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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.
Destinations > Chile > Chonos Classic Route
Five nights cruise accommodation in an Athens deck cabin, all meals, beverages, excursions and port tax.
Saturdays, Sep - Apr
The cruise covers approximately 1200 kilometres of awe-inspiring encounters with age-old ice formations like Glacier San Rafael; sailing through stunning archipelagos, channels and gulfs, exploring towns like Castro and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre. Be amazed by the natural wonders of vigorous landscapes and wildlife which are best appreciated at Fiordo Quitralco and relax in mystical hot springs.
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QUINTUPEU, a fjord next to Puerto Montt with enormous mountains that mark the beginning of the Chilean fjords.
The ice of the Glacier San Rafael are more than 30,000 years old. Its front is 2 km wide and its towers soar to over 70 m and sink 230m under the sea
Chiloé is a land of myths and legends like the trauco and the ghost ship “Caleuche”; a land of seafood, apple cider and potatoes.
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Please make your way to the Puerto Montt Skorpios Pier to embark on the Skorpios II. Sailing at midday through the Llanquihue archipelago. Sighting of the town of Calbuco, Golfo de Ancud, Archipelago de Chiloé, crossing the Golfo Corcovado at midnight. (L)(D)
Sailing through Moraleda and Ferronave Channels. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre. The cruise will stop over for one and a half hours here, departing at 12:30 hrs. Continue sailing through the Ferronave, Pilcomayo, and Costa Channels. Dropping anchor at 21:30 hrs. in Caleta Hualas or Punta Leopardos, 20 miles from the Glaciar San Rafael. (B)(L)(D)
The ship sails along San Rafael bay and the Témpanos Channel 09:00 hrs. It enters the lagoon and drops anchor 2 km from the Glacier. Boat excursion through multi-coloured ice floes, weather permitting. The ship approaches the glacier at 17:00 hrs. Then it sails for Fiordo Quitralco. (B)(L)(D)
We berth at Quitralco dock. After breakfast, passengers may take thermal hot spring baths at temperatures of 30° and 32°C, in open air or covered pools. Weather permitting, boat rides are organized to the inner part of the fjord. 17:00 hrs. Sailing for Chiloé through Moraleda and Pérez Norte Channels. (B)(L)(D)
Sailing across the Leucayec Channel, partial view of Melinka, in the Chonos archipelago; this island was the hiding place of blood thirsty pirates in the past. Crossing the Golfo de Corcovado. If local conditions permit, we will be able to sight Blue or Alfaguaras whales. We continue to sail along the eastern coast of Chiloé, Canal Yal, Estero de Castro, reaching this beautiful town at 15:00 hrs. Departure from Castro to Puerto Montt through the Lemuy, Dalcahue, Quicaví channels. Enjoy farewell party; Captain’s dinner. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast, disembark at Puerto Montt Skorpios Pier and transfer to the airport. (B)
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