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Australis is a boutique cruise line which operates two smaller ships, the Stella Australis and Ventus Australis, on two itineraries of four days in Chile's southern Patagonia region, including Cape Horn, the Strait of Magtellan, Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel. The four-day itineraries have similar eight-day versions as well. 

The time of year one visits Patagonia determines what wildlife you may see. The area is a thriving hub of marine life, including Humpback, Blue and Southern Right Whales, Orcas and different species of penguins. Ashore, there are elusive pumas, Andean condors, and the guanaco, cousin to the llama.

The Australis cruise is an ideal component to include with a trip to Chile, to enjoy a stay in one of Patagonia's resort lodges, or combine with visiting Chile's northern Atacama Desert, Santiago, or combining the trip with Argentina. Our travel consultants will be pleased to assist and secure your arrangements aboard an Australis cruise.

Founded in 1990, Australis has been taking exploration seriously since then. It has won World's Best Awards from Travel + Leisure and Cruiser's Choice Awards for Best Small Cruise Ship in South America. Additionally, the cruise company is very conscious of potential impact to the environment, and it works to minimize any impact. Australis has, furthermore, outlined goals for the future, including promoting long-term biodiversity evaluation, as part of its commitment to sustainability. 

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