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Pucón - San Martín de los Andes
Puerto Varas - Bariloche
(Cruce Andino o de Lagos)
CARRETERA AUSTRAL
Puerto Montt - Chaitén
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Chiloé - Chaitén
Hornopirén - Caleta
CROSSING THE ANDES BY BOAT
Pucón - San Martín de los Andes
Puerto Varas - Bariloche
(Cruce Andino o de Lagos)
CARRETERA AUSTRAL
Puerto Montt - Chaitén
Puerto Montt - Puerto Chacabuco
Chiloé - Chaitén
Quellón - Puerto Chacabuco
Hornopirén - Caleta Gonzalo
Weekend Cruises
Fiordo Quintupeu

(Skorpios)
LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL
From Puerto Montt:
Navimag Ferries
Skorpios
From Pto. Chacabuco:
Catamaranes del Sur
Navimag Ferries
From Bahía Exploradores:
Launch "Explora I"
PATAGONIAN CHANNELS
Puerto Montt - Puerto Natales (Navimag)
From Puerto Natales to Southern Ice Field
(Skorpios III)
TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
(Cruceros Australis)
Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams
Gonzalo
Weekend Cruises
Fiordo Quintupeu

(Skorpios)
LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL
From Puerto Montt:
Navimag Ferries
Skorpios
From Castro/Chiloé:
Navimag Cruceros
From Pto. Chacabuco:
Catamaranes del Sur
Navimag Ferries
Patagonia Connection
PATAGONIAN CHANNELS
Puerto Montt - Puerto Natales (Navimag)
From Puerto Natales to Southern Ice Field
(Skorpios III)
TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
(Cruceros Australis)
Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams

 

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

Description of the Southward Route
(Text Navimag)


Day 1
PUERTO MONTT


Check-in is from 09:00 to 12:00 at our offices at Angelmó # 1735, Puerto Montt, 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. Passenger boarding time is at 14:00.
Once on board, members of the crew will give a welcome talk together with some tips and guidelines on safety. Then we begin our navigation at 16:00 hrs, to the Patagonian fjords and with the Puerto Natales as our final destination.
Our journey begins with the crossing of the Reloncaví Sound followed by the Gulf of Ancud. At nightfall we arrive at the Gulf of Corcovado. The great adventure is just beginning.

Day 2
MORALEDA CHANNEL - GOLFO DE PENAS


In the morning we sail the Moraleda Channel, the widest in all our route. Next we sail through the Errázuriz and Costa Channels before entering the Pulluche Channel, which has an abundance of vegetation (Lenga and Cypress forests). If we are in luck, we will get to see some “Toninas” (dolphins), sea lions and several species of wild bird. At nightfall we enter the open sea as we cross the Golfo de Penas. The crossing takes approximately 12 hours and during this stretch, sightings of humpback whales are sometimes possible (depending on the time of year and the weather).

Day 3
BAXO COTOPAXI - PUERTO EDÉN


At dawn we will be sailing past the fjords and starting our journey through the Messier Channel which at 1.270 meters (4,000 feet) is one of the deepest in this region. As we sail up this channel, we will be able to see the cargo ship “Capitán Leonidas”, which ran aground in the 1970s on the semi-sunken island of “Bajo Cotopaxi”. The wreck currently serves as a lighthouse and as a point of reference for sailors.
Shortly after this, we cross the “Angostura Inglesa” (English Narrows), and arrive at Puerto Edén, which is home to the last surviving population of the Alacalufe indigenous people in Chile. Puerto Eden is on Wellington Island, one of the largest islands in Chile and part of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park – the largest in Chile – covered by Magellanic Forest. .
NOTE: Generally, passegers cannot disembark and visit Puerto Edén.

Day 4
WHITE CHANNEL - PUERTO NATALES

At dawn we will sail through the Sarmiento Channel, before arriving at the narrowest stretch of the voyage, the Angostura White (White Narrows), which are only 80 meters wide. We will then continue our voyage across Seno Unión (Union Sound) before we enter the channel that will lead us to Puerto Natales, the final destination of our great adventure.

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


After the White Passage


Sea lions colony

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