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HUMPBACK WHALE WATCHING

Overview

Go where your hiking boots can’t take you: to the remotest corner of Tierra del Fuego, where Humpback whales breach, Magallenic penguins toddle and marine life teems. This is an all-included program, taking you on full-day sailing expeditions through the shattered fjords of Chile’s extreme south, staying at dome accommodation on Carlos III Island and partnering you with onboard scientist-guides to introduce you to the diverse marine wildlife that call these wintry waters home.

Trip Highlights

• Experience the remotest corner of Tierra del Fuego
• Visit Carlos III Island
• Sail through Francisco Coloano Marine Park
• See historic sights from Chile’s maritime history
• Full-day sailing experience
• See humpback whales up close
• Visit Santa Ines Glacier
• See penguins, sea lions, whales and seabirds

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Full-day sailing expedition to Carlos III Island

    1.5 hours by private transfer

    8-10 hours sailing

    Night at Carlos III Eco-Camp (L-D)

    You’ll be picked up early from your hotel and taken to the embarkation point to begin our day’s sailing through Tierra del Fuego’s canals and fjords. Our destination is Carlos III Island, located close to Francisco Coloano Marine Park. We’ll sail for nine hours, passing a number of historic locations from Chile’s maritime history, including Cabo Froward, Fort Bulnes, Bahía el Águila, San Isidro lighthouse and Mount Tarn. Have your cameras ready around 6:30 pm, when we reach an optimum location for whale-watching. Depending on weather conditions, we’ll arrive at Carlos III Island at 7.30 pm. Here, at the scientific field station, we’ll hear from researchers and marine biologists before having dinner and settling into our dome accommodation.

    Day 2

    Full-day marine wildlife safari, visit Santa Ines Glacier

    8 - 10 hours sailing

    Night at Carlos III Ecocamp (B-L-D)

    After breakfast at the eco camp we’ll sail to Francisco Coloano Marine Park. Full of glaciers, shard-like fjords and strong winds, this marine reserve marks the union of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and provides the sheltered waters and food necessary to house and protect a great diversity of marine fauna, sea and land birds. A biologist will accompany us on our journey, pointing out markings and identification techniques specific to this area’s wildlife. Watch out for penguins, albatrosses, skuas, giant petrels, sea lions, and of course, Humpback whales. After lunch we’ll visit the untouched Santa Ines Glacier, part of Santa Ines Island whose fjords and extensive vegetation provide Humpback whales, leopard seals, cormorants and albatross with a safe, pristine home.

    Day 3

    Sail to Rupert Island and see its Magellanic penguin colony

    8 - 10 hours sailing

    1.5 hours by private transfer (B-L)

    This morning we sail around Rupert Island and have the chance to see fur seals, sea lions and sea birds. However, the most memorable sighting of the day will be the bustling nesting colony of Magellanic penguins that live on the island. These dapper, social little penguins (the largest of the Spheniscus genus including Galapagos, Humboldt and African penguins) are an absolute delight to see as they waddle, preen and interact; completely disinterested in the gasps of delight they cause their human visitors.

    INCLUDED

    • Hotel pick up and transportation as indicated in the itinerary
    • All private transportation indicated in the schedule
    • All sailing excursions
    • Entrance to the marine park
    • Two nights’ lodging at Carlos III Eco-Camp (Twin bed domes, Bedding included)
    • All meals indicated in the schedule (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
    • Guide/driver (English-Spanish)

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Any additional nights
    • Medical expenses
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities for guide/driver

    Lodgings

    Dates & Prices

    PRICES FOR SEASON 2019/2020: (Valid until May 2020)

    USD$ 1.500 (base on double occupancy)

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