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Charles Darwin in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Ainsworth Bay with Martinelli glacier. Photo John Woram

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Charles Darwin in Patagonia

4, 5 or 8-day adventure

Cruceros Australis and INCA continue the highly successful special Tierra del Fuego cruises in celebration of Charles Darwin. Join author/historian John Woram and other guest lecturers aboard the Stella Australis as we cruise the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and explore some of the places seen by Charles Darwin on the famous voyage of the HMS Beagle.

Our modern voyages will take place from Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile (4-day), and from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia (5-day). Or, you may combine both excursions for an 8-day, round-trip Ushuaia to Ushuaia adventure.

Little change has come to the Fuegian Archipelago's labyrinth of islands, islets and canals since the epic HMS Beagle explorations of the early nineteenth century. During this time, the Beagle expedition made many important discoveries, and Darwin's own observations went far in shaping his revolutionary ideas about natural history and geology.

The primitive aborigines who made such a lasting impression on the young Charles Darwin are gone, but the land remains just as he saw it. So, please join us for one or both of these special October cruises. Come along and see what Darwin saw.

 

 

The HMS Beagle in Tierra del Fuego in 1832, painted by Ramond Massey
Top: walking at Ainsworth Bay. (John Woram)
Above: The HMS Beagle in Tierra del Fuego in 1832, painted by Raymond Massey.

 

Highlights

4, 5 or 8-Day cruise of fjords and channels of Tierra del Fuego aboard Stella Australis

Lectures by accomplished historian John Woram and Gerardo Bartolomé on Darwin's visit aboard the Beagle. Topics include:

 

Darwin before the Voyage of the Beagle

 

Charles Darwin in Tierra del Fuego

 

Darwin: a witness of a long lost world

 

Darwin and Fitz Roy after the Beagle

 

The scientific clues of the Voyage of the Beagle

 

Evolution. Only a Theory?

Itinerary Summary

Day 1

Ushuaia - embark Stella Australis.

Day 2

Cape Horn—"End of the Earth"—and Wulaia Bay, where Darwin landed in 1833.

Day 3

Whaleboat Sound, Cockburn and Magdalena Channels, Piloto and Nena Glaciers.

Day 4

Magdalena Island ("Penguin Island"), Punta Arenas disembark Stella Australis.

or

You may combine both adventures into a 7-day cruise (with time to explore Punta Arenas in between).

Day 1

Punta Arenas - embark Stella Australis.

Day 2

Ainsworth Bay, Marinelli Glacier, Tucker Islets.

Day 3

Beagle Channel, Pia Fjord, Pia Glacier, "Glacier Alley."

Day 4

Cape Horn—"End of the Earth"—and Wulaia Bay, where Darwin landed in 1833.

Day 5

Disembark Stella Australis in Ushuaia.

Departure

2015

Jan 21-24
(4-day)

Jan 24-28
(5-day)

Jan 21-28
(8-day)

Prices & Supplements

4-day

$1895 - $3338

Price varies based on cabin choice. Please call for specific cabin rates

Single

$3104, if available

5-day

$2298 - $4054

Price varies based on cabin choice. Please call for specific cabin rates

Single

$3772, if available

8-day

$2622 - $4818

Price varies based on cabin choice. Please call for specific cabin rates

Single

$3768, if available

Notes

Included

Included are yacht transportation, yacht berth (double cabin), most transfers, baggage handling and storage, all guides and guest lecturers, shore excursions, and sightseeing arrangements as specified.

Not Included

Not included are any airfare, airport taxes, hotels in Punta Arenas or Ushuaia as needed, tips for yacht crews, guides, naturalists or guest lecturers(at your discretion), laundry, alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, or other items of a personal nature.

Price also excludes any insurance coverage for trip cancellation-interruption, travel accident, travel delay, baggage delay or baggage theft (we recommend you obtain coverage for these items), medical or hospitalization expenses.