Wildlife and fly fishing adventures in Patagonia
NOMADS of the Seas Expeditions based in Chile have a luxury expedition cruise that enables travellers to explore remote areas of Patagonia by air, land and water.
Fly fishing and wildlife adventures such as whale and bird watching and a selection of soft outdoor adventures in unexplored areas are available.
The company’s ship, known as The Atmosphere is equipped to carry 28 passengers and for fly fishing it can reach just about any inaccessible destination. Rainbow and brown trout, brook trout, as well as silver (Coho), king (Chinook) and Atlantic salmon are favoured targets.
Daily programmes are offered and include one trained guide for every two fishermen. To reach fishing spots only accessible by air guests use the Bell 407 helicopter. Anglers can also use portable zodiac boats, drift boats, jet boats and catarafts (water boats that allow passengers to paddle down rivers).
The wildlife programmes offered by Nomads of the Seas have environmental experts to guide and lecture visitors taking whale and bird watching excursions. Commonly seen species include Peale's, Commerson's, dusky and Chilean dolphins, and beaked, rorqual, sperm, orca and blue whales.
Chile is ideal for bird watching enthusiasts as it is home to about 450 species including albatross, petrel, fulmar, seagull, pelican, kelp geese and penguins.