Our group of 8 arranged ahead of time to sea kayak with Kayak Aqua Fresca on the day our cruise ship stopped in Punta Arenas. After a ride from the cruise port to Kayak Aqua Fresca base, we suited up in the provided dry suits complete with shoes and a short drive later we were at their launch spot. We were given instructions and safety tips … like what to do should our kayak flipped over and how to get back on! There were 3 guides with us - one of them serving as the group photographer. They all were on the water with us in their own kayaks and helped with those that needed help. Our cold but sunny day turned windy quickly while we were on the water, so we kept close to shore. It was still a fun experience. The dry suits were not pleasant to put on, but they certainly necessary to keep us warm and dry. The CD of pictures for purchase was worthwhile since we have these on-the-water pictures but didn't have to worry about our own cameras potentially getting wet! Afterward, we got back to the base, changed out of our dry suits, and were treated to a nice pastries and hot drinks in the hostel at base (Hosteria Aqua Fresca). Kayak Aqua Fresca was nice enough to drop us off at a location we wanted to visit in town instead of at the cruise terminal where we were picked up; this certainly made up for 50 minutes or so we lost earlier that morning when we were picked up at the cruise terminal later than the agreed upon time, had to stop to pick up 2 other participants at a hotel in town, and then had to return to the cruise terminal to pick up 2 stragglers. We had a fun day in Punta Arenas and are glad we decided on this itinerary instead of spending all our precious time on long traveling time to go see the penguins.
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