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Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise

Get up close to the extraordinary sights of the Southern Patagonian Icefield on this small ship adventure cruise. You'll visit around fifteen glaciers on the only ship to sail this route, including the beautiful Amalia and Herman glaciers. Set foot on moraines and discover the wildlife of this magical corner of the Chilean fjords, all while enjoying the first-rate service on board.

Are you hoping to travel before March 2023?

Patagonia's a big trip and we know how crucial it is to get it right. As you’re considering travelling in the next couple of months, we want to be upfront with you…

Finding available accommodation is proving almost impossible in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. While not uncommon, the pandemic has exacerbated the situation this year.

Alongside this, Swoop are also currently focused on ensuring that all of the logistics are in place for our booked travellers who are due to head south shortly.

Swoop has therefore decided to no longer accept any new bookings departing before the beginning of March 2023.

As alternative options, here’s what we suggest:

Option A:

Push your trip back and choose to travel instead in early 2023. April onwards has more accommodation options still available. The Patagonian autumnal colours are stunning and trails less crowded.

Option B:

Defer your Patagonia adventure by 12 months, benefitting by getting exactly the trip you want without compromise, and lock in plans now while there’s still good availability.

If you are able to be flexible on your travel dates, the next step would then be for us to arrange a time to talk through the options.

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Trip type

Cruise

Trip length

5 Days

From

$2,400

Location

Torres del Paine

Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise - 5 - $2,400

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Embark from Puerto Natales

Day 2: Guillard Glacier and Sarratea Bay

Day 3: Amalia and El Brujo Glaciers; Calvo Fjord

Day 4: Montañas Fjord and Bernal Glacier

Day 5: Disembark in Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Embark from Puerto Natales

At 10.30am we start our embarkment procedures. At 1pm we depart from the Skorpios terminal. There will be a ship safety talk before lunch at 2pm.

We’ll navigate the Almirante Montt Gulf and at 4.30pm arrive at Caleta Juarez in the Guardramiro Fjord. Here we’ll disembark on boats for an up-close view of a colony of elephant seals.

At 6pm we depart, crossing the Kirke Narrows, Morla Vicuna, Union, Collingwood, and Sarmiento channels.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 2: Guillard Glacier and Sarratea Bay

At 8am we continue sailing north through the Pitt Channel and on the port side, Chatham Island, we’ll enter the Guillard Fjord at 10am.

We’ll navigate through the fjord to the Guillard Glacier and around 11am we’ll disembark at the glacier for a hike. Lunch will be at 1.30pm and at 3.30pm we’ll disembark once more for a tour through the channels of the glacier.

At 5pm we’ll navigate to Sarratea Bay and arrive at 6pm. Here we’ll disembark for a boat ride, though this excursions depends on sunlight and weather conditions.

We’ll return to the ship at 7pm and at 8pm enjoy dinner on board. At midnight we’ll depart southbound through the Pitt Channel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 3: Amalia and El Brujo Glaciers; Calvo Fjord

We’ll approach the Amalia Glacier from 8am and have a panoramic view from the ship. At 9.30am we’ll disembark at a nearby beach to hike through sand, vegetation, and rocks, reaching a viewpoint from where you can see this beautiful glacier.

The navigation to El Brujo (the Warlock) Glacier begins at 11.30am and we’ll arrive at 2pm. If weather and ice conditions allow it, you can go down to see this glacier from a nearby rock.

At 3.30pm we’ll depart for the spectacular Calvo Fjord, arriving at 5.10pm. Here we’ll take an excursion in the Capitán Constantino (Captain Constantine) boat which is perfect for navigating among the ice. We’ll visit Fernando, Capitán Constantino, and Alipio Glaciers, among others.

We’ll depart for the Montañas Fjord at 8pm.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 4: Montañas Fjord and Bernal Glacier

At 9am we’ll visit Montañas Fjord, where four glaciers can be observed which descend from the Sarmiento Mountain Range to the sea, two of which are in our logbook.

We’ll reach the Alsina Glacier at 9.30am and disembark in our exploration boats to visit this small bay with its eye-catching glacier, appreciating its beauty and the enormous mountains all around.

At 10.30am we’ll return to Skorpios III and continue sailing through Montañas Fjord towards the Bernal Glacier.

We’ll disembark here at 11.15am and hike begins in a small native forest and then cross a path to a small glacial water lagoon. We’ll continue the hike over frontal and lateral moraines until we reach the front of the Glacier. From here, we’ll have the opportunity to touch some ice and observe a glacier in a receding phase that no longer reaches the sea.

At 12.45pm passengers return to the ship, which will be taking on supplies of pure, natural water from a waterfall. This is water consumed on board for all the ship’s services.

At 2pm the Skorpios continues sailing through Montañas Fjord. We will see the Herman and Zamudio glaciers from the ship before crossing the White Narrows at 5.45pm.
We’ll have a farewell party at 9.00pm, including a Captain’s dinner and dance while navigating through Almirante Montt Gulf.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 5: Disembark in Puertoo Natales

You’ll disembark between 8am and 9.30am.We’ll arrive in Puerto Natales between 2am and 7am, depending on wind conditions, where we’ll dock at the Skorpios Terminal.

Meals: Breakfast

Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This cruise is not running in the 2022-23 season, but will recommence in October 2023.

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Please contact us to discuss your preferred departure date.

2023

2024

Twin: B-class Twin: A-class Double Junior Suite Master Suite Single
October 2023
16-Oct-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
21-Oct-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
27-Oct-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
November 2023
1-Nov-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
7-Nov-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
12-Nov-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
17-Nov-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
22-Nov-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
28-Nov-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
December 2023
3-Dec-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
9-Dec-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
14-Dec-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
19-Dec-2023 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
24-Dec-2023 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
30-Dec-2023 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
January 2024
4-Jan-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
10-Jan-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
15-Jan-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
21-Jan-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
26-Jan-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
February 2024
1-Feb-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
6-Feb-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
12-Feb-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
17-Feb-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
22-Feb-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
27-Feb-2024 $2,590 $2,840 $2,940 $3,200 $3,500 $3,890 Enquire
March 2024
3-Mar-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
8-Mar-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
13-Mar-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
18-Mar-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
23-Mar-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
28-Mar-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
April 2024
3-Apr-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
12-Apr-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
17-Apr-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire
22-Apr-2024 $2,400* $2,650 $2,750 $2,950 $3,250 $3,600 Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $2400

Additional Notes

Extra beds – It is possible to turn certain cabins into triple cabins. The cost for an additional bed is USD $1,450-1,850.

Child policy – From 1 to 5 years old, free of charge sharing bed. From 6 years old and up, normal rate.

Optional extras – You can stay onboard the night before your cruise for USD $160 per person. An excursion to Milodon Cave (includes dinner, buffet breakfast, lunch, tour and national park fee) costs USD $85 per person.

Includes

  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 afternoon teas, 4 dinners
  • Drinks: all drinks during bar opening hours (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • All drinking water as requested
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in cabin as requested
  • All safety equipment (life jackets) for zodiac excursions
  • All shipboard excursions and activities (as detailed in itinerary)
  • Excursions: 3 per day (as detailed in itinerary)

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Transfer between Punta Arenas Airport and ferry port, round trip price is USD $77 per passenger. Transfer between Puerto Natales Airport and ferry port, round trip price is USD $34 per passenger
  • Port taxes of USD $70 per passenger
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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