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Expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia,
Cape Horn, Falklands & Tierra Del Fuego

Majestic mountains dipped in snow...
Crystalline waterways...
Whales, seals, Soaring Andes condors...
Ice-blue Glaciers that shimmer like jewels...


You may find yourself crying for joy:
Adele looked at me with tears in her eyes
and said; "It's incredibly beautiful".


VICTORY NOW VISITS THE

,

THE GLACIERS OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO AND
CAPE HORN BY THE HISTORIC ROUTE OF
THE MISSIONARIES OF THE NINTEENTH
CENTURY AND OF DARWIN

Cape Horn Monument
with albatross sculpture
his adventure cruise is ideal as it utilizes
**the new protected passage**to round Cape
Horn and also the protected waters of the Beagle
Channel to the beautiful fjords and glaciers of
Tierra Del Fuego.


or photos, sail plan and deck plans of VICTORY, please see
http://www.victory-cruises.com/Victory.fotos.big.html
We can provide references available from
many satisfied clients upon your request.


Mr. Charles Darwin, coming to Patagonia as
naturalist on board the H.M.S. Beagle
under the command of Mr. Robert Fitz Roy,
wrote on January 20th of 1833 :
"...Early in the morning we arrived at the point
where the Beagle Channel divides into two arms;
and we entered the northern one. The scenery here
becomes even grander than before.
The lofty mountains on the north side compose the granitic
axis, backbone of the country and boldly rise to a
height of between three and four thousand feet,
with one peak above six thousand feet (This is
probably refering to Mount Darwin, the highest
peak in Tierra Del Fuego and capped with ice 300+
feet thick).
They are covered by a mantle of
perpetual snow, and numerous cascades pour their
waters, through the woods, into the narrow channel
below. In many parts magnificent glaciers extend
from the mountain side to the water's edge.
It is scarcely possible to imagine anything more
beautiful than the beryl-like blue of these
glaciers, and specially as contrasted with the
dead white of the upper expanse of snow. The
fragments which had fallen from the glaciers into
the water were floating away, and the channel with
its icebergs presented, for the space of a mile, a
miniature of the Polar Sea..."
Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle.
    The VICTORY is so similar a ship that it "starred"
    as the "HMS BEAGLE" in a documentary
    recapturing Darwin's voyages at the "ends of
    earth", with it's awesome beauty of glaciers,
    fjords, waterfalls and wildlife.

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An interactive map showing some photos of the area

Map shows the route of the 19th century schooner,
VICTORY and also that of Charles Darwin

The glaciers trip takes the route around Gordon Island in the Northwest Beagle Channel branch and then back towards Puerto Williams through the Southwest branch of the Beagle Channel.


Hoste Island on the west side of Navarino Island

(Looking from Tierra Del Fuego Island on the North)


Satellite Map

(Puerto Williams, the world's most southern town is at the arrow)


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