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Explore the top-rated Chile small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Punta Arenas, Cape Horn, Santiago, Pia Glacier, and Aguila Glacier, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Chile small ship cruises start at $1,590 for a trip of 5 to 99 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Chile small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly Expedition

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Zodiac-cruise
  • Tour scientific research stations
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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Icebergs at sunset
$13,495
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Flying over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Incredible mountains and wildlife at the end of the world.
$2,220
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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Tierra del Fuego
$1,590
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Discover Ainsworth Bay's wildlife
  • Visit the unique Pia Glacier
  • Explore legendary Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise to Patagonia follows the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego, highlighting the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Join the Ventus Australis on this 5-day journey, with visits to wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia …
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,220
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay
  • Explore Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
  • Sail to Wulaia Bay & Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MV Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and begin your adventure sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter a labyrinth of channels that define the extremes of Patagonia. In Ainsworth Bay hike to stunning views of Marinella Glacier and the Darwin …
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Road along coastline of Valparaiso
$5,490
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Patagonian Fjords of Chile

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Sail around Cape Horn
  • Cruise Chile's striking fjords
  • Visit Torres del Paine
  • Stop in charming villages
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of the rugged Chilean coast on this 14-day cruise from Ushuaia to Valparaiso. Follow in the footsteps of great sailors and explorers: round Cape Horn, cruise the Strait of Magellan, and sail deep into the soaring fjords of Chile. Visit tiny fishing villages and meet the people …
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,029
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End of the World

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by ship
  • Observe Magdalena Island penguins
  • Explore Torres del Paine
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land & Sea Exploration, Land Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your adventure to the "End of the World begins in Buenos Aires. Take a flight to Ushuaia located on the southern tip of Argentina where you will visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, as well as stroll along the streets of the city that claims to be the southernmost in the world. Your five-day …
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Fall colors in Patagonia
$20,440
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Southern Patagonia: Glaciers, Fjords & Wildlife

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Visit Patagonia’s “Glacier Alley”
  • Explore Torres del Paine
  • Look out for humpback whales
  • Admire unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Long before humans arrived on the continent, glaciers carved the landscapes of Southern Patagonia and the Chilean fjords. Now it's a place for the grandest nature adventures: marveling at calving glaciers, whale and dolphin watching, hiking through rugged landscapes, Zodiac cruising among …
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Zodiac trip to see penguins.
$3,996
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Explore Ushuaia, founded in 1884
  • Spend two days at Cape Horn
  • Learn about famous navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effect
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVStella Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Punta Arenas excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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15 Moai at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island
$21,280
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Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

19 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Dive or snorkel reefs of Fakarava
  • Trace the legend of H.M.S. Bounty
  • Explore Henderson Island's wildlife
  • Discover mythical Easter Island
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Papeete
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day cruise will have you following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this Tahiti travel expedition takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the …
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Enjoying the view from above
$11,964
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Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn

Santiago to Buenos Aires - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Visit Cape Horn
  • Discover the village of Dalcahue
  • Cruise the English Narrows
  • Admire Punta Arenas' architecture
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Valparaiso to Ushuaia, admire majestic islands, glaciers and fjords during this 13-day Patagonian expedition aboard Scenic Eclipse. A bespoke itinerary that offers the very best of the islands and fjords, explore the dramatic Chilean coastline, the remote Island of Chiloé, home to …
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Sunrise in the Patagonian Andes Mountains
$14,495
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Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise to the Diego Ramírez Islands
  • Watch for massive Andean condors
  • See impressive glaciers
  • Visit a working Patagonian estancia
  • Explore Torres del Paine
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Santiago
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the natural splendors of southern Patagonia on this 15-day Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paineexpedition aboard Ultramarine. Retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the ‘edge of the world’ on a comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and …
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Pristine villages in small inlets
$2,320
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Chonos Route

6 Day Itinerary aboard MV Skorpios II
  • Explore picturesque Chiloe Island
  • Explore fishing town Puerto Aguirre
  • Whale watch on the Corcovado Gulf
  • Visit San Rafael Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Montt / Puerto Montt
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
M/V Skorpios II sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt, a town located 1,000 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by road or air. This 6-day cruise covers 800 miles of magical waters. Enjoy visiting the age-old ice formations of the Glacier San Rafael, and sailing through the …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$20,390
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Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

Best of Chilean Patagonia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • See storied Cape Horn
  • Discover Torres del Paine
  • Zodiac cruise and kayak
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique 14-day land-and-sea expedition includes three days of exploring Torres del Paine, a jewel of Patagonia that teems with its iconic wildlife including Andean condors, guanacos, and rheas. Board National Geographic Orion to venture far beyond any tourist infrastructure. Kayak peaceful, …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$13,750
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Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Venture into wildlife reserves
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Take advantage of superb photo ops
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This carefully curated expedition offers the peak experiences of Patagonia and its surrounding environs in a compact 11-day timeframe on the National Geographic Explorer. Discover the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the most lauded nature destinations on …
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Valparaiso, Chile
$10,600
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Valparaiso to Puerto Williams - Door to Door

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Discover Valparaiso
  • Explore Tortel
  • Sail through Chilean fjords
  • Enjoy Puerto Williams scenery
Starts / Ends:
Valparaiso / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 13-day cruise that may prove to be the most remarkable adventure of your life. Leaving Valparaiso's bohemian rhapsody, sail to Niebla, Puerto Montt, and Castro for a literal taste of Chile's world-renowned food and wine. On to Tortel, a rural community that serves as the gateway …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$17,356
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In-Depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Northbound)

23 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Watch for whales and other wildlife
  • Admire the Chilean fjords
  • Experience Torres del Paine
  • See Cape Horn
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Valparaiso
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a late Antarctic summer expedition cruise and take in the natural splendor of Chile's fjords. Expect eight days of stunning sunsets on the icescapes. This is also the best time to see whales because they are feeding on krill. Observe baby penguins changing into adult plumage. The …
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Pelicans in the harbor of La Serena
$3,690
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Along the Andes Cordillera

Talcahuano - Callao - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Explore pre-Columbian sites
  • Observe Nazca lines in Pisco
  • Visit Ballestas Islands
  • Discover Machu Picchu
Starts / Ends:
Talcahuano / Callao
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Le Boréal departs Talcahuano for a 10-day cruise through Chile and Peru. Your first port of call is Coquimbo, a lovely beach resort in La Serena, a 15th-century colonial city with remarkable architecture. Iquique's Gold Rush-era historic center is next. Not far away lies Humberstone, …
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