Adventure cruising is a great way to discover Patagonia's dramatic coastline and sail through its channels and fjords which are only accessible by sea. On the way you'll witness the richness of Patagonia's wildlife (dolphins, whales, seals & seabirds), jump into Zodiac boats & be dazzled by towering glaciers.
Tierra del Fuego Cruises
Australis cruises are luxury voyages that cover every corner of Tierra del Fuego's fjords and channels. These trips give you the chance to get up close and personal to great glaciers with zodiac boats and mingle with the Magellan penguins and other native wildlife like elephant seals with excursions ashore that also take you to the best viewing points. A great way to experience Tierra del Fuego if you have the time and budget.
Chilean Fjords Cruises
Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise
Explore the fjords and glaciers of northern Chile and experience the stunning forests and fishing villages in the area. You'll discover native flora and fauna by day and enjoy delicious food and wine by night on this all inclusive…
Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise
This cruise offers a fantastic way to see a host of stunning glaciers coming down from the Southern Patagonian ice field, visiting the most important glaciers in the region including Amalia, El Brujo, Bernal and Herman. You'll see around 15…
Chile and Argentina Luxury Cruise
This once in a lifetime cruise navigates through the Chilean Fjords starting at Valparaiso. Stay on a luxurious ship whilst spending your days discovering Puerto Montt, Punta Arena, Ushuaia, Punta Del Este and Montevideo. Please note: tours at each of…
Whale Watching Cruises
Peninsula Valdes on Patagonia's Atlantic coast has UNESCO world heritage status for its significance for the conservations of marine mammals.
Its calm and sheltered waters attract Southern Right Wales for mating and calving from May through to December. Orcas hunt sea lions and elephant seals along the shallow coastline from September through to April.
You can spend two to three days in the area enjoying a whale-watching boat trip, kayaking, and scuba diving, and exploring the Peninsula Valdes natural reserve.
For helping planning and arranging a whale watching trip to Peninsula Valdes please get in touch.
Straits of Magellan
The Straits of Magellan lie at the southernmost tip of Patagonia in Tierra del Fuego. These waters offer a safe resting place and feeding ground for various species of migratory whales, including the humpback. Check out the below trips that take you to these legendary waters:
There are also plenty of wildlife adventures offered in the Magellan Area on this ship.
Cape Horn marks the very end of the world as we know it - the next stop is the alien, polar world of the Antarctic. There are five ways to visit Cape Horn, the most rugged part of the windswept lands of Tierra del Fuego.
Patagonia Photography Cruises
Tierra del Fuego Photography Cruise
Designed specifically to make the most of the region's dramatic panoramas and distinctive wildlife for photographers, this 8-day, full-board itinerary takes you to the best photo opportunities around the Strait of Magellan - its fjords and sounds as well as…
How can Swoop help you?
Getting there and back
Swoop are Patagonia specialists - our network of on-the-ground local operators means we can create a trip itinerary tailored to your needs - whether you simply want to get in and out of Patagonia, or you want to incorporate it into a broader exploration of the region.
Torres del Paine & Tierra del Fuego
Torres del Paine National Park is the most popular in Patagonia. Many of the above cruises take you between Punta Arenas, a short 5 hour bus journey from Torres, and Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city. These cruises are a great way of celebrating after W Trek or Full Circuit adventures in Torres del Paine, or for making your way to the windswept lands of Tierra del Fuego for your next trek.
Our great network of local, on-the-ground operators means that we can organise Patagonia tours across the entire region, including and beyond Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego. Why not contrast the the glacial fjords of the south with a week or two amid the forests and lakes of Bariloche in the north? Or maybe go on a roadtrip along the legendary Carretera Austral or Ruta 40 highways?
Not a problem! There are many others like you, and we can normally match you up with other solo travellers, helping you avoid the single supplement charges - just let us know about your plans and we'll look for a like-minded cabin-mate to join you and avoid the scarily expensive single supplement charges.