Chilean Fjorde Cruises
Far more remote and less explored than Norway, the Chilean Fjords stretch from the Strait of Magellan to Puerto Montt and offer once-in-a-lifetime vistas. 2,650-mile-long Chile possesses the world's longest coastline and the southern stretch, Chilean Patagonia (meaning Land of the People with Long Feet), is home to some of the most interesting scenery on earth. Deep water fjords reflected against a backdrop of snow-capped Alpine peaks. Lush vegetation and plentiful, exotic wildlife, perhaps whales. Great glaciers shining white and vivid blue in the summer sun, calving with a thundering roar into the sea. Here at the other end of the Americas, are splendours to rival any in the Northern Hempishere. These waters are abundant with wildlife including whales, dolphins, seals and albatross.
Cruise up the scenic Seno Eyre Fjord Seno Eyre Fjord with its jagged walls, huge glaciers that are reminiscent of those found in Alaska or visit Cape Raper (visited by Charles Darwin expedition in the late 18th century) as well as Fjord Aysen (Pumalin Park.) Pumalin Park encompasses 247,000 hectares of ancient temperate rainforest and boasts rare Patagonian forest native plants found nowhere else.