Ventus Australis

Our EXPEDITION CRUISES Ventus Australis and Stella Australis were specially designed to access the most remote corners of the Strait of Magellan, where larger vessels cannot navigate.

  • Size boutique
  • Style Expedition
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2018
  • Gross tonnage 4508t
  • Length 89.0m
  • Width 14.0m
  • Speed 13kts
  • Decks 5
  • Language Spanish & English
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 210
  • No. of crew 62
  • No. of cabins 100
  • -wheelchair access 0
Unique Features

In addition to the cruises, Australis 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.

They also support scientific efforts by hosting researchers aboard the 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). 


Each passenger is free to decide how much to tip. Those who wish to reimburse the service onboard must deliver the gratuity at the ship's reception desk on the last day of the voyage. We suggest US $25 per person, per day, which will be distributed equally among all the crew that has made the trip an unforgettable experience.

Children not advised
Designated areas only
Not available

There are 100 Ventus Australis  spacious cabins consisting of six categories, all with cozy beds, full bathrooms and panoramic views of the Patagonian nature unfolding outside.


The pampering continues in the dining room with buffet breakfasts and lunches and four-course dinners that blend continental and Chilean cuisine.


A major part of the Australis experience is an abundance of knowledge available at your fingertips, during every one of our Southern Patagonia cruise itineraries. This can be thanks to either our onboard library of interesting and informative books written about the region, or the regular seminars, lectures and presentations that take place courtesy of Australis’ expert naturalist guides. They are the best in the business, and will walk you through Patagonia’s geography, glaciology, ice fields, birdlife, marine mammals, Penguin and Sea Lion colonies, flora and endemic species, the seasons, history and challenges facing this fragile part of the world. Our advice is to make the most of this priceless opportunity, and return home tooled up with a first-hand understanding of what makes southernmost Patagonia just so special. 

Health and fitness

Please note: There are no health/fitness facilities on board Ventus Australis.

Kids and Teens

Please note: There are no dedicated children's facilities on board Ventus Australis.


The spectacularly beautiful landscapes of southern Patagonia are known for their varied∘ and dramatic geography, huge glaciers, native forests and uniquely adapted wildlife that can be seen while aboard an Australis ship, though also during our amazing on-land excursions. You’ll have the chance to witness Sea Lions, Beavers, Whales, Dolphins and a huge variety of bird species such as Gulls, Terns, Giant Petrels, Cormorants, Albatrosses, Ducks∘ and Condors, plus one of the largest Penguin colonies in the southern hemisphere. Everything that Tierra del Fuego has to offer can be seen up close from our nimble Zodiac boats, or during a huge range of interesting guide-led hikes and gentle walks through the most southernly forests on earth, along the coast or even right up to the imposing façade of a glacier.

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