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Seakayaking Reloncavi Fjord (1 Day)

Seakayaking Reloncavi Fjord
 

Description
Includes

Requirements
Observations

At 9 AM we will start driving from Puerto Varas to Ensenda enjoying some beautilful views of Osorno Volcanoe, right north of LLanquihue lake, the second biggest of Chile.





Osorno volcanoe

Then we will continue to Ralún , our starting point, where the clear waters of Petrohue river meets the salt water of the Pacific Ocean at the Reloncavi Fjord , the first fjord of Patagonia.

 Petrohue river and Reloncavi Fjord

After receiving a complete safety talk and practising some paddling strokes we will start our navigation with wonderful views of Yates volcanoe, green hillsides , fisherman villages, variety of sea birds , pelicans, possibilities to see dolphins and sealions.

 Cochamo village

As we will be travelling in small groups , paddling slowly and quietly , we will have good opportunities to enjoy the flight of a variety of birds , the colours of the the clouds reflecting in the water , and the magnificent sound of the silence. We will stop for lunch on a beach and enjoy stunning surroundings with the Patagonian Andes in the background. Then we will head south to visit the town of Cochamón and it´s beautiful wooden church. Return to Puerto Varas aprox. 5-6pm .

Includes
  • Transportation in private vehicle from your Hotel in Puerto Varas to Reloncavi Fjord and back to Puerto Varas.
  • Seakayak equipment:
    Double seakayak with original rudder, seakayak paddles , lifejacket , sprayskirt and light paddling jacket
  • General safety talk and practice of strokes and simulation of a rescue in the beach.
  • Box-Lunch (sandwiches, fruits, hot liquids, chocolate).
  • English speaking seakayak guide , recognized by the British Canoe Union as a BCU 4STAR Seakayak Award with NOLS Trainning.
  • VHF marine radio , celular telephone, chart.
  • Visit Cochamó village and it´s beautiful church.
  • Limited insurance once the seakayak trip starts with Interamericana Insurance Company (chilean company)

    * Ask about recommended gear list. 
SPECIFICATIONS 
Level suitable for any level including active beginners

Area

Northern Patagonia
Duration 1 day /2 days / 3 days
Time of Year All the year
Dates

every day ... ... even if it rains

Price Please Ask
Trip Details Starts and ends in Puerto Varas
# of participants 8 participants that respect the nature
Weather check
Photography Opportunities

scenic driving from Puerto Varas to Ensenada enjoying beautiful views of Osorno Volcanoe and while paddling marvellous views of Yates Volcanoe, variety of sea birds and pelicans, dolphins and sealions, fishermen villages, Cochamó village and it´s beautiful church.

Activities Scenic driving close to the southern shore of Lanquihue lake, , general safety talk , seakayak navigation, probably cultural interaction with colonos (settlers) .
Other Trips
in the area
(Not included)

Seakayak trips in the area:

*Reloncavi Fjord Expedition
(3 days)


* Todos los Santos Lake seakayaking (1day)

*seakayaking Foothills of Osorno Volcanoe (1 day)

* Northern Patagonia Fjords of Pumalin Park (4,6 days)

* Todos los Santos Lake (1-3 days)

* Reloncavi Fjord (1-3 days)

* Chiloe: Churches and Nature : (Penguins and kayaking wetlands of Chepu River)
(2 Days)

* 2 Days Cochamo: Seakayak Reloncavi Fjord and Horseriding Cochamo Valley

Suggested Gear Please Ask
How To Get There
Private vehicle from YAK EXPEDICIONES

* Nautical Chart Reloncaví Fjord *

 

Requirements
  • To know how to swim. 
  • Contemplative attitude and respect for the existing ecosystem. 
  • Physical state and health compatible with the activity to be performed
  • Previous indication of any illness or health problem .
  • You'll find your trip even more enjoyable if you remember to bring flexibility and a sense of humor with you.
  • Understand that this is team activity in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each stage is fundamental.  
  • Before the trip you must send by fax the  Release of Liability form signed.
  • Send the Reservation and Medical Forms that appear after you press the RESERVATION button (at the end of this program)
  • To have read and clearly understand the General Conditions section.  
Observations
  •  The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without previous experience.
    Before we begin our great trip,  we will have a general safet talk and practice session in the beach covering rescue techniques and paddling maneuvers so that our participants feel more comfortable during the trip and can really enjoy the beautiful views that they encounter. 
  • To improve the enjoyment of our customers, we use very stable and confortable seakayaks imported from USA , Germany and Canada.
  • You have chosen Patagonia , a place where the weather is unpredicatble, so we can have sun but also rainny days , very relaxing days but also windy conditions.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains.
  • We will paddle aprox. 4 hours , with stops in between (depending on the group and weather conditions)..

Note: We must mention that the success of this type of trip is subject to the weather as well the personality of the person, therefore an adventure spirit and good disposition will be fundamental.


Do you wish to accommodate this trip to your needs (Custom Trip) ?

RESERVATION

AFTER  you press the RESERVATION button, send us an email specifying:
- Your Name , age
- Name of the trip you want  (number of days)
- Number of participants
- Date of the trip you want (and your availability)

* we will send you a Reservation and Medical Forms that you have to send us back by email

 

   
 
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