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Spend a relaxing 4 days aboard the Ona boat cruising around Chile’s Lake District area – Chiloe. Catch fresh seafood and watch as your chef rustles it up Chilean style. Explore islands, museums, and enjoy dinner around a bonfire. Sleep the night away in your own private cabin.
Chiloe is an archipelago known as Chile’s lake district. With weather that’s not dissimilar to our own lake district - misty and rainy – it’s not surprising why it got this moniker. The skyline here is pierced with over 150 wooden churches – a staggering 16 of which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll also see stilt houses or ‘palafitos’ – rickety wooden houses that teeter above the water’s edge. Although part of Chile, Chiloe has a very distinctive identity of its own.
On this 4 day Lake District cruise you’ll be immersed in a life on the ocean wave. Try your hand at traditional Chilean fishing techniques taught by your captain, gather fresh oysters and, if you’re lucky, watch shoals of sawfish dart past you in the water below. You’ll spend time discovering some of the many wooden churches that dot the islands, and get a glimpse into the culture, people and history of this country as you visit museums and see traditional handicrafts being made.
This cruise is designed to be a relaxing four days. Expect to do approximately 2 hours of walking. You’ll be sleeping onboard the boat and spending a fair amount of time sailing, so it’s probably best if you’re not prone to seasickness. You’ll be based on a boat for 4 days so you won’t have lots of space to yourself.
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