Patagonia: Skorpios Cruises Across Chilean Fjords
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Skorpios cruise ship among ice floes
Bedroom of Skorpios cruise ship
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Travelers admire El Brujo Glacier
Colorful houses in coastal South America town
Skorpios cruise ship passes large glacier
Patagonia mountains illuminated by sunset
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Patagonia: Skorpios Cruises Across Chilean Fjords

Days / Nights
From 1870
* flights not included

6 Days / 5 Nights From 2210

Chonos Route - Northern Ice Field

M/V Skorpios II sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, a town located 1,000 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by road or air. This 5-day cruise that covers 800 miles, sails every Saturday to return on Thursday between the months of September and May. The cruise covers 800 miles for a magical encounter with the age-old ice formations of the Glaciar San Rafael, sailing through awesome archipelagos, channels and gulfs to tour this incredible territory that includes towns like Castro and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre, which display the natural wonders of a vigorous landscape and wildlife which is best appreciated at Fiordo Quitralco with its hot springs and excursions to its vast island-peppered sea.

Note: This cruise sets sail on Saturdays and returns on Thursdays. Available from September to April. This cruise is an extension. Please speak with an expert travel consultant about adding a full package (6 nights minimum) Chilean Patagonia tour to this extension.

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Tour Highlights

  • Puerto Montt

  • Llanquihue archipielago

  • Puerto Aguirre village

  • San Rafael lagoon & glacier

  • Chiloe island

Included

  • 5 nights accommodation on board
  • All meals on board: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily land excursions as schedule by the ships
  • All activities inside the ship
  • All transfers
  • Professional guides

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Day 1EMBARK ON SKORPIOS II - LLANQUIHUE ARCHIPELAGO

Skorpios cruise ship among ice floes

12.00 noon. Weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt.

Sailing every Saturday from Puerto Montt, a city located 1,000 kilometers south of Santiago, to the San Rafael Glacier, the majestic relic of the planet’s last glaciation, Skorpios takes you on a Dream Cruise of six days and five nights. Its goes through spectacular channels and archipelagos, where an exuberant nature stands out in all its splendor and man’s presence is barely perceptible, and where softly shaped islands are scattered in the ocean. We will visit isolated and picturesque fishing villages and settlements, such as Puerto Aguirre and Queilen, the city of Castro, Quitralco fjord with its thermal baths and the San Rafael National Park, which was declared world biosphere reserve by the UNESCO in 1978 with its Glacier of magical and spectacular 30,000 years old ice that rises in multicolored towers to a height of more than seventy meters and then sinks into the ocean.

Today we sailing through the Llanquihue archipelago. Catch sight of Calbuco city. Ancud Gulf, archipelago of Chiloe and Corcovado Gulf crossing at midnight.

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Day 2MORALEDA & FERRONAVE CHANNELS - PUERTO AGUIRRE

Day 3SAN RAFAEL LAGOON & GLACIER

Day 4QUILTRALCO - MORALEDA - PEREZ NORTE CHANNELS

Day 5CHILOE ISLAND EXCURSION & CAPTAIN'S DINNER

Day 6 RETURN TO PUERTO MONTT

4 Days / 3 Nights From 1870

Kaweskar Route - Southern Ice Field

M/V Skorpios III sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, a town located 2,500 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by air from Punta Arenas or by land from Argentina. This 3-night cruise sails for the Southern Ice Fields every Tuesday and Friday (see sailing Schedule) to return every Monday and Thursday between the months of October and April, covering 380 miles, which cover most of the glaciers in the area, namely Amalia, El Brujo, Bernal and Herman, and those located in the area of Fiordo Calvo. The cruise includes around 15 glaciers, some of which we will contemplate and admire directly, walking up to their front and moraines, and sailing through multi-colored ice-floes on smaller expedition vessels like the CapitΓ‘n Konstantino; from where we will have the chance to observe de varied Patagonian flora and fauna in all its natural glory.

Note:

  • This cruise sets sail on Tuesdays and returns on Fridays
  • This cruise sets sail on Fridays and returns on Mondays.
  • This cruise is available from September to April.
  • This cruise is a tour extension. Please ask a travel consultant about adding a full package (6 nights minimum) Chile tour to this extension.
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Tour Highlights

  • Puerto Natales

  • Patagonian channels

  • Glaciers & Fjords

  • Optional trip to Torres del Paine

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation on board
  • All meals on board: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily land excursions as schedule by the ships
  • All activities inside the ship
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Day 1PUNTA ARENAS - PUERTO NATALES - SKORPIOS TERMINAL

Colorful houses on coast of Punta Arenas, Chile

Reception of passengers at Punta Arenas airport. Check-in. During the afternoon, transfer by bus to Puerto Natales, arriving at 18:00 hrs. approximately to the Skorpios Terminal. Embarkation.

The M/V Skorpios III, sets sail every saturdays evening from Puerto Natales, located 247 km to the north of Punta Arenas, on a five day cruise through the channels and fjords that border the Southern Ice Field, in the Chilean Patagonia, which is considered to be the third largest reserve of fresh water on the planet and crib of the biggest and most spectacular glaciers in the southern hemisphere. There are two options to reach the region of Magallanes: flying to Punta Arenas or comming overland from Argentina. From this city, passengers must be transferred to the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales. The maritime route commences through the Kirke Narrows, moving towards the north through the Morla Vicuna, Union Inlet, Collingwood, Sarmiento, Concepcion and Wide channels, to anchor in a beautiful area known as the Eyre Inlet. Welcome drink and dinner on board.

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Day 2 AMALIA GLACIER - BRUJO GLACIER

Day 3 MONTANAS FJORDS

Day 4 SENO ULTIMA ESPERANZA - PUERTO NATALES - PUNTA ARENAS

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