Sailing Expeditions

Strait of Magellan


500 years Strait of Magellan

Anniversary expedition with the Santa Maria on the Strait of Magellan

14-days Expedition-Sailingtour (EX229-553):
Punta del Este/ Uruguay - Cabo Virgenes - Strait of Magellan - Punta Arenas/ Chile

16-days Expedition-Sailingtour (EX229-554):
Punta Arenas/ Chile - Strait of Magellan - Darwin Range - Chilean Channels - Beagle Channel - Cape Horn - Puerto Williams

It is possible to combine the route to a 33-days Expedition!


Antarktis Forschungsreise

The observation of wildlife begins at the arrival at Fireland. On the sailing route through the Beagle Canal, the Drake Passage and Antarctica there is a rich and unique amount of animals in their natural habitat to be observed. 

Birds: You can discover birds from the south american continent, seabirds from the Drake Passage and special birds of the Antarctica. 

Penguins: In the water of Fireland you can discover the Magellan penguins. But the really big colonies of the gentoo penguins, chinstrap penguins and Adelie penguins are only seen in the depths of Antarctica. 

Seals: There are two kinds of seals which can be seen in Antarctica, the bigger variety of the ear seal and the Weddell seal. 

Whales: You can see whales during the whole Summer - even in the Beagle Canal and at Kap Hoorn. Nevertheless you will only get to see big colonies in the depths of Antarctica. There are humpback whales, sei whales, fin whales, killer whales (Orcas) and sometimes the magestic blue whale. If they are curious or being fed you can observe them for hours.

Ship description

500 years Strait of Magellan

Anniversary expedition with the Santa Maria on the Strait of Magellan

Santa Maria Australis

Ship type: Hydra Duo 66
Yard: Euro Aluship Ltd Gdansk
Long: 20,20 m
Width: 5,50 m
Draught: 2,30 m
Year of built: 1998
Sail area: 222,00 qm
Fuel: 5,100 Liter
Cabins: 4
Capacity: 12 Passengers

Dates, Prices & Services

500 years Strait of Magellan

Anniversary expedition with the Santa Maria on the Strait of Magellan

Fares & Prices 2016
Route Fare Price/Person Duration Availability
Punta del Este - Punta Arenas Nov 03 - 17, 2020 2,450 € plus 420 € cruising kitty 14 Days available
Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams Nov 22 - Dec 08, 2020 6,280 € plus 570 € cruising kitty 16 Days available
Combination-Route Nov 03, 2020 - Dec 08, 2020 6,510 € plus 990 € cruising kitty 33 Days available
cruising kitty   payable in cash on board    
plus atmosfair CO2-Offset (23 €/t CO2) 0.382 t CO2 9 €    

Travel Specific comments

Payment Terms

  • 1/3 of the payment is due with the booking
  • 1/3 to be paid 3 months prior to departure
  • 1/3 one month prior to departure is due

Included within the price:

  • Accommodation within the booked cabin
  • Heating on board
  • Food and beverages (Coffee and Tea)
  • Linen: Synthetic duvet and cover, pillow, pillow case and towel
  • Sailing outfit and snow shoes
  • All port entry, exit and landing fees whilst on board
  • 110v, 240 and 12v AC for charging electronics (such as computer, cell phone, camera, iPod, etc.) please check your owner’s manual for specifics
  • Diesel and consumables for yacht and inflatable Zodiac boat operations
  • CO2-Offset via atmosfair

Not included:

  • Rubber boots, sailing and shore hiking boots
  • Winter clothing
  • Sleeping bag if required for shore activities
  • Specific food for onshore expeditions
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Transmission costs for satellite phone calls and email connections (see communication agreement)
  • Travel costs to and from port of departure and arrival
  • Travel insurance for remote areas
  • Travel cancelation insurance

General advice

Weather and ice conditions are a constant changing parameter, and are an integral part of travelling in the South. Depending on the conditions at the time, the itinerary may be adapted accordingly to maximise the experience for everyone on board and to ensure the safety of the vessel and personnel.

The agency 'SLOWTRAVEL experience' is not the organizer, rather the agent of this travel. Therefore the Terms & Conditions of the shipping company are applicable.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Changes and errors excepted!