Fjords and Glaciers of Cordillera Darwin

Sail in the most remote areas of Tierra del Fuego, the ultimate way to hike some of the more inaccessible areas. Along the route, you will visit many glaciers, see plenty of wildlife and have the opportunity to go trekking.

13 Days

$4,584

Fjords and Glaciers of Cordillera Darwin - 13 - $4,584

Itinerary Map

Start from Puerto Williams and end at Puerto Williams

Landmarks visited on Fjords and Glaciers of Cordillera Darwin

Operator's Itinerary

Trip Summary

  • Sail the Beagle Channel to Bahia Yendegaia, trekking Glacier Holanda 
  • Visit the Italia, Romanche and Pia Glaciers
  • Overnight at Chair Island,  Trekking Glacier Coloane
  • Visit the Estero Fouque and head back to Puerto Williams

Trip Details

Day 1:

Reception at the Yacht Club Micalvi of Puerto Williams (Chile)

Day 2:

Puerto Williams - the southernmost yacht club in the world housed in an old cargo - and wanting to visit the Martin Gusinde Museum, dedicated to the Indian populations the first surfers of this area. Request the "zarpe" the Chilean Army to sail west to the Canal Beagle. Mooring for the night in one of "anchorages" permissions by the Chilean authorities (probably in Bahia Yendegaia-Caletta Ferrari, where we will meet a gaucho Olla Cove wanting to cook a typical 'asado' (roast meat).

Days 3 and 4:

Since we can make a Caletta Olla undemanding trekking to visit glacier Holanda or set sail in the direction North-South channel to watch while sailing the Italian glacier, and then approach the glacier / Romanche waterfall. Here we reach the delightful anchor Cove Belieu in Pia breast.

Days 5 and 6:

Navigating the glacier region, visit the Garibaldi fjord and its glacier, we will also approach a colony of sea lions.

Days 7 and 8:

Overnight stay at Isla Chair, good opportunity for those wishing to fish 'centollas' (King Crab). Depending on the weather, we will opt for surfing in the slums of Bahia Cook or in the narrow but enchanting Barro channel Merino, the aim to reach the south-west Pacific Ocean Channel exposed between Isla Gordon and Hoste isla. In this area, and with the right amount of luck, you can spot whales and killer whales.

Day 9:

We will reach Caletta Coloane, enchanting as the stories eponymous writer who is dedicated. Short raft trip and short trek in order to visit the glacier in the ablution area.

Day 10:

If we have time we will visit the Foreign Fouque, a prerequisite for understanding the retreat of the glacier, and check the status and evolution of the moraines. Otherwise we will sail eastward along the south-west channel, in a sudden exposed to currents up to 5 Kn.

Days 11-13:

Back to Puerto Williams.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $4,584 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Includes

  • Accommodation in double cabin.
  • Standard Lifejacket (not inflatable).
  • Engine and Heating fuel.
  • Food and beverages aboard including wine and beer.
  • All port fees and local Taxes

Excludes

  • Personal Equipment
  • Gratuities

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