Patagonia Custom Group Cruise – Skorpios Kaweskar Route (3 Nights)
Patagonia Custom Group Cruise – Skorpios Kaweskar 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 III was built in 1995 at the Skorpios shipyard, Chile, according to SOLAS and IMO rules, and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) classification, class N° 951.93.18 A1 ice. Her cabins and hotel infrastructure were remodeled in 2012. It is 70 metres long, has a 10 metre beam and a 3.30 metre draft, displacing 1,600 tons. She has an international loadline certificate, and registration N° 2869 issued by the Directorate General of Maritime Territory of Chile.
She has a capacity of up to 90 passengers berthed in 45 double cabins and distributed in 5 decks; cabins offer twin, queen or king-sized beds. All cabins have private toilet facilities, plasma TV and background music and a safety box. The ship has two comfortable bar lounges, and an ample panoramic dining room.
4 day/ 3 night Cruises – 2 Options
CRUISE 1: Sailing on Tuesday; arrival on Friday.
CRUISE 2: Sailing on Friday; arrival on Monday.
Optional additional night (additional cost). Monday, accommodation at the ship. Thursday, accommodation at Remota Hotel, or similar in Puerto Natales, or ship. Tuesday or Friday, full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave (including dinner, buffet breakfast, lunch, entry fees and excursion).
Day 1: 16.00 hrs. Passenger reception. 17.15 hrs. Safety speech about the vessel, the place will be determined that day. Departure from Puerto Natales between 17.30 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. Sailing through Angostura Kirke, Morla, Vicuña, Unión, Collingwood and Sarmiento channels.
Day 2: 08.00 hrs. Arrival at Amalia Glacier. The vessel approaches the Glacier. Panoramic view from the ship. 09.30 hrs. Disembarkation on a nearby beach, soft hiking through the beach, flora and rocks, arriving to a viewpoint where we can appreciate this beatiful glacier. 11.30 hrs. Sailing for El Brujo Glacier. 14.00 hrs. Arrival at El Brujo Glacier. Weather and ice permitting, passengers can disembark and contemplate this glacier from a nearby rock.
15.30 hrs. Get sailing to amazing Calvo Fjord. 17.10 hrs. Arrival at Calvo Fjord and excursion on the “Capitán Constantino” icebreaker, appropriate to navigate between the ice. Visit to the Fernando, Capitán Constantino and Alipio glaciers, among others. 20.00 hrs. Sail towards Montañas Fjord.
Day 3: 09.00 hrs. Visit to 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. 09.30 hrs. Visit to Alsina Glacier, excursion on our boats, to explore this small bay and its glaciar, enjoying its beauty and enormous mountains surrounding. 10.30 hrs. Return to Skorpios III. Continue sailing through Montañas Fjord toward Bernal Glacier. 11.15 hrs. Disembarkation on Bernal Glacier. Iniciate 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 Glacier. Here, passengers can feel and touch the ice, and appreciate the iceberg melting. 12.45 hrs. Passengers return to the ship, which is in the natural water supplying phase. This water, provided from a cascade, is used on board for all ship services. 14.00 hrs. Skorpios III continues sailing through Montañas Fjord, we will be able to see Herman and Zamudio glaciers from the ship.17.45 hrs. Arrival at White angostura. Disembarkation. Then, on the excursion boats, sailing among island and rocks, enjoying the native fauna and flora. 19.30 hrs. Returning to the ship and preparating for Captain’s dinner.21.00 hrs. Farewell Party. Captain’s Dinner and dance. Navigation through Almirante Montt gulf.
Day 4: Arrival to Puerto Natales between 02.00 hrs. and 07.00 hrs. depending on wind conditions, to reach Skorpios Terminal. 08.00 hrs. and 09.30 hrs. Passengers leave the ship, those who have hired the service, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport by coach (consult fees).
End of our services.
Note: The program and schedules may change depending on weather conditions or force majeure. Also1 disembarkations will depend on the authorization of the captain of the ship1 who will evaluate the safety and ice conditions of each place. Timings of lectures and activities will be informed during the sailing.
- 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.