Travelling tips

Preparing for the trip


Check with the Argentine and Chilean Consulates in your country if you are required to have a visa previously arranged for.


Argentina and Chile do not requires vaccines. Consider, though, the possibility of protecting yourself against thetanus.


US dollars should be widely accepted in Argentina and Chile as well as credit cards for payments and withdrawals.


Remember the storing space on board is limited so you want to come on board with backpacks or soft fabric bags and do refrain from boarding with rigid suitcases. If this is your travelling choice, however, no problem, just bear in mind it will be stored ashore until we are back.


We have a comprehensive wilderness first aid kit on board. We ask, however, that you bring your own medicine of choice for colds, stomack cramps, headaches and seasickness. Ask you doctor for the best pills.

Regardless of where the boat is to sail always remember to bring sun cream and sun glasses


We have 12v and 220v outlets for gadgetry charging.

Getting there from Ushuaia, Argentina

The trip starts in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, a.k.a. the end of the world. The Andes are still present in the very southern tip of South America and Ushuaia is surrounded by mountains, glaciers and the sea. It is one of the most visited cities in the whole of the continent and shops, internet and gastronomy are widely available.

The way there

Do not arrive for the trip in Ushuaia last minute, make sure you actually sleep there at least one night before heading out. The gateway to Argentina is through Buenos Aires’ international airport Ezeiza (EZE) and is best to connect there to Ushuaia. However, if connecting through the domestic terminal Aeroparque (AEP), allow for 3 to 4 hours between flights to make sure you connect between airports (EZE to AEP). It takes around an hour from one to the other and taxis and coaches are available. Check if it is provided by your air company. The coach company Tienda Leon offers hourly transfer services for around US$ 20.00.

It is also possible to arrive in Ushuaia via Santiago, Chile (SCL) where no airport transfer is required.

Coming back home

We arrive in Ushuaia in the morning of the disembarking day. As a precaution we strongly recommend booking the outbound ticked at least one day after the scheduled arrival.

On board

Fernande offers bed linen, meals, beaverages and dinghy for tours and going ashore. 


Bring your own winter sleeping bag, good hiking boots, rucksack, water bottle, welly boots and a few dollars in case you feel like going for souvenirs (yes, it is possible in Antarctica :)

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