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To Futaleufu
Ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaiten

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1. Overnight ferry ride from Puerto Montt to Chaiten (12 hours).
2. Connecting bus to Futaleufu (3.5 hours). Spend the night in the hotel or hostel of your choice.
3. Trip pick-up at 10 a.m. at your hotel or hostel.

1. Trip drop-off in the evening at your Futaleufu hotel.
2. Early 6 a.m. bus to Chaiten for return ferry to Puerto Montt, or return via a 7 a.m. direct bus through Argentina to Puerto Montt on Sunday.

Brief Route Description:
This route is recommend for travelers that have lots of time and would enjoy unique, slower and scenic ways of travel. Dolphins can often be seen swimming off the bow wakes. These are not tourist ferries but true working ferries that the local population is dependent on for travel in this remote zone.  There are usually two to three ferries a week. The ferry takes 12 hours to get to Chaiten. It will require you doing some research and online ticket purchases as the exact schedule is usually known only a month in advance.

Important Ticket Information:
Online purchase of tickets to Chaiten and Futaleufu. Ferry schedule and tickets are available at this site. http://www.navieraustral.cl/ We recommend the most comfortable  overnight Ferry, the Don Baldo.  Berths are available on this boat. Public buses meet this ferry and provide transportation to Futaleufu.

Important Arrival Information:
If you are in Chile and are coming to Futaleufu, it is best to make your way to the city of Puerto Montt well before your ferry to Chaiten.

Ground Transport:
Not all  early morning Ferry departures from Chaiten connect with the bus from Futaleufu. The bus does travel between Futaleufu and Chaiten every day of the week except Thursdays arriving  in Chaiten at 10:30 a.m.
Ground Transport meeting the Ferries.

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