Queen of the Galapagos
Why cruise on this ship?
Be careful when you step aboard this stylish 16-passenger catamaran; you may not want to ever get off again. Sleek, roomy and blessed with loads of massive windows for top-flight panoramas, plenty of outside space and a world-class naturalist guide on hand to explain everything, the Queen really does feel like a comfortable hotel that floats.
The pampering continues in the dining room with buffet breakfasts and lunches and four-course dinners that blend continental and Chilean cuisine.
A major part of the Australis experience is an abundance of knowledge available at your fingertips, during every one of our Southern Patagonia cruise itineraries. This can be thanks to either our onboard library of interesting and informative books written about the region, or the regular seminars, lectures and presentations that take place courtesy of Australis’ expert naturalist guides. They are the best in the business, and will walk you through Patagonia’s geography, glaciology, ice fields, birdlife, marine mammals, Penguin and Sea Lion∘ colonies, flora and endemic species, the seasons, history and challenges facing this fragile part of the world. Our advice is to make the most of this priceless opportunity, and return home tooled up with a first-hand understanding of what makes southernmost Patagonia just so special.
The spectacularly beautiful landscapes of southern Patagonia are known for their varied and dramatic geography, huge glaciers, native forests and uniquely adapted wildlife that can be seen while aboard an Australis ship, though also during our amazing on-land excursions. You’ll have the chance to witness Sea Lions, Beavers, Whales, Dolphins and a huge variety of bird species∘ such as Gulls, Terns, Giant Petrels, Cormorants, Albatrosses, Ducks and Condors, plus one of the largest Penguin colonies in the southern hemisphere. Everything that Tierra del Fuego has to offer can be seen up close from our nimble Zodiac boats, or during a huge range of interesting guide-led hikes and gentle walks through the most southernly forests on earth, along the coast or even right up to the imposing façade of a glacier.
Health and fitness
Please note: There are no health/fitness facilities on board Stella Australis.
Kids and teens
Please note: There are no dedicated children's facilities on board Stella Australis.
There are 100 Stella Australis spacious cabins consisting of six categories, all with cozy beds, full bathrooms and panoramic views of the Patagonian∘ nature unfolding outside.