Navimag: Through the canals of Patagonia
From Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales
The Navimag ship is not a cruise ship, but a ferry, that is a cargo and passenger ship - some kind of floating hostel. It connects the port city of Puerto Montt with Puerto Natales, the starting point for the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park.
The service is intended for those who are not looking for luxury, but for an authentic journey. For low-speed travellers and backpackers who want to feel the charm of a ship from the 70s, reminiscent of the unforgettable films of Jacques Cousteau, and who want to discover the secluded end of the world without cellphone reception. The breathtaking beauty of the mostly untouched Patagonian fjords of southern Chile is to be admired here.
The ship carries a maximum of 320 passengers and vehicles of all kinds (cars, trucks, campers, motorcycles and bicycles). It has bunk beds in various cabin classes and plenty of space to rest and contemplate.
Puerto Montt - Puerto Natales
Season: all year round
Departure on Fridays,
Arrival on Mondays. Departure and arrival times are indicative only, delays are to be expected.
Prices: approx. 400 to 1950 USD per person, depending on cabin class; alimentation included.
approx. 560 USD
Day 1 (Friday)
Check in at Hotel Holiday Inn from 9.30 am to 1 pm.
Embarking at 2 pm, Departure at 4 pm
Seno de Reloncaví - Golfo de Ancud - Canal Apiao - Golfo
Day 2 (Saturday)
Canal Moraleda - Golfo de Penas
Day 3 (Sunday)
Canal Messier - Puerto Edén (stopover) - other canals
Day 4 (Monday)
Canal Santa María - Angostura White - Puerto Natales
Puerto Natales - Puerto Montt
Season: all year round
Departure on Tuesdays (check-in on Mondays), Arrival on Fridays. Departure and arrival times are indicative only, delays are to be expected.
Prices: ca. 400
to 1950 USD per person, depending on cabin class; alimentation included.
approx. 320 USD
Check-in at the Navimag office, Puerto Natales, 9 am to 6 pm
Embarkation at 9 pm, overnight stay on board
Day 1 (Tuesday)
Departure: 6 am
Angostura White - Canal Santa María
Day 2 (Wednesday)
Puerto Edén (stopover) - Canal Messier
Day 3 (Thursday)
Golfo de Penas - Canal Moraleda
Day 4 (Friday)
Corcovado - Golfo de Ancud - Seno de Reloncaví - Puerto Montt