Unlock The Natural Wonders of Chile and the Chilean Fjords on a Scenic Eclipse Voyage


Let us take you on an unforgettable journey through the Chilean Fjords, where beautiful beaches reach into an extraordinary ice world. 
When we think of the world’s most pristine regions, there are a few that instantly spring to mind - Antarctica, the Arctic and Alaska. The lesser-known destination is Chile. Found at the tail end of South America, this is a unique and spectacular country of vast contrasts. Here, you can swim in beautiful water brimming with marine wildlife and then further down the coastline, marvel at great glaciers which rise into vivid blue skies.

On a Scenic Eclipse 6-star ultra-luxury Discovery Voyage, we will take you to the unique wonders of the Chilean Fjords, often referred to as the "End of the Earth". Discover the magic of Patagonia led by a world-class Discovery Team. With two on board helicopters^, a custom-built submarine^, a marina with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and Zodiacs, each day will be truly exceptional. Here are five highlights of the many that you can discover in Chile and the Chilean Fjords, on a Scenic Eclipse truly all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruise.

1. Discover Patagonia's Abundant Wildlife

If you can name it, you’re likely to see it in the pristine waters, hidden beaches and fjords of the southern reaches of Chile. From your 6-star ultra-luxury Discover Yacht, each day is a veritable parade of wildlife, visible using your in-suite binoculars to spot playful dolphins, adorable sea otters and their pups, pygmy blue whales, and pods of humpbacks from the verandah in your luxuriously appointed suite.

On land, there’s an unrivalled choice of experiences that will bring you closer to wildlife in Chile. A favourite with Scenic guests is whale watching in the Gulf of Corcovado, which is one of only four known feeding grounds for pygmy blue whales. Once back on board, join the expert-led Discovery Team for an in-depth lecture on Patagonia’s unique ecosystem in the state-of-the-art theatre.

Meet the Discovery Team, and learn about their expertise and knowledge.

2. Marvel at Majestic Glaciers 

Epic glaciers abound in the fjords, providing a truly breathtaking experience. With a Polar Class 6 rating, oversized ship stabilisers and a strengthened hull, Scenic Eclipse will take you into the most remote areas of this region. With sophisticated ease, the Discovery Yacht can cruise through a labyrinth of ice crevasses and rivers. Feel the thrill of witnessing these towering wonders up close on a Zodiac or during a guided kayak excursion. 

Among the most magnificent frozen sites on earth, the Seno Garibaldi and Seno Pia glaciers make for mesmerising moments. Look out for a calving display, where a chunk of ice separates from the surface of a glacier and drops thunderously into the ocean. This is a truly a spectacular moment that only few get to witness. 

3. Experience the End of the Earth

Few people can say they've truly been to the end of the Earth. Chile’s expansive fjords stretch all the way to the southernmost part of the South American continent, where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. With snow-covered mountains, mossy forests and windswept plains, your unique "end-of-the-Earth" experience is waiting in the scarcely explored region of Tierra del Fuego. 

Here you will find a breathtakingly beautiful and remarkably untouched archipelago. On a Scenic Eclipse Discovery Voyage, you will visit Cape Horn to explore the most southernly isle in the Chilean Fjords. The Discovery Team will share tales of explorers meeting here, before entering the Beagle Channel to Ushuaia.


4. Immerse Yourself in Patagonian History

Situated astride one of the world's most notable former trade routes, the city of Punta Arenas is an utterly fascinating testament to Chile's rich maritime history. Step back in time amongst sophisticated European architecture, replicas of famous ships and tales of the 1883 gold rush that brought thousands of fortune seekers to the isolated province.  In Cape Horn, learn about the Indigenous Yahgan people, a tribe of nomadic hunter-gatherers that has now all but disappeared.

5. Unique Wildlife Encounter on the Island of Chiloé 

As Scenic Eclipse takes you deep into this majestic and glacial landscape, we will explore the unique wonders of the remote island of Chiloé. Here you will encounter a vast rookery of incredible Humboldt and Magellanic penguin. This is one of the largest breeding grounds in the world and located on the southernmost tip of Tierra del Fuego. The landscapes that surround Chiloé are extraordinary, with an awe-inspiring fjord to the east, framed by the verdant green lands of the Chiloé National Park. Spectacular.

Explore in 6-star Ultra-Luxury on board Scenic Eclipse

Combining innovative design, world-class facilities, and state-of-the-art technology, Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™, will take you to the most unique ports within the Chilean fjords.  This is where ultra-luxury meets discovery.
 
With a Polar Class 6 rating, oversized stabilisers and a strengthened hull, Scenic Eclipse can sail with sophisticated ease into the most remote fjords and surrounding waterways. The Discovery Yacht is designed to ensure every journey is truly comfortable.
 
Once in these remarkable ports, Scenic Eclipse uses GPS Dynamic Positioning System rather than dropping an anchor to stay in place. It means we will take you to the most unique places in the world, knowing that Scenic Eclipse will never damage sensitive seabeds, and we leave as small a footprint as possible.
 
Unlock this region with an abundance of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, led by a world-class Discovery Team. Our truly all-inclusive philosophy also ensures everything is covered so you can focus on what is important: exploring new horizons in truly all-inclusive luxury.
 
Waking to the sound of humpback whales breaching in the ocean adjacent to your luxurious suite. A kayak and stand-up paddleboard through great glaciers, or a Zodiac to secret fjords. To elevate your experience further, there are also two on board helicopters^, and our custom-built submarine^.  
 
On board Scenic Eclipse, each of the 114 suites are sophisticated in design, with personalised butler service.  There’s an abundance of indulgent spaces, and up to 10 premium dining experiences, and nine bars and lounges, including an expansive Whisky bar with over 100 whiskeys available. The spacious 5920 sq ft (550m2) Senses Spa, Scandinavian-inspired spa facilities, yoga and Pilates studio, and the Vitality pool on Deck 10. 
 
At Scenic, the difference is truly in the details. Let our world-class crew look after your every need as you indulge, relax, and rejuvenate. This is ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own.  
 
^Flights on board two helicopters, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Submarine unable to operate in US waters.