Estancia Bahía Esperanza

Land and sea exploration

General information

Location

Península Antonio Varas s/n, Puerto Natales, Magallanes, Chile. View in Google Maps

Rates

General admission: $35.000 usd$45
(Includes roundtrip boat transfer)

See more

Programs

*A minimum of 2 people is required
Half day program: $95.000 usd$120
Full day program: $150.000 usd$190

See more

Infrastructure / Services

  • Paid entry
  • Ticket office
  • Park rangers
  • Dock
  • Information
  • Safe drinking water
  • Cafeteria / Restaurant
  • Viewpoint
  • Bathrooms
  • Recycling point
  • Garbage cans
  • Resting point
  • Emergency base
  • Horseback riding
  • Trekking trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • E-bike trails
  • Camping
  • Cabins / Estancia
  • Parking lot
  • Motor Boat

Flora and Fauna

Estancia Bahía Esperanza is an excellent place to witness the flora and fauna of Patagonia, since it is strategically located in the transition area between the rainy climate of the Patagonian fjords and the dry climate of the continent.

More than 33 species of birds inhabit the ranch. Some of them live throughout the year in the bay, while others arrive only during their migration process to other areas.

Within the ranch, you can also find more than 13 different species of trees and a similar amount of bushes.

Contact

If you have any questions about the park or ticket purchases, contact us here:

Emergencies

Did you have an accident in our park or need urgent help?
Call this emergency number.

Emergency number (accident):
+569 68 32 3225

FAQs

About rates

Clp $ 35,000. /usd $40

Includes roundtrip speedboat and self-guided trails.

*Children under 2 years old do not pay.

You can buy your tickets on our website.

Log in here.

Full day program: clp $ 150,000. / usd $190

Includes roundtrip navigation to the ranch, welcome coffee, horseback riding or guided hikes through exploration trails, lunch of your choice, visit to the Last Hope Monument and free walk along trails.

Half day program: clp $ 95,000. / usd $120

Includes roundtrip navigation to the ranch, welcome coffee, horseback riding or guided hike to the Last Hope Monument.

You can make the reservation by sending an email to reservas@estanciabahiaesperanza.com

* A minimum of 2 people is required to reserve the programs.

Full day: clp $70.000. / usd $90

Half day: clp $35.000. / usd $45

 

You can buy the guided rides on our website.

Log in here.

*A minimum of 2 people is rquired.

2 hours + induction: $35.000. / usd $45

4 hours + induction: $70.000. / usd $90

E-bike to Ballena Hill full day:  clp $140.000. / usd $170

You can buy the guided e-bike rides on our website.

Log in here.

About location, access and timetable

Car: by land you can get there from Punta Arenas or from any other point in the Chilean Patagonia.
You must arrive in the Chilean city of Puerto Natales. Once there, you should go to Natalis Pier at Puerto Bories, located 8 km from Puerto Natales city center (10-15 minutes by car), from where the boat leaves to take you to Estancia Bahía Esperanza.

Plane: there are daily frequencies from Europe, the United States, Australia or New Zealand to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile).
From Santiago you can fly to the Chilean cities of Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, and from Buenos Aires, you can fly to the Argentine city of El Calafate or Río Gallegos.

Boat: Estancia Bahía Esperanza is located 15 minutes from Puerto Bories located in the city of Puerto Natales. * You can only get there by boat from Estancia Bahía Esperanza.

In Natalis Pier at Puerto Bories, located 8 km from downtown Puerto Natales.

Yes. You can take a taxi in Puerto Natales city center in order to get there.

No, the season to visit Estancia Bahía Esperanza this season is from December 15, 2021 to April 31, 2022.

About services and experiences in the park

No, fishing is not allowed inside Estancia Bahía Esperanza.

Yes, you can ride a bike at Estancia Bahía Esperanza. If you want to use a normal bicycle, you must hire an external service.

If you want to ride an e-bike you can quote and book here.

Yes, you can ride a horse with our guided horseback rides.

Enter here to see the detail.

Yes, there are guided trekking, but only in the programs we offer.

Make your reservation here.

About Estancia Bahía Esperanza - General

Yes, our El Caiquén cafeteria has lunch, picnic and drink offers.

More information here.

* If you buy picnic to take on walks, remember not to leave your trace in the park.

The weather in Patagonia is unpredictable, so sometimes plans and logistics can change due to weather conditions.

Check what to bring here.

* Remember to dress warmly. We recommend dressing in layers.

No. It is forbidden to make fires inside the park due to the risk of fire and damage. Only the use of gas stoves is allowed. You cannot enter firewood, charcoal or any type of fuel.

No. One of the priorities of Estancia Bahía Esperanza is to take care of the ecological environment, as well as the wild flora and fauna; therefore, pets are not allowed.

At Estancia Bahía Esperanza we do not have garbage bins, so we ask you to please take your garbage with you.

Yes, there is internet coverage with all companies (the one that works best is Entel).

We do not have WiFi (Only the accommodation house has Wi-fi).

No, you cannot camp in the park.

Estancia Bahía Esperanza is a protected area. For this reason, the activities that are carried out here must create minimum impact. Any damage to the environment, such as destruction to trees, vegetation, hunting or damage to fauna, is punishable by law.

*Read LNT rules here.

In case of accidents adn emergencies

No. Upon entering Estancia Bahía Esperanza, a liability and risk awareness clause is signed. Geographical and climatic conditions require that the person responsible for self-care is always oneself.

In case of accidents or emergencies, you must notify the staff and call +569 68 32 3225.

Map and access

Park location

Península Antonio Varas s/n, Puerto Natales, Magallanes, Chile. View in Google Maps

How to get there

Airplane

There are daily frequencies from Europe, the United States, Australia or New Zealand to Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile).

From Santiago you can fly to the Chilean cities of Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, and from Buenos Aires, you can fly to the Argentine city of El Calafate or Río Gallegos.

Check for full details here

Car

By land you can get there from Punta Arenas or from any other point in Chilean Patagonia. You must drive into the Chilean city of Puerto Natales. From there, you should go to Natalis Pier, located at Puerto Bories, 8 km from Puerto Natales city center (10-15 minutes by car), from this port the boat will depart to Estancia Bahía Esperanza.

Check for full details here

Boat

Estancia Bahía Esperanza is located 15 minutes from Puerto Bories, which is located 8 kms from the city of Puerto Natales.

Check for full details here

Interactive map

Loading

Park map

Explore the routes in the park with our trail map.
In addition, you can review the difficulty of each park in order to see which is the one that best suits you.

* We ask you to please reduce the use of paper through the use of digital maps.

Format to view on any device as an image.

Format to view in GPS applications. (Strava, Garmin, Viewranger, among others)

Format to open in Google Earth.

Trails

Be informed about the difficulty, specifications and recommendations of each trail. 
There are several trail options for all types of adventurers: they are marked according to their level of difficulty, so you can make sure you choose the right route for you.
Also, information is provided on the recommendations and specifications of each trail.

Trekking

Horseback riding

MTB

Los Fiordos Trail

Difficulty: Easy

2,6 km
40 minutes (Hiking) - 30 minutes (Horse)

View trail

Trekking

Horseback riding

MTB

El Bosque Trail

Difficulty: Medium

5,1 km
2 hours (hiking) - 1,5 hours (horse)

View trail

Trekking

La Turbera Trail

Difficulty: Medium

5,2 km
2 hours (Hiking)

View trail

Trekking

Pasarela Trail

Difficulty: Easy

1 Km
30 minutes (Hiking)

View trail

Trekking

Horseback riding

MTB

Carpinteros Trail

Difficulty: Easy

3,4 km
1 hour (Hiking) - 40 minutes (Horse)

View trail

Trekking

Horseback riding

MTB

Panoramico Trail

Difficulty: Easy

3,4 km
1,15 hours (Hiking) - 50 minutes (Horse)

View trail

Trekking

Horseback riding

MTB

Monument Trail

Difficulty: Easy

1 Km
20 minutes (Hiking), 15 minutes (Horse)

View trail

Plan your trip

If you are going to visit Estancia Bahía Esperanza, located in the extreme south of Chile, you need to plan ahead.
Here are some tips so that you can effectively plan your visit and have the best possible experience.

Useful Data

Check the recommendations for your next visit.

What to bring to Estancia Bahía Esperanza?

Learn from the must haves in your backpack, to the essentials in your luggage.

Learn more

Leave no trace: learn the LNT principles and rules

The Leave No Trace principles - or LNT standards - are a guide for visitors in natural areas. By following them, you contribute to conserving the environment. We encourage you to read the article carefully to consciously visit Estancia Bahía Esperanza and any natural area.

Learn more

How to get to Bahía Esperanza?

Learn the distances from Estancia Bahía Esperanza, the Chilean Patagonia ranch closest to Puerto Natales!

Learn more

Remember

  • Always take your trash with you (read NOLS norms).
  • It's not allowed to use grills or make fire in the park. Use a camping stove.
  • There is no water on the route, so you must bring water for your walk.
  • Trail not suitable for camping.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • There are no toilets in the sectors (only in El Caiquén).
  • Remember to follow established trails and thus contribute to the maintenance and preservation of the place.