Chile: Patagonia Islands, Ferries and Fjords


Seeking a more authentic way to see Patagonia’s waterways?  Americans are just finding out about the more unusual way to visit Patagonia – a slower, more relaxing multi-day ferry ride that caters to adventurers who prefer sailing the fjords and channels versus more active hiking options that dominate this area.

First, visit Chile’s beautiful coastal areas of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Fly south to the gateway of Patagonia, Puerto Montt, where you’ll take a private tour of the fishing villages of Ancud and Chiloe Island.  Then board the ferry to start four-day sail through one of the most majestic waterways of the world.  Accommodations and food will be simple, but while you’re on the ferry, you’ll mingle with a fascinating mix of other international travelers and locals. End the trip in Puerto Natales, the headquarters for most land-based Patagonia adventures before returning to Santiago.

NOTE:  If you’d like to upgrade your experience, we also offer the more deluxe Stella Australis cruise option or extend your stay by adding a few nights in Torres del Paine National Park for hiking.

Other trip dates available.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

Custom Dates and Prices Available1.800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454

ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Santiago, transfer to hotel, afternoon city tour.

Day 2

Private tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar with wine-tasting.

Day 3

Transfer to airport for flight to Puerto Montt, board ferry to Chiloe Island and fishing village of Ancud.

Day 4

Explore Puerto Varas, Petrohue Waterfalls, Todos Los Santos Lake, Osorno Volcano, then transfer to port to board ferry.

Day 5

Sail through Patagonia aboard ferry.

Day 6

Ferry arrives in Puerto Natales, afternoon city tour.

Day 7

Morning at leisure, transfer to airport for flight to Santiago to connect with late flight to USA.