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Stella Australis Cruise / Ushuaia - Punta Arenas

4 days / 3 nights Code: AUS007

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Explore the beautiful channels of Chilean Patagonia, enjoy your paisejes and beauty of to cross the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel.

Itinerary

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 meet, and last promontory of South America.
Cape Horn, an island featuring cliffs of almost 425 meters high, was discovered on January 30, 1616 by a Dutch commercial expedition organized by Isaac LeMaire and under the command of Captain Wilhem Schouten. The Cape owes its name to the Port of Horn from where the expedition departed on June 14, 1615.

Day 1 – Ushuaia

Check in at San Martín 245, Ushuaia, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stella Australis Cruise ship boarding from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship departs for “the uttermost part of the earth.” Our excursion will take us through Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!
Adventure!

Day 2 - Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

We sail through Beagle and Murray channels to reach and disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). Cape Horn, on Hornos Island, is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. This mythical place is known as the “End of the Earth”; a visit is a singular privilege. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005. In the afternoon, we go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest aboriginal settlements. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coigües, Canelos, ferns and other native vegetation to reach a lookout point.

Day 3 - Gunther Plüschow Glacier

In the afternoon, we view awe-inspiring Gunther Plüschow Glacier, named after the region’s pioneering German aviator. Then we sail to Chico Sound, where we disembark in Zodiacs to observe majestic Piloto and Nena glaciers.

Day 4 - Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas

Early in the morning, we go ashore on Magdalena Island, the home of an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic Penguins that we can watch during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan. The island’s penguins migrate in April; as a replacement we visit Marta Island, to observe a sea lion colony. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m.


2014-2015 Seasons:

- Low Season: October 2014, March 18 and 25, 2015.

- High Season: November 2014 to March 11, 2015.

- Promotional Season: September 24, 2014; April 1, 2015.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Excursion
  • Sailing

Today rates

Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person

LOW SEASON 2014 - 2015
Accommodations IncludedSingleDouble
  • Cabin B
-$1,486
  • Cabin A
$2,982$1,988
  • Cabin AA
$3,126$2,084
  • Cabin AAA
$3,272$2,181
  • Cabin AA Superior
$3,941$2,627
  • Cabin AAA Superior
$4,124$2,749
  • USD Dollar
  • CLP Chilean Peso
CRUISE DETAILS:

2014-2015 Seasons:
- Low Season: October 2014, March 18 and 25, 2015.
- High Season: November 2014 to March 11, 2015.
- Promotional Season: September 24, 2014; April 1, 2015.

Departures from Ushuaia:
September 2013: 25.
October 2013: 02-09-16-23-30
November 2013: 06-13-20-27
December 2013: 04-11-18-25
January 2014: 01-08-15-22-29
February 2014: 05-12-19-26
March 2014: 05-12-19-26
April 2014: 02-09

A Cabins:
Located on the second deck of the ship, equipped with twin beds 1.20 m (3.9 ft) wide.
AA Cabins:
Low beds (double base), private facilities, independently controlled Heater, safety box, wardrope, large window to enjoy views, 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
AAA Cabins:
Low beds (double base), private facilities, independently controlled Heater, safety box, wardrope, large window to enjoy views, 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
B Cabins:
Located on the first deck. They are equipped with twin size beds, 3.9 ft wide.
Includes:
• Desembark in Cape horn
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Open Bar.
• Daily land excursions.
• Welcome and good-bye drinks.
• Whisky and hot chocolate during the excursions to the glaciers.
• All activities inside the ship.
Not included:
• Air ticket
• Extras.
• Optional tours and transfers in ports.
• Port taxes: US$40.-
Children rate:
• From 0 to 3 years old free sharing bed with parents.
• Children from 4 to 12 years old, 50% discount sharing cabin with adult.
Recommendations:
• We recommend sports clothing for both women and men. Summer nights and sometimes during the days the Magellan climate is cold. We recommend sweaters, jackets, pants and rain garments during the excursions. For exploring and walking, gloves and a pair of firm shoes or boots are suitable.

They recommend us

  • "Very nice guide ! Thank you for a very good service."

    June/2012

    Carol Nickless

  • "We are just arriving from two tours with VisitChile (one of 4 days at Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales with Torres del Paine, Pinguineras and Navigation to visit Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers; and the other…"

    February/2013

    Graciela Ventós

  • "Everything was perfectly, thanks a lot!"

    February/2013

    Reto Zwahlen

  • "Thanks a lot, great service. "

    March/2013

    Noela Beatriz Inacio

  • "The service was very good, efficient and with proper information about the promoted hotels. "

    December/2012

    Hans Luis Mayer

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