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Detailed description of the Northward Route - Ship Amadeo I
(Text Navimag)

Day 1

Check-in is from 09:00 until 12:00 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 14:00 hrs.
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.
We set sail at 16:hrs, 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.

Day 2

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 the weather).
Disembarkation at Puerto Edén are only possible if sea conditions, itinerary and weather permitting.

Day 3

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 be sighted.

Day 4

As we approach the end of our journey, we sail across the Gulf of Ancud and Reloncaví Sound, before arriving at Puerto Montt.

NOTE: 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.


Navigation route

Setting sail at dawn

After the White Passage

Sea lions colony


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