Ventus Australis

Ventus Australis


Embark on this five-day, four-night expedition from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arenas (Chile). Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on a voyage that will show you the region's pristine landscapes, varied wildlife and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings extraordinary levels of comfort and service to the end of the world.

Note: The route from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia is also available with this ship.

5 Days - 4 Nights
Places visited

What´s included

  • Breakfasts, lunches, and meals.
  • Open bar when the bartender is on duty.
  • Daily shore excursions, as scheduled by the Company.
  • Whiskey and hot chocolate during excursions.
  • Activities inside the ship

Not included

  • Gratuites
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Personal expenses

Detailed description

Day 1
Ushuaia -Check In

Between 10:00 PM and 5:00 PM, we will check-in at the office of Tolkeyen Patagonia Turismo, at Av. San Martín 409, Ushuaia - Argentina, to embark at 6:00 PM.

After boarding, we will make a welcome toast and introduce the Captain and his crew.

The ship will sail to the far south immediately after. Through the mythical Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, we will travel through Patagonia and the channels of Tierra del Fuego.

Day 2
Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

We will sail through the Murray Channel and Nassau Bay, arriving at Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark, if weather conditions permit, to experience the magic of walking through one of the southernmost points of the world, surrounded by charm and legends.

In the afternoon, we will disembark at Wulaia Bay, a historic site of one of the largest settlements of the native Yagans canoeists. We will reach a viewpoint, walking through the Magellanic forest in. which lengas, coigües, canelos, and ferns grow, among other species.

Day 3
Pia Glacier – Porter Glacier

In the morning, we will sail along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to enter and disembark in the Pia Fjord. We will make a trip to the viewpoint from where you will see the homonymous glacier, whose main peak extends from the top of the mountain range to the sea. During the afternoon, in our Zodiac boats, we will navigate between high rocky walls until reaching the Porter Glacier.

Day 4
Agostini Sound – Aguila Glacier – Condor Glacier

In the morning, we will navigate the Cockburn Channel to enter the Agostini Sound, where you can appreciate the glaciers that descend from the center of the Darwin Mountain Range, some of them reaching the sea. During the morning, we will disembark in Zodiac boats for a walk around a lagoon formed by the melting of the Aguila Glacier. In the afternoon, we will navigate in Zodiac boats to approach the Condor Glacier. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the Fuegian channels.

Day 5
Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas

We will disembark at Magdalena Island first thing in the morning if weather conditions are suitable. On the island, we will be able to see a huge colony of Magellanic penguins. This excursion is replaced by a landing on Marta Island in September and April, where South American sea lions can be sighted from Zodiac boats.

Then, we will arrive in Punta Arenas, disembarking at approximately 12:30 hrs.

NOTE: The excursions described in the itineraries are usually possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Owner reserves the right to alter, change or omit part of this itinerary without prior notice, whether motivated by the well-being and safety of passengers, for the adequate preservation of the environment or in the event of any extraordinary circumstance, fortuitous event or force majeure that forces it. For the same reasons, the departure or arrival of ships may be subject to eventual changes. Likewise, it is not possible to guarantee sightings of birds and animals, since the precise location of these is variable.

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