Explore the end of the world on the M/V Stella Australis, taking in the spectacular view of Chile's Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of South America.
The Stella Australis adventure cruise ship has the option of three, four, and seven night itineraries. Travel through passages where other cruise ships don’t often venture. See the glaciers, fjords, sub-polar forests, and wildlife of this region from the large promenade deck.
Take rest in the spacious cabins with cozy beds, full bathrooms, and panoramic views. Researchers from places like the Wildlife Conservation Society are often hosted on-board. This cruise is committed to preserving the environment and utilizes eco-friendly practices to ensure a minimal carbon footprint. Their green efforts include recycling and disposing of waste correctly. The Stella Australis also gives back to the local area by funding the museum of Wulaia Bay and the eco-friendly boardwalks in Cape Horn and Ainsworth Bay.
Guests dine on buffet breakfasts and lunches, and enjoy four-course dinners of continental and Chilean cuisine. Sip a cocktail, glass of wine, or craft beer and mingle with fellow guests in the lounge.
In the library, research the flora, fauna, and history of Patagonia, or play a board game with a fellow passenger. Explore the remote bays in an inflatable Zodiac boat. The guides share their knowledge of this place with adventure-seekers. Set foot on secluded islands with rocky beaches, hike through forests to pristine waterfalls and glaciers, and spy on elephant and leopard seals. Penguins waddle through the Alberto de Agostini National Park, home to streams and beaver habitats. Andean condors and Caracara falcons soar through the air, while humpback whales, dolphins, and sea lions are often sighted in the chilly waters.
Observe Magellanic penguins in Tuckers Islets or the mountain range of Pia Glacier. Delve into the history of Wulaia Bay where Charles Darwin went ashore during his voyage on the HMS Beagle in 1833.
Visit Cape Horn, once an important spot for sailboats going between the Pacific and Atlantic, and now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Today guests on the M/V Stella Australis can get a glimpse into the adventures of explorers of the past who traversed the end of the earth.