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Location

Puerto Montt lies on the top of Reloncaví Sound which is at the northern end of the Chilian Channels.

Position 41° 28'50"S, 72° 56'18"W

Clearance

For full details on clearing into and out of Chile see Chile Formalities.

Entry and exit papers are cleared at the Armada office in Avenida Costanera. Contact must be made on arrival. Puerto Montt Radio monitors VHF channel 16.

An expensive health inspection may be required if clearing in to Chile at this port.

Last updated December 2014.

Docking

The best mooring and anchorages are in the narrow channel between the mainland and Isla Tenglo. There are three marinas with floating pontoons and buoys. This area offers good shelter and the holding, in mud, is good.

Marina Costa de Huelmo is a new marina (2015), 40km south west of Puerto Montt opposite the island of Huelmo. Whilst it is very small, cruisers report that it's very reasonably priced and friendly (see comments at bottom of page).

Last updated December 2015.

Club Deportes Nauticos Reloncavi
Camino a Chinquihue km 7 , Puerto Montt
VHF Channel 16 (during the day)
Mooring buoys as well as a floating dock. Hot showers and a restaurant. Boatyard with 30 ton travel hoist and 10 ton crane.
Marina Costa de Huelmo
Seno del Reloncaví , Bahía de Huelmo , Inside the Island of Huelmo
Tel:+56 989204532/ 983292017 ,VHF Channel 16, 67
Position 41º 39,7’ S, 73º 03,7’ W. New marina 2015 in sheltered position with water and electricity, floating pontoons and buoys. Remote location but beautiful peaceful surroundings. Provisioning difficult - closest bus stop is 2km away. Hire car recommended. Cruisers also recommend this as a good place to leave your boat if travelling abroad or inland (see comments at bottom of page).
Marina Oxxean
41º 29’ 37’’ S, 72º 59’ 40’’ W ,
Camino a Chinquihue km 6, Puerto Montt
Tel:+56 65 255 544 ,VHF Channel 16, 71
This is a very sheltered marina with water, electricity, fuel (diesel and gasoline), hot showers, slipway, drying wall and high-pressure hull cleaning. Phone, fax and internet access, general delivery (poste restante). They can also offer an underwater repair service.
Marina del Sur
Seno Reloncavi , Canal Tenglo
Tel:+56 65 251 958/251 959 ,VHF Channel 16
Well serviced marina, including a dry dock, hot showers, laundry, fuel pump, Customs and Immigration clearance, phones and internet access, general delivery (poste restante) and a bar. There is a boat service company based at the marina which can carry out most repairs including watermakers, refrigeration and electronics.

csquared
csquared says:
Jul 16, 2016 07:16 PM

We left our boat at Costa de Huelmo for several weeks while we travelled the country by car and also left for Germany. The marina is a good place to leave the boat. If you stay on board you can enjoy the quietness and beauty of the surrounding. The downside is of course that the marina is rather remote and travelling to Puerto Montt for purchasing groceries is quite an effort. The bus stop is 2km away from the marina. While the owner offers help with that we had a rental car for a while. So we can recommend the marina for safely leaving the boat unattended.

Giambattista
Giambattista says:
Dec 04, 2015 04:43 PM

I spent 3 months in MArina Costa de Huelmo, a very new and tiny marina but very well sheltered. The marina is by far cheaper than those down town and for us with a 55 feet catamaran this was the main reason for choosing it. However we had a very pleasent stay there. The owners, a retired high officer of Armada de Vhile and his wife are extremely friendly and ready to help, giving to the place a very familiar atmosphere. The owner is personally checking every boat daily and we strogly recommend this marina to all yachts looking for a place where to leave the boat for long time.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Apr 13, 2015 12:54 PM

Posted on behalf of R Hudson:
If staying at any of the above marinas or anchoring in Canal Tenglo, the easy way to get to Puerto Montt is via buses. They cost 450 pesos, and seem to be able to be flagged down anywhere along the road. Buy the ticket on the bus with cash, and keep the ticket that they give you. These buses stop outside the Puerto Montt bus terminal (from where many long-distance buses go to many places) but do not go inside it.

Coming back from Puerto Montt, look for buses that say Chinquihue or Estadio Chinquihue.

EMcE
EMcE says:
Dec 11, 2014 10:36 AM

What is written here is cleatly wrong. We obtainrd a zarpe from Puerto Montt . Puerto in Feb 2010. Yachties who have trouble with the Chilean Amarda are almost always yachties who treated then with distrust and distain while cruisind this most complex channel systm. As a profesional seaman I was constantly annoyed to hear others openly flaunt Chilean laws re this water way system. If I were the admiral in charge I would I would impose a massive fine fkr all who failed to report thier position
daily and vessel confication of any yacht found openy in defiance of Chilean authorty of thix water way. My reaso fot this suggestion of harshness comes from the massivly expencive search and rescue of destresed boats in what is the worlds most complex water way of tnis type. To all yachties I say. Go to this wonderouse place, enjoy it in it's wonderouse beauty and whilst there obey the Amada rules for your own safty saje and you will come away with the love of this beautiful place and a reaspect for the Chilean Arnada for thier friendliness and professinalism. As I did.

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