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Skorpios II - Chonos Route

Overview

M/V Skorpios II sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt, 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.

Optional Activities :

Trip Code: CLTSSCR

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Chile

Ship: Skorpios II

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss. 

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Discover the immense beauty of Patagonia as you sail through valleys complete with immense glaciers, lush forests and archipelagos set at the backdrop of incredible snow-capped peaks. 

  • You will be left humbled as you discover the pristine beauty of Patagonia, one of the most beautiful corners of South America, if not all the world. 

  • A cruise experience through Patagonia has a unique advantage over land based tours, as you and your fellow passengers undertake this incredible shared experience together, creating incredible bonds and friendships as you create indescribable memories together. 

  • This itinerary is easily combined with a land based tour of Patagonia or the greater South America, or perhaps even taking the incredible leap and journeying to the pristine 'Frozen White Continent', Antarctica. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

Setting off from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt. Sailing through the Llanquihue archipelago. Sighting of the town of Calbuco, Golfo de Ancud, Archipelago de Chiloé, crossing the Golfo Corcovado at midnight.

Embarkation in Puerto Montt

Sailing through Moraleda and Ferronave Channels. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre at 11:00 hrs. The cruise will stop over for one and a half hours here, departing at 12:30 hrs. Sailing through the Ferronave, Pilcomayo, and Costa Channels. Dropping anchor at 21:30 hrs. in Caleta Hualas or Punta Leopardos, 20 miles from the Glaciar San Rafael.

Moraleda & Ferronave Channels

The ship sails along San Rafael bay and the Témpanos Channel 09:00 hrs. It enters the lagoon and drops anchor 2 km from the Glacier. Boat excursion through multi-coloured ice floes, weather permitting. The ship approaches the glacier at 17:00 hrs. Then it sails for Fiordo Quitralco.

San Rafael Bay & Tempanos Channel

We berth at Quitralco dock. After breakfast, passengers may take thermal hot spring baths at temperatures of 30° and 32°C, in open air or covered pools. Weather permitting, boat rides are organized to the inner part of the fjord. 17:00 hrs. Sailing for Chiloé through Moraleda and Pérez Norte Channels.

Quitralco

Sailing across the Leucayec Channel, partial view of Melinka, in the Chonos archipelago; this island was the hiding place of blood thirsty pirates in the past. Crossing the Golfo de Corcovado. If local conditions permit, we will be able to sight Blue or Alfaguaras whales. We continue to sail along the eastern coast of Chiloé, Canal Yal, Estero de Castro, reaching this beautiful town at 15:00 hrs. We go ashore and visit the area. 22:00 hrs. Departure from Castro to Puerto Montt through the Lemuy, Dalcahue, Quicaví channels. Farewell party; Captain’s dinner.

Leucayec Channel

Breakfast while berthed at the Skorpios Terminal. 09:00 hrs. Debarkation and passenger transfer.

Disembarkation

Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Latin America or Antarctica.

 

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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Before embarking on your voyage, why not experience the amazing wonders of two of South America’s most vibrant cities. A 9 Day Rio to Buenos Aires journey will be the perfect way to indulge in a mix of Latin American cultural experience and sights. From the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer, to the roaring cascades of Iguazu falls and the European avenues of Buenos Aires this is a spectacular way to experience this unique and dynamic corner of our world. Find out more

  • Amend your voyage to include the amazing wonders of untamed Patagonia by land. A 4-day itinerary at the amazing Las Torres Hotel, located right in the heart of the Las Torres Del Paine National Park is an incredible all-inclusive way to experience the indescribable beauty of Patagonia. Undertake hikes at the base of snow-capped peaks, discover pristine solitary lakes and valleys of far-reaching beauty as far as the eye can see. Find out more

  • Why not undertake an incredible journey to the world’s most remote wilderness? A 10-day Antarctica adventure will take you to the final frontier, take to the icy waters in a zodiac, be enthralled by ice-capped vistas and magnificent glaciers and introduce yourself to a host of Antarctic wildlife including penguins, seals and whales. Find out more.

Pricing & date

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Departs select Saturdays September 2019 through March 2020.
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Important Information

  • Cabin Accommodation on board Skorpios II 
    All meals whilst on board 
    All scheduled landings & excursions
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team leader & crew
    Tea & coffee station available 24hrs 

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Port Taxes
    Any items not mentioned as included
    Visa fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance 
    Pre or post-cruise travel expenses
    Personal expenses such as laundry or on board communications (phone calls, faxes) 
    Gratuities for the crew

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please Note: This itinerary operates in select dates between September 2019 & April 2020.

    March 2020 this cruise operates every Thursday

    Please note the itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. 

     

  • Departure date, seasonality & availability. 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE