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Whalewatch by Kayak

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 4 people
Destination(s): Chile  
Specialty Categories: Whalewatching   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1660 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Punta Arenas to San Isidro. Night Inn. Collection from your hostel/hotel in Punta Arenas at 0800 hours. We will then head towards the San Isidro Lighthouse area located on the southern point of the Brunswick peninsular, the southern most point of the Americas. We will board our vessel and sail out through the Magellan Straight while keeping a keen eye for dolphins. Arrive at San Isidro Inn reception for coffee and visit to Kaweskar presentation, Eagle Bay and the San Isidro lighthouse and surrounding areas.

Lunch back at the Hosteria. In the afternoon we will walk down to Eagle Bay for an afternoon's kayaking. After a safety briefing and familiarization with our equipment and roll techniques we will paddle out into the Nassau Islets observing coastal fauna. Return to San Isidro Inn where dinner and double rooms will be in this comfortable Inn with fabulous views over the surrounding islands and waterways. Includes: (L), (D) (wine/drinks available at extra cost).

Day 2: Boat to Carlos III Island. Kayak. Night camp. After an early breakfast while enjoying stunning views of the Magellan Straits we will walk down to the water and board the Esturion II vessel for the sailing out to Carlos III Island. Arrival at the Carlos III Island eco camp. Tour of camp and whale observatory and lecture on the Francisco Coloane Marine Park and marine wildlife. After lunch we will start our sea kayak journey by paddling out into the Francisco Coloane Marine park to see humpback whales, marine birds and sea lions - a truly unforgettable experience. Return to the Carlos III camp for dinner. Includes: (B), (L), (D) (limited wine included with dinner).

Day 3: Paddle to penguin and sea lions. Night camp. After breakfast we will once again be putting our kayaks in to begin kayaking along verdant green waters to Rupert Island to visit the penguin and sea lion colonies. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards the Glacier Isla Santa Ines through Whale Sound. Return to camp for dinner and lodging at Carlos III camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D) (limited wine included with dinner).

Day 4: Paddle Serrano lagoon. Boat to Punta Arenas. This is our last morning at camp. We board the Esturion and head back to Punta Arenas, navigating the Magellan Straits with lunch served on board. During the voyage you will have the last chance to see the humpback whales close up. We arrive in Punta Arenas late afternoon where you will be transferred to your accommodation arriving at your hotel at around 2000 hours. Includes: (B), (L).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Land and sea transportation stated on the itinerary
- Three nights in twin share accommodation at the Inn and dome eco camp with shared bath
- All meals stated on the itinerary with reasonable quantities of wine and soft drinks available
- Expert English speaking guide and local naturalist
- Double and single kayaks and all equipment including wetsuits, neoprene gloves and boots, paddling jackets, skirts and dry bags.

Price Excludes:
- Getting to Punta Arenas at the start of the trip
- Hotels in Punta Arenas (check out City Guide for ideas on where to stay, we can book hotels for you)
- Flights
- Airport taxes
- Insurance (it is mandatory that you buy adequate insurance for this type of trip).
- Tips
- Personal items (laundry, alcoholic beverages other than wine and pisco sours offered at dinner etc).

About This Supplier
Location: Chile
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2003

M09984 is a tour operator based in southern Patagonia's quaint waterside town of Puerto Natales. Run by the original founders, it is a small Anglo-Chilean company which has been organizing wilderness adventure travel in and around Southern Patagonia for nearly 20 years. We offer three services depending on the...

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