M/N SKORPIOS II:
PUERTO MONTT - SAN RAFAEL LAGOON - PUERTO MONTT
(6 days/5 nights)
Departures from Puerto Montt
day by day
Saturday: 12.00 noon, weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt. Sailing through the Llanquihue archipelago. Catch sight of Calbuco city. Ancud gulf, archipelago of Chiloe and Corcovado Gulf crossing at midnight.
Sunday: 08.00 hrs. navigation through the Moraleda and Ferronave channels. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre at 11.00 hrs. 12.30 noon continue sailing through Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Costa channels. At 21.30 hrs. approximately, anchor at Hualas cove or Punta Leopardos, 20 nautical miles from the San Rafael Glacier.
Monday: 07.30 hrs. crossing of the San Rafael Lagoon entrance and Tempanos channel. 09.00 hrs. the ship enters the Lagoon and anchors at 2 kms. away from the Glacier. Boat excursions among multicolored icebergs, if the weather allows to. 15.30 hrs. the ship gets closer to the Glacier. 17.00 hrs. set sail to the Quitralco fjord.
Tuesday: 08.00 hrs. berth at the Quitralco pier. After breakfast, passengers can take hotspring baths were the water temperature is at 32ºC and 30ºC , in covered and outside pools. If the weather allows to, boat excursions in motor boats through the inside of the fjord. 19.00 hrs. sail towards Chiloe , navigating through the Moraleda and Perez Norte channels.
Wednesday: 08.00 hrs. Corcovado Gulf crossing. In this area, if the conditions allow to, there is a possibility of watching humpback whales and blue whales. Continue to sail through the oriental coast of the Chiloe island, Yal channel, Castro stream, arriving to this beautiful city at 15.00 hrs. Disembarkation to visit this place. 22.00 hrs. set sail towards Puerto Montt through Lemuy, Dalcahue and Quicavi channels. Farewell party, Captain's dinner, dance.
Thursday: 08.00 hrs. Docked at the Skorpios Terminal pier in Puerto Montt. 09.00 hrs. breakfast, disembarkation and passengers' transfer.
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.
the services of the Skorpios that are highlighted are: (the bar is always
open, without additional cost), passengers can visit all areas of the
ship without restriction (from the machine room, to the control bridge,
even the kitchen). Gastronomical needs are provided for without restriction
& menu changes are accepted without additional cost, games and reading
rooms, smoking and non-smoking bars, bilingual trip information, simultaneous
chat translations, satellite telephone, cable & public TV &
and all of the commodities of hotelier that correspond to a luxurious
TO SEE DURING THE ITINERARY
RAFAEL GLACIER This
Chilean National Park was declared to be a worldwide reserve by UNESCO
in 1979. Located at latitude 46 45 south of the Chilean Patagonia
it is 1,242,000 hectares of millenary beauty. A Spanish navigator discovered
this place four centuries ago. Today it has become one of the natural
splendors of Chile, of the greatest international importance. The ice
of the San Rafael Glacier dates back as far as 300,000 years, its frontal
face is 2kms wide and its ice towers reach up to more than 75 mts. and
plunges down into the ocean waters more than 230 meters. It has a length
of 15 kms and stems from the San Valentín Nevado of the Southern
Ice Fields of the Los Andes Mountains. The blues of the ice and its
constant avalanches have converted this natural spectacle into international
fame. With its ice floes of different shapes and colors it is a spectacle
that is unique in this world.
An old glacier formed riverbed surrounded by mountains, with exuberant
and unique vegetation. Here is where the Thermal Installations of Skorpios
are located, with their warm, pure waters of volcanic origin, where
you can enjoy thermal and steam baths.
Walks through this austral forest and sports fishing are some of the
activities of this beautiful fjord.
In 1996 the Mountains and Parks Council of Chile declared this location
a Natural Sanctuary.
CITIES AND VILLAGES
The Aysen Adventure Route, offers the opportunity of visiting the cities
and Villages of the XI Region, here you will become acquainted with,
Coyhaique, Puerto Aysen, and Puerto Chacabuco. Besides this there are
other interesting tourist attractions, that we invite you to become
familiar with by taking the optional tours, before or after the cruise.
This region has a vast quantity of lakes and natural wonders, which
deserve to be visited while you take advantage of your stay in this
area. There are excellent hotels, Restaurants and Cafeterias, in which
you will be warmly received and treated by the Patagonian People.
We invite you to become acquainted with these cities and villages that
will thrill you with their charm.
FLORA AND FAUNA
The flora and fauna at these latitudes have a spectacular beauty. The
copious rainfall creates a humid austral forest, abundantly rich with
a vast quantity of trees, plants and flower species that profoundly
impress all visitors. Highlighted amongst these are: the Chilco Flower
or Fuchsia, the immense ferns, Cypresses, Cinnamon Tree, Lengas and
millennium old Alerce.
The fauna of the Patagonia comes in many varieties. Sea wolves, dolphins,
whales, sea lions, vapor ducks, cormorants, swans and Martin Fishers
bring delight to the Skorpios passengers.