Explore two of the most untouched places on the planet on a five-day luxury cruise. You'll discover the wild and windswept lands of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, which are abundant with magical fjords and calving glaciers. Tour the massive Pia Glacier and spectacular Glacier Alley, and visit mythical Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. This cruise promises to be as fascinating on board as it is on shore, with expert guides and naturalists leading interpretative seminars on the majestic glaciology, flora and fauna of the region.
Take a five-day luxury cruise through the wilds of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
Visit the rocky promontory of remote Cape Horn, known as the "End of the Earth"
Take a Zodiac to get up close to a colony of Magellanic penguins
Arrive in Punta Arenas and board your cruise ship. After a welcome cocktail reception, the ship will depart, traveling through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Arrive at Ainsworth Bay inside of Alberto De Agostini National Park, and view the Marinelli Glacier from a distance (weather allowing). Walk to a beaver dam in the marvelous subpolar Magellanic forest and look for elephant seals on the beach. Then, sail to Tuckers Islet and board a Zodiac to view Magellanic Penguins, which only live in the Southern Hemisphere. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a trip to Brookes Bay, where we land for a short walk to a glacier.
Cruise the Beagle Channel and enter a narrow fjord before disembarking near Pia Glacier. Take a short hike to a lookout point with a spectacular view of the entire glacier tongue, stretching from high in the mountains all the way to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, continue sailing along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic "Glacier Alley."
Sail through the Murray Channel between Navarino and Hoste islands and drop anchor at historic Wulaia Bay, an area renowned for its mesmerizing beauty, and stroll through a Magellanic forest to reach a lookout point with sweeping views. In the afternoon we cruise across Nassau Bay and disembark at Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). This sheer, rocky promontory is known as the "End of the Earth" and is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Arrive in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and disembark between 8:30 - 9:00am.
MT Sobek's legacy in Patagonia enables us to work with premier guides and cruise operators, including Cruceros Australis.
We'll take you with the only cruise company allowed to sail where the Atlantic and Pacific meet.
We provide Patagonia adventures of all activity levels, including this easy cruise that gets you to the heart of Cape Horn and Tierra del Fuego.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Cruise through Patagonian waterways, take exciting Zodiac expeditions, and enjoy short, easy hikes.
Spend five days aboard a small luxury expedition ship. The ships include open and comfortable public areas - accompanied by exceptional cuisine and lectures.
Patagonia's weather can change rapidly. Expect sunshine, clouds, rain, wind and maybe snow. During the cruise season, temperatures fluctuate between 41F-59F.
Upon request, a transfer agent will meet you at the airport or your hotel and transfer you to the Australis office to check-in before we depart at 8:00PM.
There is no WiFi service aboard the ship.
The legendary Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. Glaciers, fjords, penguin colonies and the flora and fauna of areas declared by the United Nations as the most pristine on our planet.
Cabins are equipped with 220 volt plugs. Plugs for both 220 volts and for 110 volts are found in the bathroom.
Penguins are normally seen from early October through early April, before they migrate to the north.
In the Protected Wild Areas of the Magallanes Region, the use of drones or any RPAS technology is prohibited. On Magdalena Island the use of selfie sticks are prohibited as they disturb the wildlife.
We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.
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