Friday, November 18, 2011

Sailing the Chilean Fjords

I have a friend who has sailed all over the world. He once told me that the cruise along the Chilean fjords was the most beautiful scenery that he had ever seen so, of course, this area of the world has been close to the top of my bucket list. But only being familiar with mainstream cruise lines that sailed between Santiago and Buenos Aires, I didn’t think this would be a trip we’d ever make.

Until I came across a web site of Patagonia Chile tours by ferry. Duh! Of course there would be a ferry in the region, providing transportation for the locals to get from place to place.

The site is for Navimag ferries and they offer three types of Chile tours. The sailing along the fjords is a four-night adventure that starts in Puerto Montt and ends in Puerto Natales or the reverse. The web site gives full information regarding departure dates and pricing and also provides photos of the accommodations.

As I would expect on a ferry, the accommodations are a bit low-key, small with bunks, and the option of cabins with shared or private baths. High season runs from November to March and low season, with a significant drop in price, runs from April to October. For anyone doing a land tour of South America, this is a great option for sailing the Chilean fjords.

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