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PUERTO MONTT -> PUERTO NATALES
Navimag, 4 days / 3 nights, ferry with cabins, from US$ 315
It 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.
Eventhough it is basically a cargo boat with no fancy, crusier-type accommodation, Navimag has managed to improve their customer service with bilingual guides and informative talks on board during the high season.
Between October and March it is very busy and it is best to make a reservation a couple of weeks before hand to be sure to get a berth. In general, the northbound route is less busy.
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.
During the high season there is a stop at Puerto Edén, to disembark local passengers and let the tourists have an idea of the living conditions of the people that live in this remote area. The boats also take a detour to one of the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian Icefield (without disembarking)
For a detailled description of the southwards trip:
For a detailled description of the northwards trip:

Dates
The despartures from Puerto Montt are usually scheduled every Friday afternoon, arriving in Puerto Natales early on Monday morning. If you take the trip northwards, the departure from Puerto Natales is normally on Tuesday (with embarking on Monday evening), arriving in Puerto Montt early on Friday morning.
 
Puerto Montt -> Puerto Natales 
Dates and departure times Observations
Friday 09:00-11:00
12:00
14:00
Check-In
Embarking
Departure
Monday aprox. 12:00 Arrival and disembarking
Puerto Natales -> Puerto Montt
Monday 09:30-19:00
21:00
Check-In
Embarking
Tuesday 04:00 Departure
Friday dawn
08:00
Arrival
Disembarking
Note: This schedule is aproximate and may have some changes due to weather conditions and/or cargo needs.
 
Boats

Navimag (Naviera Magallanes) uses on this route the ferry Evangelistas that transports vehicles, cargo and passengers. It has cabins of different categories, and berths in a dormitory. The ship has also common areas like a restaurant, a pub/cafeteria and panoramic decks.

Boat's Characteristics  Evangelistas
Length 123 mts.
Breadth 21 mts.
Capacity (passengers) 260

 

Cabins
 
Ferry EVANGELISTAS
Cabin Nº Pax Bathroom Window
AAA 2
Private interior
Yes
AA 4
Private interior
Yes
BBB 2
Private exterior
Yes
A 4
Private exterior
No
BB 4
Shared bathroom
Yes
CC 4
Shared bathroom
No
C 22
Shared bathroom
Yes and No
For more information and photos of the Evangelistas:

 

Rates

- All given rates are per person in US-Dollars.
- Cabins AAA, AA, BBB and A can only be bought as entire cabins. It applies the rate for single person when traveling alone, double for two people, triple for three and cuadruple if four people travel together.
- In cabins CC and BB it is possible to buy one or more berths in a cabin if you don't mind sharing with other passengers. If a group of four wants to stay in the same cabin, they must pay the "Quadruple" rate. If they pay "Shared" rate it is possible that the passengers are put in different cabins if the demand require this.
- The price includes full board without beverages. If you prefer vegetarian, diabetic, etc. food, please mention this while doing the reservation.

For departures after September 1st, 2013 there will be charged a harbour tax of US$ 10 per person.

 
April to October 2013 - Ferry EVANGELISTAS
Cabin
Single
Double
Triple
Quadruple
Shared
AAA
1.960
1.050
-
-
-
AA
1.680
910
644
525
-
BBB
1.610
840
-
-
-
A
1.470
770
553
455
-
BB
1.260
665
490
420
385
CC
1.120
595
455
385
350
C
-
-
-
-
315
For more information and photos of the Evangelistas:
 
November 2013 to March 2014
Cabin
Single
Double
Triple
Quadruple
Shared
AAA
2.800
1.500
-
-
-
AA
2.400
1.300
920
750
-
BBB
2.300
1.200
-
-
-
A
2.100
1.100
790
650
-
BB
1.800
950
700
600
550
CC
1.600
850
650
550
500
C
-
-
-
-
450
For more information and photos of the Evangelistas:
 
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 Max. length 4,5 metres
Ch$ 295.000
Ch$ 190.000
Pick-Up Max. length 5,2 metros
Ch$ 315.000
Ch$ 190.000
Motor Home Each meter
Ch$ 81.345
Ch$ 81.345
Motorbike 
Ch$ 85.000
Ch$ 85.000
Bicycles
Ch$ 29.750
Ch$ 29.750

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

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

If traveling with a vehicle:
-Type, mark, model and license plate.
 


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


Kaweskar girl sells handicrafts


Sailing through narrow channels

 

 

 

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