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Patagonian Channels (4 days / 3 nts)

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v/   Puerto Montt
v/   Channel Moraleda
v/   Penas Gulf
v/   Puerto Eden
v/   Puerto Natales
v/   Amalia Glacier
v/   Golfo Corcovado
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4/5 day cruises between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales, navigating the islands, peninsulas, fjords, glaciers and channels of southern Patagonia, are a great way to enjoy the untouched beauty and remoteness of southern Chile

Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales (4 days / 3 nights, Fri-Mon)

Day 1: Arrive in Reloncavi Bay - Corcovado Gulf (Fri)
Day 2: Moraleda Channel - Penas Gulf (Sat)
Day 3: Puerto Eden -Pio XI (Sun)
Day 4: Puerto Natales (Sun)

Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt (5 days / 4 nights, Mon-Fri)

Day 1: Mon: Puerto Natales
Day 2: Tue: White Channel
Day 3: Wed: Puerto Eden
Day 4: Thur: Pulluche Channel
Day 5: Fri: Disembarkation Puerto Montt


Day 1:  Puerto Montt - Reloncavi Bay - Corcovado Gulf (Fri)
Check in is from 0900 to 1100 at our offices at Angelmo No.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 1400.
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 1600 hrs, to the Patagonian fjords and with the Puerto Natales as our final destination. Our journey begins with the crossing of the Reloncavi Sound followed by the Gulf of Ancud. At nightfall we arrive at the Gulf of Corcovado. The great adventure is just beginning.

(Included meals: dinner)
Day 2:  Moraleda Channel - Penas Gulf (Sat)
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).

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 3:  Bajo Cotopaxi (Sun)
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.

Disembarkation at Puerto Eden is only possible if sea conditions, itinerary and weather permitting.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 4:  White Narrows - Puerto Natales (Sun)
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. 

(Included meals: breakfast) 

Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt
(5 days / 4 nights, Mon-Fri)

Day 1:  Mon: Puerto Natales
Check in is from 1000 until 1900 at our offices located at Pedro Montt No. 262, 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 2100 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.

(Included meals: dinner)
Day 2:  Tue: Sailing from Puerto Natales - Angostura White
We set sail at dawn, crossing Seno Union (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.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Day 3:  Wed: Puerto Eden - Bajo Cotopaxi
We will arrive to Puerto Eden at sunrise, which is located in Wellington Island, one of the biggest in Chile. It is part of Bernardo OHiggins 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 Eden is only possible if sea conditions, itinerary and weather permitting.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 4:  Thur: Inchemo - Gulf of Corcovado
At dawn we will arrive at Inchemo, 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.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 5:  Fri: Gulf of Ancud - Disembarkation 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 in the morning.

(Included meals: breakfast)
 

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Trip type:
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Departures:
   3nts: Fri-Mon
4nts: Mon-Fri