Patagonia
Patagonia
Day 1

Caleta Tortel is a coastal village located between the mouth of the Rio Baker (the largest river in Chile) and a small embayment of the Baker Channel.

The cruise begins by heading west on Canal Baker and south on Canal Messier to visit Ventisquero Bernardo, one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in the Parque Nacional Bernardo O’Higgins.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(90 Nm / 9 Hrs)

Day 2

Navigate south on the Messier Channel passing through Angostura Inglesa. On the way, vessels can also divert into ‘Seno Iceberg’, which is a 19 km / 12 mile long inlet that ends against a huge ice barrier, one of the tongues of the Continental Icecap.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, fishing, trekking, photography, helicopter sight- seeing.

(40 Nm / 4 Hrs)

Day 3

Enter the Grappler Channel towards the southeast to enter the Eyre Sound and head northeast towards Ventisquero Pio XI glacier, without a doubt one of the main attractions of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(55 Nm / 6 Hrs)

Day 4

As the yacht leaves Ventisquero Pio XI it will enter Canal Wide and will then head west along Canal Trinidad on the northern side of the Madre de Dios (Mother of God) Island. Isla Madre de Dios, is a largely unexplored, 110,000 hectare / 270,000 acre area of rock, wind and sea.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, fishing, trekking, climbing, cave exploring, archeology, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(70 Nm / 7 Hrs)

Day 5

Estero Peel will lead towards Estero Amalia, the southernmost of four arms of Estero Peel, all of which cut deep into the cordillera, penetrating deep up to the heart of the Patagonian Icecap. The Estero Peel leads into one of the wildest and less explored corners of Patagonia – the scenery is majestic with high peaks emerging from blue glaciers and dark red slopes alive with countless waterfalls.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, trekking, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(65 Nm / 7 Hrs)

Day 6

Leave the Estero Amalia and Estero Peel towards the west and head south along the Canal Sarmiento and navigate on the eastern sides of Isla Esperanza and Isla Vancouver to reach Caleta Bernard on the western side of Isla Carrington.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, fishing, trekking, climbing, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(75 Nm / 8 Hrs)

Day 7

Navigate southeast on the Canal Sarmiento which turns into Estrecho Collingswood and then becomes Canal Union as it turns towards Puerto Natales. It divides into Canal Santa Maria and Canal Kirke, both of which will lead towards the Golfo Almirante Montt where the city of Puerto Natales is located.

About Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales was originally inhabited by the Kawésqar or Alacalufe people and the Aoniken or Tehuelche people. While in Puerto Natales visitors can climb the Dorotea Hill to look at Puerto Natales from above. If they are lucky, they be able to see the majestic flight of the condor that nests on the vertical walls of the hill.

Activities/Sights: Trekking, climbing, photography, city-sightseeing, helicopter sight-seeing.

(85 Nm / 9 Hrs)

Day 8 & 9

Navigate along the Canal Señoret which then turns into Estero Ultima Esperanza to arrive at the end of to the sound of the same name. Seno Ultima Esperanza is set in a beautiful landscape of broad lakes towering mountains and vast glaciers. One of these is the Ventisquero Balmaceda, at the foot of the mountain of the same name.

Activities/Sights: Trekking, climbing, horse-back riding, flora & fauna, fishing, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(35 Nm / 4 Hrs)

Day 10

Return to Puerto Natales and disembark to transfer to Puerto Natales Airport, a commercial airport located 7 kilometers / 4 miles north- northwest of the city.

Activities/Sights: Kayaking, stand-up paddle, fishing, trekking, climbing, photography, helicopter sight-seeing.

(35 Nm / 4 Hrs)

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Game Changer Damen
Damen
  • 72 m
  • 2017 / 2020
  • 8
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