The amount of sea kayaking experience you have will help us determine the best trip for you. For truly expert sea kayakers with experience in bad weather, on moving rivers, and with rescue skills, we offer a self-guided version. However the challenges of self guiding can not be underestimated.
All that is required for our guided trip is an adventurous spirit and the enjoyment of an intimate relationship with the natural world that you experience while wilderness camping in unpredictable weather. Trips run from December through April. Contact our office.
Kayaking in Patagonia:
Expedition Sea Kayaking Vacations in Chile
Andes to the Ocean
Sea Kayak Adventure crossing Lago Yelcho.
A life changing experience - as it has been described by some. We have what Magellan couldn't find, an all water route across the Andes to an active and recently exploded volcano on the coast Volcan Chaiten (May 2008). This is our most spectacular Patagonia sea kayaking trip.
On your first day upon arriving in Futaleufu we outfit you to your kayaks, and put in on the warm lake Lago La Paz. Here we go over the fundamentals of strokes, maneuvering, and rescue techniques. In the afternoon we will start packing up for the trip and stay in a bed and breakfast or pitch our tents in the riverside Campo Tres Monjas. The next morning we pack our gear into the sea kayaks and we put-in in the afternoon at the end of the whitewater on the Futaleufu River. Here we start your voyage down the last part of the Futaleufu river. The second day we start to cross Yelcho Lake, passing through a steep, isolated Patagonian fjord-like lake in the heart of the Andes. After several days we then enter the Yelcho River that winds along huge forested mountains. We will descend two rapids that are Class 2. In a sea kayak this is exciting and requires your full attention. Our voyage finishes very close to the Pacific coastline at a place on the river called old Chaiten, near the semi destroyed town of Chaiten, complete with a steaming volcano. Camp on white sand beaches, view magical waterfalls, experience the remarkable fishing or gaze at the towering glaciers high above. Each evening you will set up your own tent and help in preparing dinner. On this Chile sea kayaking odyssey you will experience: glaciers, scenic volcanoes, temperate rainforests, fjords, exotic wildlife, unique micro-climates, fishing, and a warm and welcoming Chilean culture at the beginning and end of the trip.
The Andes to the Ocean is our most challenging Chile sea kayaking expedition, as the experience can change from strong sunshine and delightful camping, into a rugged physical challenge of paddling into strong wind, waves, open water and wilderness camping in the rain. It is not for everyone. For those expert sea kayak groups that are experienced in rescue there is an unguided version.
(8 Days Sea Kayaking in Chile, Patagonia / 7 Overnights / 6 Active Days)
Custom Sea Kayak Expeditions
in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
We have paddled all Patagonia. If you are interested in exchile helping you plan a custom trip anywhere in Patagonia or Tierra del Fuego we can help you.
Kayaking Chile Day-Trips
our Multisport Clients:
Our multisport rafting vacations often provide an introduction to Sea Kayaking in Chile. Our daily sea kayaking trips return to our Patagonia Eco Camp. Our guides will teach you the sea kayaking basics in a truly spectacular setting. We have a short drive to the put-ins of the different lakes we target everyday. We sea kayak in Patagonia to remote and spectacular locations during the day in a time forgotten, but at night you can return to all the comforts of the Eco Camp.
Lonconao Lake: The first of our set of trips. This is a good warm-up paddling day to start a week of action. This is a beautiful lake sheltered from wind so that even with bad weather it offers a nice day of Chile sea kayaking.
Espolon Lake: A higher alpine lake offering glaciated vistas and waterfalls plunging into the lake.
Other Patagonia Sea Kayaking Vacation options: Andes to the Ocean, Chile Sea Kayaking - Sea Kayaking Chile Custom Expeditions
Other Sea Kayaking Areas:
Sea Kayaking Rio Grey Torres del Paine National Park
Sea Kayaking Rio Palena to Balmaceda and the Pacific
Sea Kayaking Fjords of Parque Pumalin
Sea Kayaking the Island of Chiloe
Sea Kayaking the Lakes of Bariloche
Sea Kayaking Rio Santa Cruz from Calafate to the Atlantic
Sea Kayaking in Perito Moreno National Park