Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt.
Navigations, ferries in Puerto Natales
Patagonian Fjords Route
4 Days and 3 Nights
Our rates include transport, accommodation and meals.
Departures High Season
.Puerto Montt – Puerto Natales: Every Friday
.Puerto Natales – Puerto Mont: Every Tuesday
We are not a cruise, but a ferry, that is to say, a transport vessel of goods and passengers. Although we could say that we are a hostel that navigates across
Our service is designed for people who are not looking for luxuries, but rather an authentic journey. For slow travelers and backpackers who want to enjoy the
romanticism of traveling in a vessel from the 70's worthy of the the memorable filmed voyages of Jacques Cousteau, and who wish to live the adventure at the end of the world including inclement weather, the disconnection and relaxation that only a remote area can offer, no phone signal, while contemplating the majestic beauty of the Patagonian fjords in southern Chile, some of them untouched areas.
The ferries which are cargo ships adapted for the transportation of passengers and vehicles (cars, trucks, camping trailers, motorcycles and bicycles).
Each ship has a wide variety of accommodations, ample space for recreation and relaxation, along with a crew that is ready to give you the best service.
Check in and sailing – Puerto Natales
.Check in and Sales Office: # 1455, España street, office Nº 2. Puerto Natales bus station.
The check-in is done from 9 AM to 6 PM (day prior to departure) in our
offices located on Ave. España 1455, office #2 – Rodoviario, Puerto Natales, where our port staff will receive your luggage and guide you in
loading your vehicle if you are travelling in one.
Passengers embark at 9 PM (day prior to departure). Once onboard, crew members will give a welcoming talk with some information for a safe and
Day 1 –
Angostura White and Santa María Channel
Anchor will be weighed at 6 AM and we start our journey through the
Patagonian fjords, with final destination at the city of Puerto Montt.
We enter the Unión Sound to navigate through the narrowest part of the route, only 80 m wide, called “White Narrows”, to later sail through the
Santa María channel.
Day 2 –
Puerto Edén – Bajo Cotopaxi
We sail through the Patagonian Channel, Morla Vicuña, Escobar Doxrud Pass, Sóbenes Pass (the southernmost of the route), Unión Channel, Collingwood Narrows, Farquar Pass, Sarmiento Channel, Guía Narrows,
Los Inocentes, Concepción, and Wide channels, Paso del Abismo, and Paso del Indio to arrive at the town of Puerto Edén*, where the last population
of native Alacalufes live. Puerto Edén is located on Wellington Island, one of the largest islands in
Chile that forms part of Bernardo O´Higgins National Park.
After a short stay in this port, we continue our journey towards the north going through the English Narrows, a narrow pass that allows the passage
of only one ship at a time.
We continue through the Messier Channel, where we will see the cargo ship Capitán Leonidas, shipwrecked since the 1970’s on a half-sunken islet
called “Bajo Cotopaxi”. The wreck is currently used as a navigation lighthouse and point of reference for sailors.
Day 3 –
Golfo de Penas - Ocean Area – Moraleda Channel
At sunset we start the ocean navigation in the area of the Penas Gulf, an
approximate 12-hour crossing, where it is possible to see humpback, Minke, and blue whales, (depending on the time of year and climate)
At dawn, the Captain will assess the weather information received, and with the information on the tidal currents in the channels and the positions
of celestial bodies like the moon and the sun, he will decide the most appropriate route to continue the journey with the following options to
leave the open Ocean Area:
.Boca de Guafo.
There is also the possibility of accessing other channels depending on the
visibility and the traffic of other ships.
If he chooses the Pulluche channel, the most lush in vegetation (Southern
Beech and Patagonian cypress forests), with luck, we will see marine birds, sea lions and native dolphins called “Toninas”. We enter the Chacabuco Channel, and then sail through the Errázuriz
channel, and finally sail through the Moraleda channel, a transit spot for notable sailors and canoeists from the Chonos and Chiloé archipelagos.
If the choice is through the Ninualac channel, we will reach the area around Isla Tuap, later entering the Moraleda Channel.
Finally, if the option is to continue in the open sea through the Boca del Guafo, we will sail amongst the Chonos Archipiélago to continue our route
towards Puerto Montt.
Day 4 –
Continuing our journey north, we sail through the Gulf of Corvocado, then through the Apiao Channel, Ancud Gulf, and Reloncaví Sound, arriving at
Puerto Montt in the morning, the city where this great adventure comes to an end.
.Disembarking in Puerto Edén and the trip through the channels is done only if the
weather, ocean conditions, and itinerary permit, always at the Captain’s discretion.
.IMPORTANT: The dates and times are estimated and must be
confirmed within 48 hours prior to the departure time
indicated in this document.
.Accommodation and meals.