Enjoy the Wild Fjords of Chile on a Sailboat

March 23 – April 5, 2025

The actual dates for this expedition will be finalized in early 2024, so this itinerary may shift by a few days. 

The southern Chilean fjords are home to some of the most majestic and wild landscapes imaginable. This expedition-style trip offers unparalleled access to remote glaciers, snowcapped mountains, lush temperate rainforests, and abundant wildlife. Because we are traveling by sailboat, all the action is directly at your fingertips, and you can expect to see daily dolphin escorts, playful sea lions, sea otters, Magellanic penguins, and an abundance of other bird species. You’ll circle the Alberto de Agostini National Park in southern Chile, where you will photograph tidewater glaciers.

You’ll have photography opportunities from the ship all day long. The nights are just becoming dark in this southern part of the world at this time of the year, so there is a chance for colorful light and lengthy dusk and dawn. The days will get shorter as autumn approaches, and there’s a chance for new snow on the mountains.

The ship is equipped with a large salon making it a perfect location to hold our famous image reviews and discuss the local region. You can expect comfortable and calm mirror-like conditions because we will be sheltered for most of the expedition. You will have daily shore landings to explore the stunning landscapes on foot, and the crew will barbecue in fantastic locations. You’ll have the opportunity to caputre images of the ship with it’s new red sails against the landscape.  

Join us on this adventure in this barely-visited area.

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Location

Chile

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Dates

March 23 – April 5, 2025

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Availability

Open for Registration
Limited to 10 Guests

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.

March 23, 2025: Arrive in Punta Arenas before 4:00 PM. Taxi to Hotel and meet for a group dinner. 

March 24, 2025: Breakfast, pack up, and taxi to the airport for a short flight to Porto Williams. Once we land we will taxi to the dock to embark on the Amazone ship. Set sail on our 12-day journey through the Chilean fjords. Once aboard the Amazone, there will be plenty of time to settle into our cabins, followed by safety briefings and an orientation. 

March 25 – April 3, 2025: On these days aboard the Amazone, we will search for beautiful landscapes and wildlife. The Alberto de Agostini National Park is the southern tip of the Andes Mountains. The mountains are covered in snow and glaciers at the top and support an evergreen rainforest at their base, which is why it is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You will explore many fjords on the northern and southern slopes of the Cordillera Darwin mountain range. Throughout our explorations of the fjords, life aboard the Amazone will include three hot meals daily plus snacks and drinks. The decks are open 24/7 unless there is severe weather. The fjords are narrow, so the wind is usually not an issue, making it perfect conditions for photography and exploring in zodiacs. There will be opportunities to photograph the Amazone ship with its beautiful sails out. Photography lessons on camera technique, composition, and post-processing will be available daily.

April 4, 2025: We’ll disembark in Punta Arenas for our final dinner and hotel.

April 5, 2025: Fly home anytime.

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Amazone Cabins and Galley

Amazone Information

There are four single cabins, two with one bed and two with two beds. There are two double cabins with bunks, leaving one additional top bunk availalbe for storage. There is a Captains Suite with a shared twin bed and a private toilet. There are three shared bathrooms with showers, a large bar, a washing machine and dryer, a spacious galley, and two zodiacs. A large deck is low to the water, making it a great foundation to photograph from. There is plenty of space for dining and a display for image reviews.

Fitness

Moderate: Board Zodiac rafts and short walks on rocky beaches

Flights

Arrive Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ), Punta Arenas, Chile before 4:00 PM on March 23, 2025. Flights out can be made anytime on April 5, 2025. Air travel delays are common. Please arrive early, possibly even the day prior, so you don’t miss any of the workshop.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $375 supplement. (Hotel only)
  • All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
  • All permits and park fees.
  • Internal flights during the workshop.
  • All transportation during the workshop.
  • Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides.
  • Meals and lodging onboard the ship.
  • Many hours of basic and advanced Lightroom instruction.
  • Multiple image reviews and post-processing sessions.
  • English-speaking local guide throughout the workshop.
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros.
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
  • Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Not Included

  • Travel to and from Punta Arenas, Chile.
  • Unscheduled airport transfers.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance (required).
  • Travel Medical (required).
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.
  • Single rooming available for $375 supplement. (Hotel only)

Payment Terms

  • Your non-refundable deposit will hold your space in this workshop.
  • Further non-refundable payment is due by August 1, 2024.
  • The non-refundable balance is due not later than December 1, 2024.
  • The payment amounts are determined by your cabin choice.
  • In addition to our standard Terms and Conditions, for this workshop all payments are non-refundable, and this is why we recommend comprehensive travel insurance including trip cancelation.
  • While not expected, we do reserve the right to add a surcharge for possible fuel cost increases. This can happen even right up until the time of the expedition, but we try to get as much notice as possible.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.
Cabin ChoiceTuitionDepositFurther PaymentBalance Payment
Double$12,395$4,395$4,000$4,000
Single$12,995$4,995$4,000$4,000
Captain’s Suite$13,495$4,495$5,000$4,000

Testimonials

“I choose Muench workshops as the quality of instruction is top notch and everything is taken care of (logistics, food, lodging) as soon as the workshop starts so I can focus completely on my photography and learning. This workshop was no different. ”

— Marsha Kirschbaum, Bisti Badlands and Chaco Canyon '22

“I cannot overstate how well-managed and organized the entire trip was - thanks to your well-prepared and excellent staff. We look forward to our next opportunity to work with you and your team. ”

— Howard Scher, Antarctica '22

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