The Southern Ice Field is located in the Chilean Patagonia with an approximate surface of 13,900 Km2 and a longitude of 350 Km. from north to south generating 48 glacier basins; it is considered the third sweet water reservation of the planet.
This enormous ice extension is the site of the largest and most spectacular glaciers in the southern hemisphere, such as the Amalia Glacier as well as fjords like the Calvo fjord, with its iceberg filled waters of incredible colours and imposing millenary glaciers.
The Kaweskar Route in Chilean Patagonia
Skorpios named this route in honour of the "Kaweskar", the original peoples who sailed this part of the world on their canoes as nomads of the sea, there are only a few descendants left today.
The port is located 2,500 kilometers south of Santiago, and can be reached by air to Punta Arenas or by transfer from El Calafate, Argentina. Cruceros Skorpios has its own port for a speedy and safe boarding. The trip to Southern Ice Field takes three nights, with 380 miles of navigation, visiting the most important glaciers in the region: Amalia, El Brujo, the Calvo Fjord glaciers, Bernal and Herman. A total of some 15 glaciers to be viewed and observed; guests can trek their base and moraines and sail through multicoloured icebergs on special expedition vessels.
This route is operated by M/V Skorpios III, the vessel has a capacity of up to 110 passengers and sails from Puerto Natales twice a week between September and April of each year; the tour operates from Friday to Monday and Tuesday to Friday. During the cruise we will be able to view the varied flora and fauna of Patagonia, which remains untourched and wild. To learn more about this and other Patagonian destinations please visit: