- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kayaking in Eberhard Fjord, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Kayaking in Torres del Paine, is a unique way to visit some inaccessible and wild parts of the national park.
Eberhard Fjord is located within the Magallanes Basin and is part of Seno Ultima Esperanza river. It was named after Herman Eberhard, who was the first European to explore this region, discovering remains of the prehistoric Giant sloth. The kayak adventure, starts from Puerto Prat town, and takes you through the magical fjord. There are many things to explore here, with natural and historical significance, along with amazing views of the mountains and glaciers around.
If the weather is good, you can paddle all the way back to Puerto Natales. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can kayak the river all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.
Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.