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Before you board

Australis navigates in both Chilean and Argentinian waters and their land. At the time of your voyage, make sure you are up-to-date with all necessary documentation according to your country of origin.



Passport and visa requirements vary for each nationality and it is each passenger's responsibility to inform themselves on these at the time of booking and ensure they have the correct documents necessary to enter both Chile and Argentina. It is important to know that our routes transit from Chile to Argentina and vice versa, so before travelling each passenger must find out whether visas, entry permits or reciprocity fees are required for BOTH countries for their particular nationality, regardless of the port of embarkation, and ensure they are processed well in advance in order to present them at check-in.


Both Chile and Argentina charge a reciprocity tax to certain nationalities when entering either country. This amount varies by nationality though it has been removed for many countries in recent years. It is best to confirm before travelling whether there is a reciprocity tax that needs to be paid.

Countries visited on our routes

All Australis navigation routes disembark in Chilean and Argentinian territories.

Minor Argentinians and Chileans leaving their country

Underage Argentinians and Chileans who leave their country without one of their parents must carry a notarized permit authorizing it. In case of traveling with both parents they should bring the family notebook. Passengers of other nationalities should have similar permits according to their own country's standards.


Check-in is between 10:00 hrs. (10 AM) and 17:00 hrs. (5 PM) at 409 San Martín Street in downtown Ushuaia.
Board starts at 18:00 hrs. (6 PM)
Departure is at 20:00 hrs. (8 PM)
Passengers must be on board at least one hour before the departure.



Check-in is between 13:00 hrs. (1 PM) and 17:00 hrs. (5 PM) at Av. Costanera del Estrecho 1398 (at Prat Port) on the Punta Arenas waterfront. Boarding starts at 18:00 hrs. (6 PM). Departure is at 20:00 hrs. (8 PM).


In order for your voyage on our adventure cruise ship to be as comfortable as possible, we recommend warm, waterproof sports clothing for both women and men. During summer nights and even sometimes during the day, Patagonia can get cold and wet. so be sure to pack sweaters, jackets, pants and rain garments. For exploring and walking during shore excursions, gloves and a pair of firm trekking or hiking boots are suitable for Patagonia.


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