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Skorpios Cruise - Northern Ice Field: San Rafael Glacier

6 days and 5 nights
from USD 2.320

This expedition begins from the city of Puerto Montt, sailing 800 miles towards the amazing encounter with the magical ancient ice of the San Rafael Glacier, through spectacular archipelagos, channels and gulfs. We will visit this imposing territory where cities and towns such as Quemchi, Dalcahue and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre are found, showing us the entire splendor of the wonders of a vigorous nature.

Departure days: SATURDAYS

SEASON 2021-22

LOW SEASON DEPARTURES:
October 2021: 2,9, 16, 23, 30
November 2021: 6, 13, 20, 27
December 2021: 4, 11, 18
March 2022: 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2022: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
 
HIGH SEASON DEPARTURES:
December 2021: 24, 31
January 2022: 8, 15, 22, 29
February  2022: 5, 12, 19, 26

CHONOS ROUTE: PUERTO MONTT / SAN RAFAEL GLACIER / PUERTO MONTT

CRUISE:
Sailing Saturday/Arrival Thursday.

Day 1: SATURDAY

12:00 pm. Weigh anchor from Puerto Montt. Sailing through the archipelago of Llanquihue with sight on the city of Calbuco. Ancud Gulf. 
04:30 pm. Arrival in Quemchi on the island of Chiloé. Disembark on small boats towards the picturesque village where you can visit a handicraft market, cafes, the museum of the Chilean author Francisco Coloane and stroll around the beautiful streets. 
06:30 pm. Continuing sailing south along the archipelago of Chiloé, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado at midnight.

Day 2: SUNDAY

08:00 am. Navegation through the channels of Moraleda and Ferronave. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre at 11:00 am. Disembarking in this village enclosed by the Chonos archipelago. We will walk through the streets, passing a typical Patagonian rainforest arriving at a lookout. 
01:30 pm. Navigation through the channels of Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Casma. 
04:00 pm. Arrival at Islote Barrientos, where we disembark to smaller boats approaching the rock formations to visit one of the largest bird colonies in Chile, counting Kelp Gulls, Rock shags, Red-legged shags and Imperial shags. These birds are accompanied by South American fur seals. 
05:00 pm. Heading south, arriving approximately at 10:00 pm. in Caleta Quesahuen or Punta Leopardos which is 20 nautical miles from the Glacier of San Rafael.

Day 3: MONDAY

07:30 am. Crossing the channel of Tempanos to the entrance of the lagoon San Rafael. 
09:00 am. The vessel anchors at 2 km. from the glacier. Boat excursions among the multicolored icebergs take place as weather conditions allow so. 
02:30 pm. Ship approaches the glacier. 
04:00 pm. Setting sails in direction of Quitralco-Fjord.

Day 4: TUESDAY

08:00 am. Berth at the pier of Quitralco. After breakfast passengers can enjoy inside and outside hot springs with temperatures of 32º C and 38º C. If weather there will be boat excursions to the inside of the Fjord. 
05:00 pm. Sailing towards Chiloé, navigating through the channels of Moraleda and Pérez Norte.

Day 5: WEDNESDAY

08:00 am. Navigating through the channel of Leucayec.
05:30 am. Crossing the Gulf of Corcovado around. If passengers are lucky they can observe humpbacks or blue whales in this zone. Continue sailing along the east coast of Chiloé, arriving at 11:00 am. at Islote Conejos, in the channel Queilen. Disembarking on small boats visiting the island inhabited by Magellan penguins and birds. 
01:00 pm. Sailing through the islands of Lemuy and Chelín. 
04:30 pm. Arriving in Dalcahue, we highly recommend visiting the handicraft market, the church and strolling along the promenade. 
11:00 pm. Leaving towards Puerto Montt. Farewell party, Captains dinner.

Day 6: THURSDAY

08:00 hrs. Breakfast on board while docking in Puerto Montt. 
09:00 am. Disembarking and transfer of passengers.
 
FRIDAY: optional additional night. (Additional cost). Check-in from 06:00 pm. onwards. This includes accommodation in the booked cabin, welcome-cocktail, dinner with wines and open bar, as well as breakfast-buffet.
 
Note: The program and timetables may vary according to climate conditions or force majeure. Likewise, debarkation and duration will depend on the authorization of the captain, who will evaluate safety and ice conditions in each place. Schedules of the thematic talks and other onboard activities will be announced by our guides on the cruise.

Price includes

  • Accommodation in chosen cabin
  • All meals: Breakfast – lunch – snack – dinner
  • All activities on board
  • Cocktails and open bar
  • Special talks on glaciology
  • Thermal Baths

Not Included

  • Air Ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Port tax US $40.- per person
  • Transfer from and to the airport

Notes

Prices per person

Season Low 2021 - From 02/10/2021 Until 18/12/2021
Base Category Price
Single Interior USD 3.480
Double Interior USD 2.320
Double Oceanview USD 2.425
Season High 2021/22 - From 24/12/2021 Until 26/02/2022
Base Category Price
Single Interior USD 3.820
Double Interior USD 2.550
Double Oceanview USD 2.660
Season Low 2022 - From 05/03/2022 Until 30/04/2022
Base Category Price
Single Interior USD 3.480
Double Interior USD 2.320
Double Oceanview USD 2.425

Activities

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Destinations

Puerto Montt
 

 

Puerto Monttis located in the south region of Chile. It has around 175 thousand inhabitants. The city offers the traveler tours around Pelluco, the beach in Puerto Montt, the Juan Pablo II Municipal Museum, Angelmó, the Sea Food and Fish Market, the Crafts Market, the Cathedral and the Church of the Jesuits.

Puerto Montt
 

 

Puerto Monttis located in the south region of Chile. It has around 175 thousand inhabitants. The city offers the traveler tours around Pelluco, the beach in Puerto Montt, the Juan Pablo II Municipal Museum, Angelmó, the Sea Food and Fish Market, the Crafts Market, the Cathedral and the Church of the Jesuits.

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