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Explore the untamed Antarctic on an expedition cruise departing from the southernmost tip of South America in Chile's Tierra del Fuego. Breathe in the crisp air of the Southern Ocean as your small ship navigates the magnificent fjords and massive glaciers that dominate the landscape of Chile, Argentina, and the Antarctic waters. As you cruise, you will experience all the wonders that Cape Horn has to offer, including Torres del Paine National Park, Ushuaia in Argentina, the windswept Isla de Los Estados at the tip of South America, and of course the stunning biodiversity that exists here, including hardy animals like seabirds, penguins, and seals. Let us know when you're ready to witness the majesty of the Chilean fjords and Antarctic icescapes on a hand-crafted Adventure Life cruise. 

10 Best Chile Cruises for 2023-2024

10 Top Fly/Cruise Trips to Antarctica from Chile for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$139958Dec 1, 2023Embark on this 8-day Antarctic cruise on the Magellan Explorer. Fly over the Drake Passage round-trip from Punta Arenas to King George Island where …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$154958Dec 5, 2023Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica on this 8-day polar expedition. Zodiac cruise in search of …
Across the Antarctic Circle - Fly/Sail$1619514Feb 25, 2024Fly to King George Island before embarking on your journey aboard the Sylvia Earl on this 14-day tour of Antarctica. For the rest of the trip, go on …
Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail$1619514Mar 1, 2024During this 14-day voyage aboard the Greg Mortimer, discover the Weddell Sea, famed for its massive tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, interesting …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$119958Jan 10, 2024Explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, skipping the Drake Passage on this 8-day polar experience. Zodiac cruise in search of whales, …
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$114958Dec 2, 2023Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where you …
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle$1499511Jan 25, 2024On this 11-day journey onboard the Ocean Adventurer, immerse yourself in the Antarctic landscape and experience the emotional roller coaster. Visit …
Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail$1989513Jan 19, 2025Explore the vast white continent of Antarctica on this 13-day Antarctic Explorer Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle. …
Polar Circle Air Cruise$1599510Jan 1, 2024This Antarctic experience flies from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island where you embark on a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula & South …
King George to King George - Door to Door$1990010Nov 19, 2023Fly in style to the last continent and indulge in Antarctic beauty on this incredible 10-day cruise. Explore stunning shorelines, marvel at vast …

Chile Cruise Guide & Travel Tips

Top 10 Things to See on a Chilean Cruise
  1. Tierra del Fuego
  2. Punta Arenas, Chile
  3. Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier
  4. Isla de los Estados
  5. Torres del Paine National Park
  6. Wulaia Bay
  7. Cape Horn
  8. Cordillera de Sarmiento Mountains
  9. Pia Glacier
  10. Tortel Settlement
What to Expect on a Cruise of Chile
Cruises of Chile are an unforgettable experience, but they are surely like no other cruise you've ever experienced - even if you've done expedition cruises in the Arctic. 
These cruises are ideal for those seeking an active adventure and hoping to be immersed in some of the most isolated natural environments in the world. From sweeping glaciers to towering fjords, these cruises put you in the heart of a windswept, seemingly mythical landscape of towering mountains, colorful steppes, and islands teeming with wildlife like seabirds, penguins, and seals, to name a few.
Zodiac excursions, trekking (sometimes quite technical), and wildlife exploration are highlights of any Chilean cruise.
Best Chile Cruises Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2023-2024
  • Ponant - aims to offer you a bespoke cruise, working hard every day to provide first-class, intuitive service with its attentive and highly experienced staff. The luxury sister ships Le Lyrial and Le Boreal sail to remote destinations at the far side of the world, such as the Chilean Fjords and Patagonia
  • Silversea Cruises -  provides expedition cruises to the spectacular Chilean Fjords and Antarctica, departing from Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, or Ushuaia. The Silver Cloud and Silver Wind guests spend overnight in Santiago, Chile, on their journey to Punta Arenas.
  • Lindblad Expeditions - offers carefully curated voyages that lets you discover the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the most lauded nature destinations on Earth. You can join any naturalist who shares your interests. Plus, get top shots with the help of a photographer aboard National Geographic Resolution, who lingers ashore through the golden hour of light.
  • Quark Expeditions - focuses its explorations on the Andes Mountains that form the natural divide between Argentine Patagonia and Chilean Patagonia. Located in Chile, the western half of Patagonia is home to glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, lakes, lush forests, and an abundance of wildlife. Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy—these attributes and more describe World Explorer, among its finest ship, with six tiers of deluxe accommodation. ​
  • Aurora Expeditions - has a preference for small-group, personal expedition cruises that take guests on perspective-altering voyages in some of the most remote and incredible off-the-beaten-path destinations like the Chilean Fjords. Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle are its new fleet of advanced, purpose-built expedition ships.
  • Hurtigruten - has expedition cruises to Chile with an expedition team to help you discover the history and wildlife of the area. Each cruise mixes nature with culture, learning with active exploration, and offers hikes and other activities to explore South America’s Pacific coastline aboard the exploration ship MS Roald Amundsen.
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