Contact us in Patagonia - Call us at 281–213–0115

Sea Kayaking Exploration Tours in Patagonia

explore patagonia, sea kayaking trips sea kayaking adventure tours in patagonia paddling expeditions in patagonia, sea kayaking in peel fjord
  • Paddling in Patagonian wilderness
  • Itinerary
  • Gear list
  • FAQs
  • Book this trip

Program:Explore Patagonia - Peel Fjord

  • Length: 9 days / 8 nights
  • Activity Level: Active

Highlights: Peel Fjord, true wilderness, beautiful untouched mountains, various wildlife, and glaciers.

Peel Fjord is located 280 kilometers north of Puerto Natales; here we found one of the biggest concentration of glaciers in Patagonia. Due to how difficult it is to access (only maritime), it has remained practically unaltered and is a very unique landscape surrounded by mountains. A mothership will accompany you on this trip, because it is located great distances from any populated area. You will paddle approximately 25 kilometers per day.

Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Natales
  • Day 2: Departure towards Peel Fjord
  • Day 3: Arrival at Calvo Fjord
  • Day 4: Exploration of Calvo Fjord
  • Day 5: Departure from Calvo Fjord
  • Day 6: Exploration of Peel Fjord
  • Day 7: Departure of Peel Fjord
  • Day 8: Return to Puerto Natales
  • Day 9: Departure from Puerto Natales

Paddling in Patagonia wilderness - Peel Fjord

  • Length: 9 days / 8 nights
  • Activity Level: Active

Peel Fjord is located 280 kilometers north of Puerto Natales; here we found one of the biggest concentration of glaciers in Patagonia. Due to how difficult it is to access (only maritime), it has remained practically unaltered and is a very unique landscape surrounded by mountains. A mothership will accompany you on this trip, because it is located great distances from any populated area. You will paddle approximately 25 kilometers per day.

Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Natales
You will be greeted in the Punta Arenas airport (PUQ) and taken directly to Puerto Natales. The drive is approximately 3 hours, along the way you will be able to catch your first glimpses of guanacos and nandus. You will be taken to your accommodation and your guide will meet you for a briefing explaining the next few days and helping you with any last minute questions.

Day 2: Departure towards Peel Fjord
Today you will meet with your guide in the morning in Puerto Natales. You will begin reviewing your equipment and preparing the watercraft. You and your guide will depart in the mothership just before lunch and have our lunch after you have been traveling on the fjord for a few hours. You will be able to see the La Paz Mountains (aka Peel Fjord) and the Burney Volcano (southernmost mountain volcano in South America). You will have an early dinner and sleep inside the mothership.

Day 3: Arrival at Calvo Fjord
After a wonderful night¥s rest inside the boat you will wake up and have breakfast with the view of Amalia Glacier ahead. Shortly after you will prepare yourself to kayak closer to the glacier. You will enjoy the morning and most of the afternoon paddling around and exploring this area. At 17.00 hrs you will return to the mothership and begin traveling towards Calvo Glacier. You will have dinner and again sleep inside the mothership.

Day 4: Exploration of Calvo Fjord
Today you will have breakfast and prepare to leave the Calvo Fjord by kayak to see the Calvo Glacier. You will spend the morning traveling up to the glacier. Along the way, you will pass sea lions and also see many different types of birds. You and your guide will reach Calvo Glacier, but also have the opportunity to see other smaller glaciers. You will stop on the route to have lunch and then continue onwards. In the evening you guide will set up camp deep into the fjord and prepare dinner here. Tonight you will sleep in a tent under the Patagonian sky.

Day 5: Departure from Calvo Fjord
You will wake up to a warm breakfast prepared by your guide and have a bit of time to leisurely prepare to paddle. You will paddle back out of the Calvo Fjord and admire the views as you return to the entrance of the fjord. You and your guide will set up camp just outside the fjord and rest from the long day and prepare for your next day in the Peel Fjord. Again your guide will make you dinner and you will sleep under the stars.

Day 6: Exploration of Peel Fjord
In the morning you will have a hot breakfast and get ready to paddle just before 10.00 hrs. You will have time to enjoy the views of an environment almost completely untouched by humans. There are three glaciers located in the fjord and you will paddle to enjoy views of each of these glaciers. Tonight your guide will camp inside the Peel Fjord and you will enjoy the amazing atmosphere throughout dinner and sleep well after a very exciting day.

Day 7: Departure of Peel Fjord
Today you will eat another hearty breakfast prepared by your guide and begin paddling just after 10.00 hrs. You and your guide will navigate back to the mothership and arrive there around 17.00 hrs. After aboard, you will have a bit of time to rest and your dinner will be served around 19.00 hrs. The rest of the evening is yours to admire the beautiful environment as the mothership begins it¥s journey back to Puerto Natales.

Day 8: Return to Puerto Natales
Your breakfast will be served in the morning on the mothership. You will have a leisurely morning watching the scenery go by as you are taken back to Puerto Natales. You should have lunch on the mothership, but arrive in Puerto Natales before dinner. You will be taken to your accommodation in Puerto Natales and later to dinner.

Day 9: Departure from Puerto Natales
Today you will take a transfer back to Punta Arenas or El Calafate. You will say goodbye to our staff and continue your journey home or to your next destination!

Below is a suggested packing list:

  • Upper body:
  • Shirts/Jacket
  • Wind proof and water proof jacket, such as Gore Tex or similar
  • Fleece or pile coat
  • Quick dry long sleeve t-shirt
  • Quick dry or cotton short sleeve t-shirt
  • Winter hat
  • Light gloves
  • Lower body:
  • Quick dry hiking socks
  • Quick dry, light weight long underwear bottoms
  • Quick dry and breathable windproof pants
  • Shorts
  • Light trekking boots and/or gym shoes
  • Other necessary items:
  • Pajamas
  • Sleeping bag (-5°C for Nov. – Mar. trips, -15°C for April – Oct. trips)
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottle (1.000cc)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap Stick with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack (big enough for all your personal things)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Earplugs
  • Head lamp and/or flashlight
  • Camera

Dittmar Adventures gear:

  • Sea Kayaks
  • Necky Amaruk
  • Necky Elaho HV
  • Paddles
  • Werner, camano model
  • Werner, ocean model
  • Apparel
  • Semy dry jacket
  • Wet suit 3mm
  • Dry suit
  • Four Season Tents
  • MSR Asgard, 3-man tent
  • MSR Fury, 2-man tent
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Thermarest Prolite 4
  • Thermarest Prolite plus
  • Base Camp Tents
  • Mountain Hardwear Space Station
  • MSR Board Room
  • Cooking gear
  • MSR Whisperlite international
  • MSR Base pot set
  • GSI Tableware

How far ahead should I book my trip?
Due to the popularity of Patagonia, we recommend booking your trip 4 months in advance during the peak travel months (Dec-Feb). If you want to travel in November or March we recommend booking travel 2 months in advance.

Upon arrival to Patagonia
Your guide will meet you at the airport upon arrival. Typically he/she will take you to Puerto Natales, which is about a 3-hour drive from Punta Arenas. Depending on what time your plane arrives, you will have the entire day or just a few hours to explore or rest-up in the small town of Puerto Natales. Your guide will leave you at your hotel and meet you shortly after dinner to discuss trip details, answer questions, and make sure that you have all the appropriate gear for the next few days (the hotel will allow you to leave any unnecessary luggage with them).

Patagonian weather
Most of the time, there is no way to know what to expect. What you need to know is that it is fast changing and one can witness the wind, sun, rain and snow all in a matter of hours while in Patagonian wilderness. However, in the cities it is slightly more predictable, normally www.accuweather.com and www.undergroundweather.com are correct.

What to pack
During the trek you need to have a backpack (renting a backpack is possible) with just enough room to carry your clothes, toiletries, and sleeping bag (during W trips, renting a sleeping bag is also possible). Shared equipment like tents, stoves, pots, and food will be brought and transferred by our staff.

Personal equipment and clothing should be chosen to allow comfort while hiking. Select clothes to keep you dry in the rain, protected from the wind, and cool enough for warmer moments. It is essential that you are prepared to experience all four seasons in one day.

Tour insurance
It is very important that every visitor has international insurance against accidents. Make sure you have arranged for this insurance before paying for the trip. It is worth considering that some aspects of nature are unpredictable and that we must be prepared for any inconvenient circumstances.

Tour meals
Three meals a day during your program are included. We do not include drinks while in cities or snacks during the day. When staying in cities we will eat in restaurants, however during the days we are in the wilderness your guide will prepare your food. Food is purchased at local stores and we choose your meals according to the preference sheet you fill out. Food can include, but is not limited to, assorted vegetables, beef, chicken and fish. We will also provide energy rich carbohydrates like pasta, rice, or potatoes. To top things off and excite your taste buds we also bring some of the following: wine, beer, cookies, cheese, crackers, and fruits.  Your meals are carried and, most of the time, prepared by your guide.

Changes in itinerary
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule agreed upon, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions.

Canceling your adventure
At the time we receive written notice that you must cancel your trip, the following fees will apply to your deposit (all dates are from departure date):

Regular Departures
From time of reservation until 90 days prior to departure -$100 USD
89 to 60 days prior to departure - $200 USD
59 to 30 days prior to departure - 50% of deposit USD
29 days or less prior to departure - 100% of deposit USD
Private Adventures, Custom Adventures & Special Departures
From time of reservation until 90 days prior to departure -15% of deposit
89 to 60 days prior to departure -50% of deposit USD
59 days or less prior to departure -100% of deposit USD

Please Note: No partial refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements for any reason whatsoever. Program Costs are quoted as a package and refunds are not given for services not used. (Note—Extra hotel nights cancelled within 60 days of departure are subject to 100% of the hotel cost or $35, whichever is greater.)


  • How to reserve an adventure
  • 1st - Fill out the client information form and read the terms and conditions on the booking form
  • 2nd - Make the deposit payment (40% of total trip cost)
  • 3rd - Upon arrival pay the balance (60%)

Trip request

Please contact us to receive information about the trip of your choice.
You can call us at US 1 - 281 - 213 - 0115



Name Your adventure
Phone contact
Email contact Date of your trip
Nationality
Inquiry

Terms and conditions
Pre-trip reading

Trip details