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 Aysen 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 an 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 was designed by the 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 a 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
Wi-Fi 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.
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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 private access to numerous, 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 utilizes 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.
Rates and Terms
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.
2022/2023 Season Rates:
Seven (7) nights / six (6) days = $5,990
- All meals and accommodations
- Laundry services
- All beverages
- All guided fishing
- Transfers to and from the airport (Balmaceda – BBA)
- Fishing license
- Fishing equipment (if needed)
- Flies (We recommend that you bring an assortment, but the guides will have flies)
What’s Not Included:
- International and domestic airfare
- Fees for extra non-angling activities
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Travel/Trip insurance
Magic Waters Lodge (Coyhaique, Chile)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due at the time of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 30 days prior to arrival, with the chance to cancel the trip, without any penalty, due to Covid 19 reasons. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. The lodge will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the lodge and Yellow Dog are not responsible for covering costs associated with alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals or any other expenses incurred. For all of these reasons, and because of the no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person fee charged by Yellow Dog. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance all Chile packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment at the time of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.