Embark on a journey of unparalleled adventure and natural wonders aboard the Skorpios III on an expedition cruise through the mesmerizing landscapes of Chilean Patagonia. With over 40 years of expertise, Skorpios Cruises offers safe, unique, and exclusive exploration of the Southern Patagonian Icefield—the world’s third largest water reserve.
Built in 1995 and remodeled in 2012, Skorpios III is Southern Patagonia’s only A1 Ice Class rated expedition ship, perfectly tailored for navigating the challenging conditions of Patagonia. Its modest dimensions (70m length, 10m beam, 4.2m draft) make it the ideal floating base for venturing into the narrow channels and wild places it sails.
Life On Board
With 45 cabins for just 90 passengers spread across five decks, each featuring lower beds, plasma TVs, and spacious private bathrooms, the ship beckons intrepid travelers with an intimate setting where comfort is paramount and service levels sublime.
Guests can enjoy a comprehensive, all-inclusive experience on board, benefiting from full board—including fresh, local gastronomy and an open bar policy which includes premium Chilean wines—an exciting shore excursion program, and bilingual lectures from the expert expedition team.
Skorpios III sails a 4-night, 500 nautical mile (900 kilometer) Kaweskar Route commencing from Puerto Natales, just an hour away from the renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Thanks to her A1 Ice Class rating, your voyage will be 100% through the channels and fjords of Southern Patagonia, providing unparalleled access to immense glaciers and enabling you to witness their grandeur from astonishing proximity.
Along the way you’ll visit or see 15 glaciers of the Southern Ice Field up close, including the giant Guillard, Amalia and El Brujo, where disembarkations are organized, and immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the region, encountering elephant seals, sea lions, dolphins, cormorants, and condors at iconic locations like the Guardramiri, Calvo, and De las Montañas fjords.
For a more extensive exploration, Skorpios III also occasionally operates the 7-night ‘Nomads of Patagonia’ repositioning cruise. This comprehensive route combines the Chonos and Kaweskar routes, thereby including the more panoramic stretch of northern Chilean Patagonia which provides a wider variety of visits and experiences, including not only glaciers but also hot springs, diverse fauna, and insights into the local culture of Chiloe and Patagonia.
Skorpios Cruises takes pride in its commitment to environmental protection, and has set up a joint operation with the National Forest Corporation, CONAF, a collaboration which aims to minimize the impact of tourism on the pristine environment. Initiatives include constructing paths and small bridges in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and organizing on board talks on conservation to raise awareness of the environmental issues facing the region.
Embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary, and explore the untouched beauty of Chilean Patagonia aboard Skorpios III.
Suites & Cabins
Athens Double Cabin
Located on Deck 1, each cabin is furnished with bed lamps, night tables, and a phone. Enjoy a comfortable stay in these pleasant cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Cabins 109 and 112 can feature an extra bed. Cabin 103 features a Bunkbed.
Acropolis Double Cabin
Located on Deck 2, each cabin is furnished with Twin beds, bedlamps, night tables, TV, chairs and a phone. Enjoy a comfortable stay in these pleasant cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Parthenon Double Cabin
Located on Deck 3, each cabin is furnished with either Twin or Double beds, bedlamps, night tables, TV, chairs and a phone. Enjoy a comfortable stay in these pleasant cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Cabin #307 features two extra beds to host more guests.
Athos Double Cabin
Located on Deck 5, the Athos Double Cabin is equipped with twin beds, a night table, a minibar, a phone and a TV.
Olympus Double Cabin
Located on Deck 4, each cabin is furnished with Double or Twin beds, bedlamps, night tables, TV, chairs, and a phone. Enjoy a comfortable stay in these pleasant cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Athos Junior Suite
Located on Deck 5, the Athos Junior Suites are furnished with a Queen bed, lamps, night tables, TV, chairs and a phone. Enjoy a comfortable stay in these pleasant cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
Olympus Master Suite
Located on Deck 4, the Olympus Master Suites are equipped with Double beds, bed lamps, night tables, TV, chair, sofa, and TV. Enjoy a comfortable stay in these pleasant cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
- Air conditioning
- Wheelchair access
- WIFI available
- Medical staff
- Onsite tour desk
- Souvenir shop
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Family Room (Triple or Quadruple)
- Charging areas for electronic equipment
- Satellite phone
- Water canteen/bottle