to help you decide on the right cruise
  • Tailor your Patagonia Cruise and explore South America while you are there

To find your perfect Patagonia cruise, simply call our Travel Specialists on 0208 546 6222.

Alternatively, complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Day 1: Ushuaia

You will start this adventure by boarding the Ventus ship at 6PM. As usual, there will be a welcoming toast and introduction to the captain and crew.

Say goodbye to Ushuaia as you will enter Chilean territory over night.

Day 2: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

Enter the remote archipelago that comprises Cape Horn National Park. Here you will be able to go ashore on the windswept island that harbors legendary Cape Horn often referred to as "End of the Earth". The park was also declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005 so you can easily understand why this is such an unmissable destination.

Later on, you will sail back across Nassau Bay and anchor at Wulaia Bay, which is an archipelago where the surrounding nature is not the only highlight; you will also be able to witness compelling human history here.

Day 3: Pía Glacier & Garibaldi Glacier

In the morning you will enter Pia Fjord and board on the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier. You will take a very nice short hike so that you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the impressive glacier.

Later on and already making way further west along the Beagle Channel you will be able to enter another long fjord as the ship will anchor near Garibaldi Glacier for another shore excursion. Garibaldi is especially interesting as it is one of the only three glaciers in Patagonia that still gain mass rather than losing it. 

On this hike, you can expect a Magellanic forest, a glacier waterfall, a towering wall of ferns and moss as well as truly spectacular viewpoints looking down on the glacier and fjord.

Day 4: Agostini Sound, Águila Glacier & Cóndor Glacier

You will start your fourth day at sea by entering Agostini Sound where you can view the stunning glaciers that descend from the middle of the Darwin Mountain Range, some of them even reaching the water.

After disembarking a very pleasant walk around a lagoon will follow which was formed by the melting of the Águila Glacier. You will reach a spot right in front of that glacier with stunning views.

The afternoon will be reserved for approaching the Condor Glacier via Zodiac and hopefully see some of the abundant Andean Condors in the area.

Day 5: Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas

On this day you will anchor off Magdalena Island which lies about halfway between Tierra del Fuego and the Chilean mainland. Take a look at the unique lighthouse before you go ashore on a hike that leads to the colony of Magellanic penguins that inhabits this island. You will also be able to visit a small museum lodged inside the vintage 1902 lighthouse.


To find your perfect Patagonia cruise, simply call our Travel Specialists on 0208 546 6222.

Alternatively, complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Ventus Australis

The Ventus Australis is the new star vessel in the Australis array of ships and will be launched in January 2018. This luxurious ship consists of 100 cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers. It is tailor-made for exploring the remote Southern tip of South America which means that all aspects of it - from size, length, draft, and engine power - have been designed to accommodate the needs of a vessel that travels through locations that require extra maneuverability such as; narrows fjords and channels.


To find your perfect Patagonia cruise, simply call our Travel Specialists on 0208 546 6222.

Alternatively, complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

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What is It Like on the Patagonian Explorer Cruise?

Let us show you courtesy of our friends at Australis. This short video should give you a great flavour into the world of Australis cruises.

Ventus Australis


This luxurious ship is the addition to the Australis family and is completely tailor-made for exploring the remote Southern tip of South America.

From £1.392 pp

 
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Stella Australis


Constructed in 2010 the Stella Australis is a luxurious ship which consists of 100 cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers.

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