Country
CHILE & EASTER ISLAND
Duration
6 Days/5 Nights
Travel Type
Cruise
 

M/V Skorpios II sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt, a town located 1,000 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by road or air. This 5-day cruise that covers 800 miles, sails every Saturday to return on Thursday between the months of September and April. The cruise covers 800 miles for a magical encounter with the age-old ice formations of the Glaciar San Rafael, sailing through awesome archipelagos, channels and gulfs to tour this incredible territory that includes towns like Castro and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre, which display the natural wonders of a vigorous landscape and wildlife which is best appreciated at Fiordo Quitralco with its hot springs and excursions to its vast island-peppered sea.

Inclusions

Accommodation for 5 nights on board of M/V Skorpios II
All on-board meals (starting from dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 6)
Beverage
Visits as per itinerary
Bilingual lectures (Spanish-English)

Exclusions

International and domestic flights – Transfers airport (or hotel) to port and vice versa – Meals other then specified – Pre and post cruise – Gratuities – Visa if required – Travel insurance

1

DAY 1 SATURDAY – PUERTO MONTT - ARCHIPELAGO OF CHILOÉ

12:00 pm. Weigh anchor from Puerto Montt. Sailing through the archipelago of Llanquihue with sight on the city of Calbuco. Ancud Gulf. 04:30 pm. Arrival in 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. 06:30 pm. Continuing sailing south along the archipelago of Chiloé, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado at midnight.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation : M/V Skorpios II for 5 nights

2

DAY 2 SUNDAY - CALETA QUESAHUEN OR PUNTA LEOPARDOS

08:00 am. Navigation through the channels of Moraleda and Ferronave. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre at 11:00 am. Disembarking in this village enclosed by the Chonos archipelago. We will walk through the streets, passing a typical Patagonian rainforest arriving at a lookout. 01:30 pm. Navigation through the channels of Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Casma. 04:00 pm. Arrival at Islote Barrientos, where we disembark to smaller boats approaching the rock formations to visit one of the largest bird colonies in Chile, counting Kelp Gulls, Rock shags, Red-legged shags and Imperial shags. These birds are accompanied by South American fur seals. 05:00 pm. Heading south, arriving approximately at 10:00 pm. in Caleta Quesahuen or Punta Leopardos which is 20 nautical miles from the Glacier of San Rafael.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3

DAY 3 MONDAY - GLACIER OF SAN RAFAEL - QUITRALCO-FJORD

07:30 am. Crossing the channel of Tempanos to the entrance of the lagoon San Rafael. 09:00 am. The vessel anchors at 2 km. from the glacier. Boat excursions among the multicolored icebergs take place as weather conditions allow so. 02:30 pm. Ship approaches the glacier. 04:00 pm. Setting sails in direction of Quitralco-Fjord.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4

DAY 4 TUESDAY – QUITRALCO - CHILOÉ

08:00 am. Berth at the pier of Quitralco. After breakfast passengers can enjoy inside and outside hot springs with temperatures of 32º C and 38º C. If weather permits, there will be boat excursions to the inside of the Fjord. 05:00 pm. Sailing towards Chiloé, navigating through the channels of Moraleda and Pérez Norte.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY – CHILOÉ - ISLOTE CONEJOS - DALCAHUE

12:15 am. Navigating through the channel of Leucayec, crossing the Gulf of Corcovado around 05:30 am. If passengers are lucky, they can observe humpbacks or blue whales in this zone. Continue sailing along the east coast of Chiloé, arriving at 11:00 am at Islote Conejos, in the channel Queilen. Disembarking on small boats visiting the island inhabited by Magellan penguins and birds. 01:00 pm. Sailing through the islands of Lemuy and Chelín. 04:30 pm. Arriving in Dalcahue, we highly recommend visiting the handicraft market, the church and strolling along the promenade. 11:00 pm. Leaving towards Puerto Montt. Farewell party, Captains dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6

DAY 6 THURSDAY – PUERTO MONTT

08:00 am. Breakfast on board while docking in Puerto Montt. 09:00 am. Disembarking and transfer of passengers. End of our services.

The program and timetables may vary according to climate conditions or force majeure. Likewise, debarkation and duration will depend on the authorization of the captain, who will evaluate safety and ice conditions in each place. Schedules of the thematic talks and other onboard activities will be announced by our guides on the cruise.

Meals : Breakfast

DEPARTURE DATES 2024-2025 – LOW SEASON

September 15 (Sunday), 2024

October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2024

November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2024

December 7 and 14, 2024

March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2025

April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2025

DEPARTURE DATES 2024-2025 – HIGH SEASON

December 21 and 28, 2024

January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2025

February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2025

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Cruise
Departures 2024-2025
LOW SEASON
Double Int. – ATENAS 3719
Double Ext.- ACROPOLIS 3899
Double Ext.- PARTHENON 4119
Double MT – OLYMPO 4269
Suite Junior – OLYMPO 4559
Suite Master – OLYMPO 4999
Double MT – ATHOS 4269
   
Single – ATHENAS 5579

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Cruise
Departures 2024-2025
HIGH SEASON
Double Int. – ATENAS 3999
Double Ext.- ACROPOLIS 4229
Double Ext.- PARTHENON 4399
Double MT – OLYMPO 4619
Suite Junior – OLYMPO 4999
Suite Master – OLYMPO 5449
Double MT – ATHOS 4619
   
Single – ATHENAS 5999

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

MV Skorpios II

MV Skorpios II was built in 1988 at the Skorpios shipyard, Chile according to SOLAS and IMO rules, and OMCS (OVERSEAS MARINE CERTIFICATION SERVICES) classification, class N° 12823, A1 ice. Her cabins, toilets and dining-room were remodeled in 2012. It is 70 metres long, has a 10-metre beam and a 2.87 metre draft, displacing 1,520 tons.
It has a capacity of up to 106 passengers berthed in 53 double cabins and distributed in 5 decks; cabins offer twin, double or king-sized beds. All cabins have private toilet facilities, plasma TV and background music. The ship has two comfortable lounges, and an ample dining room.

Our service is based on an attention that is personalized, cordial and pleasant, as is the temperament of the people of the south of Chile and which is also part of our distinctive family service with international quality and style The slightest detail has top priority in terms of the service offered by Skorpios. Our daily target is to satisfy our passengers’ needs. Our services include: bar (always open, and at no extra cost); total access to visit every corner of the ship (from engine room to the bridge, and even the kitchens). Top-level gastronomy, with Patagonian-international fusion cuisine, the best and most varied wines, cost free change of menu; game rooms and reading rooms, bars for games, karaoke or reading, bilingual travel information, simultaneous translation of theme lectures, satellite telephones (consult cost); open television (when we have a signal); closed circuit television; and every possible comfort offered by a hotel service based on excellence.
We also have free permanent shipboard medical service for our passengers, in addition to bilingual guides who are trained in offering their expert services during visits and excursions.

Ship Stats

Overall Length: 70.00 m
Beam, Overall: 10 m
Draft : 4.20 m
Draught: 2.87 m
Displacement: 1210 tons.
Shaft Horsepower: 1.497 h.p.
Knot speed: 12 knots
Range: 2000 miles
Maximum Capacity: 106
Cabins: 53
Crew: 34
Year: 1988
Refurbishment: 2022

Chonos route on board of Skorpios II – Detailed itinerary
Chonos route on board of Skorpios II – Detailed itinerary