Operated Between: December to April
Whale Watching Stay on Island
We can offer you a wonderful opportunity to stay on a tiny island in one of the remotest, pristine places on Earth. Involving a navigation from near to Punta Arenas, down the Magallanes Stretch, past the southern-most point of continental South America and on to Carlos III Island in the middle of the XXXX Marine Park. This is for the adventurous and those who love the natural wilderness and mother nature. This should be added to your Patagonian itinerary pre or post Torres del Paine.
The 3 Days / Two Night Program
Day 1: Pick you up between 8:00 am and 8:30 am at your hotel in Punta Arenas. Transfer to Punta Carrera where you will embark onto the boat at around 09:00hrs and start the navigation towards Carlos III Island. The navigation will take around 9hrs, passing around Cape Froward (the southern-most point of continental South America; forested coastal sectors, bird and marine life, hanging glaciers and general beautiful and stunning scenery.
Night 1: Accommodation in octagon-framed tents on Carlos II Island, in the middle of the marine park.
Day 2: After a big breakfast, you will get back onto the boat for a full day exploring the marine park, within which the Humpback whales come to feed and as they do they dive down leaving only the end of their uniquely-marked tail fin visible until that flips over at the last minute.
You will also see penguin colonies, seabirds, giant petrels and sea lions. Lunch will be served on board. And if weather permits you will see the Glacier Santa Ines.
Night 2: Accommodation in octagon-framed tents on Carlos II Island, in the middle of the marine park.
Day 3: After breakfast, you will get back on board to sail around “Rupert Island”, which is home to a colony of Magellan penguins, before starting the navigation back to Punta Arenas, always looking for the latest sightings whales. Lunch will be served on board and arrival to Punta Carrera will be around 18:00hrs. Upon arrival and after disembarkation back to the shore you will be taken back to your hotel in Punta Arenas, arriving around 19:30hrs – 20:00hrs.
Return transfers and navigation, guide, accommodation on Carlos III island and all meals.