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Cruising the Patagonian Fjords

October 14th, 2016 by
Patagonia Travel by Sea
There’s no doubt about it. Authentic adventure cruising is a hot trend in travel. Tourists by the boatload are taking river cruises, small expedition ships, and even ferries to countries as familiar as France and as remote as Patagonia. What’s the appeal of touring Patagonia by ferry? The number of aging baby boomers is increasing, and according to Marketing:Travel, the 50-70 year-old “tends to be more seasoned and experienced and is now looking to discover places they’ve never been and to experience familiar destinations in totally new ways.” Patagonia by Sea One of most dramatic views on the planet is the jagged Pacific coast of Patagonia. Receding glaciers many millennia ago created deep fjords that today make direct north-to-south land travel along the coast impossible. In fact, the best way to experience the lacework of fjords, rugged peaks, and narrow channels of the Chilean coast is to be on the water. Cruising the coastline by ferry is also an ideal way to get close to small villages and the marine life. The mammals, fish, and birds are tremendously diverse and plentiful in this remote part of the world. There are whales (blue, humpback, and southern right whales), dolphins (Chilean, Peale’s […]