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SKORPIOS III: KAWESKAR ROUTE

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Skorpios III Ruta por los canales Patagónicos

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US$ 1.690 pp
Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
Zone
Southern Patagonia
Departures Weekly
Season
Oct to Apr
Validity Apr 25, 2014
   
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DESCRIPTION

The Skorpios III sets sail early every Saturday from the city of Puerto Natales, on a 4-day cruise navigating through the channels and fjords that surround the Southern Ice Field in the Chilean Patagonia. This field is the third largest fresh water reserve on the planet, and the cradle of the largest and most spectacular glaciers in the southern hemisphere. Discover the Pio XI Glacier, the largest glacier in the southern hemisphere, a real giant with a width of 6 kilometres (3.7 mi),  a height of 75 meters, and a length of 64 kilometres (40 mi).



HIGHLIGHTS

Patagonian Channels, Amalia Glacier, Estero Calvo, Pío XI Glacier, Última Esperanza Sound.

Itinerary


Itinerary and calendar of departures

departure-calendar


Cruise 1: Sails on Tuesdays/Disembarkation on Fridays.
Additional night / Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave tour:
Rate US$ 400 per person. (Additional accommodation night before sailing).
Thursday Night: At Indigo Hotel or similar. Dinner and buffet breakfast included.
Monday Night: On M/V Skorpios III, same cabin booked. Includes Patagonic dinner and buffet breakfast.

From 16.00 hrs. On, passenger‚Äôs check in. Between 17.00 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. Weigh anchor from Puerto Natales, sailing through the patagonian channels, Kirke Narrows, Morla Vicu√Īa, Uni√≥n, Collingwood and Sarmiento.

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 allow so, 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, excursion on a special motorboat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capit√°n Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. Set sail to the Monta√Īas Fjord.
 

09:00 hrs. Visit to the Monta√Īas Fjord, where you'll see five glaciers that slide down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea. 10.00 hrs. Visit to the Bernal Glacier, where you can hike 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 (depending on the weather conditions). After this, you will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. 17.00 hrs. Set sail from the Monta√Īas Fjord, Kirke Narrows crossing. 21.00 hrs. Farewell Party, Captain‚Äôs Dinner, dance. 22.30 hrs. Reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.

Between 08.00 hrs. and 09.00 hrs. Passengers’ disembarkation. Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates).
Cruise 2: Sails on Fridays/Disembarkation on Mondays.
Additional night / Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave tour:
Rate US$ 400 per person. (Lodging additional night previous to the sailing).
Thursday Night: At Indigo Hotel or similar. Dinner and buffet breakfast included.
Monday Night: On M/V Skorpios III, same cabin booked. Includes Patagonic dinner and buffet breakfast.

From 16.00 hrs. On, passenger‚Äôs check in. Between 17.00 hrs. and 18.00 hrs. Weigh anchor from Puerto Natales, sailing through the patagonian channels, Kirke Narrows, Morla Vicu√Īa, Uni√≥n, Collingwood and Sarmiento.

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 at El Brujo Glacier, if the weather conditions allow so, 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, excursion on a special motorboat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. Set sail to the Monta√Īas Fjord.

09:00 hrs. Visit to the Monta√Īas Fjord, where you'll see five glaciers that slide down from the Sarmiento Mountains to the sea. 10.00 hrs. Visit to the Bernal Glacier, where you can hike 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 (depending on the weather conditions). After this, you will visit the Alsina and Paredes Glacier. 17.00 hrs. Set sail from the Monta√Īas Fjord, Kirke Narrows crossing. 21.00 hrs. Farewell Party, Captain‚Äôs Dinner, dance. 22.30 hrs. Reach port at the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales.

Between 08.00 hrs. and 09.00 hrs. Passengers’ disembarkation. Transfer to Punta Arenas airport, for those passengers who have hired this service (ask for rates).

 

 

 

Excursions



Road to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
The M/N Skorpios III, sets sails from the city of Puerto Natales to the northwest of Punta Arenas, on a 5-day cruise. From this city, you'll head to the Skorpios terminal in Puerto Natales, beginning the maritime journey across the Kirke Narrows, heading north through the channels Morla Vicu√Īa Channels, Uni√≥n Sound, Collingwood, Sarmiento, Concepci√≥n, and Wide Channels, to dock at the beautiful Eyre Cove.cruises in Chile


Glaciers and Puerto Edén.
Along with the first rays of light on a Monday morning, the Skorpios III ship approaches Pío XI Glacier, the largest in South America with an extension of 1,263 sq. km. (789 sq. mi), and which is also located in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. After midday, the ship returns through Eyre Cove, Grappler Channel, and Paso del Indio (Indian Passage). Disembark at Puerto Eden, located 400 km (250 mi) north of Puerto Natales. Situated on Wellington Island, its first settlers were the native tribes of the region, the Kaweskar or Alacalufes.


Sailing through fjords and channels.

The landscape is simply breathtaking: the mountains melt into a sea plagued with islands, fjords, and waterfalls, in a labyrinth of channels of unparalleled beauty that were explored by legendary navigators like Ladrillero, Darwin and Fitz Roy, among others. The nature in this region appears with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Skorpios III ship delves into the central part of the Southern Ice Field through Paso Del Abismo (Passage of the Abyss) and the Wide Channel in order to reach the Amalia Glacier. Its white silhouette appears to hang from the abrupt mountains depositing its ice in the waters of the Peel Inlet.

 

In the Chilean Patagonia.

There are many glaciers in this region that flow towards the Pacific Ocean at a very slow, but unyielding pace, transforming and forming the landscape through the centuries. The M/N Skorpios III anchors in Villarrica Cove to enjoy the experience. Later, it continues through the Peel Fjord and enters the Calvo Inlet, where you can observe 6 glaciers and colourful iceberg formations in the still waters. Here you can also participate in motorboat excursions, and later make a toast with the traditional whisky beverage on the rocks using ice from the age-old glaciers. At night, while the ship is on its course back to Puerto Natales, the captain invites you to a formal dinner to end the cruise.

 

 



Torres Del Paine and Milodón Cave (Cueva Del Milodón)
Skorpios offers accommodations on board the Skorpios III ship for Friday, the day before the start of the Program, as an additional service for the passengers. This includes: pre-meal drink, dinner, breakfast, and a courtesy tour on Saturday throughout Torres del Paine National Park and the Cave of the Milodon. The following is a description of the program:

Friday
Passengers board in Puerto Natales at 18:00 PM. Welcome cocktail and dinner on board.

Saturday
Bus leaves at 9:00 AM from the Skorpios terminal in Puerto Natales. Arrival at the Cave of the Milodon and visit the area for an hour. The tour continues towards Torres del Paine National Park. Visit Amarga Lagoon for a great view of the Torres Del Paine. Arrival at Paine River waterfalls and then to the Nordenskjold lookout point to see the magnificent Cuernos Del Paine (Horns of Paine). Later, visit the lookout point by Pehoe Lake for another view of the Cuernos Del Paine. Return to Puerto Natales, travelling by Sarmiento Lake. Arrival at 16:00 PM. This excursion includes a picnic lunch. Arrival at Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Natales at 18:30 PM. Dinner on board.
Additional night: USD$ 400, per person.

Optional Transfer: USD$ 70, per person.
Transfer Punta Arenas airport/ Skorpios facilities, Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas airport.

The Ship

M/N Skorpios III


The M/N Skorpios III was built in the Skorpios Company’s shipyards between the years 1994-1995, under Chilean and international ship regulations, such as SOLAS, IMO, Classification ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), and AI Hielo, granting it a high degree of reliability and security. It is equipped with the most advanced naval engineering system and navigation equipment (echo sounder, radar, GPS, GMDSS, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System), security and salvage systems, fire stations, smoke sensors, sprinklers, Carbon Dioxide extinguishers, etc. In addition, it counts on a global satellite telephone service, for passenger use, according to the current rates.

Characteristics

Total Length: 70 mtscruises in ChileTotal Width: 10 mts
Depth: 4.20 mts
Torque: 1.800 h.p.
Velocity: 14 knots
Passengers: 125
Crew members: 34
Year: 1995


Cabins

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Junior Suite
Master Suite
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Double A Acropolis
Double A Parthenon
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Matrimonial Double Double B



Decks

Athos Deck

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Olympus Deck

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Parthenon Deck

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Acropolis Deck

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Athens Deck

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Rates

Rates are per passenger and expressed in American Dollars

CABINS
 SEASON
 CABINS
 ATENAS
 ACROPOLIS
 PARTHENON
 OLYMPO
 ATHOS
Single
Low
US$ 2.535
N/A N/A N/A N/A
 High
 US$ 2.775 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Double B
Low
 US$ 1.690
 N/A N/A N/A N/A
 High
 US$ 1.850
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Double A Low
N/A  US$ 1.815  US$ 1.915 N/A US$ 1.915
High
N/A  US$ 1.975  US$ 2.075
N/A US$ 2.075
Double
Matr.
 Low
N/A N/A N/A  US$ 2.015
N/A
High
N/A N/A N/A  US$ 2.175  N/A
Suite
Junior
 Low
N/A  N/A  N/A N/A US$ 2.115
 High
N/A  N/A N/A N/A US$ 2.325
Suite
Master
 Low
N/A N/A N/A  US$ 2.315 N/A
 High
N/A N/A N/A  US$ 2.525 N/A
Additional
bed
Low US$ 920 US$ 1.020 US$ 1.070 US$ 1.120 US$ 1.120
High US$ 1.020 US$ 1.120 US$ 1.170 US$ 1.220 US$ 1.220



Seasons 2013-2014


Low Season: from October 8 to December 13, 2013 and from March 4 to April 25, 2014.
High Season:
from December 17, 2013 to February 21, 2014.

 

  • Fees are per person per program, in U.S. dollars (US$).
  • Fees may be subject to change without previous notification. These DO NOT apply to events, conferences and fairs.
  • Please, read our Terms and Conditions of Sale.


Cancellation Policy  read here


Services included


The program includes

  • Accommodation in cabin and deck of your choice in Skorpios III
  • Bar (always open, no additional cost)
  • Access to all the ship's quarters without restriction (from the machine room to the control bridge, even the kitchen)
  • Food without restrictions and menu variations without cost
  • Game room and reading room, smoking and non-smoking bars
  • Bilingual travel information
  • Simultaneous interpretation of lectures
  • Satellite telephone
  • Cable TV, open TV, and all the comforts of a luxurious service hotel.


 
Custody of vehicles
This service is free of charge during the stay in Puerto Natales.


Notes

  • Skorpios gives you the opportunity to stay on board on Friday for US$ 400.
  • Children from 1 to 5 years old: free of charge sharing bed.
  • Children from 6 years up: pays normal rate.
  • Sailing time: according to the program, on tuesday and friday at 5.00 pm. Passengers must be on board at the latest at 4.00 pm.
  • Skorpios may postpone departure as late as 24 hours due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Past said period and if circumstances that caused delay persist, the company may cancel the trip, returning the amount paid, without any other compensation or payment to the passenger.
  • The Embarkation boarding tax US$ 28, per person is NOT included.
  • Fares are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Day2: 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 motorboat, named Capitan Constantino, visiting Fernando, Capitan
Constantino and Alipio Glaciers, among others. 18.30 hrs. Set sail to the Monta√Īas Fjord.

 
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