Cape Horn Cruise

Ventus Australis


Round the horn

Ventus Australis is a small expedition cruise ship built in 2017, specially designed to access the most remote corners of the Strait of Magellan where Patagonia and the Andes tail end and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet.

The vessel can host a maximum of 200 passengers in 100 en suite cabins, all simple but comfortable with exterior windows and individually controlled. Shared areas include lounges, library, bar and gourmet restaurant.

Cruising between Ushuaia in Argentina and and Punta Arenas in Chile, there will be excursions to suit all abilities and adventure levels. Discover Tierra del Fuego with exciting Zodiac boat rides and shore excursions, exploring mighty glaciers, national parks, forests and epic fjords. Wildlife encounters can include elephant and leopard seals, whales, Andean condors, thousands of penguins and scores of other bird species.


At a glance

  • 100 cabins

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Library and lounge areas

  • Zodiac expedition boats

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Australis adheres to the national and international covenants on environmental care and protection, conservation of cultural and natural patrimony, and the sustainable development of tourism activities.

A scientific and tourism cooperation covenant was signed with CEQUA (Center of Quaternary Studies Fuego-Patagonia and Antarctica) for the development of top level sustainable scientific tourism which provides information from its direct source to the tourists, who will have the opportunity to take part in and see the procedures of scientific expeditions that are carried out on cruise ship journeys. The agreement also established the contributions that the Australis Expedition Team can make to CEQUA with photographs of glaciers, marine and land mammals, and measurements of water temperature in zones of glaciers for their scientific analysis.


Our ships have treatment systems for sewage, gray water, and organic waste, established by the SOLAS Standard (Marpol).

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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