Ventus Australis

Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

At a Glance

  • Expedition cruise ship that sails through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel

  • Itineraries take you through stunning Patagonian scenery as well as offering you the chance to step foot on Cape Horn and Condor Glacier

  • All cabins have large windows for excellent views

  • Spacious relaxing and dining areas

  • Explores one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of the world

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The Ventus Australis operates on a schedule of set departures throughout the Patagonian summer (October to April), with the best time to travel being November to March. Weather in Patagonia is always unpredictable year-round, so it is best to prepare for all seasons in a day whenever you are traveling.

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Take an unforgettable voyage on the Ventus Australis through Tierra del Fuego's spectacular fjords, glaciers and channels separating Chile and Argentina. Enjoy visits to Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, as well as marine wildlife-spotting opportunities.

The Ventus Australis offers a state-of-the-art experience and has been specially-designed to be able to navigate the narrow fjords of Patagonia, to explore remote areas that previous cruise ships have been unable to reach in the Tierra del Fuego.

Sail through the wide Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, between Punta Arenas in Chile to Ushuaia in Argentina, round the infamous Cape Horn. The voyage takes you past iridescent blue icebergs, immense glaciers and a breathtaking coastline teeming with wildlife including penguins, sea lions and elephant seals.

The ship has 100 cabins and will carry a total of 210 passengers, as well as boasting excellent dining facilities and a number of lounges offering plenty of space to relax. Each communal area has been exceptionally well designed to offer amazing views of the seascapes you pass through. The cabins will all be exterior-facing, furnished in a modern style, with picture windows affording superb views of the ever-changing scenery. These large windows are present throughout the ship and ensure that wherever you are, you need not miss a thing.

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Children are welcome on board the Ventus Australis although there are no formal facilities or activities available for children.


The Ventus Australis has a panoramic open-air roof deck for admiring the stunning views, a dining room, lounges with panoramic windows and a gift shop. There are also zodiac boats for excursions.


All activities are included on board the Ventus Australis. There are daily excursions, led by professional bilingual guides, walking trails, zodiac visits to glaciers and to Cape Horn National Park. The are also on-board lectures by the guides about the region's flora and fauna and evening activities.


Vacation Ideas

  • Cruise Patagonia

    Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine & Santiago

    from $10500 pp 14 nights

    • Combine outdoor adventures in Patagonia with the vibrant and cosmopolitan cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago
    • Explore the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia by cruise and on land - sailing up from Ushuaia and staying just outside Torres del Paine National Park
    • Enjoy fine wines and dining in Buenos Aires & Santiago, both of which enjoy a fantastic gastronomic scene

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Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile

The Ventus Australis operates cruises between Punta Arenas in southern Chile and Ushuaia in southern Argentina. The cruises sail through the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel.

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