through the Chilean Fjords
Sea crossings generally begin from Puerto Natales and head
south through the Señoret Canal, Ate. Montt Gulf, Angostura
Kirke, Unión Sound, Sarmiento, Concepción and
Wide Canals, and Eyre Sound.
In these journeys, we visit the glaciers that fall on the
west bank of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field—which most
notably includes Glacier Pio XI—located on the northern side
of the ice field at the end of Eyre Sound. It is the largest
glacier in the Southern Hemisphere, with a surface of 1,242
km2 (larger than Santiago, the capital of Chile).
Glacier Pio XI’s great size makes it a true colossus of ice,
with a front face of approximately 6 km, a length of 64 km
and towers, which rise up to 75 meters. It is one of the few
glaciers that is actually advancing; its recorded progress
toward the sea in recent years is up to 10 km. Glacier Pio
XI is milleniums of years old, and it’s one of 48 glaciers
that stem from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, whose area
spans 13,000 km2, stretching across the Andes Mountains over
natural beauty of this area is manifested through a wide variety
of fauna and flora. Here you can observe Red-Legged Cormorants
as well as other cormorant species, steamer ducks, dolphins,
cypress trees, lenga and ñires beech trees and ferns.
The wildlife and landscape never cease to amaze lovers of
Regular and weekly trips:
Organized navigations for scientific and sports tourism connect
the towns of Caleta Tortel—located to the north of the Southern
Patagonian Ice Field—to Puerto Natales in the extreme south.
Ferri Weekly: Puerto Mont / Puerto Natales / Puerto Mont.
Navimag Ferries will take
you to travel the Patagonia almost throughout its length.
Navigating between fjords and canals you can marvel at the
beauty of the virgin jungle of the south of the world, the
incredible species of birds and marine fauna that will greet
the passage of the boat when touring the fjords of Chile.
The Navimag ferries and the route from Puerto Natales to Puerto
Montt crossing the southern fjords make it an excellent alternative
to complete the trip after visiting Torres del Paine National
Park, which is only 115 kms. Approximately from Puerto Natales.
Do not travel by plane and enjoy a different experience in
a natural environment, better navigate the Patagonia and live
3 NIGHTS | From US $ 850
+ Boarding fee US $ 10
KAWESKAR Route - 4-Day / 3-Night Cruises
Sailing on the Skorpios III Motonave every Tuesday and Friday
(check sailing schedule) and returning on Mondays and Fridays
from October to April from the Skorpios Terminal in the city
of Puerto Natales, located 2,500 km south of Santiago, Which
can be reached by air from Punta Arenas or by land from Argentina,
starting this 3-night sea crossing to the Southern Ice Field,
sailing 380 miles to visit the largest number of glaciers
in this region; Amalia, El Brujo, the Calvo Fjord, Bernal
and Herman glaciers. Some 15 glaciers where we will carry
out activities such as sightseeing, contemplation, walks to
your front and moraine and sailing between colored ice floes
on expedition vessels, such as Captain Constantine, during
which we can observe the varied flora and fauna of Patagonia,
Virgin and wild state.
sea of islands, channels and fjords is one of the least
explored areas of the planet, even though its history
includes legendary navigators and explorers like Ladrillero,
Darwin and Fitz Roy, to name only a few.
invite you to continue to explore one of the most remote
places on earth.
Pío XI - Fiordos de Patagonia Chile