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M/N SKORPIOS III:

The Kaweskar Route
departures from Punta Arenas (4 days/3 nights)


Itinerary day by day

•  Cruise 1

Sails on Tuesdays / disembarkation is on Fridays

Tuesday: From 16.00 hrs. on, passenger's check in. Between 17.00 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, sailing through the patagonian channels, Kirke Narrowness, Morla Vicuña, Union , Collinwood, Sarmiento.

Wednesday: 08.00 hrs Arrival at the Amalia Glacier, the ship gets closer to the Glacier. Panoramic view from the ship. 09.15 hrs Sailing towards El Brujo Glacier. 11.00 hrs Arrival to El Brujo Glacier, if the weather conditions allows to, disembarkation on a rock to observe the Glacier. 12.30 hrs. set sail to the Calvo Fjord. 14.30 hrs. Reach port at the Calvo Fjord, were excursion will be done in a special motor boat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. set sail to the Montañas Fjord.

Thursday: 09.00 hrs. visit to the Montañas Fjord, were five glaciers, that slide down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea, will be seen. 10.00 hrs. visit to the Bernal Glacier, were a soft hiking can be done to the base of the Glacier and visit to the Herman Glacier to sail in its bay and admire the beauty of the area and multicolored icebergs (this will depend on the tide). After this, we will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. 17.00 hrs. set sail from the Montañas Fjord, Kirke Narrowness crossing. 21.00 hrs. Farewell Party, Captain's Dinner, dance. 22.30 hrs. reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.

Friday: Between 08.00 hrs. and 09.30 hrs. passenger's disembarkation. Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates).

 

•  Cruise 2

Sails on Fridays / disembarkation is on Mondays

Friday: From 16.00 hrs. on, passenger's check in. Between 17.00 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, sailing through the patagonian channels, Kirke Narrowness, Morla Vicuña, Union , Collinwood, Sarmiento.

Saturday: 08.00 hrs Arrival at the Amalia Glacier, the ship gets closer to the Glacier. Panoramic view from the ship. 09.15 hrs Sailing towards El Brujo Glacier. 11.00 hrs Arrival to El Brujo Glacier, if the weather conditions allows to, disembarkation on a rock to observe the Glacier. 12.30 hrs. set sail to the Calvo Fjord. 14.30 hrs. Reach port at the Calvo Fjord, were excursion will be done in a special motor boat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. set sail to the Montañas Fjord.

Sunday: 09.00 hrs. visit to the Montañas Fjord, were five glaciers, that slide down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea, will be seen. 10.00 hrs. visit to the Bernal Glacier, were a soft hiking can be done to the base of the Glacier and visit to the Herman Glacier to sail in its bay and admire the beauty of the area and multicolored icebergs (this will depend on the tide). After this, we will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. 17.00 hrs. set sail from the Montañas Fjord, Kirke Narrowness crossing. 21.00 hrs. Farewell Party, Captain's Dinner, dance. 22.30 hrs. reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.

Monday: Between 08.00 hrs. and 09.30 hrs. passenger's disembarkation. Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates).

 

 

 


PRICES ARE PER PERSON, IN US DOLLARS

 

 

 

SKORPIOS III: DECKS

ON BOARD SERVICES

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: (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 service.


 

WHAT´S TO SEE DURING THE ITINERARY

PIO XI GLACIER
The Pio XI Glacier is located in the North section of the Southern Ice Fields, at the end of the Eyre Inlet. This glacier is the largest glacier in the southern hemisphere, with a surface of 1,242 kms that transforms it into a true colossal of ice. It front is approximately 6 kms wide, its ice towers reach higher than 75 meters and it has a length of 60 kms. It is one of the few glaciers that are found in its maximum neo-glacial position. It has registered advances of up to 10 kilometers during recent years.
The antiquity of the Pio XI Glacier is millenary; it originates in the Southern Ice Fields and has a surface of 13,000 km2 and an extension over the Andes Mountains of more than 35 kilometers. Pio XI is one of the 48 glaciers that originates from this Ice Field. It is here that the M/N Skorpios III closes in on the glacier, navigating through the different sizes and shapes of ice floes, whose colorful ices of blue, light blue and white profoundly impress the visitor.

AMALIA GLACIER

Following along the Peel Inlet, we find the Amalia Glacier, situated in the central section of the Ice Fields, its long silhouette appears to be hanging between the peaks of the mountains, to see it is an awesome spectacle, its ice towers, and its colors contrasting with the surroundings, create emotions in all spectators. This glacier is one of the 48 glaciers that composes the Southern Ice Fields, which are considered to be the third largest reserve of fresh water in the world. The Amalia Glacier has a width of approximately 1 kilometer and a height of 40 meters. Its mass of ice is supplied, for the major part, by the intense snowstorms that occur almost throughout the entire year. In this paradise of natural beauty, the M/N Skorpios III sails in close to the face of the glacier and then moves from the south to the north so the passengers can enjoy the entirety of the glaciers spectacular white splendor.

CANALS AND FJORDS
The crossing begins in Puerto Natales, sailing through the Kirke Narrows, heading towards the north through the Moral Vicuña, Seno Union, Collingwood, Sarmiento, Concepción and Wide Canals, so as to anchor in the beautiful spot known as Seno Eyre.
While navigating through these canals and fjords we commence to be fascinated with scenery of impressionable contrasts of lights and shades, where the mountains run into a sea that is dotted with Isles; lands furrowed with winds; a region in which the glaciers continue their slow work, pulverizing rocks, plowing out valleys and immense canals, that in past ages were explored by, amongst many others, legendary navigators such as Ladrillero, Darwin and Fitz Roy.

CALVO FJORD GLACIER

We furrow through of the Peel Fjord so as to enter the Calvo Fjord, where we visit six glaciers that seed these quiet waters with colorful and multi-shaped ice floes, through which we take a pleasant excursion in motorboats and have a toast with our tradition of whisky on millennium old glacial ice. The navigation amongst the icebergs is a unique Antarctic phenomenon that is difficult to forget. The motorboats move through this paradise, taking time to visit each “ice sculpture”, so that the tourists can take pictures and if possible even touch the icebergs.

CITIES AND VILLAGES
In the Magallanes region, the tourist has the possibility of knowing ancient, and new, Cities and Villages; to visit them is to remember the past. Exploring their streets and places of interest is very agreeable. In the Kaweskar Explorers Route visitors have the possibility of becoming acquainted with Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Puerto Eden, besides this there are small villages that also are worthy of taking advantage of as you visit this area. For example, take the opportunity to visit Porvenir, El Turbio, Usuahia, Calafate, as well as many other Argentinean Cities in this zone

ANTRIM FJORD
This beautiful fjord is located in the south part of the Wellington Island. It is an old glacier´s place, where the last pieces of glacier left can be found at the top of the mountains. Vegetation has covered the cold rocks, and its slopes show beautiful trees, that seem they’re fighting for each centimeter of earth. In this place M/S Skorpios III renews the water supplies from an unpolluted river. Afterwards the place is visited navigating trough the fjord. Here Nature is in its wild state and it can be realized that it’s really difficult that man could have been here before. The Antrim Fjord is something wild and pure. These excursions are offered from november to march, just between this months because of daylight.

MOUNTAIN FJORD
In the way back to Puerto Natales, before crossing the Kirke narrowness, is located the “de las Montañas” Fjord. This Fjord is surrounded by big hills that give the name to it. Here, the Cruise will enter some miles, so people will be able to see 5 Glaciers: Zamudio, Alsina, Paredes, Bernal and Hermann. In the Bernal Glacier, an excursion is made and people will walk until the base of it. They will have the opportunity to touch the glacier free of contaminants. This is like a classroom in the open air were you can learn about glaciers. This is because of the place’s features that can explain all the forward and backward movement’s process, it can be shown its front and lateral moraines as well as its shaping force in the environment.
We continue sailing in this place surrounded by waterfalls that fight against the wind to fall into the see. Big trees grow on the shore, and the fauna grows free in a place were wind and silence predominate.



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