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Seakayaking in the Hidden Lake

seakayak Puerto Varas in the  Lake District



After receiving a safety talk and practising some basic strokes we will start paddling , relaxing , paying attention to the little details , in a beautiful small lake surrounded by cliffs covered totally with dense vegetation and hanging trees.

An experience inmersed in nature, water and rainforest. Swamps and channels home of many birds like black necked swan, ringed kingfisher , ducks between others.


We have to alternatives : ( 9:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 till 18:30)

We meet in your hotel in Puerto Varas to start our scenic drive close to the southern shore of LLanquihue lake , the second biggest in Chile , with amazing views of Osorno Volcanoe heading towards Puerto Rosales until we reach La Poza , a beautiful and calm lagoon.

This is a very recomended paddling trip suitable for everyone with an emphasis on the enjoyment of the beauty of the coastline , to get a chance to connect with wilderness and nature in a peaceful and relaxed way while at the same time improving our health and fitness.

Everyone can participante in this trip

paddling under the rain

We will stop for a short hike to visit the top of Loreley island in order to have a good view of our next step...the exploration of Laguna Escondida (if water level allows) and before.. we will have our box lunch.

the same place but  in winter
As we will be travelling in small groups , paddling slowly and quietly , we will have good opportunities to enjoy the flight of a variety of birds , the colours of the the clouds reflecting in the water , and the magnificent sound of the silence. Time to return back to Puerto Varas.

Level suitable for any level
including beginners


Lake District
Duration Half Day:
(9:00 -13:00 / 15:00 - 18:30)


* Todos los Santos Lake seakayaking (1day)
*seakayaking Foothills of Osorno Volcanoe (1 day)
*Reloncavi Fjord (1day).
* Canoe Trip in the Hidden Lake

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 Osorno volcanoe , variety of birds including olivaceus cormorant , kingfisher , egrets and probably black neck swans.
Activities seakayak instruction and navigation
Other Trips
in the area
(Not included)

Seakayak trips in the area:

* Northern Patagonia Fjords of Pumalin Park (4,6 days)

* Todos los Santos Lake (1-3 days)

* Reloncavi Fjord (1-3 days)

* Chiloe: Churches and Nature : (Penguins and kayaking wetlands of Chepu River)
(2 Days)

* 2 Days Cochamo: Seakayak Reloncavi Fjord and Horseriding Cochamo Valley

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

some new friends while we paddle  ... a Kingf isher

Family holidays in the lake District

  • Transportation in private vehicle from your Hotel in Puerto Varas to the destination and back to Puerto Varas.
  • Seakayak equipment:
    Double seakayak with original rudder, seakayak paddles , lifejacket , sprayskirt and paddling jacket (not waterproof)
  • Safety talk and practice of paddling strokes.
  • Box-Lunch
  • English speaking seakayak guide , certify by the British Canoe Union of England as a BCU 4STAR Sea Award , with NOLS Trainning.
  • Limited insurance while paddling (chilean company).

    * Ask about recommended gear list. 


  • 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 and Canada.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains.

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 ?


AFTER  you press the RESERVATION button, send us an email specifying:
- Your Name , age
- Name of the trip you want  (number of days)
- Number of participants
- Date of the trip you want (and your availability)

* we will send you a Reservation and Medical Forms that you have to send us back by email


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