Ventus Australis in Patagonia


The intimate ships of Australis navigate through the southernmost Patagonian channels in Chile and Argentina. Visiting the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, these voyages bring you face to face with natural beauty at its most extraordinary.

Australis offer short itineraries between the southern cities of Punta Arenas and Ushuaia which are the perfect option for intrepid visitors to South America in the austral summer (September to April), enabling travellers from all over the world to see the unspoilt beauty of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

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The Australis fleet

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Why Australis?

Travelling in the southernmost reaches of South America can be tricky, because it has an under-developed tourism infrastructure that makes it difficult to see everything you want, especially if you have limited time.

Australis have over 30 years of experience operating in this region, and you will be accompanied by their expert expedition leaders on board the 200-guest sister ships Stella Australis and Ventus Australis.

We will help you choose an itinerary, with highlights including a visit to South America's most southerly point, the famous Cape Horn, where you can land (weather permitting); historic Wulaia Bay, where Charles Darwin lingered; and plenty of wildlife viewing, including elephant seals, leopard seals, condors and various species of penguin. You will land in truly remote areas to explore pristine sub-polar forests and secluded beaches, glimpse glaciers and ice fields, and cruise isolated fjords dominated by snow-capped Andean peaks.

Certain cruise lines are inextricably linked with the area in which they operate, with a long history that guarantees you the very best itinerary planning, and Australis is your perfect choice in this region.

Your Australis expedition will probably be part of a longer trip, as you fly into southern Patagonia from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, or from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas. We will help you plan your itinerary to suit your tastes, whether that's magnificent cities, hiking in the mountains, horse riding in the Chilean lake district, staying with gauchos on a working estancia in Argentina, or wine tasting in Chile.


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