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PATAGONIAN CHANNELS
Puerto Montt - Puerto Natales (Navimag)
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(Skorpios III)
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PUERTO MONTT -> PUERTO NATALES
Navimag, 4 days / 3 nights, ferry with cabins, from US$ 499
 

First departures of the season 2024-2025:

Puerto Montt > Puerto Natales: 25 October 2024
Puerto Natales > Puerto Montt: 29 October 2024

 

This is one of the most popular ways to get to the southern edge of the country, and approach to the Torres del Paine National Park, since it is impossible to reach this distant region by road through Chile. The travel is considered as a "one way", because people who sail to Puerto Natales us ually continue their trip into Argentina and Tierra del Fuego, or prefer to fly back. Nevertheless, this journey is considered an experiencie in itself, due to the slow way of entering this magnificent landscape of narrow channels and solitary islands. It is also possible to do this trip the other way round, from Puerto Natales back to Puerto Montt.
Itinerary

The ferry leaves Puerto Montt, and sails through the quiet waters of the Ancud Gulf, protected by the numerous islands of the Chiloé's Archipelago. After crossing the Moraleda Channel, the boat sails through the Penas Gulf, the only part of the journey at open seas. After some hours, the navigation continues through protected channels. The journey goes through the channels White, Sarmiento and Concepción, arriving on the morning of the 4th day in Puerto Natales.
For a detailled description of the southwards trip:
For a detailled description of the northwards trip:

Dates

The season starts in October and lasts till March (there is no passenger transport during the rest of the year).
The departure from Puerto Montt in is scheduled every Friday, arriving in Puerto Natales on Monday. If you take the trip northwards, the departure from Puerto Natales is on Tuesday at dawn, with embarking Monday night; arrival in Puerto Montt is on Friday morning.

 

Due to the difficult weather conditions in Patagonia, this timetable and even the departure days may change

 
Puerto Montt -> Puerto Natales 
Dates and departure times Observations
Friday 10:30-11:30
12:30
16:00
Check-In
Embarking
Departure
Monday about 16:00 Arrival and disembarking
Puerto Natales -> Puerto Montt
Monday 20:00-21:00
21:00
Check-In
Embarking
Tuesday 06:00 Departure
Friday about 08:00 Arrival and Disembarking
Note: This schedule is aproximated and may have some changes due to weather conditions and/or cargo needs.
 
Boats
In October 2021, started to operate Navimag's new ferry, Esperanza. It has space for 244 passengers and offers a cafetería, dining room, a room for activities, an infirmary, three exterior decks and a cabin for passengers with reduced mobility.
The ship transports also cargo and vehicles.
 
Ship Characteristics  ESPERANZA
Length 123 mts.
Breadth 21 mts.
Capacity (passengers) 244

 

Cabins
The ferry Esperanza offers accommodation in different categories of cabins with 2 up to 8 beds:
 
Ferry ESPERANZA
Cabin Nº Passengers Bathroom Window
Premium 2
Private inside
Panoramic
AA 4
Private inside
Yes
A 4
Private inside
No
C 6 / 8
Private inside
No
Reduced Mobility 2
Private inside
Yes
For more information and photos of the Esperanza >
 
Rates

- All given rates are per person in US-Dollars.
- The cabins Premium Suite, AA, A, and Reduced Mobility are sold only on a private basis. If your group is smaller than the number of berths in the cabin, you have to pay the single, double or triple rate as shown in the list.
- The C-cabins with 6 or 8 beds are only sold on a shared base.
- If you travel with children or infants, you must book a private cabin.
- The price includes fullboard (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with water, juice and tea or coffee. If you prefer vegetarian, diabetic, etc., food, please mention it while making the reservation.
- Additionally, there is a harbour tax of US$ 10 per person.

 
Ferry ESPERANZA - October 2024 to a March 2025
Cabina
Single
Double
Triple
Cuadruple
Shared
Premium
2330
1550
-
-
-
AA
1920
1280
850
650
-
A
1500
920
640
520
-
C
-
-
-
-
499
Reduced Mobility
1500
920
-
-
-
For more information and photos of the Esperanza >
 
Discounts
Infants under 2 years old (sharing bed)
80%
Children under 12 years old
20%
 
Vehicles Transport
(Rates in Chilean Pesos)
P. Montt -
P. Natales
P. Natales -
P. Montt
Car, Pick-Up, SUV
Ch$ 750.000
Ch$ 450.000
Promotion: Vehicles with passengers that travel in the same ferry 
Ch$ 607.500
Ch$ 382.500
Motor Home Each meter
Ch$ 225.198
Ch$ 135.284
Motorbike 
Ch$ 245.924
Ch$ 245.924
Bicycles (free with your passenger's ticket)
free
free

 
How to make a reservation:
In TravelAid we can make your reservation with the following information:

-Full name
-Nationality
-Passport number
-Date of birth

If you are travelling by car:
-Type of vehicle, brand, model and licence number
 


The adventure beginns


A wonderful landscape to photograph


An island with sea lions


There is always something new to discover


Amazing sunsets


Puerto Edén, the only stop of the journey


Local travellers at Puerto Edén


Fisherman shows a kingcrab


Sailing through narrow channels

 

 

 

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