of the Southward Route
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.