The first two programs are called the FIORDS OF PATAGONIA, one of the itineraries takes the PATAGONIAN CANALS by the SOUTHERN ROUTE starting in Puerto Montt and finishing in Puerto Natales and the other, the NORTHERN ROUTE is the inverse starting in Puerto Natales and steered to the Lake District and Port Montt.
Patagonian Canals Southern Route (Port Montt - Port Natales)
During the voyage there are some unique southern landscapes to be seen such as the Gulf of Ancud, the seno of Reloncaví, the Moraleda Canal, the Gulf of Corcovado and the descent of the mountain range to the coast in the Taitao Peninsular. The Southern Route leaves from Puerto Montt taking the Moraleda Canal arriving at the Gulf of Penas on the second day where it is possible to see the humpbacked whales.
On the third day we enter the Messier Canal until we arrive at Angostura Inglesa. We pass by Port Edén and then have a day hard to forget when we are able to see the huge Glacier X1 that has the largest area in South America. Towards the end of the Chilean Fiords Austral (Southern) expedition we pass through the Sarmiento Canal until Angostura White. We finish the voyage by disembarking in the Port of Natales. It is advised to gain the maximum from the trip by visiting the Cuevas del Milodón and the Torres del Paine National Park and take delight in the National Glacier Park seeing the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier, the most imposing glacier, in Calafate. We also suggest trail trekking in El Chaltén.
Patagonian Canals Northern Route (Puerto Natales - Puerto Montt)
This route is very similar to the Southern one and is over four days in the reverse direction leaving Puerto Natales in the northern direction until disembarkation in Puerto Montt. It is a voyage full of marine life, forests and snow covered mountains with a great quantity of glaciers over the whole route. We are accompanied by dolphins and sea lions and rugged mountain coasts. We arrive at Port Eden where we sense the legacy of the aborigines and receive a good feeling of the friendliness of the places and get to understand their customary respect.
San Rafael Lagoon
The itinerary leaves from Puerto Montt to finish at the San Rafael Lagoon. It is a voyage of imposing ice formations and rich in native wildlife. This ecosystem was named as an important Biosphere by UNESCO in 1979.
This is the shortest of the Navimag voyages and the duration is dependent upon which port you leave from. From Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco takes three days and in the reverse direction, two days. We can observe the attractions of the San Rafael Lagoon and the great variety of the captivating natural aspects of the XI region of Aysén.