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PUERTO MONTT -> PUERTO NATALES
Navimag, 4 days / 3 nights, ferry with cabins, from US$ 350

During low season, till end of October 2014, the Amadeo I is running on this route again. Departures are Wednesdays from Puerto Montt and Sundays from Puerto Natales, however in winter there are often changes due to bad weather conditions.

 
This is one of the most popular ways to get to the southern edge of the country, and approach to the Torres del Paine National Park, since it is impossible to reach this distant region by road through Chile. The travel is considered as a "one way", because people who sail to Puerto Natales usually continue their trip into Argentina and Tierra del Fuego, or prefer to fly back. Nevertheless, this journey is considered an experiencie in itself, due to the slow way of entering this magnificent landscape of narrow channels and solitary islands. It is also possible to do this trip the other way round, from Puerto Natales back to Puerto Montt.
Itinerary

The ferry leaves Puerto Montt, and sails through the quiet waters of the Ancud Gulf, protected by the numerous islands of the Chiloé's Archipelago. After crossing the Moraleda Channel, the boat sails through the Penas Gulf, the only part of the journey at open seas. After some hours, the navigation continues through protected channels. The journey goes through the channels White, Sarmiento and Concepción, arriving on the morning of the 4th day in Puerto Natales.
For a detailled description of the southwards trip:
For a detailled description of the northwards trip:

Dates

Until end of October:
The departure from Puerto Montt is scheduled every Wednesday afternoon, arriving in Puerto Natales on Saturday. If you take the trip northwards, the departure from Puerto Natales is on Sunday at dawn, with embarking Saturday night; arrival in Puerto Montt is Wednesday morning.

From November on:
The departures from Puerto Montt is scheduled every Friday afternoon, arriving in Puerto Natales on Monday. If you take the trip northwards, the departure from Puerto Natales is on Tuesdayat dawn, with embarking Monday night; arrival in Puerto Montt is on Friday morning.

 
APRIL TO OCTOBER:
Puerto Montt -> Puerto Natales
 
Dates and departure times Observations
Wednesday 09:00-12:00
14:00
16:00
Check-In
Embarking
Departure
Saturday about 12:00 Arrival and disembarking
Puerto Natales -> Puerto Montt
Saturday 09:00-19:00
21:00
Check-In
Embarking
Sunday 06:00 Departure
Wednesday about 09:00 Arrival and Disembarking
Note: This schedule is aproximated and may have some changes due to weather conditions and/or cargo needs.
 
FROM NOVEMBER:
Puerto Montt -> Puerto Natales
 
Dates and departure times Observations
Friday 09:00-12:00
14:00
16:00
Check-In
Embarking
Departure
Monday about 12:00 Arrival and disembarking
Puerto Natales -> Puerto Montt
Monday 09:00-19:00
21:00
Check-In
Embarking
Tuesday 06:00 Departure
Friday about 09:00 Arrival and Disembarking
Note: This schedule is aproximated and may have some changes due to weather conditions and/or cargo needs.
 
Boats
For the transport of passengers, cargo and vehicles, Navimag has two boats. Eventhough the ferry Eden is the main boat on this route, there are switches with the Amadeo, specially in the low season.
The ferry Edén (do not confuse with the other boat Puerto Edén which worked for Navimag until 2011) transports trucks, cargo in general and has room for 114 passengers in 4 categories.

 
Boat's Characteristics  Edén
Length 136 mts.
Breadth 24,5 mts.
Capacity (passengers) 114
 
Now and then Navimag switches boats and uses in this route the ferry Amadeo, which transports mainly cargo and has little space for passengers in cabins for 4 or 6 people.
 
Boat's Characteristics  Amadeo
Length 132 mts.
Breadth 19 mts.
Capacity (passengers) 52

 

Cabins
The ferry Edén has 51 cabins for 2 to 3 passengers, in 4 categories. Only the AAA cabins have private bathroom.
 
Ferry EDEN
Cabin Nº Pax Bathroom Window
AAA 2
Private interior
Yes
BB 2
Shared bathroom
Yes
CC 2
Shared bathroom
No
C 3
Shared bathroom
No
For more information and photos of the Eden >
 
The ferry Amadeo transports mainly cargo and has very little space for passengers in only one category with 4 or 6 berths.
 
Ferry Amadeo
Cabin Nº Pax Bathroom Window
AA 4 or 6
Private interior
Yes
For more information and photos of the Amadeo:

 

Rates

- All given rates are per person in US-Dollars.
- The price includes full board without beverages. If you prefer vegetarian, diabetic, etc. food, please mention this while doing the reservation.
- Aditionally, there will be charge harbour tax of US$ 10 per person.

 
Low Season: Abril to 18 of October 2014 - AMADEO I
Cabin
Single
Doble
Shared
AA
 -
-
400
For more information and photos of the Amadeo:
 
Low Season: 24 to 28 of October 2014 - Ferry EDEN
Cabin
Single
Doble
Shared
AAA
1.400
700
-
BB
 900
450
450
CC
 800
400
400
C
 
350
For more information and photos of the Eden >
 
High Season: 31 of October 2014 to March 2015 - Ferry EDEN
Cabin
Single
Doble
Shared
AAA
 2.100
1.050
-
BB
 1.380
690
690
CC
 1.190
595
595
C
 
450
For more information and photos of the Eden >
 
Discounts
Infants from 0 to 3 years old (sharing bed)
80%
Children from 4 to 12 years old
20%
 
Vehicles Transport
(Rates in Chilean Pesos)
P. Montt -
P. Natales
P. Natales -
P. Montt
Car  
Ch$ 295.000
Ch$ 190.000
Pick-Up, Jeep, Station Wagon Max. length 4,8 metres
Ch$ 315.000
Ch$ 190.000
Motor Home Each meter
Ch$ 81.560
Ch$ 81.560
Motorbike 
Ch$ 85.000
Ch$ 85.000
Bicycles
Ch$ 29.750
Ch$ 29.750

How to make a reservation:
In TravelAid we can make your reservation with the following information:

-Full name
-Nationality
-Passport number
-Date of birth

If you are travelling by car:
-Type of vehicle, brand, model and licence number
 


The adventure beginns


A wonderful landscape to photograph


An island with sea lions


There is always something new to discover


Amazing sunsets


Puerto Edén, the only stop of the journey


Disembark at Puerto Edén (only in high season)


Fisherman shows a kingcrab


Sailing through narrow channels

 

 

 

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