Navimag Ferry / Puerto Montt - Puerto Natales
4 Days / 3 Nights - per person in double room - Code NAV002
Day 1 – Puerto Montt
Check-in is carried out from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in Holiday Inn Hotel, in the second floor, located in Juan Soler Manfredi Avenue, Costanera Mall, where the port staff will receive your luggage and guide you. You have to take your luggage when embarking. In case you are traveling by car, you will be provided with the necessary information to guide you during the process. The passengers will embark at 2:00 pm.
Once onboard, crewmembers will give you a welcome talk and some information for a safe and fun journey. Later we will depart at 4:00 pm and sail through the Patagonian Fjords, with final destination: Puerto Natales.
The trip starts in the Reloncaví Sound, Gulf of Ancud, and in the evening, we will enter to the Apiao Channel and then to the Corcovado Gulf.
Day 2: Moraleda Channel – Ocean Area – Penas Gulf
At dawn, we will sail through the southernmost part of the Gulf of Corcovado, where the Captain will decide the most appropriate route to continue the journey:
1.- Boca del Guafo
2.- Ninualac Channel
3.- Pulluche Channel.
There is also the possibility of accessing other channels, depending on the visibility conditions and traffic of other ships. If he chooses to go into the open sea through the Boca del Guafo, we will immediately sail between the Archipelago de los Chonos and Isla Guafo, to quickly enter the Ocean Area.
If the choice is to go through the Ninualac Channel, sailing all morning through the Moraleda Channel, we will approach Tuap Island, where we will turn towards the West and begin to navigate through the Ninualac Channel, entering the open sea in the afternoon.
On the other hand, if he chooses to sail through the Pulluche Channel, we will pass through the Moraleda Channel, a transit area for remarkable sailors and canoeists from the Los Chonos and Chiloé Archipiélagos. Later we will sail the Errázuriz Channel and then the Chacabuco Channel, after that we will enter the Pulluche Channel – the lushest in vegetation (Lenga or Southern Beech and Patagonian Cypress forests), and with luck, we will see marine bird, sea lions, and native dolphins called “Toninas”.
In the evening, we will start sailing though the open sea in the area immediately north of the Golfo de Penas, to enter it at night. The open ocean crossing lasts about 12 hours with good weather and it is possible to see humpback, Minke, and blue whales (depending on the time of year and the weather).
Day 3: Bajo Cotopaxi – Puerto Edén
We wake up sailing through the fjords and crossing the Messier Channel with a depth of 1,270 meters, the deepest of the zone; in this channel, we will be able to see the cargo ship Capitán Leonidas, which has been shipwrecked since the 1970’s on a sunken islet called “Bajo Cotopaxi”. This ship is actually used as a lighthouse and reference point for sailors.
Later we will cross the English Narrows, to reach the village of Puerto Edén where the last indigenous Alacalufes reside. Puerto Edén is located on Wellington Island, which forms part of the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, the largest in Chile.
After a short stay in this port, we start sailing through the Patagonian channels, called Paso del Indio, Paso del Abismo, the Wide, Concepción, Inocentes Channels, Guía Narrows, Sarmiento Channel, Farquar Pass, Collingwood Narrows, Unión Channel, Sobenes Pass (the southernmost of the route), Escobar Doxrud Pass, and Morla Vicuña Channel.
Day 4: Narrow White – Puerto Natales
Early in the morning, we will sail through the Santa Maria Channel, to reach the narrowest pass of the route, Angostura White, only 80 meters wide. Later we will navigate across the Unión Sound entering the access channel to the city of Puerto Natales, where our great adventure ends.