Skorpios II, Chonos Route from Puerto Montt to Glacier San Rafael and back to Puerto Montt


The Skorpios II ship was built in 1988 in Chile. It is a small ship for cruises, which makes it very personal, with maximum passenger capacity set at only 106 people distributed among 53 cabins. This is the kind of cruise that opens up remote Patagonia on board a “cosy” and personal cruise vessel.

MV Skorpios II navigates the sector named the “Chonos” route, which departs from Puerto Montt in the southern Lake District of Chile, and then visits places on Chiloe Island as well as remote channels and inlets within the western archipelago of Patagonia. During the cruise the ship will cover 1,287km, weaving through the network of narrow channels and islets and passing by forested fiord sides where man has never set foot.

In this part of Patagonia there are still huge ice fields that give birth to large, frozen, glaciers that move millimetre-by-millimetre towards the waters of the Pacific. One of the largest of these glaciers is called San Rafael and the Skorpios II will visit the lagoon where this glacier breaks into numerous icebergs.

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From Puerto Montt

Check-in Info

  • Check-in from 18:00hrs on the Friday before departure, at the Skorpios terminal located at Camino Chinquihue km. 6, Puerto Montt.
  • Dep Sat 12:00hrs / Return Thurs 10:00hrs
  • Apart from the stipulated number of nights in the cruise booking, there is an option for an extra first night on board the ship on the Friday, prior to departure the next day Saturday. This will enable passengers to relax and be ready, on the ship well in time for the departure the next day. Dinner is served on board.
  • Please mention that you want this extra first night in your reservation request to us.
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About Skorpios II

The Skorpios II was constructed in 1988. The ship has 53 cabins with capacity for 106 passengers, plus crew. The cabins are finished in natural wood, decorated with pastel colours and illuminated with soft, warm lighting combining to create a cosy and warm ambience.

The Length of the ship measures 70m, with a beam (width) of 10m and a draft of 2.87m.

It also offers two bar lounges and one dining hall and these facilities, along with the cabins are distributed on five decks.

Voltage on board is 220 volts.

Cabin Categories


Most cabins offer twin beds (ie two beds), with some offering the matrimonial bed configuration.

Athos Deck 5:

The top deck, and where the bridge is located.

3 cabins with windows, number sequence 501/2/4– access to open air top deck area.

Olympus Deck 4:

10 cabins with windows, number sequence 401/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10 - access to sun deck area.

Parthenon Deck 3:

14 cabins with windows, number sequence 301/2/3/4/5/6/8/9/10/11/13/14/15/16 – bar lounges each end of cabin block.

Acropolis Deck 2:

14 cabins with windows, number sequence 203/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 – dining room at one end of the cabin block.

Athens Deck 1:

8 cabins no windows, number sequence 107/9/10/11/12/13/14/16 – engine room, at a distance away, from one end of the cabin block.

Skorpios II Continued Information

There are two lounge bars where passengers can relax and enjoy the views as well as mingle.

The food on board is at a very high level with local, Chilean produce a key part of the offering including:

Salmon, sea bass, conger-like eels, lobsters from Juan Fernández island, king crab, giant mussels (Mitilus), cholga mussels, mussels, oysters, sea urchins and picorocos (Austromegabalanus psittacus), red and white meats, all complimented by the best Chilean wines.