Patagonia Custom Group Cruise – Skorpios Cruise Chonos Route (5 Nights)

Patagonia Custom Group Cruise – Skorpios Cruise Chonos Route (5 Nights)

Patagonia Custom Group Cruise – Skorpios Cruise Chonos Route (5 Nights)

Patagonia Custom Group Cruise – Skorpios Cruise Chonos Route

Contact our Patagonia Cruise Travel Agents for your Custom Patagonia Cruise Group Vacation Package. We focus on Groups of 8 or more Travelers.

MV Skorpios II was built in 1988 at the Skorpios shipyard, Chile according to SOLAS and IMO rules, and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) classification, class N° 890.56.66, A1 ice. Her cabins, toilets and dining-room were remodeled in 2012. It is 70 metres long, has a 10 metre beam and a 2.87 metre draft, displacing 1,520 tons. She has an international loadline certifícate, and registration N° 2567 issued by the Directorate General of Maritime Territory of Chile.
She has a capacity of up to 106 passengers berthed in 53 double cabins and distributed in 5 decks; cabins offer twin, double or king-sized beds. All cabins have private toilet facilities, plasma TV and background music. The ship has two comfortable lounges, and an ample dining room.


Eslora Total: 70.00 m
Manga Trazado: 10 m
Puntal Moldeado: 4.20 m
Calado: 2.87 m
Volumen Desplazado: 1210 ton.
Potencia: 1.497 h.p.
Velocidad: 12 nudos
Autonomia: 2000 millas
Capacidad Máxima: 130
Cabinas: 55
Tripulantes: 34
Año: 1988
Remodelación: 2010
Clasificación: A.B.S.

Navigation Programme
6 day /5 night cruise

Sailing Saturday/Arrival Thursday

FRIDAY: optional additonal night. (additional cost). Check-in from 06:00 pm. onwards. This includes accommodation in the booked cabin, welcome-cocktail, dinner with wines and open bar, as well as breakfast-buffet.

SATURDAY: 12:00 pm. Weigh anchor from Puerto Montt. Sailing through the archipelago of Llanquihue with sight on the city of Calbuco. Ancud Gulf. 04:30 pm. Arrival in Quemchi on the island of Chiloé. Disembark on small boats towards the picturesque village where you can visit a handicraft market, cafes, the museum of the Chilean author Francisco Coloane and stroll around the beautiful streets. 06:30 pm. Continuing sailing south along the archipelago of Chiloé, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado at midnight.

SUNDAY: 08:00 am. Navegation through the channels of Moraleda and Ferronave. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre at 11:00 am. Disembarking in this village enclosed by the Chonos archipelago. We will walk through the streets, passing a typical Patagonian rainforest arriving at a lookout. 01:30 pm. Navigation through the channels of Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Casma. 04:00 pm. Arrival at Islote Barrientos, where we disembark to smaller boats approaching the rock formations to visit one of the largest bird colonies in Chile, counting Kelp Gulls, Rock shags, Red-legged shags and Imperial shags. These birds are accompanied by South American fur seals. 05:00 pm. Heading south, arriving approximately at 10:00 pm. in Caleta Quesahuen or Punta Leopardos which is 20 nautical miles from the Glacier of San Rafael.

MONDAY: 07:30 am. Crossing the channel of Tempanos to the entrance of the lagoon San Rafael. 09:00 am. The vessel anchors at 2 km. from the glacier. Boat excursions among the multicolored icebergs take place as weather conditions allow so. 02:30 pm. Ship approaches the glacier. 04:00 pm. Setting sails in direction of Quitralco-Fjord.

TUESDAY: 08:00 am. Berth at the pier of Quitralco. After breakfast passengers can enjoy inside and outside hot springs with temperatures of 32º C and 38º C. If weather there will be boat excursions to the inside of the Fjord. 05:00 pm. Sailing towards Chiloé, navigating through the channels of Moraleda and Pérez Norte.

WEDNESDAY: 12:15 am. Navigating through the channel of Leucayec, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado around 05:30 am. If passengers are lucky they can observe humpbacks or blue whales in this zone. Continue sailing along the east coast of Chiloé, arriving at 11:00 am. at Islote Conejos, in the channel Queilen. Disembarking on small boats visiting the island inhabited by Magellan penguins and birds. 01:00 pm. Sailing through the islands of Lemuy and Chelín. 04:30 pm. Arriving in Dalcahue, we highly recommend visiting the handicraft market, the church and strolling along the promenade. 11:00 pm. Leaving towards Puerto Montt. Farewell party, Captains dinner.

THURSDAY: 08:00 hrs. Breakfast on board while docking in Puerto Montt. 09:00 am. Disembarking and transfer of passengers.

End of our services.

Please Note: The program and timetables may vary according to climate conditions or force majeure. Likewise, debarkation and duration will depend on the authorization of the captain, who will evaluate safety and ice conditions in each place. Schedules of the thematic talks and other onboard activities will be announced by our guides on the cruise.

Dear passenger, we take the liberty to issue some advice on your trip on the Skorpios:

  • Remember that you are on an exploration cruise, and therefore you must wear adequate clothing, low heeled shoes or trekking footwear is recommendable, as are quickly drying trousers and some waterproof gear. Polars, caps and special jackets are really useful for the cold and wind. A small backpack is useful during our excursions.
  • A swimsuit is important on the Chonos Route because we visit the Termas de Quitralco.
  • Don’t forget some semiformal clothes for the Captain’s Dinner.
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen because UV rays are also present in Patagonia.
  • A digital camera or video camera are essential to record the marvels of Patagonia. Remember to bring enough memory cards and battery chargers. We also recommend small binoculars for bird or animal watching.
  • Read about glaciers and investigate them, this will help you understand the glaciological terms used by our guides.
  • Bring the medications you needs as there is no possibility of opurchasing them onboard or on shore.