Pre-departure Information

  • How do I get to and from my trip?
  • What do I need to pack?
  • Where do I check in and disembark?
  • What can I expect onboard? 
Preparing for your Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise

Getting to and from your trip

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

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

Preparing for your Northern Patagonia Fjords 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.

12pm - Start of embarkation (boarding) 

1pm - Departure from Skorpios terminal

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

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

Disembarkation (Day 6)
9am you'll arrive in Puerto Montt and after breakfast, you'll disembark.

Skorpios II at anchor, Patagonia, Chile

Skorpios II at anchor


This A1 Ice Class Small expedition ship, with only 53 cabins and remodelled in 2008, provides the ideal base from which to explore the remote and stunning waterways of northern Patagonia’s fjords, glaciers and villages.

Your guides team will ensure you’re briefed, educated and well looked after on all of your excursions, either from small boats or by foot.

With all-inclusive freshly-prepared meals and an open bar, enjoy an excellent onboard experience.

Dining room on Skorpios II, Patagonia, Chile

Dining room on Skorpios II

Skorpios II Deck Plan

Preparing for your Northern Patagonia Fjords Cruise