4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
In the Strait of Magellan a group of Chilean biologists discovered a site where feeding humpback whales return every summer. To protect this area, Chile’s first Marine Park was created. In a special tourism, science and investigation combining project travelers can join the scientists allowing them to observe these fascinating animals under professional guidance.
DAY 1: PUNTA ARENAS – FARO SAN ISIDRO
Transfer from Punta Arenas to the boarding point, where you will navigate towards San Isidro Light House. On the way there is a high possibility to observe dolphins. In the afternoon, you can visit the lighthouse and surroundings. Overnight at Hosteria San Isidro.
DAY 2: FARO SAN ISIDRO – CARLOS III ISLAND
Boarding for navigation through the Strait of Magellan. Duration approx. 8 hours on Esturion II boat, with a capacity of maximum 15 passengers. Arrival at the camp on Carlos III Island. Tour through the camp and to the observatory of whales, topics lectures at evening (camp description, Francisco Coloane Marine Park, marine wildlife). Overnight at Ecolodge Carlos III Island in domes tents.
DAYS 3: EXPLORE FRANCISCO COLOANE MARINE PARK
Sailing on the way of the Humpback Whales. Once in the right area, it is time to enjoy a unique experience in an incredible environment. Sighting of penguins, cormorants and sea lions amongst others. We will have lunch on Board of our boat Esturion II, and afterwards we will continue sailing on the way to one of the glaciers on Santa Ines Island. Return to the camp at evening. Overnight at Ecolodge Carlos III Island in domes tents.
DAY 4: CARLOS III – PUNTA ARENAS
After Breakfast we leave the camp with our entire luggage on the way back to Punta Arenas. Lunch or Snack on board depending on the weather conditions. We reach Punta Arenas at about 8pm and return you to your accommodation in town.
- Whale season officially starts on 01st of December and lasts until 30th of April.