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July 30 2020

See what other travelers say about the Navimag ferry experience


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Do you have questions about taking a Navimag ferry for 4 days and 3 nights in Chilean Patagonia? There's no better way of clearing out doubts than learning from the experiences of other voyagers.

Check the comments that passengers shared in our TripAdvisor profile and learn from their experiences onboard a Navimag ferry: 

Friendly service

From the moment you board, the service you will receive from the Navimag team is attentive and friendly -they treat you like family. For Rune87, this made a significant difference:

“The staff is, almost, the highlight of the trip. They're all really nice and helpful. The service-level is very high, in general. Long story short: They helped me get treatment for borrelia (which I caught in Ecuador), with great professionalism. There is a nurse, Hugo, on board. Percy is mentioned a lot in here — and for good reason. You can tell he loves his job, and is just as much an entertainer, as a guide/naturalist. The other guide, Christian, is also a really good, dedicated, and helpful guide.”

International atmosphere 

For 4 days and 3 nights, you will share meals, games, and conversations with other passengers from different parts of the world who come for the same experience as you: to travel slow through the fjords of Chilean Patagonia. Meeting diverse people is, undoubtedly, one of the aspects that most Navimag passengers appreciate, like delsur41 says:

“Sharing with people from other countries was very interesting. Comparing opinions and knowing the experiences of their trips was enriching. The staff had an excellent attitude [...].”

It's not a cruise 

This is an essential aspect that you should keep in mind for your expectations to be close to reality and for your experience to be a genuinely pleasant one.  The Navimag ferry is a cargo and passenger transport vessel. It is not a luxury ship, however, it is where its charm comes from. As traveler Steve C J clarifies:

“I was not sure what to expect when I read previous reviews, and I wondered whether I had made a mistake in choosing to do this trip. The ship is a working ferry but I found that this added to the experience (...) I think that criticism may be due to unrealistic expectations of what a small ferry can provide. If you want to dress for dinner and glide around a dance floor, this trip is not for you. Otherwise, go for it!

Weather conditions 

Traveling to Patagonia is an adventure, and part of it is that it's impossible to know what the weather is going to be like. So, when you plan your itinerary, keep it flexible and with enough time between different destinations if the weather causes delays, like passenger Jonathon B recommends:

“If the boats delayed, it's probably because the weather is too bad for sailing, get over it. You are a guest on a cargo ship, remember that. Bring plenty of books and a good attitude, you'll love it. Highly recommended, for the right person.”

Full board 

For the 4 days of the Navimag ferry trip, breakfast lunch and dinner are included in the onboard service. These are perfect moments to share, make new friends, and enjoy nutritious meals. There is also a cafeteria where you can buy things like hot chocolate, espresso, chocolate, biscuits, and other snacks.

Please note that for security reasons, alcohol is not allowed on board. Regarding that, Tessjean, who sailed in March 2029, said:

“Food was plentiful, basic recipes, and tasty. There was always fresh soup, tomato for salad and a soup. Always tea and instant coffee available.”

Activities 

When you spend four days on a ferry, doing activities is fundamental. During the trip, you can attend meetings and educational talks about the surrounding landscape, and you can also enjoy the views while doing yoga on the deck or enjoying a film at night. This is what T5025DQmichaelr has to say on the matter:

“The crew was great, and their evening briefings amusing and informative.”

Facilities 

It's worth reiterating that Navimag's ferry journey through Patagonia transports people and cargo. Many of the access routes between different parts of the Evangelista ferry require you to go up and down staircases; our expected Esperanza ferry will feature an elevator for people with disabilities.

Regarding the type of cabin you have, you decide whether you want shared or private rooms. You can also enjoy the dining room, cafeteria, and lounge when the weather won't allow you to be on deck. This was  Mary K's experience:

“The ferry is old but the staff take pride in keeping the cabins and public spaces cleaned. Our cabin was cleaned and refreshed every day - that was unexpected.”

Now that you know the details of the trip, you only have to plan your itinerary, book your tickets and pack your bags because Patagonia awaits.

Live an experience worth talking about!

When you dare to get up close to the less-known parts of Chilean Patagonia, remember that it's a journey like no other.

You will spend days getting to know people from different parts of the world, at a rhythm different from day-to-day life, and you will learn to appreciate life's little pleasures.

Set sail on the calm adventure of traveling through Patagonian fjords on a Navimag ferry and tell your experience to the world.

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