Australis is an expedition cruise company that specializes in exploring the “end of the world” — the pristine waterways of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego at the bottom end of South America. Catering to only around 200 passengers maximum, Australis’ ships have undertaken three-, four- and seven-night itineraries between September and April each year. Their voyages sail between Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina) along the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, and other legendary passages, including many locations where few other cruise ships venture.
During their 25 years of sailing through the region, Australis has had the privilege to introduce more than 100,000 travelers to the glaciers, fjords, sub-polar forests, and amazing marine and terrestrial wildlife of Patagonia.
In addition to their cruises, Australis has enhanced the region’s visitor experience by funding the museum at Wulaia Bay and the eco-friendly boardwalks at Cape Horn and Ainsworth Bay. They also support scientific efforts by hosting researchers aboard their ships from Magallanes University, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Center for Quaternary Studies of Fuego, Patagonia, and the Antarctic (CEQUA).
Fully owned and operated by Chileans, Australis’ objective as a company is providing their passengers from around the world with an unforgettable cruise experience that includes extraordinary contact with nature, amazing cuisine, and the best onboard service in South America.
Australis is a member of the following groups:
- SATA (South and Central American Travel Association)
- ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association)
- ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents)
- USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association)
- BOP (Best of Patagonia)
- VIRTUOSO (Network of agencies and products for luxury travel)
- SIGNATURE TRAVEL NETWORK
- TRAVEL LEADERS
For more information on Australis, visit them online at www.australis.com.