Chile South Cruises, Patagonia Region
Expeditions from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia and from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas.
Visit: The Estrecho de Magallanes, the Patagonia, Ushuaia, Tierra de Fuego, Glacial
Marinelli, island Tucker, Glacial D'Agostini, Channel María Magdalena,
Besides Puerto Williams, Puerto of Ushuaia and Tierra de Fuego.
Departs from Punta Arenas city or Ushuaia
Punta Arenas, capital of the Chilean Patagonia, is the point of departure to all
the geographical points of this fantastic region, with Hotels and tourist services
to every measure, Tip Sand offers all that is needed to initiate that desired
crossing by the Patagonia.
· Day 1:
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
Shipment in the Cruiser Mare Australis. The crew, headed by the Captain,
will welcome you aboard for cocktails with your cruise companions. Immediately
after, the ship will depart towards the city of Ushuaia, through the mythical
Strait of Magellan, sailing through the Patagonian Channels and around Tierra del
Fuego. The beginning of a great adventure.
· Day 2:
Bay Ainsworth - Glaciar Marinelli - Islote Tucker
To Marinelli Glacier
With the first light of dawn, navigation will continue through Almirantazgo Fjord.
We will disembark in Ainsworth Bay near Marinelli Glacier, where we will take a
walk to see an elephant seal colony closely and we will also appreciate the
During the afternoon, we will approach Tucker Islet on board zodiac boats to admire
a small colony of Magellan Penguins. We will also see other bird species such as
Skuas and Cormorants. The presence of dolphins and sea lions is also likely.
· Day 3:
Serrano Glacier - D'Agostini Glacier - Cóndor Glacier
Early morning finds us by the D´Agostini Fjord where we can appreciate the Serrano
Glacier and later the D'Agostini Glacier. We will disembark in Cóndor Bay,
close to the Cóndor Glacier. Here we will enjoy a short walk through the native
forest and an excursion by boats.
After boarding again, the ship will sail through the Magdalena and Cockburn
channels towards the Beagle Channel.
· Day 4:
Channel Beagle - Garibaldi Glacier - Puerto Wiliams
Disembark at the coast of the Garibaldi Inlet to take an adventurous excursion
where we will appreciate the wild vegetation and forests on the slopes of the
mountains of the region.
Sail along the north-west arm of the Beagle Channel where the majestic "Glacier
Alley" can be appreciated. Land at Puerto Williams, located on the Navarino Island,
where there is an interesting anthropologic museum, a naval base and one of the
last representations of sub-Antarctic vegetation.
· Day 5:
Early arrival to Ushuaia, the most important Argentinean city on Tierra del Fuego
island and the southernmost city in the world.
Disembarkation after breakfast, from 09 am onwards. Our great adventure ends.
Ushuaia - Punta Arenas
· Día 1:
Ship on the Mare Australis of 17:00 to 18:00 hours
The crew headed by the Captain will welcome you aboard for cocktails with your cruise
companions. We will set sail to Punta Arenas navigating through the Beagle Channel and
the Patagonian channels. We begin a great adventure.
· Day 2:
Cape Horns (Cabo Hornos) - Wulaia Bay
Navigation through the Beagle Channel and Murray Channel to disembark at the Cape
Horns (Cape Horn) National Park, weather permitting.
We will visit Horn Island to get a panoramic view of the famous and mythical Cape
Horn, the place where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans merge and the last promontory
of South America.
Disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historical indigenous settlement with places of high
archeological value. Additionally, this place offers a very beautiful visual spectacle
due to its vegetation and geography.
· Day 3:
We will sail back across the main branch of the Beagle Channel to disembark in front
of Pia Glacier. We will take a short walk to an observation point where we can also
see more examples of the areas vegetation. The glacier and the array of icebergs,
can be seen in all their glory. This glacier 's source is in the middle of the
Darwin mountain range and reaches the sea at Pia Bay.
After this unforgettable experience, we will continue navigating through
O'Brien and Ballenero Channels, Bahía Desolada, Paso Aguirre and Cockburn Channel.
· Day 4:
Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas
Early in the morning, in the Strait of Magellan, we will disembark in Magdalena Island,
the home of an enormous penguin colony with over 120.000 specimens in different stages
of development. We will take a walk to the lighthouse, which was used to guide the
exploring sailors on their way across the Strait of Magellan.
After our visit we will arrive to Punta Arenas, where passengers may disembark from
11.00 am onwards. Our great adventure ends.