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KAYAKING CABO FROWARD (4 DAYS)

Sea Kayaking the Strait of Magellan to the Tip of the American Continent!

Overview

Cape Froward – named for its strong climate, this is the southern tip of the American Continent where the Cruz de los Mares, (Cross of the Seas) stands proudly and visible from afar. This trip takes us further than any road that exists, exploring the Strait of Magellan. During three days of sea kayaking, we explore South America’s immense coast line and impressive waters that only sailors and some brave do by foot until reaching the southernmost point of the continent. Each night we’ll camp on the shores at remote backcountry locations where we will have the privilege of admiring the incredibly diverse flora and fauna found only in these parts of the region. Hike to the summit of Monte Tarn, which offers extraordinary views of the Strait of Magellan and it’s break taking landscapes. An adventure that entices all the senses, we’ll have opportunities to kayak alongside whales, Austral dolphins, and a wide array of birdlife & waterfowl. We’ll end our adventure with a traditional Patagonian lamb asado (BBQ).

Trip Highlights

• Kayak the Strait of Magellan
• Visit the southernmost point of the American Continent
• Hike to the Oceans Cross of the Seas Monument on Cape Froward
• Stay at remote backcountry campsites
• Get up close to Marine Life & Avifauna
• Trek the Summit of Mont Tarn – first hiked by Charles Darwin himself!
• Enjoy a Patagonian lamb BBQ

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Trip length

4 DAYS

Trip Level

4
STRENUOUS

From USD

$2.195 p.p.

Start / End

PUNTA ARENAS

Spaces:

MIN 4 MAX 8 PEOPLE

Season

SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL

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Itinerary

Day 1

Hike Monte Tarn 

  • 1 Hour Private Transfer
  • 7-8 Hour Hike, 14 km / 8.7 mi
  • Night at Punta del Arbol Campsite (Single Tent) (B-BL-D)

A private transfer will pick us up taking us 1 hour to the start of our trek, where we’ll enjoy a warm breakfast. Today’s hike takes us to a historical place which has a landscape of evergreen forest, great mountains, and lots of flora and fauna. On a journey of exploration, Charles Darwin was the first person to climb this mountain now known as Monte Tarn. At our camp, we complete a short briefing before preparing for our ascent.

Hiking about 6 miles (9.5 km) to reach the top, we’ll stay about 45 minutes, contemplating and enjoying our lunch accompanied by incredible views. We’ll start our descent and enjoy the view of the Strait of Magellan and large islands below us. This trek will have a variety of flora, evergreen forest, wildlife and weather conditions which is part of the region’s typical climate (wind, rain or snow).

We’ll camp at a remote coastline campsite.

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Day 2

Full Day Sea Kayak Strait of Magellan  

  • 1 Hour Private Transfer
  • 6-7 Hours Sea Kayaking
  • Night at Bahía del Indio Campsite (Single Tents) (B-BL-D)

In the morning following breakfast in our camp, we’ll begin our kayaking excursion. We’ll prepare all our gear and complete a thorough safety briefing before heading out. During our excursion we will use a support zodiac boat for safety and to transport our food and equipment to our stopping point of rest.

After about 2 hours we reach San Isidro lighthouse where we pass by and continue to El Aguila Bay, where we prepare lunch and visit the ruins in this place which used to function as a whale station in the Magellan Strait, more than 100 years ago. After lunch we continue following the shore heading southwest until we reach Bahía del Indio, where we will make our campsite, and take time to relax, explore a bit on land and have a try at catching our dinner from the sea! If we are lucky we can share this along with a great bottle of Chilean wine for dinner.

Day 3

Full Day Sea Kayak Strait of Magellan 

  • 6-7 Hours Sea Kayaking
  • Night at Rosas Bay Campsite (Single Tents) (B-BL-D)

Our third day continues as we advance our kayaking skills and start exploring more unprotected shores. We begin to see changes while we get closer to the end of the continent – a place where many sailors have had to give up and surrender to the roughness of these waters. We will make our campsite at Rosas Bay just a few kilometers from Cape Froward and if we have good luck with the weather, we will continue to Cape Froward this same day.

Day 4

Hike to the End of the American Continent – Navigation to Punta Arbol Campsite

    • 4 Hour Round-Trip Hike,  3 km / 1.8 mi
    • 2 Hour Navigation
    • 1 Hour Private Transfer to Punta Arenas
    •  Farewell lamb barbecue (B-BL-BBQ)

As we reach Cape Froward, we will hike up the hill where the Cruz de las Mares (Oceans Cross) which marks the meeting of Atlantic and Pacific oceans. We’ll walk 340 meters high (1,115 ft.) to the cross before starting our return to board the zodiac boat which will take us back to where we camped the first night.

On our way back we will stop at the San Isidro lighthouse to visit the restored building and some small displays of ancient pieces before heading back to the starting point, where we’ll enjoy a lamb barbecue together as a group, and enjoy Patagonian folklore.

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INCLUDED

  • All Private Transportation Indicated in Schedule
  • All Meals Indicated in Schedule (B: Breakfast, BL: Box Lunch, D: Dinner, BBQ: Barbecue)
  • Double Kayaks
  • All Kayaking Equipment (kayak, neoprene gloves, paddling jackets, life jackets, skirts, and neoprene boots).
  • 3 Nights Camping (4 Season Tents)
  • Certified Kayaking Guide (English-Spanish Languages)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any Additional Nights
  • Additional Alcoholic beverages not Included in Meals
  • Medical Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities for Guide/ Driver

Trip length

4 DAYS

Trip Level

4
STRENUOUS

From USD

$2.195 p.p.

Start / End

PUNTA ARENAS

Spaces:

MIN 4 MAX 8 PEOPLE

Season

SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL

Lodgings

Coastline Remote Camping

During our sea kayaking excursion, we’ll stay at various remote locations along the coastline of the Strait of Magellan. We’ll sleep in double tents and will cook our meals each night.

Dates & Prices

Program prices are determined on the final number of confirmed guests in a group. The per person price lowers as more guests join the group. Chile Nativo operates with a maximum of 8 guests per departure which allows for a high level of individualized service and an unforgettable personalized experience.

PRICES FOR SEASON 2024/2025: (valid until April 2025)

4-8 Guests Total in Group: USD $2.195 per person

DEPARTURES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!

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Add-Ons & Upgrades

OPTIONAL SERVICES: (must be booked in advance)

– Whale Watching Excursion

Reviews

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SY Joyce Kan
SY Joyce Kan
2023-03-07
Amazing trip! We joined the Torres Del Paine 7 day O trek tour - note that this tour is not a complete O Trek but skipping the part from Camp Frances to Las Torres, which worked in our favour as our holiday is limited and we won’t miss much. Our guide, Debbie was knowledgeable and amicable, and very passionate about hiking. Unfortunately I fell sick during the hike and wished to leave a day earlier than planned. Debbie and Chile Nativo quickly rearranged transportation for us and was very helpful. Throughout the whole process Chile Nativo was very responsive. We had a memorable journey and I would highly recommend Chile Nativo.
Jim Garvin
Jim Garvin
2023-03-02
Fantastic experience! We were booked with Chile Nativo via Swoop and had a wonderful experience. Our guides, Tim & Lucile, were awesome. We really enjoyed their company. They were very knowledgeable about the region (the history, animals, landscape, etc). Highly recommend.
Olivia Evans
Olivia Evans
2023-02-15
I booked the independent, self-guided Torres Del Paine trek with Chile Nativo’s help and was so glad I did. When I looked to book on my own, everything was all reserved in Torres Del Paine and Chile Nativo was the only agency that could help me find a spot still. To still be able to go on the trip when I wanted to go, to not have to spend so much time planning all the logistics, to get a local’s recommendations on the best way to do the trek…but STILL get to do the trek on my own was amazing and worth every penny. In particular Paolina at the agency was incredibly helpful. I would recommend this agency to anyone looking to hike in Torres del Paine.
Chiloe Natural (chiloenatural)
Chiloe Natural (chiloenatural)
2023-02-10
Serious, professional, and friendly Tour Agency in Puerto Natales that will cater your needs in Patagonia and Torres del Paine.
Kevin Jobst
Kevin Jobst
2023-01-27
Hiking in Torres with Pepa is like walking with your smartest and wisest friend. She has an incredible depth of knowledge in everything from mycology to government, from geology to history. She is fiercely passionate about conservation and our planet and has dedicated her life to making our world a better place. Our two porters Filipe and Bastian were both incredibly strong and highly professional. Always in the know on where to set up the tent, they picked the best spot in every site we were at. Also, they were an absolute blast to hang out with after the long days hiking. I cannot recommend this particular team highly enough and if you are passionate about the environment, making the world a better place, learning everything there is to know about glaciers, mushrooms, Patagonia, the history of Chile, magma intrusions and edible berries request them by name. Thank you to all three of you for making our experience so special and I hope our paths cross again.
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
2023-01-15
Our Torres Del Paine Plus trip was fantastic! A great crew of newly-made friends, guided by Izabella “La Professora”, on a journey beyond expectations. What a great time, a balance of hiking and touring. DO NOT miss the pumas!!! I will definitely go with the Chile Nativo team again, and thanks to Nestor & Juan too!
Senga Simpson
Senga Simpson
2023-01-09
Excellent service. Thank you Vicky
Lukas Winegarner
Lukas Winegarner
2022-11-28
Camilo is ledged! Chile Nativo is extremely experienced and knowledgeable - I would highly recommend booking directly through them. We were a group of 8 doing the O 7 day hike and everything was great! Thanks to Camilo & Tomas and all of our porters!

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