M/N Skorpios III

The M/N Skorpios III, built in 1995 in the Skorpios shipyards, Chile, under Chilean and international navigation regulations such as SOLAS and IMO. It is classified as A1 ice by the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping).

M/N Skorpios III

The M/N Skorpios III, built in 1995 in the Skorpios shipyards, Chile, under Chilean and international navigation regulations such as SOLAS and IMO. It is classified as A1 ice by the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). In 2012 on the Skorpios III motor ship, the cabins and all its interior equipment, its bathrooms and the dining room were reconditioned. The length is 70 meters (length of the boat) with a beam of 10 meters (width of the boat) and a draft of 3.30 meters, weighing 1,600 tons. It has an International freeboard certificate and registration certificate number 2869 from the General Directorate of the Maritime Territory of Chile.

Description of the M/N Skorpios III


The capacity of the M / N Skorpios III is 90 passengers, served by an experienced crew, it has 45 double cabins, which can be twin, double, queen or king size, distributed in 5 decks, all have private bathrooms, some with windows (cabins on Athos, Olympo, Parthenon and Acropolis decks) and others without windows (Athens deck cabins), plasma TV, background music and safe. The ship also has a lounge bar (Zeus lounge) on the Parthenon deck and a spacious panoramic dining room on the Acropolis deck. The 5 decks are: Athos, Olympo, Parthenon, Acropolis and Athens.

Athos Deck: The Athos Deck is the highest of the decks, being the fifth deck. There are 3 cabins with a window and direct access to the deck. The cabins are 502, 503 and 504. Cabin 502 has two separate L-shaped single beds. Cabins 503 and 504 have queen size double beds. On this deck is the boat's command bridge.

Olympo Deck: The Olympo Deck is below the Athos Deck and above the Parthenon Deck, it is the fourth deck. There are 12 cabins with a window and a side exit to the exterior corridor. There are 2 double cabins Master Suite with double bed type King. They are cabins 401 and 402. There are 2 double cabins with single beds. They are cabins 403 and 404. And there are 8 double matrimonial cabins and they are cabins 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411 and 412. The outdoor deck is ideal for relaxing and sunbathing.

Parthenon Deck: The Parthenon Deck is below the Olympo Deck and above the Acropolis Deck, it is the third deck. There are 12 cabins with a window and exit to the internal corridor. All cabins are with two single beds, except cabin 307, which can be triple, as it has a separate third bed. The cabins are 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311 and 312. On this deck is the Zeus lounge bar (at the stern of the ship).

Acropolis Deck: The Acropolis deck is below the Parthenon deck and above the Athens deck, it is the second deck. There are 10 cabins with a window and exit to the internal corridor. All cabins are with single beds. The cabins with two double beds are 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211 and 212. On this deck you will find the ship's dining room and kitchen.

Athens Deck: The Acropolis deck is below the Acropolis deck, it is the first deck. There are 7 cabins without a window and exit to the internal corridor. All cabins are single beds, except 109 and 112. The cabins are 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 and 112. Cabin 106 has 2 separate L-shaped beds and cabins 109 and 112 have beds double beds and a third additional single bed, transforming these cabins into triples.

Detalle de Cubiertas y Cabinas

M/N Skorpios III Deck and Cabin Plan

Athos Deck

Athos Deck Double Cabin 502 Double Cabin Junior Suite 503 Double Cabin Junior Suite 504 Bridge

Olympo Deck

Olympo Deck Double Cabin Suite Master 401 Double Cabin Suite Master 402 Double Cabin 403 Double Cabin 404 Double Cabin Matrimonial 405 Double Cabin Matrimonial 406 Double Cabin Matrimonial 407 Double Cabin Matrimonial 408 Double Cabin Matrimonial 409 Double Cabin Matrimonial 410 Double Cabin Matrimonial 411 Double Cabin Matrimonial 412

Parthenon Deck

Parthenon Deck Double Cabin 301 Double Cabin 302 Double Cabin 303 Double Cabin 304 Double Cabin 305 Double Cabin 306 Double Cabin Matrimonial 307 Double Cabin 308 Double Cabin 309 Double Cabin 310 Double Cabin 311 Double Cabin 312 Zeus Lounge Apolo Lounge

Acropolis Deck

Acropolis Deck Double Cabin 202 Double Cabin 203 Double Cabin 204 Double Cabin 206 Double Cabin 207 Double Cabin 208 Double Cabin 209 Double Cabin 210 Double Cabin 211 Double Cabin 212 Dining Room

Athens Deck

Athens Deck Double Cabin 103 Double Cabin 105 Double Cabin 106 Double Cabin 107 Double Cabin 108 Double Cabin Matrimonial 109 Double Cabin 110 Double Cabin Matrimonial 112

Technical Data M/N Skorpios III

Total Length70.00 mts
Traced Beam10 mts
Molded Prop4.20 mts
Draft2.87 mts
Displaced Volume1210 ton
Power1.800 h.p. (400 hp more than the M/N Skorpios II)
Speed14 knots (2 knots more speed than the M/N Skorpios II)
Range2000 miles
Maximum Capacity125

General Information of the M/N Skorpios III

Tips before starting the trip on the M/N Skorpios

The M / N Skorpios is an expedition cruise, for this reason, we advise traveling with excursion clothing, this means bringing low-top shoes and preferably trekking shoes, quick-drying pants (goretex / raincoats), fleece, hats and windbreaker jackets and inside goose feather as much as possible. For the descents on the excursions it is very practical to carry a backpack. Don't forget to bring a swimsuit because we are going to visit the Quitralco hot springs. Bring casual clothing for the Captain's farewell party or dinner. It is essential to bring sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. A photographic or video camera to record the landscapes of this beautiful area of ​​Patagonia, bring several memory cards and battery chargers (remember that in the cold the batteries discharge faster), it is worth bringing binoculars to watch birds or animals at a distance. It is always advisable to read before each trip in reference to the area to be visited, in this case in particular, we recommend reading about the glaciers, so you will understand glaciology terms more easily when our guides advise you. If you take medications permanently, do not forget to bring them, since it is very difficult to get them in the destinations where we visit, since they are generally towns. In short, we advise you to bring:

  • Low footwear
  • Trekking footwear
  • Quick-drying pants
  • Waterproof pants
  • Polar, hats and windbreaker jackets
  • Goose down jackets or similar
  • Backpack for descents during excursions
  • Swimsuit (we visit the Quitralco hot springs)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (minimum 30)
  • Photographic or video camera, rechargeable batteries and memories
  • Binoculars
  • Medicines you use on a daily basis
  • Reading about glaciology

How to get to Puerto Natales

The Skorpios III motor ship sets sail and returns from the city of Puerto Natales, capital of the Ultima Esperanza province. Puerto Natales can be reached by air at Punta Arenas International Airport, Presidente Carlos Ibánez del Campo, located 20 km north of Punta Arenas, in the Chabunco region. There are commercial flights from the capital city of Santiago to Punta Arenas, which is 2,500 kilometers away from the trans-Andean capital. Air flights have an average duration of 4 hours. Once you arrive in Punta Arenas, you must hire a transfer to get to Puerto Natales, which is 270 km away. The shipping company offers the transfers, you should check their price and schedules. Since 2015, the Puerto Natales airport, Teniente Julio Gallardo, can also be reached, which is the second most important airport in the province of Ultima Esperanza, Magallanes Region and the Chilean Antarctic. It is distant from the city of Puerto Natales just 7 km. It can also be reached from the Argentine city of Calafate, since it is close to the Cancha Carreras border crossing. To get to El Calafate you must take a flight from the City of Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentine Republic.


Skorpios offers transfers in regular service for its passengers, from and to the international airport of the city of Punta Arenas to the Skorpios terminal in the port. These transfers are made during the 24 hours prior to boarding and immediately after disembarking. The price of the transfer should be consulted with your Argentinian Explorer travel agency agent at the time of booking.

Additional night

On the Kaweskar Route carried out by the Skorpios III motor ship, the additional night is also before departure. On the cruise that departs on Tuesday, the additional night is Monday on the ship and on the cruise that departs on Friday, it is Thursday at the Remota hotel or similar or exceptionally on the ship. For Tuesday and Friday, sailing days, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and a tour to Torres del Paine and Cueva del Milodon are included. You should inquire about the additional price to be paid for that night.


The electricity rating on board is 220 volts, with the possibility of 110 volt transformers for the use of household appliances.

Temperature in Kaweskar Route

In the first and autumn seasons, considered low season, temperatures are between 6º and 12ºC, on the other hand in summer, which is high season, temperatures rise between 10º and 15ºC. Unlike the Chonos Route, temperatures drop approximately 5º C, since we are in Southern Patagonia.


On board the Skorpios ships, there is a laundry service for light garments only.


There is accident insurance included in the value of the cruise, amounts and coverage are printed on the ticket.

Shopping on board

On board the Skorpios boats there is a shop with the articles of the trip, such as: postcards, batteries, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, parkas, etc. Also when visiting the fishing villages, you can buy local handicrafts.


The M / N Skorpios II and III ships have closed circuit TV that shows bilingual films and receives a TV signal at some points of the crossing. Also to preserve memories of the trip, all the activities they carry out are filmed with professional digital cameras in HD format and a video of the cruise is edited, which is offered to passengers in DVD format.


The Skorpios boats have a satellite phone (we depend on the weather conditions for the proper functioning of the service), which allows you to call anywhere in the world, according to the current rate for each boat.

Services of the M/N Skorpios III

Bar and Gastronomy - Meals

The bar is always open, at no additional cost for national or imported wines, drinks and spirits, with the possibility of visiting all the ship's premises without restriction from the engine room, to the command bridge and even the kitchen. Meal service is served at the table, in a single shift. There is only a buffet at breakfast and at the final dinner. The gastronomy is of a high international level, with fusion dishes of traditional Patagonian cuisine from southern Chile, such as spider crabs, giant mussels, mussels, oysters, sea urchins, salmon, corvinas, conger eels, Juan Fernández lobsters, red meat and white dishes and dishes of the best international cuisine with the exquisite and varied Chilean wines, the change of the menu is free of charge.

Games and reading rooms

There are game rooms with karaoke, or reading, bilingual travel information; simultaneous translation of thematic talks from the region; satellite telephony (check cost); closed TV circuit; open television (when there is a signal); and all the comforts in hotels.


Skorpios Cruises approaches the glaciers in special exploration boats, we do not use inflatable zodiacs, in any of their forms.

Medical service

There is a medical service on board, free of charge.

Bilingual guides - Official language

The official language on board is Spanish and English. In addition, we have bilingual guides prepared for the best learning on land runs and excursions.