of the Northward Route
is from 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 19:00 hrs. before departure
day, at our offices located at Pedro Montt #308, Puerto
Natales, where our port staff will check in your luggage
and, if you have made a reservation to travel with a vehicle,
give you instructions for boarding it. Boarding time for
passengers is 21:00 hrs. before departure day.
Once on board, members of the crew will give a welcome talk
to the passengers, along with some guidelines regarding
safety on board. Our journey will take us through the Patagonian
fjords towards our final destination of Puerto Montt..
PUERTO NATALES - ANGOSTURA WHITE
We set sail at 06:00 hrs. on Sunday, crossing Seno Unión
(Union Bay) and on through the Angostura White (White Narrows),
which, at only 80 meters wide, is the narrowest stretch
of the route. We then reach the southernmost latitude of
our voyage, Sobenes Pass, from where we continue on along
the Farquhar to the Sarmiento channel. In the afternoon
we will reach Peet Inlet.
PUERTO EDÉN - COTOPAXI
We will arrive to Puerto Edén at sunrise, which is
located in Wellington Island, one of the biggest in Chile.
It is part of Bernardo O’Higgins National park. We
continue our voyage, heading North as far as the Angostura
Inglesa (English Narrows), so narrow that only one ship
can pass through at a time. From here we will sail through
Messier Channel, where the cargo ship “Capitán
Leonidas”, which ran aground in the 1970s on a semi-sunken
island called “Bajo Cotopaxi”can be seen. Nowadays,
the ship is used as a lighthouse and a point of reference
for sailors. Towards evening, we will set sail over the
ocean across the Gulf of Penas. This open-sea crossing lasts
approximately 12 hours. During this time you may be able
to see humpback whales (depending on the time of year and
at Puerto Edén are only possible if sea conditions,
itinerary and weather permitting.
INCHEMÓ - CORCOVADO GULF
At dawn we will arrive at Inchemó, which is the point
of entry to the Channels near the Campo de Hielo Norte (the
Northern Patagonian Ice Field). We will sail up the Pulluche
Channel, the most abundant in vegetation (“Lenga”
and Cypress forests) and, if we are lucky, we might spot
some “Toninas” (dolphins), sea lions and wild
bird species. Next we will sail through the Errázuriz
and Costa Channels before arriving at the Moraleda Channel
after lunch. This will finally lead us to the Gulf of Corcovado,
where, at certain times of the year, Blue Whales can sometimes
ANCUD GULF - PUERTO MONTT
As we approach the end of our journey, we sail across the
Gulf of Ancud and Reloncaví Sound, before arriving
at Puerto Montt.
Under normal circumstances, the activities indicated in
the itinerary can be carried out. Without prejudice to the
above, Navimag Ferries S.A reserves the right to modify
or omit any part of the itinerary without notice, for reasons
relating to the welfare and safety of passengers, the preservation
of the natural environment, or in the event of extraordinary
circumstances, Acts of God, or force majeure.
For these same reasons, the departure or arrival times of
the ships may be subject to change. We therefore always
advise our customers to check with us before their voyage,
to confirm the boarding time for their sailing.