Sea Kayak at The Strait of Magellan

Half day shore excursions or up to 3 days through the Strait of Magellan to observe its wildlife and landscapes.

From Punta Arenas

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Season: All year around, subject to weather conditions in June and July.

Navigate in the waters of the Strait of Magellan, the maritime passage that divides the continent from the Tierra Del Fuego Island and connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. There are several options:

Half Day Kayak at Agua Fresca Bay

Half day tour in Agua Fresca Bay, 16 miles south of Punta Arenas, located in a nature environment surrounded by seashore, forest shore, and mountains, as well as remarkable seaweed forests. There are good chances of seeing marine fauna, likewise a vast diversity of birds. We usually star sailing in a small river which is at the border of the strait in order to get used to the kayak, so then we move to the Magellan strait waters and paddle for about 2 hours

Rate per person:  U$D 115

Mínimum:  Not required

Departures:  9:00 AM and 1:00 PM hrs from the hotel.

Duration: 4 hours (2 hours paddling)

Includes: Pick up at hotel, transportation, English speaking guide, full kayak equipment, home-made snack

Cancellation policy: 10 days  

Full Day Kayak at Cape San Isidro

Full day kayak excursion in Cape San Isidro and Light House area, it is 40 miles south of Punta Arenas, in a pristine environment with evergreen beach forest that comes right in to the strait by all the coast line. Great chances of seeing wildlife as seabirds, sea lions, and dolphins. As we are going further than any road goes in this point, we depart early in the morning, around 7:00 am from Punta Arenas. Next we prepare all the gear needed and we leave. Our journey is supported by a zodiac boat to watch over the security and transport our lunch and equipment to the place where we stop for a break. We reach San Isidro lighthouse in 2 hours, continuing we make a short walk and we visit the restored light house; we have lunch in a sheltered spot. After resting we paddle in order to return to the place we started in the morning, this will take around 6 hours and 11 miles of paddling. We put dry clothes on and we celebrate our expedition with some beer, and finally we begin our return to Punta Arenas

Rate per person: U$D  400

Mínimum:  02 passengers

Departures: 7:00 AM from hotel

Duration: 10 hours ( 5 hours paddling)

Includes: Pick up at hotel, Transportation, English speaking guide, full kayak equipment, home-made snack, lunch.

Cancellation policy: 10 days  

Kayak / San Pedro River / Cape San Isidro / Bouchage Bay (2 days - 1 night)

Two days kayaking into a pristine area, we go further to the point where the road ends. Very high possibilities of seeing marine wild life, like dolphins, sea lions and albatross among many others. A beautiful of evergreen forest landscape is present all the time.  We depart early in the morning, at 7:00 am from Punta Arenas, it takes one hour driving up to the point where we start with the kayaks, we prepare all the gear and then we go, we are supported by a zodiac boat to watch over the security and transport our lunch and equipment to the place where we stop for a break. It will take 2 hours to reach San Isidro lighthouse. Then we make a short walk and we visit the restored light house; we have lunch in a sheltered spot, after lunch we continue following the shore heading south west until we reach Bouchage Bay, where we will make our campsite, over there we will have time to relax, explore the seashore and give it a try to catch our dinner from the sea, if we are lucky enough, and share a great Chilean bottle of wine for dinner.

Next day we start our return trip with an easy paddling, enjoying the surroundings while we head back to the starting point, dolphins, sea lions and perhaps a humpback whale will be our paddling mate. We will visit El Águila Bay, a place that was used as a whale station in the Magellan Strait more than 100 years ago, we will see some rest of those installations and some whale bones in the bottom of the bay, and we will have lunch at this place. After this we continue until we reach the place where we started the previous day. Here we put dry clothes on and we celebrate our expedition with some beer, while we put all the gear together, so finally we begin our return to Punta Arenas.

Rate per person: U$D 595

Departures : 7:00 AM from hotel  / Minimum:  02 passengers

Duration: 2 days ( 5 hours of daily paddling)     

Includes: Pick up at hotel, Transportation, english speaking guide, full kayak equipment , camping gear (except sleeping bag), home-made snack, lunch.

Cancellation policy: 15 days  

Kayak / San Pedro River / Cape San Isidro / San Nicolás Bay/ Cape Froward (4 days -3 nights)

Four days, heading towards the most southern point in American continent “Cape Froward”. We explore the coast line that only sailors and some brave ones do by foot until we reach the most southern point of the continent.  You will experience the same conditions faced by Hernando de Magallanes and corsair sir Thomas Cavendish who named Froward cape. Additionally we will confront the most extreme conditions of wind and waves in the mythical Strait of Magellan, testing our kayaking skills, we will experience the real sensation to be in the wild Patagonian channels, this trip is not for novice people. We would probably face storm conditions, some high waves and unexpected conditions through our long journey, yet we will be supported by a boat which will be contacted by radio call as a safety contact. You have great chances of seeing marine fauna such as sea wolves, even humpback whales, along with majesty birds like petrel, albatross (albatro de ceja negra) in an evergreen forest landscape, on a coast of beautiful bays, and some rocky cliffs.  
We depart early in the morning at 7:00 am from Punta Arenas, it is one hour driving up to the point where we get our the kayaks, we prepare all the gear and then we go.  We are supported by a  zodiac boat to watch over the security and transport our lunch and equipment to the place where we stop for a break. In 2 hours we reach San Isidro light house, we pass by it and we continue to El Aguila Bay, where we will prepare lunch and visit the ruins in this place which was used as a whale station in the Magellan Strait, for more than 100 years ago. El Aguila ( eagle) bay. We stop to eat, and then we continue our journey to the south west until reaching San Nicolas bay where we camp.  The next day we continue our path and we will start confronting unprotected shores, this will make us be aware that we are  at the southest point of the continent where most sailors succumbed to the wild winds. We camp at the Rosas bay or Froward cape. On the third day we return in the zodiac boat to the place where we leave on our first day. We stop at San Isidro lighthouse, we walk and visit the lighthouse. At the beach we eat our lunch or snack, in order to continue to the point where everything started. Finally we celebrate this great feat with a beer. 

Rate per person: U$D 1.265

Departures: 7:00 AM from hotel  Mínimum:  02 passengers

Duration: 4 days ( 4 – 6 hours of daily paddling)

Includes: Pick up at hotel, Transportation, English speaking guide, full kayak equipment , camping gear (except sleeping bag), home-made snack, lunch.

Cancellation policy: 30 days  

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All Year
subject to weather conditions especially between May and July

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