Patagonia Sea Kayaking - Prime

Patagonia Sea Kayaking - Prime


  • Paddle for 12 days through island chains that border Southern Chile
  • Unique wildlife viewing opportunities—see otters, sea lions, and the world's southernmost parrot
  • Cultural opportunities to meet fisherman who make their living trapping crab or diving for shellfish
  • Learn basic paddling techniques such as effective strokes and braces, boat control,, and navigation
  • Classes on natural and cultural history
While sea kayaking in Patagonia, you'll encounter a variety of spectacular environments, from remote picturesque valleys with views of glaciated peaks to the wet and verdant coast. You may also have a chance to meet the people who inhabit the rugged land of Patagonia.

Your expedition includes a stunning drive along the Carretera Austral (the Southern Highway), taking you through small villages where you'll glimpse rural Patagonian life. You'll work to learn sea kayaking and expedition skills as you travel by lush temperate rain forests, numerous waterfalls, sweeping granite walls, and glimpses of glaciers in the distance.

Home to Andean condors, albatross, the worlds southernmost parrot, otters, and southern sea lions, this region abounds with wildlife. You may encounter subsistence fishermen trapping crab or diving for shellfish, gaining insight into a way of life that has changed little in 100 years. You may also see the modern developments of salmon farming, a prolific industry for Chile.


Location NOLS Patagonia
Tuition $3,750 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $250
Minimum Age 23
Duration 14 Days
Type Prime - Adult Courses
Start/End Coyhaique, Chile
Fly in/out Balmaceda, Chile
College Credit
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
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“There is so much more gained from standing in places like this than there is only sitting in a classroom.”

-Devin W.

NOLS Patagonia Grad