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Sea kayaking and snorkeling in Todos Los Santos Lake

seakayaking Todos los Santos Lake facing Tronador Mount.



At 9:00 AM we will start driving from Puerto Varas to Petrohué entering Vicente Perez Rosales Nationa Park , the first one in Chile and the second in South America .

Paddling in winter

Inmediately after leaving the city we will enjoy a scenic driving with beautiful views of Osorno Volcanoe right in front Llanquihue lake, the second biggest in Chile. After passing Ensenada town we will be entering this park , the second national park in south america . First the guide will offer the group a complete safety talk , a genreal practice in the lake and then we are ready to start exploring always close to the coast...

paddling in Autum

We will start paddling were Petrohué rivers born in the emerald waters of Todos Los Santos Lake located at the foot of the tremendous size Osorno volcanoe (2652m) with also great views of Puntiagudo and Calbuco volcanoes. This lake was discovered by the Jesuist in 1670 the Day of All The Saints and because of that is it´s name.

.Puntiagudo Volcanoe

After some hours of paddling we will stop in a place to relax and start snorkelling with magnifiscent views of huge submerged trees in the bottom of the lake ( It´s not a proper diving activity (like scuba diving) , it´s just enjoying getting underwater with a mask.)

Snorkelling Todos Los Santos Lake

Then enjoy our box-lunch with great views of this magic mountains , sounds of the chucao bird (chucao tapaculo), go for a hike exploring the rainforest and then prepare to return to our put in in Petrohué , load the kayaks in the van and start a short walk to visit the famous Saltos del Petrohué (Petrohue Waterfalls carved in lava rocks) returning to Puerto Varas aprox. 5 PM.

Saltos de Petrohué

  • Transportation in private vehicle from your Hotel in Puerto Varas to Petrohué and back to Puerto Varas.
  • Visit Saltos de Petrohué (Petrohué Waterfalls) (entrance ticket not inluded)
  • Seakayak equipment:
    Double seakayak with original rudder, seakayak paddles , lifejacket , sprayskirt and paddling jacket
  • Complete Safety Talk ...before the trips starts.
  • Box-Lunch(sandwich, fruit ,juice).
  • English speaking seakayak guide , certified by the British Canoe Union as a BCU 4STAR Seakayak Award with NOLS Trainning.
  • VHF marine radio , celular tand sateplite phone , elephone, satelite photo.
  • Snorkelling equipment (diving mask).
    It´s not a proper diving activity (like scuba diving) , it´s just enjoying getting underwater with a mask.
  • Limited insurance once the seakayak trip starts with Interamericana Insurance Company (chilean company)

    * Ask for your recommended gear list. 
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Level Suitable for everyone with adventurous spirit inlcuding beginners


Lake District
Duration 1 day
*EXPLORER (2days)

3 days , paddling , camping till Peulla).

* 5 Days (including also hiking,camping Termas del Callao Hotsprings).

* 6 till 7days

More 1 Day trips:
*Foothills of Osorno Volcanoe
*Reloncavi Fjord (1-3 days).
When All the year

every day

Price Please Ask
Details of the trip Starts and Ends in Puerto Varas
Numeber of participants 6 participants
Climate climate
Photography Opportunities

scenic driving from Puerto Varas to Ensenada enjoying beautiful views of Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Once the trips starts... magnifiscent views of the other side of the tremendous size and proximity of ice-capped Osorno volcanoe and 2 more volcanoes , the Puntiagudo and Calbuco plus Tronador Mount located in the border with Argentina...but mainly the emerald waters of the Todos Los Santos Lake surrounded by huge dense rainforest and ...

*Visit Petrohué Waterfalls (Saltos de Petrohué)


-Scenic driving close to the southern shore of Lanquihue lake

-complete seakayak safety talk including seakayak rescue simulation before paddling.

-seakayak navigation.

-Snorkelling submerged forests.

-hike exploring the rainforest.

-visit Saltos de Petrohué (Petrohue Waterfalls) /ticket not inluded.

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

Nautical Chart

paddling in winter towards Calbuco volcanoe

just discovering the beauties in this emerald waters lake

paddling towards Osorno  and  Calbuco volcanoe


  • To know how to swim. 
  • 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 
  • Understand that this is team activity in the outdoors and the participation of each person at each stage is fundamental.  
  • Before the trip you must send by fax the  Release of Liability form signed.
  • Send the Reservation and Medical Forms that appear after you press the RESERVATION button (at the end of this program)
  • To have read and clearly understand the General Conditions section.  
  • The trip has been planned with the consideration of those without previous experience.
    Before we start paddling,  we will have a complete discussion and practice session in the beach covering rescue procedures and paddling strokes in order that our participants feel more comfortable during the trip and can really enjoy the navigation. 
  • To guarantee the security of our customers, we use very stable and confortable seakayaks imported from USA , Germany and Canada.
  • Probably we can expect some windy conditions during the navigation that can modify the itinerary.
  • The trip will take place even if it rains.
  • We will paddle aprox. 4 hours , with stops in between.
  • Note that some of the photos were taken during our Winter trips.

Note: This trip can be modified depending on weather and group conditions.
Some of the photos in this page are from our trips during the winter.

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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