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Encounter Patagonian forests, hot springs & sculptured glaciers as you cruise the Chilean fjords

Cruise through Northern Patagonia’s fjords and beautifully sculpted icebergs to the mighty San Rafael Glacier and feel the excitement as we explore by small boat. Discover the remote forests and fishing villages, spot wildlife and relax in exclusive hot springs.

Set within the Laguna San Rafael National Park, in the Northern Ice Field of Patagonia, is a lagoon with a spectacular massive glacier. The large Skorpios II cruise vessel provides a panoramic view of San Rafael, before you disembark onto smaller boats to get truly up close and personal with the giant wall of ice and immense electric-blue icebergs.

Cruises to the glacier depart from the town of Puerto Montt and also take in the charming fishing village Puerto Aguirre, the beautiful Quitralco Fjord, surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation and with its own natural thermal hot springs.

Fully refurbished in 2012, the M/V Skorpios II is custom built to sail Patagonia’s remote and wild coastline. The ship has two comfortable lounges, a dining room and large observation deck with sun loungers. The 53 air-conditioned double cabins have twin, double or king-size beds, at screen TV, safe and private bathroom. The Skorpios II has an open bar included in the price, offering Chilean wines, beer and spirits.

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  • Chonos Route

    5 Nights from £1,596

    Discover a region of towering glaciers, traditional fishing communities and pristine Patagonian forest on an expedition cruise through the fjords of Chile.

    Skorpios II Patagonia Cruise - Map

    Saturday to Thursday

    Day 1 

    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

    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. 

    Skorpios II Patagonia Cruise - Puero Aguirre

    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 

    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.

    Skorpios II Patagonia Cruise - San Rafael Glacier

    Day 4 

    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.

    Skorpios II Patagonia Cruise - Quitralco

    Day 5

    Navigating through the channel of Leucayec, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado around 05:30 am.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.

    Skorpios II Patagonia Cruise - Islote Conejo

    Day 6

    Breakfast on board while docking in Puerto Montt. 09:00 am. Disembarking and transfer of passengers.

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