PAT028

Torres del Paine Sailing

Patagonia
Trip Length: 2 Days
Group Size: 1-10
Difficulty
From: 557 USD
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Torres del Paine's waterways are now your route to an unforgettable journey.

Allow the current to sweep you past some of the most majestic landscapes on Earth during a 2-day sailing adventure along some of Torres del Paine’s most extreme landscapes. Sail on the Serrano River and encounter glaciers and stunning vistas every step of the way!

You can book this unforgettable experience as an add-on to your EcoCamp program. This tour also has a premium version.

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Highlights

Highlights

  • Discover unreal Patagonian landscapes.
  • Take a boat ride on Last Hope Sound, as well as an exciting Zodiac ride. 
  • Discover the best of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, as well as the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers.

Itinerary

Day 1: The Patagonian Adventure Starts

Puerto Natales, Chile

The adventure starts in Punta Arenas, a city located on the southernmost tip of continental Chile. Our guide meets us at the airport or our hotel to give a quick briefing before taking the public bus to Puerto Natales.

After making it to Puerto Natales, a small town located on the edge of Last Hope Sound (Ultima Esperanza),  a Cascada representative will be waiting to transport us to our hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure - you can dine out before settling into your cozy bed, ready to prepare for tomorrow’s exciting day!

Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales: 254 km / 158 miles / 3 hrs driving (public bus + 0.5)

Overnight Weskar Lodge (3 star accommodation), Puerto Natales

Day 2: Sailing into Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Today we’ll wake up early to get to the Natales dock in time to board the catamaran that will sail through the oceanic waters of Last Hope Sound. The scenic journey will be unforgettable due to the famous Patagonian winds and sightings of local marine fauna. We will continue sailing until we reach the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, home to diverse geological formations and the beautiful Balmaceda Glacier. Here we’ll enjoy a short walk towards the glacier lookout before boarding a Zodiac on the Serrano River.

After going over safety instructions, we’ll begin our exciting ride up the Serrano River. The amazing surroundings, with a splendid view of the Torres del Paine massif, make this ride particularly memorable. We'll even have a chance to get out and admire the Serrano waterfalls. Afterwards it’s time to board our twin boats and sail to the park administration to head off to EcoCamp!  

Boat ride from Puerto Natales to O’Higgins National Park: 60 km / 37 miles / 3 hr and 15 minutes

Zodiac ride from O’Higgins National Park to Torres del Paine National Park: 40 km / 25 miles / 3 hrs

 

Accommodation

Our first option will be Weskar Lodge in Puerto Natales.

Weskar Lodge it’s a small getaway located in the seacoast of Puerto Natales, only 1,200 m from downtown. The hotel was built with Lenga wood, which is a native tree from this region, and decorated with beautiful handmade wool weaves. From the hotel, you'll catch amazing views from the Last Hope Sound and jagged mountains.

Included

Included

  • Pick-up from Punta Arenas Airport
  • Local bus to Puerto Natales
  • 1 night at a 3-star hotel in Puerto Natales in a Superior Room
  • A boat ride  on the Last Hope Sound
  • Shared Zodiac ride on Serrano River.
  • Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance (appropriate insurance is mandatory)
  • Voluntary tipping to guides and staff
  • Personal items

Facts

Departures

Every day from November to March.

»This trip has a premium option, featuring 4-star hotels and private transportation.

Starting / finishing point

This trip starts at Punta Arenas Airport and finishes at EcoCamp Patagonia, located in Torres del Paine National Park. On the second day, the pick-up time from your hotel will be at 7:30 AM with your arrival time at EcoCamp at 6 PM. Exact times will be confirmed by your local representative.

If you would like to book a private transfer service in either Chile or Argentina please contact us.

Physical demands

No previous experience is required for this trip.

Easy to Moderate - An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended. While some activities may be optional, you may still have to walk, hike, bike or paddle for 2 to 3 hours daily. This includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips (Class I-II rapids).

Transport

In Torres del Paine and throughout Patagonia, transportation is in minivans that normally seat between 8 and 14 people.

Weather

The vast unbroken stretch of ocean to the west and south of the South American continent leaves the Patagonian Andes very exposed to the saturated winds that circle the Antarctic landmass. Fine weather may deteriorate almost without warning, bringing rain and even snow. Even in Summer (December to March) you should come prepared for cold, strong winds (up to 130 km/hr), rainfall, and more. Summer’s average temperature is 11ºC (52ºF), ranging between 2 to 24ºC (35 to 75ºF).

What you need to bring

We recommend a day backpack, waterproof parka and pants, inner isolating layer (fleece or wool), sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Itinerary modifications

We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary at the discretion of the trip guide based upon operational considerations. The trip guide can modify, change, or eliminate part of the itinerary based on these considerations.

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We are a Chilean owned adventure tour operator, based in Santiago de Chile, operating adventure tours in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. Our base prices are in Chilean Pesos (CLP), but we charge prices in USD based on the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

Destinations | Chile

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