Day 1 Puerto Montt/Cruise
Transfer to the Skorpios Terminal for check-in this morning and then board your Skorpios II cruise. At noon depart from the dock in Puerto Montt and begin sailing through the archipelago of Llanquihue with sight on the city of Calbuco. Ancud Gulf. Arrive at Quemchi on the island of Chiloé. Disembark on small boats towards the picturesque village where you can visit a handicraft market, cafes, the museum of the Chilean author Francisco Coloane and stroll around the beautiful streets. This evening the cruise will continuing sailing south along the archipelago of Chiloé, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado at midnight.
Day 2 Puerto Aguirre/Cruise
Today’s expedition will take you to Puerto Aguirre, a village in the middle of the fjord region. Navigation through the channels of Moraleda and Ferronave.Disembark in the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre, enclosed by the Chonos archipelago. Walk along the streets, passing a typical Patagonian rainforest arriving at a nice lookout where you can see the fjords. Walk around town with the locals and learn about their way of life in this remote area. After visiting the village continue sailing through the Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Costa channels. Arrive at Islote Barrientos, where you’ll disembark to smaller boats to approach the rock formations and visit one of the largest bird colonies in Chile, counting Kelp Gulls, Rock shags, Red-legged shags and Imperial shags. South American fur seals accompany these birds. After dinner this evening anchor at Hualas Cove or Punta Leopardas, just 20 nautical miles from the San Rafael Glacier.
Day 3 San Rafael Glacier/Cruise
Early this morning we join the San Rafael Lagoon and Tempanos Channel. Once in the lagoon, the cruise will anchor about 2km away from the famous glacier. Time to get ready for boat excursions that will take you to some stunning icebergs (weather permitting). It is very likely to see Albatross, Cormorants, Sea Lions, Leopard seals and Cahuil Seagulls. Sometimes it is possible to see dolphins in this region. Later this afternoon the Skorpios II will approach the glacier for onboard views, and then set sail for the Quitralco Fjord.
Day 4 Quitralco Fjord/Cruise
This morning the cruise will harbour at Quitralco pier. After breakfast, you will have the option to disembark and bathe at local thermal hot springs. The water temperatures reach 32ºC in covered and outdoor pools. Today’s lunch will be a traditional Patagonic BBQ. Weather permitting, you can take a boat excursions through the inside of the fjord where you might see more marine wildlife. This evening continue sailing towards Chiloe, navigating the Moraleda and Perez Norte channels.
Day 5 Dalcahue/Cruise
This morning we sail back through the Corcovado Gulf. Keep your eyes peeled for humpback and blue whales. Continue sailing the eastern coast of Chiloe Island and arrive at Islote Conejos. Disembark on small boats to visit the island inhabited by Magellan Penguins (Mid October to Mid March) and birds. Continue sailing and arrive at Dalcahue where you can visit the handicraft market, the church and stroll along the promenade. Back on board, there will be a farewell party with Captain’s dinner and dance. Sail through the night towards Puerto Montt.
Day 6 Puerto Montt
This morning your Skorpios II cruise finishes at the pier in Puerto Montt. Disembark after breakfast – around 09:00 am.