of the Northward Route
check-in is done from 9 to 18:30 PM (day prior to departure)
in our offices, where our port staff will receive your luggage
and guide you in loading your vehicle, if you are travelling
Passengers embark at 21 PM. Once onboard, crew members will
give a welcoming talk with some information for a safe and
PUERTO NATALES - ANGOSTURA WHITE
Anchor will be weighed at 6 AM and we start our journey
through the Patagonian fjords, with final destination at
the city of Puerto Montt. We enter the Unión Sound
to navigate through the narrowest part of the route, only
80 m wide, called Angostura White (“White Narrows”),
to later sail through the Santa María channel.
We have just started a great adventure!
PUERTO EDÉN - BAJO COTOPAXI
We sail through the Patagonian Channel, Morla Vicuña,
Escobar Doxrud Pass, Sóbenes Pass (the southernmost
of the route), Unión Channel, Collingwood Narrows,
Farquar Pass, Sarmiento Channel, Guía Narrows, Los
Inocentes, Concepción, and Wide channels, Paso del
Abismo, and Paso del Indio to arrive at the town of Puerto
Edén*), where the last population of native Alacalufes
live. Puerto Edén is located on Wellington Island,
one of the largest islands in Chile that forms part of Bernardo
O´Higgins National Park.
After a short stay in this port, we continue our journey
towards the north going through the Angostura Inglesa (“English
Narrows”), a narrow pass that allows the passage of
only one ship at a time. We continue through the Messier
Channel, where we will see the cargo ship Capitán
Leonidas, shipwrecked since the 1970’s on a half-sunken
islet called “Bajo Cotopaxi”. The wreck is currently
used as a navigation lighthouse and point of reference for
NOTE: *) Disembarking in Puerto Edén
is done only if the weather, ocean conditions, and itinerary
permit, and always at the captain’s discretion.
GOLFO DE PENAS - OCEAN AREA -MORALEDA CHANNEL
At sunset we start the ocean navigation in the area of the
Penas Gulf, an approximate 12-hour crossing, where it is
possible to see humpback, minke and blue whales, (depending
on the time of year and climate). At dawn, the captain will
assess the weather information received, and with the information
on the tidal currents in the channels and the positions
of celestial bodies like the moon and the sun, he will decide
the most appropriate route to continue the journey with
the following options to leave the open ocean area:
1.- Pulluche Channel
2.- Ninualac Channel
3.- Boca de Guafo.
There is also the possibility of accessing other channels
depending on the visibility and the traffic of other ships.
If he chooses the Pulluche Channel, the most lush in vegetation
(Southern beech and Patagonian cypress forests), with luck,
we will see marine birds, sea lions and native dolphins
We enter the Chacabuco Channel, and then sail through the
Errázuriz channel, and finally sail through the Moraleda
channel, a transit spot for notable sailors and canoeists
from the Chonos and Chiloé archipelagos.
If the choice is through the Ninualac channel, we will reach
the area around Isla Tuap, later entering the Moraleda Channel.
Finally, if the option is to continue in the open sea through
the Boca del Guafo, we will sail amongst the Chonos Archipiélago
to continue our route towards Puerto Montt.
Continuing our journey north, we sail through the Gulf of
Corvocado, then through the Apiao Channel, Ancud Gulf, and
Reloncaví Sound, arriving at Puerto Montt in the
morning, the city where this great adventure comes to an
The dates and times are estimated and must be confirmed
within 48 hours prior to the departure time indicated in
*) Disembarking in Puerto Edén and the trip through
the channels is done only if the weather, ocean conditions,
and itinerary permit, and always at the captain’s