Pursuing a Wide Variety of Chile's Premier Fisheries
Magic Waters Lodge is situated in a beautiful mountain valley surrounded by glacier-studded peaks overlooking a lush forest within the Asyen region of Chilean Patagonia. The Lodge’s carefully-selected location is within easy reach of the coastal rainforests and the arid eastern Patagonian steppe, which provide guests with incredible opportunity to experience a diverse cross-section of the area’s amazing natural beauty and pristine trout waters. With a wide variety of public and private fishing accesses, including intimate walk and wade freestone rivers and spring creeks, large floatable rivers and productive still-waters, Magic Waters Lodge has great appeal to just about every type of trout angler.
The beautiful wood and river stone lodge were designed by owner and head guide Eduardo Barrueto. Built with comfort in mind, the lodge features a large, two-level living room and lounge complete with a stone-hearth fireplace that provides a perfect place to relax and take in the incredible Patagonian landscape after a long day on the water. The lodge accommodates up to 12 anglers in comfortable double occupancy rooms, each with a private bath.
Food and Beverages
Meals served at Magic Waters are based on authentic Chilean cuisine. The dishes are comprised of organic meats and produce, and almost all the ingredients are prepared in true farm-to-table style. Fresh beef, lamb, seafood and vegetables are served regularly. Each dinner is paired with carefully selected local Chilean wines.
Typical Length of Stay
The typical length of stay at Magic Waters is seven (7) nights and six (6) days. Trips of any length can be arranged, so be sure to contact Yellow Dog for details. Stays at Magic Waters Lodge can be easily combined with their sister program, River of Dreams Basecamp.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
A number of non-angling activities can be arranged, including horseback riding, trekking to glaciers, rafting, kayaking, sightseeing, hot springs, Coyhaique town tours, and cooking classes.
Internet / Communications
Wifi is available at the lodge, and a Satellite phone is available in case of an emergency. Note that some US cell phones may work at the lodge depending on your plan.
How To Get There
Overnight flights from the United States to and from Santiago, Chile (SCL) are available on American Airlines, Delta or Lan Chile. From there, guests take a three (3) hour flight south to the Balmaceda Airport (BBA). Upon arrival, a representative from the lodge will meet guests at the airport and will transfer them to Magic Waters Lodge.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
It’s ideal if anglers can arrive at Balmaceda on Saturday afternoon and leave on Saturday morning.
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 a preferred travel agent who can help you book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance, and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.
Magic Waters proudly offers one of the most diverse fly fishing programs in Patagonia. With several private lakes, spring creeks, small creeks, big rivers and horseback trips to fish remote waters, there’s truly something for every type of angler. Magic Waters fishes some of the most famous rivers in the greater Coyhaique area such as the Simpson, Paloma, Azul, Huemules, Mogote, along with numerous private access smaller unnamed creeks and spring creeks.
Trips are fully customizable, and every effort will be made to put anglers in the best waters according to desires and skills. Their team of extremely experienced professional fishing guides works hard to make sure their guests have a memorable and unique fishing experience.
Boats and Equipment
Magic Waters utilize a variety of jet boats, drift boats, rafts, and 4wd trucks to access area waters. The lodge has rental waders, boots, rods, and reels. The lodge also has a large selection of flies available for purchase. Although we highly recommend bringing your own fly fishing gear and equipment guests can lean on the guides for spare flies and tippets if needed.
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. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
Seven (7) nights / six (6) days = $5,500
- All meals and accommodations
- All beverages
- All guided fishing
- Transfers to and from the airport (Balmaceda – BBA)
- Fishing license
What’s Not Included:
- International and domestic airfare
- Fishing equipment
- Trip insurance
- Fees for extra activities
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Travel insurance