Access to the Most Wild & Remote Fisheries in Chile
Operating at the southernmost tip of Chile, Lakutaia Lodge is a one-of-a-kind, heli-fishing operation located on Navarino Island – a wild, remote and undeveloped wilderness area in the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere. Utilizing safe and reliable helicopters, Lakutaia provides anglers with access to some of the most remote and unreachable lakes and river in all of South America, with abundant wade fishing opportunities for browns, brook trout, and rainbows, as well as the occasional sea-run brown trout. In many respects, Navarino Island can be considered one of the last of the great unexplored freshwater trout fisheries on the planet. With one of the best locations on the island, Lakutaia Lodge is located on the outskirts of Puerto Williams – the world’s southernmost town – directly overlooking the Beagle Channel and the rugged terrain of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.
Lakutaia is a beautifully built lodge with giant picture windows overlooking the Beagle Channel. The lodge has 24 spacious double occupancy rooms with private bathrooms.
Food and Beverages
After long days of fishing, anglers will enjoy coming back to the lodge and indulging in local and international cuisines that pair terrifically with Chilean wines. After dinner treat yourself to a drink at the full bar before going to bed and prepare for another day of flying in helicopters and exploring other remote fisheries.
Typical Length of Stay
The typical package at Lakutaia Lodge is seven (7) nights and eight (8) day.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Lakutaia Lodge has terrific non-angling activities including horseback riding, biking, kayaking the Beagle Channel, hiking, bird watching, or touring around the southernmost city on earth- Puerto Williams.
Internet / Communications
Wifi internet is available at the lodge. Cell service is available.
How to Get There
Anglers fly into Santiago, Chile and then transfer to Punta Arenas where anglers will spend one night at Jose Noguiera Hotel. From Punta Arenas anglers will fly to Navarino Island. Upon arrival, a lodge representative will meet you and transfer you to the lodge.
Typical Travel Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive in Santiago, Chile and take a connecting flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival to the Punta Arenas airport, guests will be met by a representative of Lakutaia Lodge who will transfer you to the Jose Noguiera Hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight to Puerto Williams on Navarino Island. Upon arrival to the Puerto Williams airport, a representative of Lakutaia Lodge will transfer you to the lodge.
Day 3 to 7 – Five (5) full days of Heli-fishing on Navarino Island.
Day 8 – Depart the lodge and transfer to the Puerto Williams airport for your return flight to Punta Arenas. Take connecting return flight to Santiago.
You will need a valid passport to enter the country of Chile. Citizens of the United States, Canada, and the UK do not need a visa unless they plan on staying for more than three months.
Yellow Dog can assist with travel logistics required for your trip and can recommend you to our preferred travel agent who can book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance, and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.
When staying with Lakutaia Lodge, anglers will be fishing the southernmost rivers of Chilean Patagonia. These crystal-clear rivers hold brook, brown and rainbow trout and the occasional sea-run brown trout. Anglers will mostly utilize floating lines with both dry and wet flies. The lodge uses a fleet of safe helicopters to transport anglers across unforgiving terrain to remote fisheries. It’s a rarity to ever see another angler on the river except for the ones in your group. Enjoy fishing some of the world’s most remote fisheries all to yourself. Each helicopter will have 2 to 3 anglers assigned to it, plus a guide.
Boats and Equipment
Helicopters are utilized to transport anglers to different remote fisheries. Fishing is done wading on foot and in rafts with fly fishing frames.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person, based on double occupancy, and quoted in US dollars. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
7 Nights/8 Days (Friday – Friday)
$9,600.00 per person based on double occupancy room and two (2) anglers per helicopter/guide
$7,600.00 per person based on double occupancy room and three (3) anglers per helicopter/guide
- Transfers to/from the Punta Arenas airport and the hotel
- One night in a single or double room and dinner at Jose Nogueira Hotel
- Flight to/from Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams
- Accommodations and meals at Lakutaia Lodge
- Beverage including beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
- Guided visit to Omora Ethnobotanical Park
- Five (5) days of guided heli-fishing
- Fishing license
- Activities at the lodge including mini golf, kayaking, and mountain biking
What’s Not Included:
- International and domestic airfare
- Transfers, hotels, and meals in Santiago
- Gratuities to guides and staff
- Fishing equipment