Awaken your adventuous spirit on
In a seemingly shrinking world, the 1,500 kilometres of untouched fjords, soaring peaks, exquisite anchorages and curious wildlife of Patagonia’s west coast offer sustenance to the adventurer.
Charles Darwin, exploring the Chilean Channels 124 years ago, wrote:
“It is scarcely possible to imagine anything more beautiful than the beryl-like blue of these glaciers . . . the channel with its icebergs presented, for the space of a mile, a miniature likeness of the Polar Sea.”
Since then, little has changed.
Here is a world for explorers and visionaries. Awake to the sound of dolphins breaking the mirrored surface of a misty fjord with joyful splashes.
Curious otters float on their backs as they feed on mussels and watch us prepare for our day’s adventurer.
This region offers myriad opportunities for mountaineering, sea kayaking and backcountry treks. Unfold a map, draw a line across it, dream it – then do it.
For paddlers, we carry two single and one double sea kayak onboard allowing closer views of curious seals and a spectacular variety of birds.
We explore some of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Narrow channels twist and turn beneath towering, thousand-metre rock walls. Glaciers flow down narrow ravines; sparkling icefalls calve ancient emerald ice into the milky sea. Daytime brings ample prospects for shore visits.
Trek inland to discover massive beaver dams; set up an easel to paint or hike up to higher ground for fantastic vistas.
Nights are spent tucked safely in cosy, picturesque anchorages.
Our trips last from 10 days to five weeks with an optional dramatic conclusion – rounding Cape Horn. Fewer people visit the Chilean channels than Antarctica.
Click here to book a trip today and be one of the rare few for an experience like no other.
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.
What else I can say, if not for your invitation none of these good news would have happened, so thank you again and the time invested.
Stunning, amazing, incredible, extraordinary experiences that had me bursting with excitement at every adventure encountered. My thanks to the awesome team who made this journey so unbelievably fantastic and looked after us beyond expectation.
I can never thank you enough for your kindness, cheerful good humour and great work ethic