Getting to and from your trip

You'll start and finish your cruise in Puerto Natales. 

 In terms of getting to Puerto Natales, this will depend on where you are arriving from.

From USA/Canada/Europe

International flights to Chile arrive at Santiago International Airport (SCL).

From places outside Patagonia

Fly to Santiago (SCL) and take a 3.5hr direct flight to Punta Arenas (PUQ).

From Puerto Montt

There's a 2hr direct flight from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas.

From Tierra del Fuego

From Tierra del Fuego to Punta Arenas, there's the option of a 1.5hr flight from Puerto Williams (WPU), a 13hr bus ride from Ushuaia, or a 4-5 day cruise from Ushuaia.

Preparing for your Southern Patagonia Glaciers Cruise

Packing List

Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and be prepared for four seasons in one day during your trip. Read all our tips about what to pack.

Packing list

  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Warm socks
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Thermal underwear
  • Water-resistant trousers
  • Warm parka or water-resistant shell
  • Long sleeve t-shirts
  • Scarf or neck warmer
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof backpack or cover
  • Binoculars
  • Camera/video camera
  • Extra batteries for cameras
  • Waterproof bag for your camera
  • Converters and chargers as needed
  • Medications – please bring a supply of any medications you may need. We are far away from any pharmacies and even in Puerto Natales, you may not find what you need.
  • An extra pair of glasses or contacts
  • Your personal toiletries

Check in and Disembarkation

In the morning, Skorpios will start their embarkment procedures.

10.30am - Start of embarkment

1pm - Departure from Skorpios terminal

Early Afternoon - Ship safety talk, at a location to be indicated

Please check your individual itinerary or ask your Swoop team member for the check-in times. 

Preparing for your Southern Patagonia Glaciers Cruise


Dining room on Skorpios III

Skorpios III is Southern Patagonia’s only A1 Ice Class-rated expedition ship with a capacity of 90 passengers in 45 comfortable cabins.

Each cabin has a private bathroom, TV, wardrobe, bedside tables, a safe and a background music option.

Beds are extremely comfortable and cosy with thick mattresses, soft pillows and plenty of warm covers. Cabins have traditional decor, are well-maintained and are cleaned every day.

The main dining room, where breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner are served, is on the Acropolis deck. All onboard dining is freshly prepared and served by the restaurant team to ensure your cruise experience is second to none. Relax at the open bar, anytime you like. 

Daily briefings and educational presentations from your expedition team about the history and wildlife of Southern Patagonia.

WIFI is generally available in the bars and upper deck.

Skorpios III Deck Plan