Australis is an expedition cruise company that specializes in exploring the "end of the world" -- the pristine waterways of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego at the bottom end of South America. Catering to only around 200 passengers maximum, our ships undertake three-, four- and seven-night itineraries between September and April each year. Our Patagonia cruise tours sail between Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina) along the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and other legendary passages including many places where few other cruise ships venture. During 25 years of sailing and travel to Patagonia, we've had the privilege to introduce more than 100,000 travelers to the glaciers, fjords, sub-polar forests and amazing marine and terrestrial wildlife of Patagonia. In addition to our vacation cruises, we have enhanced the region's visitor experience by funding the museum at Wulaia Bay and the eco-friendly boardwalks at Cape Horn and Ainsworth Bay. We also support scientific efforts by hosting researchers aboard our ships from Magallanes University, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Center for Quaternary Studies of Fuego, Patagonia and the Antarctic (CEQUA). Fully owned and operated by Chileans, our objective as a company is providing Australis passengers from around the world with an unforgettable cruise experience that includes extraordinary contact with nature, amazing cuisine and the best onboard service in South America.