Navimag Cruise - The northern route of the Chilean fjords

This is the itinerary that the Navimag ferries offer in the northern direction from Port Natales until Port Montt in the lake district. We navigate for Angostura White, the Amalia Glacier, Port Edén and later the Angostura Inglesa. We get to know the Messier Canal and Bajo Cotopaxi and towards the end of the voyage we pass the Isle of Inchemó in order to enter the Corcovado Gulf and land at Port Montt.

Chilean Fjords Northbound

4 days - 3 nights

We set sail from Puerto Natales in the Torres del Paine National Park on board the Navimag ferries to the north to Puerto Montt in the Lakes District.

Chilean Fjords Northbound

4 days - 3 nights

Day 1 - Port Natales

During the night we embark the ferry in Port Natales, in the National Park of Torres de Paine, for a voyage crossing the Patagonian Fiords until Port Montt in the Lake District. Before we set out we have a welcoming and an introductory talk.

Day 2 - Angostura White & Amalia Glacier

Close to midnight we weigh anchor and begin our way to seno Unión and Angostura White, in the Santa Maria canal, where the width of the channel is only 80 metres. This is one of the two entrance ports to the city of Port Natales. We continue taking a more southern route past el Farquar until the Sarmiento Canal. We then go to Ventisquero Skúa in el Seno Amalia, a glacier that we find in the Southern Ice Fields (Campo de Hielo Sur).

Day 3 - Port Edén & Cotopaxi

During the early morning on the second day we arrive at Port Edén in the Island of Wellington. The coasts of Port Edén, at the south of the Gulf of Penas, are inhabited by the Kaweskar and the unique manner of reaching the island is by boat. We continue our voyage to the north, to Angostura Inglesa which is to the east of the island taking the Messier Canal and the Paso del Indio, a very narrow passage that only allows one boat through at a time.

We follow the Messier Canal, where we encounter a small island called 'Bajo Cotopaxi' just in front of the Williams Island. It is here at the end of the 19th century that an English boat named Cotopaxi foundered. A cargo boat, named 'Captain Leonidas' had the same fate in the 1970s and it is possible to see its wreck. Late afternoon we reach the Pacific Ocean where it is possible to see humpback whales and dolphins.

Day 4 - Inchemó & Gulf of Corovado

In our ultimate full day of navigation we pass the island of Inchemó, in the region of Aysén, the entrance point to the Northern Ice fields crossing the Pulluche Canal with its luxuriant vegetation and forests of cypresses and lengas. During the day we should see the dolphins, sea lions and wild birds. We continue by the Costa Canal and Errázuriz until the Morelada Canal and the Gulf of Corcovado where we should see blue whales. We finish our voyage by entering the Gulf of Ancud and the Reloncaví Estuary in order to disembark during the morning at Port Montt.

RATES Season High 2015 - 2016 (from: 31-OCTOBER-2015 to: 31-MARCH-2016)
PORT MONTT - PORT NATALES / PORT NATALES - PORT MONTT
FERRY EDÉN
CATEGORY SINGLE DOUBLE SHARED
CABINAS AAA 2.100 USD 1.050 USD -
CABINAS BB 1.380 USD 690 USD 690 USD
CABINAS CC 1.190 USD 595 USD 595 USD
BUNK BED C - - 550 USD
RATES Season Low 2016 (from: 1-APRIL-2016 to: 30-OCTOBER-2016)
PORT MONTT - PORT NATALES / PORT NATALES - PORT MONTT
FERRY EVANGELISTAS
DEPARTURES SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE SHARED
CABINAS AAA 1.200 USD 870 USD - -
CABINAS AA 900 USD 630 USD 460 USD 400 USD
CABINAS A 700 USD 550 USD 400 USD 350 USD

Departures (Season High from: 31-10-2015 to: 31-03-2016)

ROUTE PORT MONTT - PORT NATALES
  • Check-in: Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 hrs.
  • Boarding: Friday until 17:00 hrs.
  • Set Sail: Friday at 20:00 hrs.
ROUTE PORT NATALES - PORT MONTT
  • Check-in: Monday (before the departure day) from 9:00 hrs to 18:30 hrs.
  • Boarding: Monday (before the departure day) at 21:00 hrs.
  • Set Sail: Tuesday at 6:00 pm.

Map of Route

 Chilean Fjords Northbound

General information

Note: The fare package includes billeting according to the elected category. Included are all the meals such as breakfasts, lunches and dinners. All the itineraries are subject to modification and are dependent upon ruling meteorological conditions.

Climate

The ruling climate on the Navimag navigation routes is sea drizzle with annual rainfall between 2,000 and 4,000 millimetres and low temperatures with little change over the whole area.

How to arrive

At Port Montt it is posible to arrive by bus, car or aeroplane. For those that arrive by bus, the Navimag company offices are about 5 minutes from the terminal. The 'El Tepual' airport is 16 kms away and there are taxis and minibuses that go to the city centre.

¿Where to go for embarkation? 

Puerto Montt: Av Angelmó n° 1735, Ferry Terminal.

Puerto Natales: Pedro Montt n° 308.

Puerto Chacabuco: In the Ferry Terminal.

In the supposed case of having a ticket it is possible to embark directly.

Discounts

Rebates to be effective to be validated by presenting identity card or student certificate (in the case of students) and must be requested prior to check-in and must be clarified in the reserve. Discounts for Seniors (over 60) and students are valid even in low and high season. The shipping company reserves the right to change tariffs and itineraries at the time it deems appropriate.

Children under 2 years   ... ... ... .   80%
Children between 2 and 12 years   ... ... ... .   20%
Adults older than 60   ... ... ... .   15%
Students   ... ... ... .   10%

Trip delay

To request the postponement of the trip it must be made in writing with a minimum of two Days and must pay 10% of the ticket value. Within 2 Days of departure may be delayed trip but in this case you must pay half of the ticket value.

Penalties

Passengers may cancel, be subject to the following deductions from the total value of the passage:

  1. 15 Days before the date of the trip, 10% retention
  2. Between 14 Days and 5 Days before the start, 30% retention
  3. From 4 Days to 2 Days, 70% retention 
  4. Between 48 hours and the beginning of the trip, 90% retention
  5. After the start of the trip, 100% retention

The percentages of withholding shall be made on the total value of the passage reserved.


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