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Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise

Voyage to the most remote and spectacular corners of the Northern Chilean fjords, stopping at tiny villages and hot springs en-route. Visit Chiloé Island, spot penguins and explore the stunning San Rafael Glacier in solitude. This unique small ship cruise is perfect for those wishing to mix adventure whilst delving into Chilean culture.

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Trip type

Cruise

Trip length

6 Days

From

$2,520 -$4,080

Location

Chilean Lakes

Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise - 6 Days - $2,520

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Sail in and out of Puerto Montt, Chile, over six days of exploring Chile’s largely inaccessible northern Patagonian coast. Visit remote villages and other stunning wild locations, only accessible by sea. 
  • Enjoy the expedition cruising experience with small boat excursions and shore landings to get you as close as possible to the wildlife and scenery.  
  • Onboard talks given, with evening games played - you’ll learn and have fun with an authentically Chilean experience.
  • Sit back and relax on board with all meals and drinks included from start to finish, all of which are served with great Chilean hospitality. 
  • You’ll visit hot-springs, remote glaciers, local markets and islands teeming with wildlife on this very dynamic and varied small ship cruising experience.

Start from Puerto Montt and end at Puerto Montt

Landmarks visited on Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Embark from Puerto Montt through the Llanquihue Archipelago

After embarking from Puerto Montt, we'll navigate through the Llanquihue Archipelago with views of Calbuco and the Ancud Gulf.

In the late afternoon we'll arrive in Quemchi on the island of Chiloé and disembark on small boats towards the picturesque village where you can visit a handicraft market, cafés, the museum of the Chilean author Francisco Coloane and stroll around the beautiful streets.

From the early evening we'll continue sailing south along the archipelago of Chiloé, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado at midnight.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios II ship


Day 2: Puerto Aguirre; Moraleda Channel; Islote Barrientos

We'll sail to Puerto Aguirre before lunch and disembark at this fishing village enclosed by the Chonos archipelago. We'll explore the streets and pass a typical Patagonian rainforest before arriving at a viewpoint.

After lunch we'll be back onboard and navigating through the scenic channels of Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Casma before arriving at Islote Barrientos in the late afternoon. We'll disembark to smaller boats and approach the rock formations to visit one of the largest bird colonies in Chile, home to kelp gulls, rock shags, red-legged shags and imperial shags. We'll also see South American fur seals here.

Once back onboard, we'll head south towards Caleta Quesahuen or Punta Leopardos, about 20 nautical miles from the Glacier San Rafael. We'll arrive there in the late evening.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios II ship


Day 3: Tempanos Channel; Glacier San Rafael

Early in the morning our vessel will drop anchor 2km from the stunning Glacier San Rafael. We'll take boat excursions among the multicoloured icebergs, as the weather conditions allow.

By the late afternoon we'll be back onboard and setting sail in the direction of beautiful Quitralco Fjord.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios II ship


Day 4: Quitralco hot springs

After breakfast we can enjoy the warm waters of the Quitralco hot springs whose temperatures range between 32-38 degrees centigrade. If weather permits there will also be boat trips into the fjord.

In the late afternoon we'll start sailing towards Chiloé Island, navigating through the scenic channels of Moraleda and Perez Norte.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios II ship


Day 5:  Islote Conejos and Dalcahue

If we're lucky we might see humpbacks or blue whales today as we continue sailing along the east coast of Chiloé Island, arriving in the later morning at the tiny Islote Conejos in the Queilen Channel. Here we'll disembark on small boats to visit the Magellanic penguins and birds on the island.

After lunch we'll continue sailing, by the islands of Lemuy and Chelin, until the late afternoon when we'll arrive in the fascinating town of Dalcahue. There is a fantastic handicraft market here which is well worth visiting. Take a look at the church and stroll along the promenade.

This evening there will be a farewell party and captain's dinner. We'll set sail to Puerto Montt late in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios II ship


Day 6: Disembark in Puerto Montt

We'll arrive in Puerto Montt early in the morning and, after breakfast, you'll disembark.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Skorpios have just launched their Early Bird promotion for the 2024/25 season where you get a 15% discount per person if booking before 30 August 2024. Terms and conditions apply. Promotion valid for high and low season, except the Christmas and New Year sailings. 

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* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $2520

Additional Notes

Extra beds – It is possible to turn certain cabins into triple cabins. The cost for an additional bed is USD $1,450-1,780.

Child policy – From 1 to 5 years old, free of charge sharing bed. From 6 to 11 years old, 50% discount for children sharing a cabin with two adults. From 12 years old, normal rate.

Optional extras – You can stay onboard the night before your cruise for USD $160 per person.

Lectures – All lectures are translated live into English, and transmitted to guests via audio-boxes/earpieces (provided on board).

15% discount - Bookings made between December 11th 2023, and February 15th 2024 for January and February 2024 sailings have a 15% discount applied.

Includes

  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Drinks: all drinks during bar opening hours (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • All drinking water as requested
  • Accommodation: 5 nights in cabin as requested
  • All safety equipment (life jackets) for zodiac excursions
  • All shipboard excursions and activities (as detailed in itinerary)
  • All excursions (as detailed in itinerary)

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Transfer between Puerto Montt Airport and ferry port, round trip price is USD $44 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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