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Seakayaking in the Bay of Puerto Octay

Kayak Puerto Octay , Llanquihue Lake



Leaving at 9AM from Puerto Varas to the north, the landscape will change inmediately through a countryside of rolling hills and along the lakeshores of picturesque Llanquihue lake.

En route we pass through several little villages with the picture-perfect, snowcapped Osorno volcano always in view. Once in Frutillar we will visit the Museum of German Colonization, which exhibits important objects and artifacts depicting the lifestyle of these foreign settlers

Museo Colonial Alemán in Frutillar

Finally arriving at Puerto Octay , a picturesque settlement of 3.500 inhabitants in the west and protected bank of Llanquihue lake .

views of Puntiagudo and Osorno volcanoe

We will start our navigation from the park of the Hotel Centinela (1913) and receive first a complete safety talk and general practice of basic strokes paddling always close to the coast enjoying spectacular views of three volcanoes: Calbuco, Osorno and Puntiagudo plus lots of different birds. Return to Puerto Varas aprox. 5PM.

  • Transportation in private vehicle from your Hotel in Puerto Varas to Puerto Octay and back to Puerto Varas.
  • Seakayak equipment:
    Double seakayak with original rudder, seakayak paddles , lifejacket , sprayskirt and paddling jacket
  • Complete general Safety talk of paddling strokes and rescue procedures..
  • Box-Lunch
  • English speaking seakayak guide , classified by the British Canoe Union as a BCU 4STAR Sea Award , with NOLS Trainning.
  • Visit Colonial German Museum in Frutillar town.
  • Limited insurance once the seakayak trip starts with Interamericana Insurance Company (chilean company.

    * Ask about recommended gear list. 

Level suitable for any level
including beginners


Lake District
Duration 1 day
Time of Year all the year ...please ask for availability

every day ... ... although it rains

Price Please Ask
Trip Details Starts and ends in Puerto Varas
# of participants 8 participants that respect the nature
Climate check
Photography Opportunities -marvellous views of 3 different volcanoes Osorno , Calbuco and Puntiagudo .
-Visit Hotel Centinela (built in 1913) and it´s park.
- variety of birds (egrets, ibis, cormorant, kingfisher, different species of gulls, etc..)

-visit the Museo del Colono Alemán in Frutillar.

- seakayak instruction and navigation .
-Navigation the Bay of Puerto Octay

Suggested Gear Please Ask
How To Get There
Private vehicle from YAK EXPEDICIONES


  • Swimming expertise 
  • Contemplative attitude and respect for the existing ecosystem. 
  • Physical state and health compatible with the activity to be performed
  • Previous indication of any illness or health problem.
  • You'll find your trip even more enjoyable if you remember to bring flexibility and a sense of humor with you.
  • Possibly while we are driving to our destination , or while we are paddling , weather conditions (wind) may change and in order of the group safety the paddling could be delay, shorten or cancelled. This fact doesnt means any kind of refund.
  • Understand that this is team activity in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each stage is fundamental.  
  • Before trip you must turn in a signed form of  Release of Liability
  • To have read and clearly understand the General Conditions section.
  • Send complete the RESERVATION Form and MEDICAL Form that appears after you press the RESERVATION button that is at the end of this program  
  • The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without previous experience. Before we begin our great trip,  we will have a complete discussion and practice session covering 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 very stable and confortable seakayaks imported from Germany , USA and Canada.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains and can be modified if the weather changes.

Note: We must mention that the success of this type of trip is subject to the weather as well the personality of the person, therefore an adventure spirit and good disposition will be fundamental.

Do you wish to accommodate this trip to your needs (Custom Trip) ?

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