Cruises to the Patagonian Ice Fields on Skorpios II
The Northern Ice Fields
7 Days /6 Nights
All of the Skorpios services are based on cordial, friendly personal attention. This characteristic of the people of southern Chile has become the trademark of our family service, providing a quality service that meets international standards. Even the smallest service details are given priority and importance, aboard the Skorpios. The satisfaction of our passengers needs is our daily goal.
Amongst the services of the Skorpios that are highlighted are:
On board the M/V Skorpios II, you will find a friendly, personalized service, always with the exceptional hospitality provided by the Kochifas family and their experienced and well-trained crew who will offer warmth and efficiency in a unique and unforgettable cruise.
You will have an enjoyable gastronomic experience, alternating international cuisine with the best culinary traditions of southern Chile, where the most outstanding are Chilean Kingcrab, giant mussels (Mitilus), mussels, oysters, sea urchins, barnacles, salmon, croaker, sea pike, kingclip, red and white meats and the juicy and delicious Curanto, always accompanied by the best Chilean wines and exclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the Skorpios' traditional open Bar.
Amongst the routes of the Skorpios cruises that are chosen, you can visit different cities, and villages, such as: Puerto Montt, with its German customs and handcrafts; Coyhaique, surrounded by rivers and mountains; Castro, land of mythology, legends and handcrafts; villages like Puerto Aguirre, fishermen and their children as hosts; Queilén, a village of Chilotes fishermen and as well Puerto Chacabuco.
Route of Navigation :
THE CLASSIC ROUTE NAVIGATION PROGRAM
Saturday: 11:00 hrs. - Sail from the Puerto Montt Skorpios Terminal. Navigate through the archipelago of Llanquihue. Sighting of the city of Calbuco. Ancud Gulf, Chiloé archipelago, crossing of the Corcovada Gulf at midnight.
Sunday: 08:00 hrs. - Navigation through the Moraleda & Ferronave Canals, arrival at Puerto Aguirre at 11:00 hrs. The stopover in this fishing village will be for one and a half hours. 12:30 hrs. - sail through the Ferronave, Pilcomayo & Costal Canals. At approximately 21:30 hrs - anchor in the Hualas Fishing Village or Puerto Leopardes, 20 miles from the San Rafael Glacier.
Monday: 07:30 hrs. - Furrow through the San Rafael Inlet and the Témpanos Canal. 09:00 hrs. - Enter the Lagoon and anchor 2 kms. off the Glacier. 7:00 hrs. - set sail in the direction of Quiltralco Fjord.
Tuesday: 08:00 hrs. - anchor at the Quiltralco dock. After breakfast the passengers can take thermal baths in waters of 30º - 36ºC, in open-air and close pools. If the climate permits excursions in motorboats are available within the Fjord. 19:00 hrs. - Sail towards Chiloé, navigating through the Moraleda and Pérez Norte Canals
Wednesday: 08.00 hrs. - Navigating through the Leucayec Canal, there is a partial view of Melinka, in the Chonos Archipelago, an island that in times past was refuge to notorious pirates. Cross the Corcadova Gulf and sail along the east coast of Chiloé, anchor and view optional, if the climatic conditions permit, in Quellón or Queilen & continue navigation through the Yal Canal and Castro Inlet, arriving at the beautiful city of Castro at 21:00 hrs.
Thursday: 08:30 hrs. - Castro. After breakfast passengers can visit the handicraft markets, the museum, the Church and walk along the streets of this picturesque city. Optional tours to the city of Chonchi, a distance of 18 kms. are available. 12:45 hrs. – return to the Skorpios. 13:00 hrs. - sail through the Castro Inlet & the Lemy, Dalachaue, Ouicaví and Cabuco Canals. 21:00 hrs. Farewell dinner. 23:00 hrs. - arrival at Puerto Montt.
Friday: 08:00 hrs. - Anchor at the Tenglo Terminal dock. 08:00 – 09:00 hrs.- Disembarkation and transfer of passengers.
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