Visit Cape Horn to soak up the mystique that goes with this historic place.
Like an ascent of Mount Everest, sailing around Cape Horn earns you a place amongst the elite and with good reason. Often wreathed in fog and smashed by towering seas, the southern-most headland of Cape Horn Island marks where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans collide.
Consider that prevailing conditions feature 200 days of gale, waves that rise more than 20 metres and the odd iceberg and you begin to understand the pride of “Cape Horners”.
Our voyage spans a minimum of six days with safe anchorages each evening. Starting in Ushuaia in Argentina, we sail down the Beagle Channel and turn south around Isla Navarino to Isla Herschel where we wait for the best conditions to attempt to round the Horn.
Australis provides the perfect viewing platform for a sea rich in fur seals, porpoises and whales and the graceful, mesmerising flight of the black-browed and wandering albatross.
We explore the rugged beauty of the islands, from stony beaches to sphagnum bogs and hike into the silent beauty of Antarctic beech forests that become more stunted the higher we climb.
If conditions allow, we land on Isla Hornos to visit the Chilean naval station and admire the magnificent albatross sculpture, a memorial to the many mariners seduced by Cape Horn.
Up for a challenge and rewarding experience? Contact us today to find out more.
There are lots of ways to see Antarctica, if you want to experience Antarctica – the Australis is the dream maker. Thank you, Ben, for providing “The Trip” I will think about for the rest of my life.
Thank you for all you endless knowledge over the past month.
This was a demanding seven-week expedition on a high-profile film project for National Geographic. Australis was the PERFECT platform for our 5-person team & our 38 cases of equipment. The ship accommodated our large jib, drones, dive operations and gyro-stabilized shooting platform with ease. With Capt. Ben at the helm, always willing to go the extra 10 yards, we captured incredible footage, achieved all of our objectives & exceeded all our expectations. Australis is small enough to move around quickly & big enough to be safe and comfortable. More than just a work trip, Ben & his crew helped make this the experience of a lifetime.
Thank you and your team once again for your support on our recent Type-D Killer whale expedition. Our overwhelming success was due in large part to your skill and experience in the waters off Cape Horn and further south – we simply could not have done it without your expertise.