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Kaweskar Route

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MV Skorpios III
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This 5-day cruise of Chilean Patagonia's Kaweskar Route aboard the MV Skorpios III sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, a town located 2,500 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by air from Punta Arenas or by land from Argentina. Cruise 380 miles, covering most of the glaciers in Chilean Patagonia, including Amalia, El Brujo, Bernal, and Herman, and those located in the area of Fiordo Calvo. Sail around 15 glaciers, some of which you can contemplate and admire directly by walking up to their front and moraines. Sail through multi-colored ice-floes on smaller expedition vessels like the Capitán Konstantino, from where you can observe the varied Patagonian flora and fauna in all its natural glory.
Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine on Chile tourBoating excursion on the Kaweksar RoutePuerto Natales on the Strait Of MagellanStart of a long dayView of the wildlife in Torres del Paine
Highlights
  • Approach the Amalia Glacier for a panoramic view from the ship
  • Arrive at Calvo Fjord for a navigation excursion across the ice
  • Disembark on Bernal Glacier for a walk in a small native forest
  • Join a boat excursion in White Angostura and sail among island & rocks
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Puerto Natales | Embark

Start of embarkment at 10:30 am. Departure from Skorpios terminal at 1 pm. Ship safety talk, on a location to be indicated. Lunch. Navigation in the Almirante Montt Gulf. Arrival at Caleta Juarez in Guardramiro Fjord and disembarkation on boats to see up close a colony of elephant seals. Departure, crossing Kirke narrows, Morla Vicuna, Union, Collingwood, and Sarmiento channels.

Day 2: Guillard Fjord | Sarratea Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue sailing north through the Pitt Channel. On the port side, Chatham Island, to enter the Guillard Fjord at 10 a.m. Navigation within the fjord to the Guillard Glacier. Disembark at the glacier and hike around the place. Lunch.

Disembarkation on boats for a tour through the Glacier’s channels. Navigation to Sarratea Bay. Disembarkation for a boat ride around the place. (This excursion depends on sunlight and weather conditions) Return to the ship. Dinner on board. Departure southbound through the Pitt Channel.

Day 3: Amalia Glacier | El Brujo Glacier | Calvo Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrival at Amalia Glacier. The ship approaches the glacier. Panoramic view of the ship. Disembark at a nearby beach to hike through sand, vegetation, and rocks, reaching a viewpoint from where you can see this beautiful glacier. Navigation to El Brujo (the Warlock) Glacier begins. Arrival at El Brujo Glacier. If weather and ice conditions allow it, the passengers can go down to see this glacier from a nearby rock.

Departure to the spectacular Calvo fjord. Landfall at Calvo fjord, where you will make an excursion in a boat called Capitán Constantino (Captain Constantine), suitable for navigating among the ice, visiting Fernando, Capitán Constantino, and Alipio glaciers, among others. Departure to the Fjord of the Mountains.

Day 4: MontaƱas Fjord | Alsina Glacier | Bernal Glacier | White Angostura

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Fjord of the Mountains, where four glaciers can be observed which descend from the Sarmiento Mountain Range to the sea, two of which are in the logbook. Visit the Alsina Glacier, and disembark in the exploration boats to visit this small bay and its eye-catching glacier, appreciating all its beauty and the enormous mountains that surround it. Return to the ship, and continue sailing through the Fjord of the Mountains towards the Bernal Glacier. Disembarkation at the Glacier. The hike begins in the middle of a small native forest and then crosses a path across a small glacial water lagoon. Continue the hike over the frontal and lateral moraines until you reach the front of the Glacier. From here, you will have the opportunity to touch some ice and watch the receding phase of a glacier that no longer reaches the sea. 

Passengers return to the ship, which is in a supplying maneuver acquiring pure, natural water from a waterfall. This is water consumed on board for all the ship’s services. The M/V Skorpios III continues sailing the Fjord of the Mountains. You will see the Herman and Zamudio glaciers from the ship. Crossing the White narrows. Farewell party, Captain’s dinner, dance. Navigation through Almirante Montt Gulf.

Day 5: Puerto Natales | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrival in Puerto Natales between 2.00 and 7.00 a.m. depending on wind conditions, to dock at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales. Disembarkation of passengers.

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MV Skorpios III

Skorpios III Zeus Salon
Dining aboard the small ship Skorpios III
Apolo Lounge MV Skorpios III

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Skorpios III Atenas Deck Cabin
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Atenas Deck
2 beds (1.35 x 2.00 mts), without window, private bathroom.
Skorpios III Acropolis Deck cabin
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Acropolis Deck
2 beds (1.35 x 2.00 mts), window, private bathroom.
Skorpios III Parthenon Deck cabin
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Parthenon Deck
2 beds (1.35 x 2.00 mts), window, private bathroom.
Skorpios III Olympo Deck cabin
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Olympo Deck
Double matrimonial bed, window, private bathroom. Exit and window to a covered external hallway.
Skorpios III Athos Deck cabin
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Athos Deck
Double matrimonial bed, window, private bathroom. Exit and window to an uncovered external deck.
Skorpios III Athos Junior Suite
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Athos Junior Suite
Queen bed, window, private bathroom. Exit and window to a covered external hallway.
Skorpios III Olympo Deck Master Suite
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Olympo Master Suite
Suite Master: King bed, panoramic window, private bathroom. Exit to a covered external hallway.
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Shipboard Laundry Service (covers only small items of clothing)
  • Cost-free Shipboard Medical Aid
  • Open Bar at No Additional Cost, Offering National and Imported Wines and Liquors
  • Accident Insurance 
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees

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