Shel Kimen - New York

Sailing in Tierra del Fuego in Winter - Testimonial

Wow, just wow! Brian and I had no idea what a spectacular treat we were in for when we decided to go to the Fuegian channels in the middle of Austral winter. It was easily the most beautiful trip I've ever taken and I did not want to leave.
Sailing with Wolf Kloss and Janet was an extraordinary experience in so many ways. First, as people they are wonderful - easy, fun, and intelligent. As sailors, I would trust them with a journey of any length in any circumstance. Wolf seems to know each and every navigable corner of those channels and took us to gorgeous bays, on wonderful hikes, and through some very tricky spots with outstanding rewards. Wolf's tremendous experience with sailing and mountain climbing was apparent at every moment.
The Santa Maria Australis is an incredible vessel, ample and luxurious even. Not to mention it's pretty to look at and handles so well. It was well heated and what a music collection! Dear lord, they even had hot showers!

I'd highly recommend cruising the channels in winter, dressing warmly and staying outside as much as possible (keep your books at home!) With so few other travelers out we had the channels all to ourselves and the silence and beauty was astounding.
Thank you SANTA MARIA AUSTRALIS for such an unforgettable experience.
Shel Kimen

New York

Bruno Sroka - France

Hello Wolf

 ......i hope so that everything is ok for you.

Thanks lot for everything. it's was a pleasure to sail with you and your staff. Thanks lot.

See you soon.

keep contact.


Bruno Sroka

Jacques - France

Dear Wolf, Dear Jeannete,

I would like to wish you all the best for 2008. Good health, peace and happiness for you, the children and all the people around you.

I had a very good time on board the Santa Maria and with you. We all know that it is sometimes not so easy to live with six or seven people in a very limited space for as much as a week but it did not take me long to feel at home. In fact it was an unforgettable trip. Not only because Cabo de Hornos is a mythical place but also because of the good company I had the good fortune to travel with.

I'll remember that trip till the end of my days. It is all on the photo's but it is also in my head. You, Jeannete,  Jochen, the Santa Maria and all the people close to it. Please give my regards to Jochen who took so well care of me.

The leading Belgian newspaper I worked for for 30 years asked me to write an extensive article about my Cap Horn trip for the touristic pages. Which I did. One of these days they will inform me about the publication date. When that comes I'll send you a copy.

Have a good time dear friends.




Iva & Giacomo - Italy

Dear Jeanette

thank's for every things You have made for us.

We never forget the marvelous trip, and the friendly welcome and treatment in Your's house

We remember You with very pleasure, also Your family, Jochem and Jorge.

I send You some picture.

Ciao at all

Iva & Giacomo


Arno - Germany

Guten Abend Wolf,

...........Auf diesem elektronischen Weg möchte ich mich noch einmal für die Reise bedanken. Es war ein bärenstarkes Erlebnis, aber auch ein Gefühl eine Reise mit Freunden unternommen zu haben. Ihr beide, Du und Thomas, habt die Reise geführt, die uns Gästen ein Gefühl der Einmaligkeit vermittelt hat. Die freundliche Aufnahme in Deiner Familie mit Kindern und Jeanette hat eine sehr persönliche Verbindung geschaffen. Sicher war das Wetter nach anfänglichen (persönlichen) Problemen gewöhnungsbedürftig, hat aber in Verbindung mit der Landschaft einen tiefen Eindruck bei mir hinterlassen. Auch wenn ich nicht von der Calafate-Frucht essen konnte (nur als Marmelade), habe ich das Gefühl diesen Teil der Welt noch einmal sehen zu müssen........

Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie alles Gute