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Patagonia Photo Safari

Program

  • Punta Arenas
    Arrival in Punta Arenas. Evening meeting at the hotel and welcome dinner.

  • Punta Arenas – Carlos III Island
    Departing from your Hotels at 8 pm, we’ll drive out to Punta Carrera (area of Fort Bulnes), from where we’ll board and weigh anchor at 9 pm. Setting off on our adventure, we’ll sail across the Strait of Magellan towards Isla Carlos III in the Francisco Coloane Marine Park. 

  • Carlos III Island – Helado Glacier
    In the early morning we’ll navigate through Barbara channel towards the Helado Glacier. In the afternoon we’ll look for whales in the surroundings of Rupert Isle, where we´ll observe sea lions, penguins, skúas, storm petrels and albatrosses. 

  • Carlos III Island – Bárbara Channel
    All day we’ll look for whales in the surroundings of Bárbara Channel, Charles island and Rupert Isle. Sailing all night through the Magellan Strait towards the De Agostini Sound. 

  • De Agostini Sound – Angelito Bay
    In the night, we enter the Magdalena Channel and the Kyats Fjord, travelling towards the De Agostini Sound. We’ll then drop anchor at Angelito Bay. In the morning we’ll visit Aguila Glacier and do some kayaking in Bahía Angelito. At noon we depart in the direction of the Serrano or De Agostini Glaciers. 

  • Gabriel Channel - Almirantazgo Sound
    In the morning we’ll visit Vergara Glacier. At noon we head towards Canal Gabriel, a narrow passage way of extraordinary beauty that leads us into Almirantazgo Sound. From here we’ll continue our journey towards Azopardo Bay to visit a colony of black-browed albatrosses. We’ll drop anchor at Parry Fjord. 

  • Caleta María – Jackson Bay
    Visit a colony of black-browed albatrosses in a little isle, and colony of sea elephants in Jackson Bay. We’ll then set anchor at Parry Fjord. We’ll sail into Parry Fjord to admire a spectacular glacier surrounded by the highest icy peaks of the Darwin Range. 

  • Islotes Tucker and Fitton Bay
    Visiting Tuckers Isle we’ll observe a wide variety of birdlife, including the Magellanic Penguin. After that we’ll head towards Fitton Bay. 

  • Punta Carrera – Punta Arenas
    We´ll navigate through Gabriel Channel towards our final destination. After disembarking you'll be driven back to Punta Arenas to your hotel. 

Highlights

 

  • Sail through Francisco Coloane Marine Park in the Magellan Strait, in search of the Humpback whale. 
  • Sail the coastline of the stunning Darwin Range, exploring fjords and glaciers. 
  • Personalised assistance from photography experts. 
  • Kayak expeditions through floating ice. 

 

Details

Dates 2014:

18th to 25th of January - 2014
12th to 19th of February - 2014
7th to 14th of March - 2014

 

Price:

USD 3600,- per person

 

Included:

First night at Hotel in Punta Arenas
Welcome dinner
Transport to and from the boat from the Hotel in Punta Arenas
Lodging and all meals on board
Guide services
Open bar on board

Not included:

Local flights
Travel insurance
Chilean entry tax
Extra beverages
A la carte menu
Laundry service
Phone calls and any other items of personal nature

Important:
Due to the unpredictable weather conditions of the area, during the sea voyage, the activities described in this programme will not necessarily be carried out in this order. We will study the weather conditions on a day-to-day basis to make the best use of our time and of any possibilities of visiting new areas. Some disembarkment points will also vary, depending on the interests of the group or the weather conditions.