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Boat Tours of Valdivia's Rivers - Boating Valdivia - Chile

Cruising Valdivia’s waterways is another way to explore the area. Bahía, Aramo and Santa María la Blanca boats do one-hour city tours along the Valdivia and Calle-Calle Rivers pointing out the history of the metropolis and vestiges of the 1960 earthquake. They also navigate around Isla Teja. Polux and Bahía travel to Punucapa village on the Río Cruces and into the Río Cruces nature reserve. The Spanish fortresses are on the agenda for Santa María la Blanca, Santa Sofía and Neptuno. Couples can enjoy a romantic outing on the river with Góndolas Valdivianas.

Muelle Schuster, Avenida Prat
Valdivia, Chile

Boating Types:

Getting There
All boats leave from Muelle Schuster on Avenida Prat, where their kiosks sell tickets. Some of the companies are: Santa María la Blanca (tel.: 09-662-2670, E-mail:; has bilingual guides), Valdivia Travel / Islote Haverbeck (Tel.: 22-7909

Travel Tips: Sernatur keeps a list of expeditions, boats and prices. Tours run all year long.


Remeros, or sport rowing boats, are popular in Valdivia. Several row clubs are here, including Club de Remeros Arturo Prat, which has lessons and rents boats (General Lagos 1089, Tel.: 21-2581). Canoes and kayaks can be rented from the helipuerto of the riverfront, just west of the Centro de Información Turística (CIT).

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: None

Visit the history, anthropology, arts and science museums; catch a concert or movie; spend an afternoon strolling through the Jardín Botánico and Parque Saval on Isla Teja; sample the beer at Cervecería Kunstmann; explore the beaches and fortalezas of Niebla, Corral and Isla Mancera; visit Parque Oncol and other nature reserves. Further afield, go kayaking or fishing in the Seven Lakes Region.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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