Punta Arenas – Ushuaia – Punta Arenas (7 nights)

Route

Stella Australis

The end of the world welcomes you and Australis will sail through it with you onboard our Patagonian cruise ships. You will experience nature and wildlife like you’ve never done before. Visit the mythical Cape Horn, glaciers, Wulaia Bay, and observe Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island. At the same time you will have an outstanding time onboard an expedition ship designed with your comfort in mind.


Mapa de Referencia

Day 1: Punta Arenas

Check in at 990 Magallanes St. from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Board cruise ship at 6:00 pm. After a welcome cocktail reception offered by the Captain and his crew the ship will depart for “the uttermost part of the earth”. Our trip takes us 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.

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islets

At dawn, we will be navigating through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay, within Alberto De Agostini National Park. From the distance we will see Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range, and appreciate how the land comes back to life after ice retreat. We will also take a walk to discover a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan forest. On the beach, we might enjoy the view of Southern Elephant Seals, although sighting cannot be guaranteed due to colony’s unpredictable location.

Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, onboard Zodiac boats, we will be sailing to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (endemic 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.

Day 3: Pia Glacier

We will be navigating along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where disembarking is scheduled. We will take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from which we can appreciate the spectacular Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountain tops down to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, our sailing will continue along the Beagle Channel through the majestic “Glacier Alley”.

Day 4: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where disembarking is schedule (weather permitting). The mythical 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 for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth”.  The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005.

In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlement. 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 walk through a Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 5: Ushuaia

Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina’s most important city in Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembarking is scheduled at 8:00 a.m.

 

Full Day in Ushuaia

 

Board cruise ship at 5:30 pm. After a welcome cocktail reception offered by the Captain and his crew the ship will depart for “the uttermost part of the earth”. Our trip takes us 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.

Day 6: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where disembarking is scheduled (weather permitting). The mythical Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and it is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route for sailboats between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and it is known as the “End of the Earth”.  The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve in 2005.

In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlement. 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 walk through a Magellan forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

Day 7: De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier

We will be sailing through Brecknock, Ocasión, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of Darwin Mountain Range. In this area we can see glaciers descending the mountainside all the way down to the sea. In the afternoon, onboard Zodiac boats, we will route to Águila Glacier where we will take an easy walk all the way the base of the glacier. We will experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and see how the power of nature molded the area’s landscape.

Day 8: Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas

Magdalena Island

Early in the morning (and weather permitting) we will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the lighthouse. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a ride on Zodiac boat to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions.

Finally, disembarking at Punta Arenas is scheduled at 11:30 am.

 

IMPORTANT: The itinerary of the 7-night route, Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - Punta Arenas repeats excursions on days 4 and 6 landing on Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay.

 

NOTE: The excursions described in the itineraries can normally be carried out. Notwithstanding the above, Transportes Marítimos Terra Australis S.A., Transportes Marítimos Via Australis S.A., and Transportes Marítimos Geo Australis S.A reserve the right to reschedule, shorten, or alter all or part of the itineraries and/or excursions without prior notice, in order to safeguard the wellbeing and safety of passengers, preserve the environment, or due to any extraordinary circumstances, acts of God or force majeure. For the same reasons, the hours of departure or arrival of the vessels may be subject to change. There is no guarantee of wildlife sighting because the precise location of these animals cannot be confirmed.

 

 

  • 2014 - 2015
  • 2015 - 2016
Ruta Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - Punta Arenas | 7 noches
(Rates per person in US$)
Cabin
Promotional
Low
High
B
2.366
2.959
3.781
A
3.174
3.958
4.864
AA
3.332
4.149
5.095
AAA
3.489
4.343
5.340
AA Superior
4.197
5.229
6.370
AAA Superior
4.394
5.472
6.675
Departures M/V Stella Australis
Includes city tour in Ushuaia
September 2014
27
20
October 2014
25
18
11
4
November 2014
29
22
15
8
1
December 2014
27
20
13
6
January 2015
31
24
17
10
3
February 2015
28
21
14
7
March 2015
28
21
14
7

• "The companies" reserve the right to modify the cruise rates and departure dates published, without prior notice. Optional tours and transportation are not included in the cruise rate.

• Rates include accommodation, sea transportation, all meals, open bar when on duty (without additional cost for wines, beverages, and liquors), shore excursions, and on board entertainment.
The above rates are from rates, and only for a limited cabin stock per departure.

• Children Policy 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.

• Rate does not include port tax, migration fee, and national park fee.The cost per person is the following:
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - Punta Arenas route: US$45.- (dollars)
The cost may be modified by the port authorities of each country.

• Single rate in A, AA, AAA, AA Sup or AAA Sup will be 150% of the category rate. Single rate does not apply to Category B. Cabins AA Superior and AAA Superior are only available in M/V Australis.

Ruta Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - Punta Arenas | 7 noches
(Rates per person in US$)
Cabin
Promotional
Low
High
B
2.366
2.959
3.781
A
3.174
3.958
4.864
AA
3.332
4.149
5.095
AAA
3.489
4.343
5.340
AA Superior
4.197
5.229
6.370
AAA Superior
4.394
5.472
6.675
Departures M/V Stella Australis
Includes city tour in Ushuaia
September 2015
26
October 2015
31
24
17
10
3
November 2015
28
21
14
7
December 2015
26
19
12
5
January 2016
30
23
16
9
2
February 2016
27
20
13
6
March 2016
26
19
12
5
April 2016
2

• "The companies" reserve the right to modify the cruise rates and departure dates published, without prior notice. Optional tours and transportation are not included in the cruise rate.

• Rates include accommodation, sea transportation, all meals, open bar when on duty (without additional cost for wines, beverages, and liquors), shore excursions, and on board entertainment.
The above rates are from rates, and only for a limited cabin stock per departure.

• Children Policy 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.

• Rate does not include port tax, migration fee, and national park fee.The cost per person is the following:
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - Punta Arenas route: US$45.- (dollars)
The cost may be modified by the port authorities of each country.

• Single rates will apply in all types of cabins and the rate will be the 150% of the category rate. Cabins AA Superior and AAA Superior are only available in M/V Stella Australis.

During the cruise there will be interesting presentations on the wildlife, history and geography of this legendary region given by the Mare Australis and Via Australis Expedition Group. The presentations will take place both on board (with audio-visual support) and on land.

Discovering Tierra del Fuego

Discovering Tierra del Fuego This lecture gives an interesting vision regarding the sailors who explored this territory, their adventures and encounters with the southernmost natives of the world. The British Phillip Parker King, Pringle Stokes, Charles Darwin, Francis Drake, the Dutch Wilhem Schouten and Jacob LeMaire, the French Bouganville, the Spaniards Ferdinand Magellan, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, the Nodal brothers and their encounters with the local Patagones (Aonikenk), Onas (Selknams), Yamanas (Yaghans), Alacalufes (Kaweskars) and Haush (Manekenk)

 

Cape Horn

A lecture that shows important aspects of the most special excursion of the route, Cape Horn. A little of its history and discovery as well as precise instructions for the next day´s probable onshore excursion.

Strait of Magellan

This is a historical review of the great navigators and explorers that dared to sail in the southern seas, analyzing the contemporary facts during the explorations period, the reasons why and finally the results of the discoveries that happened to change the maps of the world. The lecture is based upon an important number of old navigation charts from Greece up to 1900´s: Marco Polo, Bartolomé Dias, Christopher Columbus, Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, Ferdinand Magellan and the ones that followed them discovering the planet´s most important ocean passages.

Glaciology in Patagonia

From the landscape´s perspective we talk about “Glaciology in Patagonia” as a way to explain the natural process that shaped the Planet´s Landscape, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, we explain the glaciers´ origin, forms, colors and the former/current conditions, giving an important message regarding care for the environment and the planet.

 

Informative Progress

Detailed information on next day activities, with maps of the route and pictures we pretend to inform the passengers of activities for the following day.

Navigation Route

Navigation Route

It is the first lecture that is given to passengers and its objective is to present the region and Patagonia to the world, showing where we are and where we will be going day-to-day on our cruise, places we will visit, climate, suggested clothes for excursions, possible sightings etc…

NOTE: The presentations described in the itineraries can normally be, and are frequently, carried out. Without prejudice to the aforesaid,Transportes Marítimos Terra Australis S.A.,Transportes Marítimos Via Australis S.A.,and Transportes Marítimos Geo Australis S.A. reserve the right to reschedule shorten or alter all or part of itineraries and/or excursions without previous notice.

 

 

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Punta Arenas – Ushuaia – Punta Arenas

7 nights | All Inclusive.

From US $2.366 p/p

Stella Australis

Day 1: Punta Arenas.

Day 2: Ainsworth Bay & Tuckers Islets.

Day 3: Pia Glacier.

Day 4: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay.

Day 5: Ushuaia.

Day 6: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay.

Day 7: De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier.

Day 8: Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas.