Patagonia… For most people, Patagonia stands for show-capped mountains, calving glaciers and seemingly endless, windswept Pampa…
… fair enough, but there is more to it! Patagonia is also a pristine, maritime ecosystem.
Wouldn’t a perfect full-day tour let you get to know a little bit of both?
Ladies and Gentlemen, let us invite you to an unforgettable adventure, here, at the End of the World!
Explore Southern Patagonia with this Sea Kayak Tour on the world-known Strait of Magellan!
This full-day sea kayak tour runs every day on request – year-round, therefore, also during the Patagonian winter.
This sea kayak tour is possible for beginners.
Although, the snow-capped mountain in the back of the image above is the remarkable Monte Sarmiento, you won’t really see glaciers on this tour (there are better places for that), but experience an outstanding insight of maritime Patagonia along the shore of evergreen, almost jungle-like terrestrial Patagonia that is covered by temperate rain forest.
This full-day tour begins at 7:00 a.m. with pick up at Hospedaje Magallanes. After a little more than an hour and a half drive South, changing into the kayaking clothes and a brief introduction on how to use the kayaking equipment and kayaking itself, you are ready to take off to explore the coast line of Southern Patagonia from the sea. You will be kayaking on the legendary Strait of Magellan and if you are lucky, a school of dolphins joins you during the sea kayaking (but, be aware that there is no guarantee for this, of course!). Continue towards San Isidro Lighthouse. We stop for lunch at a nearby bay, probably in company of some ducks and other sea birds. After visiting the lighthouse, paddle to Bahía Aguila, the Eagle’s Bay, where at the beginning of the last century a whaling station was located. In the afternoon, return the same way back to Punta Arenas. The total kayaking time is about six hours. After a long day and tons a new experiences, return to the hostel just after 8:00 p.m.
Transfer from/to Hospedaje Magallanes
- Complete kayak equipment: double kayaks, paddles, spraydecks, wetsuits, kayaking booties, kayaking gloves, kayaking jackets, life vests, bilge pump
English speaking kayak guide
Optional tips to your tour guide and/ or your driver
The full-day kayak tour on the Strait of Magellan to San Isidro Lighthouse departs every day on request (year-round).
Please keep in mind that this excursion depends on the weather conditions. This basically means, if it’s too windy, we might have to change the itinerary or we won’t go at all – safety first!
CLP 250.000 per person (about USD 368.- pp*)
* 2019 exchange rate