Tierra del Fuego Explorers

A whole week of Tierra del Fuego exploration, with 5 different hikes to photograph the region's varied wildlife (Sea Lions, Elephant Seals & Cormorants), Glaciers (Aguila, Marinelli & Pia) & Landscapes, as well as set foot on Cape Horn. Starts & ends in Argentina.

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8 Days

$2,957

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Explore Cape Horn National Park, learn about Wulaia Bay's history
  • Zodiac boat excursions to Aguila glacier in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range
  • Morning landing on Magdalena Island - get up close to its wildlife
  • Explore Magellan Bay and nearby Magellan penguins
  • Navigation of Glacier Alley and hike to Pia Glacier viewpoint

Landmarks visited on Tierra del Fuego Explorers

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia

Check in between 10:00 and 16:00 at 409 San Mart?n Street. Board the M/V Stella Australis cruise ship at 17:30. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the M/V Stella Australis will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our voyage will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.


Day 2: Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

We will be sailing through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the 'End of the Earth'. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.

In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.


Day 3: De Agostini Sound - Aguila Glacier

We will be sailing through Brecknock, Ocasion, Cockburn, and Magdalena Channels to enter the spectacular De Agostini Sound, in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range. This is where we shall see glaciers sliding down the mountainside all the way to the sea.In the afternoon, in well-equipped Zodiac boats, we will travel to the Aguila Glacier where we will embark upon an easy walk to its base. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of Patagonia's cold rainforest and to see how the power of nature has moulded the spectacular landscape.


Day 4: Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas

Early in the morning, weather permitting, we will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the lighthouse.In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to observe South American Sea Lions.

Finally, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for 11:30.

Board the cruise ship at 18:00. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the ship will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our trip will take us through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.


Day 5:  Ainsworth Bay - Tucker Islets

At dawn, we will navigate our way through Almirantazgo Sound, arriving at Ainsworth Bay which is sited within Alberto De Agostini National Park. It's the perfect spot from which to see the Marinelli Glacier descending from Darwin Mountain Range in the distance, and to appreciate how the land returns to life after glacial retreat. We will also take a walk to a beaver dam in the stunning sub-polar Magellan Forest. Whether on the beach or the island, there's a good chance of sighting Southern Elephant Seals. But do bear in mind the fact that sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the colony's unpredictable movements.Later, we will be sailing to Tuckers Islets, and after lunch, we will board well-equipped Zodiac boats to get close to a colony of Magellan Penguins (indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere) and cormorants.

* In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a short walk to a nearby glacier at Brookes Bay.


Day 6:  Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley

We will navigate along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel before disembarking at Pia Fjord. From there, we'll take a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint from where we can enjoy spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Pia Glacier whose main tongue extends from the mountaintops down to the sea. After this memorable experience, we will continue our voyage along the Beagle Channel through the majestic Glacier Alley.


Day 7:  Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay

During the morning we will be sailing through Murray Channel, going ashore at historical Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, canelos, ferns, and other endemic vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.

In the afternoon we will go South through Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the Atlantic, and is referred to as the 'End of the Earth'. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2005.


Day 8: Ushuaia

Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina's most important city in Tierra del Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembarking is scheduled at 8:00 a.m.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted are in $USD per person based on 2 people sharing.

Availabilty changes all the time so please contact us for up to date details, and any cabins recently made available.

B Cabin
A Cabin
AA Cabin
AAA Cabin
AA Superior
AAA Superior
March 2017
29-Mar-2017 Full $4,857 Full Full Full Full
April 2017
1-Apr-2017 Full Full Full $5,333 Full Full
5-Apr-2017 Full Full $5,086 $4,884 Full Full
September 2017
30-Sep-2017 Full Full $3,332 $3,489 $4,197 $4,394
October 2017
4-Oct-2017 $2,957* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
7-Oct-2017 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
11-Oct-2017 Full* Full Full Full Full $5,472
14-Oct-2017 Full* Full $4,149 Full $5,229 $5,472
18-Oct-2017 Full* Full Full $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
21-Oct-2017 Full* Full $4,149 $4,343 Full Full
25-Oct-2017 Full* Full $4,149 $4,343 Full Full
28-Oct-2017 Full* Full $4,149 Full Full Full
November 2017
1-Nov-2017 Full Full Full $5,333 Full Full
4-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
8-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
11-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
15-Nov-2017 Full Full Full $5,333 Full Full
18-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full $6,345 Full
22-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
25-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
29-Nov-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
December 2017
6-Dec-2017 Full Full Full $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
9-Dec-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
13-Dec-2017 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 Full
16-Dec-2017 Full Full Full Full Full $6,653
20-Dec-2017 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
23-Dec-2017 Full Full $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 Full
27-Dec-2017 Full Full Full $5,333 Full $6,653
30-Dec-2017 Full Full Full Full Full Full
January 2018
2-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
3-Jan-2018 Full Full Full $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
6-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
6-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
10-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
10-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
13-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
14-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
17-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
18-Jan-2018 $3,774 $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
20-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
22-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
24-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 Full $6,653
26-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
27-Jan-2018 Full Full Full $5,333 Full $6,653
30-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
31-Jan-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
February 2018
3-Feb-2018 Full Full $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
4-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 Full
7-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
8-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
10-Feb-2018 Full Full Full $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
12-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 Full
14-Feb-2018 Full Full $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
16-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
20-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
24-Feb-2018 Full Full $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
24-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
28-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 Full $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
28-Feb-2018 Full $4,857 Full $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
March 2018
4-Mar-2018 Full $4,857 $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
8-Mar-2018 Full Full $5,086 $5,333 $6,345 $6,653
10-Mar-2018 Full Full Full Full Full $6,653
12-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
14-Mar-2018 $2,957* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
16-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
17-Mar-2018 Full* Full Full $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
20-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
21-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
24-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
25-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
28-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
29-Mar-2018 Full* $3,958 $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
31-Mar-2018 Full* Full $4,149 $4,343 $5,229 $5,472
April 2018
4-Apr-2018 Full $3,174 $3,332 $3,489 $4,197 $4,394

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $2957

*Cape Horn Landings are weather dependent.

*In September & April, the Isla Magdalena Penguin Colony trips will be replaced by a Zodiac boat trip to the Sea Lion coloniy at Marta Island, & a walk to a glacier at Brookes Bay.Please contact us for further details of the different cabin types. In short:

  • There are a limited number of 'B' cabins on the lowest which tend to get booked up a long time in advance
  • 'AAA' cabins are on a higher deck than 'AA' and 'A' cabins
  • Superior cabins ('S') are approx 25% larger.

Includes

Accommodation, sea transportation, all meals, open bar when on duty (without additional cost for wines, beverages, and liquors), shore excursions, and onboard entertainment.

Optional tours and transportation are not included in the cruise rate.

Excludes

Rate does not include port tax, migration fee, and national park fee.

The cost per person is USD $40.

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