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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$134958Feb 10, 2023Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Magellan Explorer Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$137958Mar 3, 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 …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$112958Feb 8, 2023Explore 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$114958Feb 6, 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 Explorer - Fly/Fly Expedition$1589512Feb 22, 2023Get a chance to observe seals and penguins in their natural habitat. Spend 12 days aboard the Sylvia Earle exploring Antarctica's huge white …
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle$1499511Feb 23, 2023On this 11-day journey onboard the Ocean Adventurer, immerse yourself in the Antarctic landscape and experience the emotional roller coaster. Visit …
Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Fly Expedition$1589512Feb 19, 2023Your adventure will feature the best of Antarctica. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and see its local wildlife up close. You are bound to make …
Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Expedition$1579512Feb 3, 2024Maximize your time in Antarctica by flying from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island and then cruising back. Observe the wildlife of the …
Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly Expedition$1399511Feb 11, 2023explore the vast white continent of Antarctica. Get a chance to spot seals and penguins in their natural habitat and fly across the Drake Passage …
Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail$1359512Feb 28, 2023The Weddell Sea is one of Antarctica's most unique regions and you'll be able to explore it on this 12-day cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer. You're …

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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