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FJORD CRUISES - THE SKORPIOS  II & III

 

 

 

SKORPIOS II, built in 1987, is the largest touring vessel built in Chile, offers great comfort, wide corridors, game rooms, bars and large dinning room for 150 passengers. Elegant accommodations distributed on four decks with private bathrooms, background, music, telephone, carpeted throughout, comfortable berths, illumination, heating and ventilation; they are all lined with the zone’s most noble timber. It is fitted with the most modern navigation and telecommunications systems and it is 210 feet long.

 

SKORPIOS III, the latest one built in 1994-95 features the most advance design and performance characteristics of international naval engineering, navigation equipment and communication systems, approved by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). It has 5 decks with single and double cabins, most of them outside cabins with lower beds and king beds. It carries 125 passengers and it’s about 190 feet long.

 

FOOD AND DRINKS ON BOARD: One of the highlights of this cruise, besides the fantastic scenery, is the excellent food and very good service on board. Delicious fresh seafood and other local and international dishes make the cruise a delightful vacation. (Includes alcoholic drinks and famous Chilean wine).

 

DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS: A deposit of 50% of cruise rate is required upon verbal confirmation, full payment is due not later than 45 days prior to departure.

 

CANCELLATIONS:Cancellation fees will be levied on the following basis: Up to 35 days to departure: US$100.00 per person 34/20 days prior to departure: 25% cruise rate plus $50.00 per person./ 19-15 days prior to departure: 75% cruise rate plus $50.00 per person. / 10 days or less prior to departure: 100% cruise rate forfeited.

 

 

 

MN SKORPIOS II


Chonos Route

PUERTO MONTT / LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL/ PUERTO MONTT
6 days - 5 nights

 

Saturdays to Thursdays

Saturday: 12.00 noon, weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt. Sailing through the Llanquihue archipelago. Catch sight of Calbuco city. Ancud gulf, archipelago of Chiloe and Corcovado Gulf crossing at midnight.

Sunday: 08.00 hrs. navigation through the Moraleda and Ferronave channels. Arrival at the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre at 11.00 hrs. 12.30 noon continue sailing through Ferronave, Pilcomayo and Costa channels. At 21.30 hrs. approximately, anchor at Hualas cove or Punta Leopardos, 20 nautical miles from the San Rafael Glacier.

Monday: 07.30 hrs. crossing of the San Rafael Lagoon entrance and Tempanos channel. 09.00 hrs. the ship enters the Lagoon and anchors at 2 kms. away from the Glacier. Boat excursions among multicolored icebergs, if the weather allows to. 15.30 hrs. the ship gets closer to the Glacier. 17.00 hrs. set sail to the Quitralco fjord.

Tuesday: 08.00 hrs. berth at the Quitralco pier. After breakfast, passengers can take hotspring baths were the water temperature is at 32ºC and 30ºC, in covered and outside pools. If the weather allows to, boat excursions in motor boats through the inside of the fjord. 19.00 hrs. sail towards Chiloe, navigating through the Moraleda and Perez Norte channels.

Wednesday: 08.00 hrs. Corcovado Gulf crossing. In this area, if the conditions allow to, there is a possibility of watching humpback whales and blue whales. Continue to sail through the oriental coast of the Chiloe island, Yal channel, Castro stream, arriving to this beautiful city at 15.00 hrs. Disembarkation to visit this place. 22.00 hrs. set sail towards Puerto Montt through Lemuy, Dalcahue and Quicavi channels. Farewell party, Captain’s dinner, dance.

Thursday: 08.00 hrs. Docked at the Skorpios Terminal pier in Puerto Montt. 09.00 hrs. breakfast, disembarkation and transfers.

 

2014-2015

SKORPIOS II Ruta Chonos

6 days / 5 nights

Departs Saturday 

Puerto Montt-San Rafael Glacier-P.Montt

Please call us or emails for rates at tara@taratours.com

 

SEASONS

Low

High

Deck

Single

Call

Call

Athens

Dbl.Outside

   

Acropolis

Trp.Inside

   

Athens

Dbl.Queen Outside

   

Olympus

Junior Suite

 

 

Olympus

Plus embarkation taxes of US$16 per person

 

Low Season Departures:

MARCH 2013:02-09-16-23-30

APRIL 2013:06-13-20-27

High Season Departures:JAN 2013:05-12-19-26

FEB 2013:02-09-16-23

 

 

SKORPIOS III -THE KAWESKAR EXPLORERS ROUTE

Sailing from Tuesdays to Fridays (Cruise 1) and Fridays to Mondays (Cruise 2)


• Cruise 1
Sails on Tuesdays / disembarkation is on Fridays
Optional additional night for U$300.- per person, on Monday, lodging on board. Tuesday excursion to Torres del Paine and Milodon Cave (includes dinner, buffet breakfast and tour).

Tuesday:
From 16.00 hrs. on, passenger’s check in. Between 17.00 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, sailing through the patagonian channels, Kirke Narrowness, Morla Vicuña, Union, Collinwood, Sarmiento.
Wednesday: 08.00 hrs Arrival at the Amalia Glacier, the ship gets closer to the Glacier. Panoramic view from the ship. 09.15 hrs Sailing towards El Brujo Glacier. 11.00 hrs Arrival to El Brujo Glacier, if the weather conditions allows to, disembarkation on a rock to observe the Glacier. 12.30 hrs. set sail to the Calvo Fjord. 14.30 hrs. Reach port at the Calvo Fjord, were excursion will be done in a special motor boat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. set sail to the Montañas Fjord.
Thursday: 09.00 hrs. visit to the Montañas Fjord, were five glaciers, that slide down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea, will be seen. 10.00 hrs. visit to the Bernal Glacier, were a soft hiking can be done to the base of the Glacier and visit to the Herman Glacier to sail in its bay and admire the beauty of the area and multicolored icebergs (this will depend on the tide). After this, we will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. 17.00 hrs. set sail from the Montañas Fjord, Kirke Narrowness crossing. 21.00 hrs. Farewell Party, Captain’s Dinner, dance. 22.30 hrs. reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.
Friday:
Between 08.00 hrs. and 09.30 hrs. passenger’s disembarkation. Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates).

End of services.


• Cruise 2
Sails on Fridays / disembarkation is on Mondays
Optional additional night for U$300.- per person, on Thursday, lodging at Remota Hotel or similar. Thursday excursion to Torres del Paine and Milodon Cave (includes buffet breakfast and tour).

Friday:
From 16.00 hrs. on, passenger’s check in. Between 17.00 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. weigh anchor from Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales, sailing through the patagonian channels, Kirke Narrowness, Morla Vicuña, Union, Collinwood, Sarmiento.
Saturday:
08.00 hrs Arrival at the Amalia Glacier, the ship gets closer to the Glacier. Panoramic view from the ship. 09.15 hrs Sailing towards El Brujo Glacier. 11.00 hrs Arrival to El Brujo Glacier, if the weather conditions allows to, disembarkation on a rock to observe the Glacier. 12.30 hrs. set sail to the Calvo Fjord. 14.30 hrs. Reach port at the Calvo Fjord, were excursion will be done in a special motor boat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. set sail to the Montañas Fjord.
Sunday:
09.00 hrs. visit to the Montañas Fjord, were five glaciers, that slide down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea, will be seen. 10.00 hrs. visit to the Bernal Glacier, were a soft hiking can be done to the base of the Glacier and visit to the Herman Glacier to sail in its bay and admire the beauty of the area and multicolored icebergs (this will depend on the tide). After this, we will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. 17.00 hrs. set sail from the Montañas Fjord, Kirke Narrowness crossing. 21.00 hrs. Farewell Party, Captain’s Dinner, dance. 22.30 hrs. reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.
Monday:
Between 08.00 hrs. and 09.30 hrs. passenger’s disembarkation. Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates).
 

SEASONS TARIFFS FOR M/V SKORPIOS ( Rates per person)

2014-2015

SKORPIOS III  Ruta Kaweskar

4 days / 3nights-

Departs Tuesdays or Friday

Natales-AMALIA GLACIER-Natales

Call us or emails us for rates at: tara@taratours.com

 

SEASON

Low

High

Deck

Single Inside

Call

Call

Athens

Dbl.Inside

   

Athens

Dbl.Outside

   

Acropolis

Dbl.Matrimonial

   

Olympus

Suite Master

   

Olympus

Plus embarkation taxes of US$16 per person (Subject to change)

 

Low Season

High Season:

2014-2015

Call

2014-2015

Call

 

Rates are per person and subject to change at any time.

Note: Children rates (1 to 5 years old) : Free.  (6 to 11 years old): 50% discount sharing cabins with 2 adults. Please call.

 

 

Catamaranes del Sur
 


Discover the magic of Aysen and the Chilean Patagonia with Catamaranes del Sur. The project includes the hotel Loberias del Sur, located in Puerto Chacabuco, and one of the best hotels in the Chilean Patagonia from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas; the Private Park Aiken del Sur with perfectly marked and maintained trails to explore the cold Patagonian Forest and, of course, the excursion to the San Rafael Glacier (on selected scheduled guaranteed departures – see below) onboard modern catamarans, each with 2 zodiac boats for a closer view to the impressive glacier and millennial ice.


Schedule Guaranteed Catamaran Departures to San Rafael Glacier


*2015 departures (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays)
TO BE ADVISED

*This are actual days of departure for the Catamaran to see San Rafael Glacier....you must arrive one or two days earlier at hotel Loberias del Sur.
For rates call us 1-800-327-0080

Suggested Programs:

AIKEN DEL SUR
4 days / 3 nights
Departures: Daily year round

Program Includes:
 Meet and greet at Balmaceda Airport and transfer to Puerto Chacabuco and the hotel Loberias del Sur.
 Welcome dinner at the hotel.
 3 nights accommodation at the hotel including taxes and daily buffet breakfast and dinner. The last night of your stay you’ll be 
treated with a special farewell dinner.
 Full day excursion to Hacienda Patagonica including farm tour, horseback riding, box lunch, snacks and local multilingual guide.
 Full day guided visit to the private Aiken del Sur Park for you to enjoy the cold Patagonian forest on perfectly marked and maintained trails. Today’s experience will include a typical barbecue “Quincho” lunch at the part.
 Transfer from the hotel to Balmaceda’s airport for your departure flight

Suggested flights for the program:
Arrival Flight: LA 273
Departure Flight: LA 074

Rates Per person TO BE ADVISED
Single Room 
Double Room 


GLACIER PROGRAM
4 days / 3 nights
Departures: Selected dates September through April.

 Departures above to the San Rafael Glacier. 

Program Includes:
 Meet and greet at Balmaceda Airport and transfer to Puerto Chacabuco and the hotel Loberias del Sur.
 Welcome dinner at the hotel.
 3 nights accommodation at the hotel including taxes and daily buffet breakfast and dinner. The last night of your stay you’ll be treated with a special farewell dinner.
 Full day guided excursion to the San Rafael Glacier on modern high speed catamaran including meals on board, open bar and 
whisky with millennial ice.
 Full day guided visit to the private Aiken del Sur Park for you to enjoy the cold Patagonian forest on perfectly marked and 
maintained trails. Today’s experience will include a typical barbecue “Quincho” lunch at the part.
 Transfer from the hotel to Balmaceda’s airport for your departure flight

Suggested flights for the program:
Arrival Flight: LA 273
Departure Flight: LA 074

Rates Per person TO BE ADVISED

Call us 1-800-327-0080
Single Room $
Double Room $

ICE & ADVENTURE PROGRAM
5 days / 4 nights
Departures: Selected dates September through April.  

Departures above to the San Rafael 
Glacier. 

Program Includes:
 Meet and greet at Balmaceda Airport and transfer to Puerto Chacabuco and the hotel Loberias del Sur.
 Welcome dinner at the hotel.
 3 nights accommodation at the hotel including taxes and daily buffet breakfast and dinner. The last night of your stay you’ll be treated with a special farewell dinner.
 Full day guided excursion to the San Rafael Glacier on modern high speed catamaran including meals on board, open bar and 
whisky with millennial ice.
 Full day guided visit to the private Aiken del Sur Park for you to enjoy the cold Patagonian forest on perfectly marked and 
maintained trails. Today’s experience will include a typical barbecue “Quincho” lunch at the part.
 Full day excursion including box lunch and snacks at your selections from the following choises:
- Hacienda Patagonica and horseback riding
- Fly fishing at Rio Simpson
- Kayaking at Lago Riesco
 Transfer from the hotel to Balmaceda’s airport for your departure flight

Suggested flights for the program:
Arrival Flight: 
Departure Flight: 

Rates Per person TO BE ADVISED -

Call us 1-800-327-0080
Single Room $
Double Room $

 

 


 

 

THERMAS DE PUYUHUAPI-PATAGONIA

 

Patagonia is powerful, fascinating and mysterious. In this solitude of the Americas, in a land that continues untamed, and where nature remains pristine, you will discover one of the best-kept secrets: PUYUHUAPI HOTEL & SPA.

Within this lush vegetation along the banks of Dorita Bay, emerge this unique place where exist the perfect equilibrium of sophisticated and premeditated simplicity.
All you are looking for is here giving you the chance to begin every day a revitalizing experience: you can discover the verdant rainforest, take excursions to the Queulat National Park, go bike riding on the Carretera Austral or sail in kayaks through the fjords. You can delight in trying the exquisite regional cuisine and our selection of Chilean wines.

At our Spa three different waters converge: sea water, thermal water and water right from the waterfall, and you can enjoy the benefits of all three in one place.

An excursion on the modern PATAGONIA EXPRESS completes the program, cruising through the fjords until reaching San Rafael Lagoon and its amazing glacier

 

4 days/3 nights 

Departs Saturdays or Tuesdays

 

Day 01 Saturday or Tuesday:

Balmaceda-Chacabuco-Puyuhuapi

Reception in  Balmaceda airport. We begin the tour through the Aysen region, crossing during 45 min Patagonian pampas to reach the city of Coyhaique. Along the way we are likely to spot pairs of caiquenes (wild goose)and flocks of bandurrias (storks) through the tall grasses. The vast remains of burned over forests are vestiges of the region’s recent colonization period. After a short visit to the city, we continue on, following the Simpson River until we reach Puerto Chacabuco (1:15 hr), where the PATAGONIA EXPRESS catamaran waits to take us on a 5-hour cruise through the southern fjords and channels to reach our destination: the TERMAS DE PUYUHUAPI, HOTEL & SPA. Welcome! (L, D)

Day 02 Sunday or Wednesday: Termas de Puyuhuapi, Hotel & SPA

The hotel offers thermal outdoor pools at the edge of the sea, paths for walks through the cold forest, visits to the Queulat National Park with its Hanging Glacier, bicycle trips along the Austral Road, or, if you wish, you can explore the Dorita Bay in boats or kayaks.

The SPA’s facilities are complete. Enjoy its large hydro massage pool, Jacuzzis, spring-water fountain, and steam sauna, and then reap the benefits of thalasso therapy sessions, relaxation massages, and facial and other treatments.

The staff of Puyuhuapi has prepared a variety of activities to make your stay a unique experience. (B,L,D)

 

Day 03 Monday or Thursday: Puyuhuapi-San Rafael Lagoon-Chacabuco

Your day begins early. At 7:00 am you will board the PATAGONIA EXPRESS catamaran and begin the journey through the austral fjords on the way to the San Rafael Lagoon. The 7-hour trip is a sheer delight to the senses: the transparency of the waters, the majesty of the Andes Mountains wrapped in lush forests, the play of light interwoven through the clouds, and sometimes... encounters with playful dolphins.

Sailing through a number of channels, we finally reach the Tempanos River, which leads us to the San Rafael Lagoon, home to a millenarian glacier. Experience it! After a visit of approximately 2 hours, we begin our return trip, arriving in Puerto Chacabuco around 10:30 pm, where we will be transferred to the hotel in this port. (B,L,D)

Day 04Tuesday or Friday:Chacabuco-Balmaceda

After breakfast, our bus takes us back along the route that follows the Simpson River, from Chacabuco to Coyhaique and then on to the airport in Balmaceda (approx. 2 hours). (B)

HOTELS RATES PER PERSON

Call us 1-800-327-0080

 

NOT INCLUDED: LOCAL AIRFARE.

 

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