Fjords of Tierra del Fuego

Cultural & Theme Tours, Punta Arenas to Tour ends Ushuaia, Argentina

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Our Patagonia cruise tours follow the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego highlights the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Whether you are sailing aboard M/V Stella Australis, this four-day journey includes visits to wildlife rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, as well as mystical Wulaia Bay and the legendary Cape HornShared group - multi day tour
DAY 1 Punta ArenasCheck in at 1385 O’Higgins Street (Arturo Prat Port) in Punta Arenas between 13:00 and 17:00 (1-5 PM) on the day of your cruise departure. Board the M/V Stella Australis (6 PM). During the night we cross the Strait of Magellan and enter the labyrinth of channels that define the southern extreme of Patagonian.DAY 2 Ainsworth Bay Tuckers IsletsBy dawn the ship is sailing up Admiralty Sound (Seno Almirantazgo), a spectacular offshoot of the Strait of Magellan that stretches nearly halfway across Tierra del Fuego. The snowcapped peaks of Karukinka Natural Park stretch along the north side of the sound, while the south shore is defined by the deep fjords and broad bays of Alberto de Agostini National Park. We go ashore at Ainsworth Bay, which harbors copious bird life and a colony of southern elephant seals which can sometimes be spotted from the Zodiacs. Leaving Ainsworth Bay behind, we sail west along the sound to the Tucker Islets. After lunch, we board the Zodiacs again for a close-up view of the Magellan penguins that inhabit the tiny islands. More than 4,000 penguins use Tucker as a place to nest, give birth and nurture their chicks.  DAY 3 Pia Glacier Glacier AlleyOvernight we sail around the western end of Tierra del Fuego via the very narrow Gabrial Channel, Magdalena Channel and Cockburn Channel. After rounding the remote Brecknock Peninsula, Stella Australis tacks eastward and enters the Beagle Channel again. By morning we are entering Pia Fjord and boarding the Zodiacs for a shore excursion to Pia Glacier. DAY 4 Wulaia Bay - Cape HornDuring the early morning we navigate the narrow Murray Channel between Navarino and Hoste islands and drop anchor at historic Wulaia Bay, one of the few places in the archipelago where the human history is just as compelling as the natural environment. In the afternoon we cruise across Nassau Bay into the remote archipelago that includes Cape Horn National Park. Weather and sea conditions permitting, we shall go ashore on the windswept island that harbors legendary Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos). DAY 5 UshuaiaThe following morning we sail into Argentine waters and dock in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city.Arrival at 08:30 a.m. and 9:30 am according to date of departure.

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon tea
  • Beverages
  • Continental breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Transport on the M/V Stella Australis cruise ship

What’s not included

  • The listed price does not include a $50 per person departure tax.  The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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