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 undertake 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 places where few other cruise ships venture.
During 26 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 wildlife of Patagonia. In addition to their cruises, they have enhanced the region’s visitor experience by funding the museum at Wulaia Bay and the eco-friendly boardwalks at Cape Horn and Ainsworth Bay. Australis also supports 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, the objective of Australis as a company is to provide 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.
For more information on Australis, visit them online at www.australis.com.