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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Arrive back in Puerto Montt and disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent travels.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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Personal knowledge of the trip I was considering. Patience with our figuring out which dates we could travel.
1 day ago
Clara and Rhenee were gracious and available. Phone contact is so important to answer questions and discuss all aspects of trip. If not immediately available they scheduled a time to speak.
They were knowledgeable, honest, realistic and very friendly. They are both very professional and take their role seriously.
1 day ago
Jason has been wonderful. He is full of information and was very willing to listen to what was of interest to us.
3 days ago
The ability (of Kassandra) to tailor a guided trip to my exact preferences is very valuable to me, as well as the ability (of Kassandra) to provide expert guidance on destinations and travel dates. I also appreciate the ability of the backup staff (Maria Ignacio, Exito Travel) to coordinate all the details to make the travel logistics easy for the customer.
3 days ago
Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.