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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego | Stella Australis

5 Days
From AUD 4,848

STYLE: Small Ship Expedition Cruise 

Trip Code: PCTSFTF

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2 (light adventure)

Start: Punta Arenas, Chile

Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP: Stella Australis

DestinationDestination

Chile, Patagonia, Argentina

DestinationDeparture Date

19/10/2024, 27/10/2024, 04/11/2024, 12/11/2024, 20/11/2024, 28/11/2024, 6/12/2024, 14/12/2024, 22/12/2024, 30/12/2024, 7/01/2025, 15/01/2025, 23/01/2025, 31/01/2025, 08/02/2025, 16/2/2025, 24/02/2025, 4/03/2025, 12/03/2025, 20/03/2025

MealsMeals

All meals while onboard the ship and an open bar while the bartender is on duty. Whisky and Hot Chocolate are including during excursions 

TransportTransport

Transfers to/from the port are excluded. Please contact your booking agent if you wish to add these.

TransportAccommodation

Cabin on board ship



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Excursions and Zodiac Cruising in and around Patagonia, Lectures and Activities onboard the Ship

OVERVIEW

Experience a surreal world with this superior 5-day cruise through Patagonia and the fjords of Tierra Del Fuego.

Enjoy the spectacular fjords and stunning natural beauty of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, as you cruise aboard the Stella Australis from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. 
First stop, Ainsworth Bay. Here you will explore the Alberto De Agostini National Park and see the Marinelli Glacier descending. Spot the magnificent Southern Elephant Seals and end the day by being surrounded by a colony of cute Magellan Penguins. The hikes on the following days will guide you through the historical and breathtaking beauty of this one-of-a-kind region. During the trip you will be accompanied by an expert crew and guides, this adventure aboard the comfortable Stella Australis will take you to the 'End of the World'.

*** Please note, this itinerary also operates in reverse, from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia ***

 

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Contact us for more information.

 

On this all-encompassing cruise, you will be provided with travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary. Your all-inclusive cruise in will take place on in the upmarket comfort of the Stella Australis. 

ITINERARY

Check in and luggage drop off is at the Cruceros Australis office, between 13:00hrs and 17:00hrs (1pm-5pm) at 1385 O'Higgins Street (at Arturo Port) on Punta Arena's waterfront. Boarding commences at 18:00hrs (6pm) with departure scheduled at 20:00hrs (8pm). All passengers must be on board the vessel at least one hour before departure. Please note your luggage will be taken to your cabin.

After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the ship will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our trip will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

At dawn, we will navigate our way through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay which is sited within Alberto De Agostini National Park. It’s the perfect spot from which to see the Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range in the distance; and to appreciate how the land returns to life after glacial retreat. We will also take a walk to a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan Forest. Whether on the beach or the island, there’s a good chance of sighting Southern Elephant Seals. But do bear in mind the fact that sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the colony’s unpredictable movements.Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, we will board well-equipped Zodiac boats to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere) and cormorants.

* In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a short walk to a nearby glacier at Brookes Bay.

We will navigate along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel before disembarking at Pia Fjord. From there, we’ll take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from where we can enjoy spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. After this memorable experience, we will continue our voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.

During the morning we will be sailing through Murray Channel, going ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.In the afternoon we will go South through Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia.

Stella Australis: arrival at 08:30 a.m. and 9:30 am according to date of departure.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Experience the wonders of the Patagonian fjords, a visual spectacle where dramatic landscapes and beautiful vistas reign superior. 

  • Encounter unique wildlife of the region including elephant seals, cormorants and the famous Magellan penguins. 

  • This itinerary is perfectly combined with other land based tours in South America, allowing you the opportunity to blend incredible landscapes with indescribable cultural encounters. 

  • Ending in Ushuaia is a perfect launching pad for undertaking the incredible journey to the Frozen White continent, Antarctica. Allowing you to experience the amazing offerings of two of the worlds most unique and indescribably beautiful continents. 

  • Each night you will stay in superior accommodation ensuring your journey is comfortable

Stella Australis

Stella Australis

The Stella Australis is a awe-inspiring cruise ship. The ship, which was constructed in 2010, consists of 100 total cabins and can hold up to 210 passengers. You won’t even miss working out on your Patagonia vacation as the ship contains a gym for passengers. The Stella Australis offers tourists a relaxed stay, while providing breathtaking sights from the decks.For the best in Chile travel choose Australis to reach all of Patagonia’s fabulous venues, attractions, and expeditions. Indulge in first class Chile Travel onboard the Stella Australis. When you travel with us you have to opportunity to relax on a spacious cruise ship, with a beautiful atmosphere, and fine dining. Before you embark on your Patagonia adventure enjoy the comfort of cabins that provide you with incredible ocean views and lavish decor. Wine and dine, mix and mingle, and enjoy our fabulous entertainment on your Patagonia vacation. Use Australis when you visit Patagonia for amazing customer service, excitement, beautiful scenery, and exceptional cuisine. 

Ice Class: Length:
Breadth: Max
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 6.8 / 5.7 knots
Electricity: Passenger
Capacity:
210

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Fjords of Tierra del Fuego | Stella Australis from AUD 4,848
Departing Ending Duration
19 Oct 2024 23 Oct 2024 5
27 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2024 5
04 Nov 2024 08 Nov 2024 5
12 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 5
20 Nov 2024 24 Nov 2024 5
28 Nov 2024 02 Dec 2024 5
06 Dec 2024 10 Dec 2024 5
14 Dec 2024 18 Dec 2024 5
22 Dec 2024 26 Dec 2024 5
30 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 5
07 Jan 2025 11 Jan 2025 5
15 Jan 2025 19 Jan 2025 5
23 Jan 2025 27 Jan 2025 5
31 Jan 2025 04 Feb 2025 5
08 Feb 2025 12 Feb 2025 5
16 Feb 2025 20 Feb 2025 5
24 Feb 2025 28 Feb 2025 5
04 Mar 2025 08 Mar 2025 5
12 Mar 2025 16 Mar 2025 5
20 Mar 2025 24 Mar 2025 5

Important Information

  • Inclusions 

    Cabin accommodation on board Stella Australis 
    All meals whilst on board
    Port taxes (subject to change*)
    All scheduled landings and excursions (subject to weather conditions)
    Open bar (when bartender on duty)
    All on board entertainment & lectures 

    Exclusions 

    Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city 
    Visa fees (if applicable)
    Any additional activities not mentioned in itinerary 
    Gratuities for staff/crew
    *Transfers to/from pier 

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • A single supplement applies. Please contact us for more information and pricing.

  • Transfers to/from the port in both cities are not included and can be added by your Booking agent
    Prices per person are based on twin share unless otherwise specified 

  • Departure date, season and availability. 

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