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Kayaking Patagonia: Punta Arenas – Bahia Escondida (3 Days)

On this trip, you will navigate the southern coast of the world and the natural connection between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans – the Magellan Strait!

USD $960.00

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Kayaking Patagonia: Punta Arenas – Bahia Escondida (3 Days)

Description

On this trip, you will navigate the southern coast of the world and the natural connection between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans – the Magellan Strait. You will pass beneath the feet of Mount Tarn, where Charles Darwin conducted some of his famous research in the region. During the trip, you may see dolphins, sea lions, and many species of birds, including cormorants, ducks, petrels, and seagulls.

Duration: 3 days

Itinerary

Day One

 08:00 am: Begin drive from Punta Arenas to Punta Arbol, driving along a historic coastal road.

09:00 am – 09:30 am: Safety briefing at the kayak launch point

09:30 am: Begin kayaking Patagonia! Keep your eye out for dolphins around the port!

09:30 am – 13:00 pm: Around 11:30 am, you will pass beneath Mount Tarn. Around lunch, you will stop in Faro San Isidro for lunch.

Afternoon: After lunch, you will visit a recreation of an indigenous Kaweshkar settlement and hike to Bahia el Aguila, which affords excellent views of the area and pristine Patagonian nature all around.

Evening: After your hike, you will have a chance to relax, have dinner, and get settled into your tents for the night.

Day Two

09:00 am – 11:00 am: Breakfast and getting ready for the day

11:00 am – 13:00 pm: Paddle to the gorgeous and secluded Bahia Escondida (Hidden Bay), where you will set up camp and have lunch.

Afternoon: Depending on the weather (and what you feel like doing), you can paddle to Islote Nassau (the Islet of Nassau) or doing a hike in the surrounding area.

Evening: Have dinner, relax, and sleep in your tents.

Day Three

Today, you will get up for an early breakfast, so that you can be in the kayaks at 08:00am. You will break for lunch a rest in Faro, before getting back in the kayaks around 14:30 to finish the journey home. You will arrive back at Punta Arbol around 17:30-18:00 pm.

Please note that the itinerary may change depending on the weather and the physical capacity of the travelers.

Requirements

  • You must be in good physical condition for kayaking Patagonia – there is a lot of paddling
  • You may not participate if you are pregnant
  • You may not participate if you are not physically capable of the activities described – this could put the rest of the group in danger
  • You must be 14 years or older to participate, with authorization and accompanied by your parents or another adult in charge if you are under 18
  • Please notify us of any existing health issues that the guides should know about before the trip
  • You are expected to be able to participate with and work as a group and to respect nature
  • Please bring your own sunblock, camera, and clothing for cold and rain (following is a list of what is included)

What’s Included

  • Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at info@keteka.com.
  • Roundtrip transport from Punta Arenas to Punta Arbol (from where you launch)
  • A safety briefing and instructions on kayaking and rescue scenarios
  • Double and single kayaks, with all necessary equipment (paddles, professional life jackets, neoprene skirts, dry suits and neoprene suits, medical kit, gloves, etc.)
  • Bilingual kayak specialist guide (English and Spanish)
  • Tent
  • Camping gear
  • Sleeping bags
  • Food

What’s Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Costs associated with rescue in case of accidents

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