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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 6-day cruise covers 800 miles of magical waters. Enjoy visiting the age-old ice formations of the Glacier San Rafael, and sailing through the awesome archipelagos of Llanquihue and Chiloe. The channels and gulfs you visit on this tour are home to incredible territory including towns like Castro and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre. These towns display the natural wonders of a vigorous landscape and unique wildlife. Take it all in at Fiordo Quitralco while soaking in its famed hot springs.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Puerto Montt | Embark | Coastal Chile
Day 2 : Puerto Aguirre | Punta Pescadores
Day 3 : San Rafael Lagoon | Tempanos Channel
Day 4 : Quitralco
Day 5 : Leucayec Channel | Corcovado Gulf
Day 6 : Disembark in Puerto Montt


  • Sail to the island of Chiloe and explore the picturesque local markets
  • Navigate through the Moraleda and Ferronave, arriving in Puerto Aguirre
  • Watch for humpback and blue whales while crossing the Corcovado Gulf
  • Visit the tidewater glacier nearest the equator, San Rafael Glacier


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The blue San Rafael Glacier Puerto Aguirre Take zodiacs on expeditions around the glaciers Glacial toast Pristine villages in small inlets

Day 1 Puerto Montt | Embark | Coastal Chile

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt and sail through the Llanquihue archipelago. Catch sight of Calbuco city, Ancud Gulf. In the afternoon, arrive at Quemchi, Chiloe lsland. Disembark on boats at this picturesque Chilote village where you can visit the handicraft market, streets and coffees shops, also the museum house of the Chilean writer Francisco Coloane. Continue sailing to the south through the Archipelago of Chiloe and Corcovado Gulf, crossing at midnight.

Day 2 Puerto Aguirre | Punta Pescadores

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Navigate through the Moraleda and Ferronave channels. Arrive at Puerto Aguirre and disembark at this fishing village. Walk through Puerto Aguirre's streets, lookouts, and the path of a rainforest, typical of the region. Sail through the Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Costa channels. In the afternoon arrive at Punta Pescadores, disembark on the beach of little stones, and enjoy a walking tour of approximately 2 km, enjoying the natural environment of the place and its fauna and flora. At night weigh anchor to Caleta Quesahuen or Punta Leopardos, 20 nautical miles from the San Rafael Glacier.

Day 3 San Rafael Lagoon | Tempanos Channel

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This day cross the San Rafael Lagoon entrance and Tempanos channel. In the morning the ship enters the lagoon and anchors at 2 kms from the glacier. If the weather allows, enjoy boat excursions among multi-colored icebergs. In the afternoon the ship gets closer to the glacier and the Captain sets course to the Quitralco Fjord.

Day 4 Quitralco

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Quitralco and disembark the ship after breakfast. Take a hotspring bath nearby, where the water temperatures are about 90 degrees. If the weather allows, take a boat into the heart of the surrounding fjords. In the evening, sail towards Chiloe, navigating through the Moraleda and Perez Norte channels.

Day 5 Leucayec Channel | Corcovado Gulf

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail through Leucayec channel, with partial views of Melinka in the Chonos1 Archipelago, which was a shelter of fearsome pirates. Spend the morning sailing the Corcovado Gulf. If conditions allow, take a boat out to search for humpback and blue whales of Alfaguaras. Continue sailing along the oriental coast of Chiloe Island. Arrive at the lslote Conejos, located at Queilén channel, and disembark for a boat expedition in the surrounding area home to Magellanic penguins and numerous birds. In the afternoon, sail between Lemuy and Chelín Islands and arrive to Dalcahue, where you can disembark and visit. Explore the handicraft market, the Church, and walk along the promenade. In the late evening sail towards Puerto Montt and enjoy a Captain's dinner, farewell party, and dance.

Day 6 Disembark in Puerto Montt

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive back in Puerto Montt and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent travels.

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Plase Note: Travelers looking to extend their stay may opt for an additional night (additional cost) aboard the ship in the begining of the trip. Please contact us for details.

Included in Your Fare:

- Shipboard laundry service (covers only small items of clothing)
- Meals served at table in a single shift; buffet service for breakfast and farewell dinner
- Accident insurance
- Cost-free shipboard medical aid
- Open bar at no additional cost, offering national and imported wines and liquors


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