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Explore the top-rated Patagonia small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Cape Horn, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Pia Glacier, and Ushuaia, 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 Patagonia small ship cruises start at $1,665 for a trip of 5 to 25 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Patagonia small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,375
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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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Incredible mountains and wildlife at the end of the world.
$2,375
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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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Perito Moreno Glacier
$2,400
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Spirit of Glaciers

3 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Santa Cruz
  • View Spegazzini glacier
  • Visit Glaciares National Park
  • Navigate Canal de los Témpanos
  • Sail towards Upsala glacier
  • Hike Andean-Patagonian forest
Starts / Ends:
El Calafate / El Calafate
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 3-day southern Patagonian glacier cruise offers the chance to visit Los Glaciares National Park, which features more than 200 glaciers. View the renowned Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers as you contemplate the unique landscapes of Lake Argentino.Hike in the Andean-Patagonian forest with views of …
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Zodiac trip to see penguins.
$4,275
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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 Cruises, 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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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,284
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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, Small Ship Cruises, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your adventure to the "End of the World" starts with your arrival in Ushuaia, the claimed "Southernmost city in the world!" Here, hike through Tierra del Fuego National Park and learn about the city's interesting history. Next, embark on a five-day Patagonian Fjords cruise, …
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Tierra del Fuego
$1,665
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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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Incredible ice formations
$4,995
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your experience so you can see it all! Embark the Ocean Nova in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage en …
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Go sightseeing for whales.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Ushuaia

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Learn about the great navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effects
  • Investigate local flora
  • Learn about Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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 Ushuaia excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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Cape Horn Biosphere
$2,997
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore beautiful Wulaia Bay
  • Visit historical Ushuaia
  • Hike at Garibaldi Glacier
  • Admire Andean condors
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The outer edge of the world awaits on an adventurous 9-day journey along the same waterways that inspired Charles Darwin. This itinerary retraces much of the route the renowned British naturalist took through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeaglein the 1830s, a voyage that inspired him to …
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The port town of Ushuaia
$1,665
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
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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Sunrise in the Patagonian Andes Mountains
$14,895
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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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$16,180
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In the Wake of the Beagle through the Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Witness Pio XI Glacier
  • Experience Angostura Kirke
  • Visit Castro's UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Discover Isla Mocha
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard the SH Vega. Setting sail from Ushuaia, venture through vast glaciers, stunning fjords, and breathtaking landscapes in Patagonia. Absorb the untamed wilderness amidst towering snow-capped peaks, encountering diverse wildlife like penguins, dolphins, and the majestic …
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View of the wildlife in Torres del Paine
$2,400
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Kaweskar Route

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Skorpios III
  • Observe Amalia Glacier
  • Sail across the ice at Calvo Fjord
  • Walk in a small native forest
  • Cruise along White Angostura Island
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Natales / Puerto Natales
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day cruise of Chilean Patagonia's Kaweskar Route aboard the MV Skorpios III sailsfrom the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, a town located 2,500 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by air from Punta Arenas or by land from Argentina. Cruise 380 miles, covering most of the …
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Lighthouse of Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
$8,640
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The Best of Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore Puerto Williams
  • Observe Chilean fjords and channels
  • Garibaldi, Agostini, El Brujo
  • Explore houses of Tortel
  • Experience the wildlife encounters
  • Conclude the trip in Quemchi
Starts / Ends:
Valparaiso / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your trip in Ushuaia, renowned as the southernmost city on Earth. Explore Puerto Williams, often hailed as the world's southernmost village. Delve into the enchanting realm of the Chilean fjords and channels, where you'll sail amidst unparalleled landscapes of breathtaking beauty. …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$30,192
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Torres del Paine National Park
  • Venture through wildlife reserves
  • Navigate Chile's fjords
  • Witness Antarctica's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Patagonia is an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. Explore it expedition-style aboard the National Geographic Resolution, an authentic expedition ship. On this 18-day voyage, you are sure to enjoy up-close encounters with …
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Pristine villages in small inlets
$2,400
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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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$19,295
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Explore Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly across Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 13-day Antarctic Explorer Expedition Cruise on the Greg Mortimer from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia and discover the enormity of Antarctica. Witness the splendor of the Antarctic Peninsula, where colossal glaciers cascade into the ocean, towering peaks dwarf penguins, and humpback and minke …
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$19,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • History of Antarctic explorers
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Encounter penguins
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Explore the deep south on this 13-day Antarctic Explorer Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle. Experience the immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins are …
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