1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.: Passengers check in at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas.
6.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m.: Boarding M/V Via Australis expedition cruise ship. 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. (D)
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. (B, L, D)
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.
Disembark in the Bay of the Pia Glacier and hike to an observation point. (B, L, D)
Disembarkation after breakfast, from 8:00 a.m. onwards. Our great adventure ends. (B)
M/V Stella Australis
Check in at 245 San Martín Street, Ushuaia (from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). And embark on the M/V Stella Australis expedition cruise ship from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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. (D)
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. (B, L, D)
Disembark at the Bay of the Aguila Glacier and hike towards the glacier. (B, L, D)
After our visit we will arrive in Punta Arenas, where passengers may disembark from 11.30 am onwards. Our great adventure ends. (B)
M/V Via Australis
The crew, headed by the Captain, will welcome you and your fellow travelers aboard for cocktails with your cruise companions. We will set sail to Punta Arenas navigating through the Beagle Channel and the Patagonian channels. You begin a great adventure. (D)
Pia Glacier - Garibaldi Glacier
Today you navigate along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where you disembark. You will take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from which you can appreciate the spectacular Pia Glacier, which stretches from the top of the mountains down to the sea.
In the afternoon, you enter Garibaldi Fjord, where you will disembark to hike through the forest up to a waterfall of glacial origin. There is a spectacular view from this spot. For those who stay onboard, the Captain will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi Glacier, so the panoramic view can be enjoyed from the upper decks. (B, L, D)
Piloto and Nena Glaciers – De Agostini Sound and Águila Glacier
In the morning you sail through the Cockburn Channel to anchor in Chico Sound. Riding in the Zodiac boats you will explore Alakaluf Fjord and observe the Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. The intense blue color of the Piloto Glacier, due to its compression and age, draws attention. You will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the geography of the Fuegian-Patagonian channels.
In the afternoon you enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. In this area you will see glaciers flowing down the mountainside all the way to the sea. In the afternoon you will board the Zodiac boats and head to the Águila Glacier where you will have an easy walk to the base of the glacier. You will learn about Patagonia’s cold rainforest and the forces that molded the area’s landscape. (B, L, D)
Magdalena Island/Arrive Punta Arenas
11:00 a.m. - Early in the morning (and weather permitting!) you will disembark on Magdalena Island, the home of an enormous penguin colony with over 120,000 of them in different stages of breeding. You will take a walk to San Isidro Lighthouse that used to guide the explorer sailors crossing the Strait of Magellan. Afterwards sail into Punta Arenas, arriving at 11:00 a.m. Your great adventure ends. (B)
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