Patagonia

Southern Ice Field Cruise - SKORPIOS III

4 days | 3 nights
Shared tour
From 1870USD per person
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Get up close and personal with some 15 glaciers on a 4 day 3 night Patagonia cruise with the M/V Skorpios III, which sets sail from and returns to the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, situated 2,500 km south of Santiago.

Cover 380 miles as you head to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and back, admiring a number of glaciers perched in the scenic fjords that form part of Chile’s unspoiled southern Pacific coastline.

In Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, see the 3 km wide Amalia Glacier, which is receding at a remarkably rapid pace compared with glaciers in the same region.

Then, view El Brujo Glacier, and sail to Calvo Fjord where you can spot hanging glaciers that cascade from the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap.

Navigate the long and narrow Montañas Fjord, aptly named for the snow-dusted peaks that line either side and identify the four glaciers that tumble down the Sarmiento Mountains and into the sea.

Reach Bernal Glacier where you'll disembark, wander to its base, and feel the cold of the ice in your hands as you observe the geological features that reveal the constant advance and retreat of the glacier.

With many glaciers only accessible by boat, this Patagonia cruise delivers an exclusive experience that brings a whole new appreciation for the geological features of Patagonia's dazzling landscape.

Destinations

Patagonia

Trip at a glance

Visits

BERNARDO O'HIGGINS NATIONAL PARK: Amalia Glacier, El Brujo Glacier, Calvo Fjord, Montañas Fjord, Sarmiento Mountains, Bernal Glacier

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 DEPARTURE FROM PUERTO NATALES

Afternoon

Board the vessel at 4 pm.

At 5:15 pm, safety speech about the vessel. Departure from Puerto Natales between 5:30 and 6 pm.

Sailing through Angostura Kirke, Morla, Vicuna, Unión, Collingwood, and Sarmiento channels.

Evening

Overnight onboard.

MEALS
  • Dinner onboard

Day 2 AMALIA GLACIER, EL BRUJO GLACIER

Morning

At 8 am, arrival at Amalia Glacier. The vessel approaches the Glacier. Panoramic view from the ship.

At 9.30 am, disembarkation on a nearby beach, soft hiking through the beach, flora, and rocks, arriving at a viewpoint where we can appreciate this beautiful glacier.

Departure at 11.30 am towards El Brujo Glacier.

Afternoon

At 2 pm, arrival at El Brujo Glacier. Weather and ice permitting, passengers can disembark and contemplate this glacier from a nearby rock.
At 3:30 pm, get sailing to amazing Calvo Fjord.

Arrival at Calvo Fjord at 5:10 pm, and excursion on the "Capitán Constantino" icebreaker, appropriate to navigate between the ice. Visit the Fernando, Capitán Constantino and Alipio glaciers, among others.

At 8 pm, sail towards Montanas Fjord.

Evening

Overnight onboard.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Dinner onboard

Day 3 MONTAÑAS FJORD, WHITE ANGOSTURA

Morning

At 9 am, visit Montañas Fjord, from where you can see four glaciers, that slide down the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea, two of them are on our route.

Visit Alsina Glacier at 9:30 am and for 1 hour, and explore this small bay and its glacier, enjoying its beauty and enormous mountains surrounding.

Continue sailing through Montanas Fjord toward Bernal Glacier.

Disembark at 11:15 am on Bernal Glacier. Initiate a soft walking in a small native forest, and then crossing through a stream, which crosses a glacier water lagoon. Continue soft hiking over front and side moraines. Arrival at the Glacier. Feel and touch the ice, and appreciate the iceberg melting.

At 12:45 pm, return onboard.

Afternoon

At 2 pm, continue sailing through Montañas Fjord. You will be able to see Herman and Zamudio glaciers from the ship.
Arrival at White angostura at 5:45 pm where you will sail among islands and rocks, enjoying the native fauna and flora.

Return onboard at 7:30 pm and get ready for Captain's dinner.

Evening

Captain's Dinner and Farewell Party while you navigate through Almirante Montt gulf.

Overnight onboard.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard
  • Lunch onboard
  • Captain's Dinner onboard

Day 4 PUERTO NATALES, ARRIVAL

Morning

Arrival at Puerto Natales between 2 and 7 am, depending on wind conditions.

Disembarkment between 8 and 9:30 am.

MEALS
  • Breakfast onboard

Map

Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
3 nights onboard Skorpios III

Meals

Full board plan
3 breakfasts + 3 lunches + 3 dinners

Transportation

Cruise
Skorpios III M/V

Orientation

Guide
English-speaking Guide for all mentioned excursions

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees included for all sites mentioned

What's not included

  • Port tax (40 USD/person)
  • Domestic Flights
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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Important notes

When traveling to Patagonia, we recommend you to bring: a warm and waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex), a pair of gloves, a wool hat, a scarf, quality sunglasses, sun block, a daily backpack, hiking/walking waterproof shoes, binoculars, a medical kit.

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