Sailing cruises around Cape Horn, Chilean Icefields and
Antarctic Expeditions
Itineraries of your sailing cruise around Cape Horn
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Sauvage offers Cape Horn experience and  Antarctic Expeditions

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The crew on board  Sauvage

The sailboats featured on theses pages offer sailing cruises starting in Ushuaia as well as Antarctic Expeditions.

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Your gear

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Schedule

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How to get there

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A single passport valid for at least 6 months after your intended stay in Argentina will be enough. There are no medical shots required.

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The currency is the Argentinean Peso.
1 Argentinean Peso = 0.28149 Euro
1 Euro (EUR) = 3.55258 Argentinean Peso (ARS)
This is an indication only. Please check the Oanda Convert Classic website for today's exchange rate.
Sometimes, the prices displayed show the Dollar sign, although the prices are meant to be in Argentinean Peso. Do not hesitate to ask for confirmation. On our website, the rates displayed are US Dollars.
You will find ATM in all major cities. Therefore, it isn't necessary to walk around loaded with cash...

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s Patagonia is located in the Southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite to those in the Northern hemisphere. When it is winter in Europe and the USA, it is summer down there.
The weather is generally fair from November through to March, and perfect in January and February.

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odern technology and the equipment on board today's sailing ships make navigation in this area of the globe definitely less hazardous than it was "back then" when Clippers used to sail around Cape Horn to pass from one ocean to the other. Westerly winds are still strong, but navigation in the channels is seldom hard sailing, although it can sometimes be rough in the williwaws (gusts going down from the valleys and fjords).

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The average temperature during the year is about 5°C. You will need some warm clothes.

- A "tuque", gloves, polar fleece, tee-shirt (or better, Capilène or Damart -like under clothing), wind-breaker/foul weather gear
- light rainwear for on land excursion, Kway style trousers and jacket
- Rubber boots (very, very useful for when you'll go walk on land...), trekking shoes will be most welcome, mostly for the Antarctica Expeditions, but also for those of you taking the Chilean Icefields trip.

Departing from Ushuaia...

- Soft shoes for when you'll be inside the boat, and deck shoes/boots for outside
- Sleeping bag (bed sheet and pillowcase provided)
- Soft shell travel bag. Please no hard case suitcases!!
- Binoculars for wildlife viewing
- A fair amount of rolls or memory chips... and a camera!

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"Sauvage"
is an open ocean bird and she spends most of her time at seas, tacking between harbours and anchorages. The details of her schedule are visible on the Rates page. On board "Sauvage", you will be able to sail around Cape Horn and see the Chilean Glaciers, or you will take part to one of the Antarctica Expeditions across the Drake Chanel, from December 2006 to May 2007. End of May 2007 you may want to sail "Sauvage" to the Tuamotu Islands...

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here are no direct flights from Europe to Ushuaia. you will need to fly to Buenos Aires(Aerolineas Argentinas, Air France, British Airways...) or to Santiago de Chile (Lan Chile) and from there to Ushuaia with Aerolineas Argentinas. It is necessary to book the later early in advance!