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próximo a Puerto Chacabuco, Aisén (Chile)

In the middle of the tangled geography of channels and islands of the southern Pacific there are a group of beautiful islands known as the Huichas. Here, set amongst lush rainforests and unpredictable waters, you can explore the tiny communities of Puerto Aguirre, Caleta Andrade and Estero Cup. The Huichas Islands are beautiful, teeming with native forest that extends from their highest points all the way to the sea. Here, there are plenty of hidden coves to explore, beautiful shell-lined trails to walk and lots of interesting people who love sharing their crafts and traditions with curious visitors.

The most direct way to reach the Huichas Islands is from Puerto Chacabuco, aboard the “Shaker”, which departs from the Emporcha Artisan Fishing Docks, or the Naviera Austral ferry, which departs from the Ferry Terminal, as part of the Cordillera Route. Either way, you’ll navigate approximately four hours between channels, fjords and landscapes filled with abundant native forests, before arriving at the docks in Puerto Aguirre.

There are two boats that travel regularly between Puerto Chacabuco and the Huichas Islands, the Jacaf ferry owned by Naviera Austral ((067) 2351493; www.navieraustral.cl) and the Shaker, owned by Juan Halabi ((067) 2333609; aysénmotors@gmail.com). Both ships travel only a few times per week and have limited space so, reserve in advance and buy round trip tickets.
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Puerto Aguirre

AThere are several things to do in the Huichas. Walk around Puerto Aguirre and check out the local architecture, especially the hand-crafted wooden shingles, called tejuelas that are characteristic of the town. If you keep heading uphill, you’ll soon reach the highest point in the town, where you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view of the nearby islands and fjords. It’s a great spot to rest for a while and put your camera to work! There are two boats that travel regularly between Puerto Chacabuco and the Huichas Islands, the Jacaf ferry owned by Naviera Austral ((067) 2351493; www.navieraustral.cl) and the Shaker, owned by Juan Halabi ((067) 2333609; aysenmotors@gmail.com). Both ships travel only a few times per week and have limited space so, reserve in advance and buy round trip tickets. • Reservations: Reserve in advance: o Hostal Don Beña - Puerto Aguirre; (067) 2361248; (09) 93182392; bbalboa@live.cl. o Cabañas Aysén - Puerto Aguirre; (067) 2361278; (09) 78031707 - 76419566; robertovando@gmail.com. o Hospedaje Las Huaitecas - Puerto Aguirre; (067) 2361459; socialhuichas@gmail.com. o Pachanca Kayak - Caleta Andrade; Christopher Cerda; (09) 92163339; Facebook: guacho.matero.
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Estero Copa

Estero Copa
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Caleta Andrade

Another fascinating experience awaits you along the waterfront in Caleta Andrade, where the traditional art of hand crafted boat building is still alive and well. You can watch and learn this trade, observing the beautiful work of Don Juan Guenten, who was born in Chiloe and began building boats and sailboats at the age of 13, with his father. He uses Guaitecas cypress, which is abundant in the Huichas Islands, because it is the most water resistant of native woods. Kayak excursions through the small channels between the islands are also possible to arrange along this waterfront. Get ready for a close up view of dolphins and hundreds of seabirds.
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Puerto Chacabuco

There are two boats that travel regularly between Puerto Chacabuco and the Huichas Islands, the Jacaf ferry owned by Naviera Austral ((067) 2351493; www.navieraustral.cl) and the Shaker, owned by Juan Halabi ((067) 2333609; aysénmotors@gmail.com). Both ships travel only a few times per week and have limited space so, reserve in advance and buy round trip tickets.

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