Day 1: Meeting in the city of La Serena
located in the IV region, almost 500 km north of Santiago (bus station,
7:00AM). During the journey we will head inland through a valley
which was the floor of a river that existed thousands of years ago.
We will pass through the picturesque town of Choros Bajos,
with it's church and typical constructions of the area. Then finally
arrive at the small fishermans' cove at Punta Choros.
We will load our kayaks and support boat with all that is necessary
to travel to Isla Dama , which is inserted amongst the Humboldt
Penguin Reserve, and is protected by CONAF. The kayaks that we use
are very comfortable and stable. Approximately half way through
the trip, we will pause and cross the island in a zone sufficiently
protected by the existence of three islets. A support boat will
accompany us during the crossing for greater security. We will land
at an island with white beaches and totally transparent waters,
a scuba diver's paradise due to the easiness to encounter a variety
of fish here.
Then after a delicious lunch, we can enjoy a beautiful hike
around the island, elevating to a view point from where you can see
our destination for tomorrow, Isla Choros, where you can dive
into a calm pool of transparent waters or enjoy the romantic sunset.
At night, after dinner.. we will prepare again. We will paddle our
kayaks under the impressive star filled sky from the north, moving
along the calm and protected waters that surround the island. We
will be surprised by the phosphorescence generated in the
water before each stroke, as if they were sparks of fire in
the water, products of small micro-organisms (glow worms) that
2: After a recuperating breakfast, with the first lights
given from the sunrise we will start our adventure. We will paddle
to Isla Choros, where it will be possible to see Humboldt Penguins,
pelicans, sea otters, a variety of sea birds and the impressive
sea lions...very curious about their new visitors. All of this due
to the silence of our navigation.
To access them we must navigate through cultivated tunnels of gigantic
cliffs, where we can enter into caves eroded by the sea . As we
get closer to the island we will start to hear to sounds of the
howls of more than 50 sea lions and seals found here sunbathing
on the rocks.
When we get close to them they will start to jump into the water
and swim towards us. Their behavior is
peaceful as if they were constantly visited by man. They are located
in front of a series of gigantic caves, where the sound of the sea
crashing against the rock is unforgettable.
In this area the possibilities of finding the bottle nose dolphin
increases.It is said that here and in the Magallanes zone are the
only places you can find large colonies of this particular dolphins
It is a spectacle sight to see them from a far, watch them as
they get close to the kayaks and then disappear beneath them, watch
them jump into the air, listen to the strong puffing sound they make
at the surface...it is unique. Then enjoy this unforgettable show
as we start the return to our base at the Isla Damas.
A replenishing lunch awaits us and then a nice siesta... and prepare
for a new adventure exploring some caves at night and then continue
in search of the lighthouse and it´s beautiful view of the
islands at night.
Day 3: After a resting night , a refreshing
bath in the sea and sharing breakfast with a new group of friends
we will start undoing our tents, prepare the gear and be ready for
the crossing to the continent with our support boat. Enjoy lunch
at this little fishermen village and return in our van to La Serena
on time to take the bus to Santiago.
- SMALL GROUPS (less impact and more security)
- Safety talk of sea kayak navigation maneuvers prior to trip.
- Transportation in our van (La Serena - Caleta Punta Choros
- La Serena).
- All food according to the program (from lunch Day1 to lunch
- Complete navigation equipment:
sea Kayaks imported from the USA and Germany, expedition models,
with original rudder, spray skirt, paddles, life jackets, neoprene
suits and paddling jackets.
- Safety Equipment: Marine Band Radio, rescue equipment,
strobe light, flares, First Aid, towing equipment, tide tables,
nautical charts, etc.
- Camping and cooking equipment (2 person shared tents, large
- Support boat (for the crossing to Isla Damas and for the return
from the island to the continent).
- Kayak navigation in search of dolphins and sea Lions.
- Sea kayaking bilingual guide (English) with NOLS seakayak trainninng,
first aid course (Wilderness First Responder Course)and sea kayak
rescue knowledge .
- Swimming expertise
- Physical state and health compatible with the activity to be
- Previous indication of any illness or health problem
- Strictly abide by the indications of the guides during the
- Positive mental attitude
- Understand that this is an activity of growth while sea kayaking
in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each
stage is fundamental.
- Understand that all activities performed in nature can
indicate some risk.
- Before trip you must send signed the Release of
- To have read and clearly understand the General
Conditions section. .
- The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without
previous experience and for those of all ages. Just before we
begin our great trip, we will have a complete discussion and a
safety talk of rescue techniques and paddling maneuvers so that
our participants feel more comfortable during the trip and can
really enjoy the beautiful views that they encounter.
- To guarantee the security of our customers, we use both double
and single kayaks. Our kayaks are expedition models from
North America and Germany, very comfortable and stable. Also, we
will utilize a support boat for crossing to and from the island.
The program could be modified at any stage due to weather
conditions or sudden incidents that could affect the security
of the group
If we are on the continent (
Punta Choros Cove) and cannot cross in our kayaks due to climate
or other conditions evaluated by the guide, like safety concerns, we will wait
until the conditions are better. This can include a change in
weather after we have arrived to the island, which would indicate
that we would have to stay on the island for a while. These things
that cannot be previously determined and are out of our control do
not indicate a refund. The extra expenses incurred under these
circumstances during the stay on the continent (rentals, food,
lodging) will be each participants' responsibility.
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