From soaring mountains with razor-sharp peaks to a panoply of rare wildlife, Patagonia stuns with its trove of natural wonders. Aboard our small and nimble expedition ships, travel to the region’s wild isles and untrammeled coasts, where roads are scarce and nature reigns. Go where few have ventured with special access to places like the wind-bent forests and wetlands of Karukinka Natural Park and Argentina’s Staten Island, home to magellanic penguins and fur seals. Along the way, you’ll be guided by veteran expedition leaders, naturalists, and photography experts, traveling by kayak, Zodiac, or on foot as you discover new perspectives on Patagonia’s epic wilderness.
“You may share my belief that exploring the world is always a privilege. If so, this expedition takes that up a notch—as it provides exclusive access to wildernesses that are in private hands. The term seldom seen has seldom been more appropriate.”
Why Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Our Trips in Patagonia
Our Ships in Patagonia
National Geographic Explorer
An authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration
National Geographic Endurance
The most advanced ice-class expedition ship afloat, offering unprecedented access to polar regions
National Geographic Resolution
Our second new polar build, National Geographic Resolution, is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.
Our Team in Patagonia
Every member of our team—from our naturalists and photographers to our expedition leaders—is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. Most have worked in Patagonia for decades and many live locally, providing them a wealth of insider knowledge and a deep passion for the rare wonders hidden at the ends of the Earth. Exploring in small groups, you’ll hear different perspectives each day of your voyage, exploring topics ranging from geology to wildlife biology. And because there are no assigned groups you can gravitate toward the experts who share your interests and inspire your curiosity.
Our knowledgeable and passionate expedition team is complemented by our dedicated hotel team who strives to ensure that your time on board is as comfortable and rewarding as your time on shore.
Photo Gallery: Highlights from Patagonia
Tierra Del Fuego, Chile
Guests traverse the winding Agostini Fjord, marveling at its iridescent icebergs.
Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins
What to Expect: Torres del Paine National Park
- Feb 2024
“The natural beauty of Torres del Paine inspires a wonder so pure you simply need to experience it for yourself,” says Naturalist Eduardo Shaw. Stretching 450,000 acres from the Chilean Andes to the Patagonian Steppe, this massive national park is home to towering peaks, crystalline glacial lakes, and fascinating creatures like guanacos, pumas, and Andean condors. In this episode of What to Expect, Shaw guides us among winding fjords and undulating grasslands, preparing travelers for an unforgettable visit to Patagonia’s legendary park.