General Carrera Lake

Puerto Ibañez - Chile Chico

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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

From Puerto Ibañez and to Chile Chico, we will sail about 2 hours and 15 minutes by General Carrera Lake, the largest in Chile and the second in South America, after Titicaca.

Lake General Carrera / Buenos Aires is a lake in South America, located in Patagonia and shared by Chile and Argentina. One side of the border has different names, both recognized internationally: in Chile it is known as Lake General Carrera (officially since 1959) while in Argentina it is called Lake Buenos Aires. It is also known by the autochthonous name of Chelenko, which would mean “stormy waters”.

This lake has an area of ​​1850 km², of which 978.12 km² are in the Chilean Region of Aysén of General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, and the remaining 880 km² belong to the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, which in the largest lake of the Chilean territory, and the second of Argentina.

ITINERARIOS

ROUTE (Chile Chico - Puerto Ibañez, or Viceversa)

Low Season (Between March 16 and December 15)

Days of Operation
Departure time from Chile Chico
Departure time from Puerto Ibáñez
Monday
09:00
19:00
Tuesday
09:00
11:00*
16:00*
Wednesday
10:00
16:00
19:00
Thursday
09:00
19:00
Friday
09:00
12:00
17:00
20:00
Saturday
09:00
12:00
Sunday
16:00
19:00

*Dangerous cargo journey.

High Season (Between December 16 and March 15)

Days of Operation **
Departure time from Chile Chico
Departure time from Puerto Ibáñez
Monday
09:00
12:00
17:00
20:00
Tuesday
09:00
11:00*
17:00*
20:00
Wednesday
09:00
12:00
17:00
20:00
Thursday
09:00
20:00
Friday
09:00
12:00
17:00
20:00
Saturday
09:00
12:00
Sunday
16:00
19:00

* Travel of dangerous cargo.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, and in the event of unforeseeable circumstances or force majeure or others that imply delays in the hours of landfall and / or departure, the hours may differ from those indicated in the preceding tables.

RATES

Type
Rate
Adult
$ 2.400
Students
Free during school period
Elderly
$ 1.200
Disabled
Free
Bike
$ 1.550
Motorcycles and scooters
$ 4.050
Car / Trucks up to 5.5 meters
$ 20.350
Lineal meter
$ 7.000
Cattle and / or Horses
$ 3.150
General Cargo (Kg)
$ 30
Envelopes
$ 2.050
  1. Any person who proves an age equal to or greater than 60 years is considered an older adult. The operator may request the respective identity card.
  2. The operator may request the Disability Credential to prove such condition.
  3. Students must present a valid national student card (TNE). Student rate will be free during the school period, that is, between March and December. In January and February period, adult rate must apply.
  4. Vehicles over 5.5 meters long pay a fee per linear meter.

DISTANCES AND TIMES

Origin – Destiny
Nautical miles
Estimated time
Chile Chico to Puerto Ibañez
28.9 nautical miles
2 hours 15 minutes

PUBLIC SERVICE HOURS

Coyhaique Office
Chile Chico Office
Puerto Ibañez Office
Monday to Friday
from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Every day
Two hours before departure, except for the dangerous cargo trip (Closed Tuesday).
Saturdays and Sundays
Closed
Saturdays and Sundays
from 08:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00

METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

CHILE CHICO TIEMPO

SECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS

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