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.
The crew was very resourceful and always worked to accomplish the goals of the film production and the Australis is an incredible work boat. It’s comfortable yet capable of handling diving, topside filming and drone work at the same time. It was one of the best live-aboard shoots I’ve been apart of and that’s all thanks to the Australis, Ben and it’s crew. Thanks for the amazing adventure to Antarctica!
The Australis team created an incredibly welcoming home during our filming shoot. With an extensive knowledge of the area Ben was able to put the boat into highly challenging areas allowing us incredible access to film remote locations. The Australis team also have a broad knowledge of working with a variety of film crews and kit so always were accommodating to what was needed for the shoot. The meals on board were some of the best Iv had on any shoot. Exactly what you need after a long day filming outside.
It was an awesome trip !!! Thanks
Great time and excellent science all along! Thanks again Ocean Expeditions for all your help and the success of this mission ! Congratulations to all of you for your work and contributions, it was a great team effort, historic!
Contact us for charter pricing. Charter price includes food, fuel and port fees. Maximum 9 people.