Marine park glaciers and fireland sea kayak mothership mode 4 days 3 nights

Trip description

Sail on your sea kayaks next to the whales scrolling between fjords and glaciers of Chilean Patagonia in the mythical Magellan Strait and Darwin’s mountain range in Tierra del Fuego (Fire Land). This is an adventure trip for nature lovers with the additional comfort and safety of the support provided by the “mothership”. A luxury adventure.

 

This trip offers the logistical support of the mothership, so that while you face the ever-changing conditions of the Patagonian nature exploring it in the kayaks or hiking you have the constant support of the ship with all its amenities. This offers the opportunity to have these close encounters with nature to visitors who do not have the time or experience to make an autonomous expedition.

 

Some highlights in the general route of this trip

 

 

Punta Arenas - Cape Froward - Francisco Coloane Marine Park - Parry Fjord - El Aguila bay - San Isidro Lighthouse - Punta Arenas

who is this trip designed for?

The trip is designed for true nature and adventure lovers, active people who are willing to experience  nature, under Patagonian conditions, who also like good service and comfort in the mothership and  enjoy sharing with other adventurers a good wine, a good experiences and nice adventures. No need to be skilled in the techniques of sea kayaking, but willing to learn, to follow instructions from our expert guides and leaders ,who will help and assist you at all times becoming a full expedition team.

This trip mix adventure and direct contact with nature, with the comfort and security that provides a Mothership or support vessel. It is a soft-adventure, but it goes a little further ... every place we  will visit have points of interest; either historical, geographical, in flora & wildlife; - such as the humpback whale that returns to these channels to feed each year, traveling between Ecuador and sub-Antarctic waters-, scientifically , cultural, typical food, history and legacy of the nomad cultures of  native sailors ;who now we imitate to explore its domains in fragile boats, as by kayak in the same way as they did only accompanied by wildlife in these waters, like; penguins, black-browed albatross, elephant seals, sea lions, petrels and cormorants, also with whales and dolphins. 

Kayak Agua Fresca organized this expedition, in partnership with another company using a Support vessel to carry on this trip best know as Mothership. 

After sailing through the continent the boat will brings us to Francisco Coloane Marine Park created  for protection, conservation and research of biodiversity , specially the Humpback Whale . We  will explore the main points of marine fauna and most beautiful places of the park. 

Then we move on our Vessel  to the next point of interest, visiting the Marine Park and the most interesting fjords of southern Tierra del Fuego, we will enjoy a privileged view of the Cordillera Darwin and its glaciers, making this trip designed to discover every day a different location.

We will explore an ancient whale station and a centenary lighthouse in hour way back to our starting point.  

Finally we return to Punta Arenas on our 4th day. 

itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas – Cape Froward – Marine Park

07:00 Pickup of passengers from hotel or agreed place.

08:30 Departure from Punta Carrera, we navigate through                Magellan Strait, starting by  Punta Santa Ana were the             first settlement took place, with Mount Tarn on the                background (Charles Darwin described it in his famous            book “The voyage of the Beagle”), passing by San Isidro          Lighthouse, one of the first lighthouses in the Magellan            Strait.

09:00 Welcome meeting aboard, staff introduction and show              the passengers all the boat facilities.

12:00 Passing by Cape Froward, the southern most point                  American continent, place of much vegetation and                                                                                                                      beautiful mountains

                                                                                                    12:30 Lunch time (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert                                                                                                              and drinks)

                                                                                                    15:00 Paddling and safety instructions onboard

                                                                                                    17:00 Paddling start at Shag Pass (wildlife route) Soft paddling                                                                                                              around this area, spending time searching for whales                                                                                                                  and wild life.  

                                                                                                    20:00 Meeting about the trip and opportunity to have an                                                                                                                      explanation of the activities for the next day.

                                                                                                    21:00 Dinner (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert and                                                                                                              drinks)

 

*Guide talk: Magellan Strait, cape Froward and Francisco Coloane Marine Park

Day 2: Francisco Coloane Marine Park – Shag Pass

06:30 American Breakfast

08:00 Passengers presentation on deck in order to disembark            on the zodiac boats on the beach.

08:30 Paddling start at Shag pass (wildlife route) A soft                    paddling around this area spending time searching for              whales and wild life. 

12:00 Return to the mothership from the beach on board the            Zodiac boats.

13:00 Lunch time (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert          and drinks)

14:00 Sailing to Parry Fjord (Photo afternoon and rest time)

19:30 Gathering at the end of the day for a cocktail and a                                                                                                                      drink, opportunity to have an explanation of the                                                                                                                          activities for the next day.

                                                                                                    20:00 Dinner (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert and                                                                                                              drinks)

 

*Guide talk: Darwin’s range ice fields, expeditions, glaciology, leopard seals.

Day 3: Parry Fjord

06:30 American Breakfast

08:00 Passengers presentation on deck in order to disembark            on the beach in the zodiac boats.

08:30 Paddle towards Tongue Glacier at Darwin’s mountain              range (3 hours aprox.)

12:00 Return to the mother ship on board the Zodiac boats.

12:30 Lunch time (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert          and drinks)

14:30 Passengers presentation on deck in order to disembark            on the zodiac boats to observe detachments of glacier              ice blocks. We will visit different glaciers.

                                                                                                    17:30 Return to the mothership on board the Zodiac boats.

                                                                                                    18:00 Departure of mothership towards “El Aguíla” Bay

                                                                                                    19:30 Gathering for a cocktail and a drink, opportunity to have                                                                                                              an explanation of the activities for the next day.

                                                                                                    20:00 Dinner (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert and                                                                                                              drinks)

 

*Guide talk: Dawson Island, Albatros, San Isidro Cape (El Águila bay and Lighthouse).

Day 4: San Nicolás Bay to San Isidro Lighthouse (Kaweskar route)

08:00 American Breakfast

09:00 Passengers presentation on deck in order to disembark            on the beach in the zodiac boats.

09:30 Paddle towards El Águila Bay. (3 hours kaweskar route)

12:30 Return to the mother ship on board the Zodiac boats.

13:00 Lunch time (Consisting of a starter, main course, dessert          and drinks)

15:00 Passengers presentation on deck in order to disembark            on the zodiac boats to visit the San Isidro lighthouse.

16:00 Return to the mothership on board the Zodiac boats.

18:00 Arrival at Carrera Bay, passengers disembark and then                                                                                                               bus transfer  to the hotel in Punta Arenas.

                                                                                                   19:00 Arrival at accommodations in Punta Arenas.

 

                                                                                                   21:00 Dinner and trip closing ceremony 

includes

Transport: Transfer from Punta Arenas to shipping port, shipping of all the sections mentioned in the description.

Mothership: Travel Assistance Insurance, accommodation on board in shared base (double and quadruple)

Food: Meals, snacks, cocktails, hot and cold drinks. (The basis of food are national products in traditional recipes)

Kayak: Tandem double kayak, semi dry clothes kokatat, guided by experts, safety and technical talks, interpretative and observation of wildlife paddling sessions.

 

Gifts: Photographic record of the expedition, informative filed guide material, t-shirts and Chilean wine.

Departure Date:April 12th 2018