Patagonia Cruise Highlights
Tucan Travel Expedition Cruises in Patagonia travel the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel, to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. Cruises are a fantastic way to explore one of the most beautiful and remote wilderness regions in the world. Take in channels, bays, fjords, glaciers, mountains, islands and unexplored forests of incomparable beauty.
Expedition Cruises that start in Ushuaia (Argentina) take in the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, Cape Horn National Park (UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve), Gunther Plüschow Glacier, Chico Sound, Magdalena Island (120,000 Magellanic penguins) and finish in Puntas Arenas (Chile).
Expedition Cruises that start in Puntas Arenas (Chile) take in Ainsworth Bay, Tucker Islet, Pia Glacier, Glacier Alley, Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay and finish in Ushuaia (Argentina), the southernmost city in the world.
This glacier is located on the northwestern arm of the Beagle Channel, embedded in the Darwin mountain range. Visitors can listen to the astonishing sound caused by the calving of massive chunks of ice which fall into the bay.
Gunter Pluschow Glacier
Günther Plüschow glacier was named after the region's pioneering German aviator, arrived at Punta Arenas in 1928 on board his vessel "Feuerland". Weather permitting, visitors disembark in zodiacs to observe the ice masses of Piloto and Nena glaciers.
One of the most famous channels, Cape Horn is also one that sailors fear the most due to its difficult weather conditions and heavy swells.
Once the settlement of indigenous Yamana Indians, this is now an area of special historical and archaeological value. Spectacular views can be seen from the lookout.
Located 25 miles north of Puntas Arenas in the Straight of Magellan, Magdelana Island is particularly noted for its colony of 120,000 Magellanic penguins return year after year to nest here. The penguins co-exist peacefully with cormorants and sea lions. Penguins cover the landscape from October to March.
The southernmost city in the world, capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego or ‘Land of Fire’. This picturesque city is framed by forests and mountains, and is located on the banks of the Beagle Channel.