We were looking through our binoculars, not to miss a thing, when a distinctive sound made us turn our heads. The sails quickly unfurled until they were tight, and we were overcome by a feeling of having traveled back in time.
The ship then circled round to head towards Llanquihue, another town on the coast dating back to the arrival of German immigrants in 1850.
Rocked by the water, we made out the mouths of rivers and streams where some anglers were fly casting, their lines undulating through the air in search of trout.
We went to the bar below deck to have a drink. We sat comfortably enjoying a pisco sour, Chilean wine, empanadas and cheese while looking out of the windows. ‘Have you noticed how the colors are changing? The warm colors of sunset.’
Lake Llanquihue and the outline of snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes in the background were imprinted in our memories. It was the last stretch of our outing and we headed towards Puerto Varas whose street lights shone like diamonds, magically changing the scenery we had set off from a few hours before.
It had been a relaxed outing, we had seen a new world from a different perspective. We bade farewell to Captain Haase, safely anchored for the night, its two masts gently rocked by the waves.
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Useful DataHow to get there
The boat is anchored in the Puerto Varas Bay and excursions are hired at the Puerto Varas Secretariat of Tourism or at a small dock called Capitán Haase.Opening hours
Must be checked by phone as it varies throughout the yearBear in mind
Suitable for adults and children of all ages accompanied by adults.
It sails all year round; fishing outings and special events can be booked.
It complies with the safety measures of a coastal yacht.