Plush Lodging Intertwined With Exceptional Fly Fishing Opportunities
This is an amazing and totally unique resort operation, one that we highly recommend for couples looking to combine untouched regional fishing with a high-end, adventurous visit to Southern Chile. Remota Resort was designed by Germán del Sol, the great Chilean architect who had a hand in several other famous projects in Torres del Paine National Park and the Atacama Desert. From the outside, the resort complex is simply stunning, an experiment in modernism that takes root in local and regional architecture. Remota is built on several levels, long and asymmetrically-shaped, with huge windows, fire pits, and lounging areas everywhere. There is no place like it on the planet.
Remota Resort features 72 rooms, all with a stunning view of Ultima Esperanza Bay, the nearby Balmaceda Glacier, and the Paine Mountain Range. Each room is approximately 345 square feet and features a private bath and a large, comfortable bed far nicer than anything that is usually found at a fishing lodge. Each of the rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views. There’s no TV in the rooms and no modern distractions, but there is wireless internet located in the bar and lobby areas. Remota offers a heated indoor swimming pool, a Finnish sauna, an open-air Jacuzzi, and massage and spa treatments (available by reservation in the resort’s private spa area). Additionally, there are two meeting halls, several quiet reading and lounge areas, and a yoga studio. The restaurant is four stars, and local produce and seafood from the nearby bay are paired with Chilean wines from their extensive cellar.
Food and Beverages
Food has been specially planned for daily open-air activities and for mornings and evenings in the Remota dining room. There is a special emphasis on local products, small-scale fishing harvests, and regional produce, including ripe and delicious fruit available throughout the season. Obviously, you can also expect a fantastic line-up of amazing Chilean wine. A buffet breakfast is served early each morning in the dining room. During breakfast, your guide will meet you and go over the plan for the day.
Typical Length of Stay
Standard packages at Remota Resort are three (3), four (4), seven (7), ten (10), and fourteen (14) nights. Yellow Dog can customize your trip itinerary based on the number of days that you want to fish and other activities that you want to include.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Non-anglers visiting Remota will be in heaven, as the Resort offers music and movies, talks on Patagonian nature and culture, regular bonfires, a full bar area, a complete gift shop, and plenty of leisure space to talk, read, exercise, or just enjoy your time. The most famous and impressive offering of Remota is their organized tour and guided trip program. These tours are discussed and finalized at the bar at around 7:00 PM each evening, where visitors meet with their guides and plan their activities for the following day. Depending on the weather and what each person wants to see and do the following day, you will then select the best option. Remota offers fourteen amazing and different tours in a region that is a reserve of beauty and culture, both within Torres del Paine National Park and throughout the area’s surrounding mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, forests, and estancias. The Resort’s highly trained team of friendly and enthusiastic guides speak both Spanish and English.
Internet / Communications
The Resort does offer Wi-Fi for guests. Some U.S. cell phones may work throughout Chile depending on your service plan.
How To Get There
Most main international airlines (Delta, American, LAN, and several others) offer overnight flights into Santiago’s Arturo Benitez International Airport (SCL). From Santiago there are daily flights to a town in the very southern tip of Chile, Punta Arenas (PUQ), with both LAN and Sky Airlines. Flying from Santiago to Punta Areanas takes approximately four hours.
Travelers may choose to fly into Chile from Argentina. From Buenos Aires’ Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), you can fly to Calafate, Argentina (FTE) on more than 13 daily flights via either Aerolineas Argentinas or LAN.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
The ground transfer trip from Punta Arenas to Remota is not just another drive but rather the first breathtaking contact that guests have with the immensity of Southern Patagonia. Upon arrival in Punta Arenas you will be met by a representative from Remota and transferred via van to the resort. For guests that would like to fly directly from Buenos Aires, Argentina into Calafate, there are a number of daily regular buses that cross into Chile.
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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This is an area of Chile and of Patagonia that is rarely visited and almost never fished. Located just north of the wind-swept waters of Tierra del Fuego and south of the more well-known Chilean fishing areas of Coyhaique, Chaiten, and Puerto Mont, this is an area that angling-wise is still very much “off-the-grid.” For anglers looking for someplace new and different, this definitely qualifies! Remota is the only operation and “lodge” in the entire area, which means that you can expect to have the area’s fishing all to yourself. The area’s rivers and streams are pristine, productive, and diverse, and all fisheries are accessed and fished by walking and wading (instead of with rafts or jet boats). Many of the waters and access points are private and reserved exclusively for the guides and guests of Remota. Most of the river and stream fisheries throughout this area are small and intimate, and brown trout are the main focus. Fish run anywhere from 14 inches to over 22 inches. Trout here are unpressured and usually willing to eat a fly. During the summer months, you can fish a variety of dry flies on almost every piece of water in the region. During the Chilean spring and fall seasons, you can expect to do well with nymphs and streamers.
Boats and Equipment
All fishing in the region is done by walking and wading nearby rivers and streams. A van and driver will accompany you and your guide each day to the river and will wait with you while you spend your day on the water. While the Resort does feature a small amount of loaner equipment, it is advised that anglers bring all of their own equipment and flies, including rods, reels, waders, boots, and all terminal tackle.
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 rates for Remota are fully customized based on length of a trip package, number of days fishing, and other non-angling activities and tours. Please contact Yellow Dog for full details and quotes.
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- All standard transfers to and from Puerto Arenas Airport (PUQ) in Chile and the resort
- All accommodations at Remota Resort
- All meals while at Remota Resort
- Daily guided fishing
- All resort taxes and VATs
What’s Not Included:
- International flight to Santiago (SCL) and flights from Santiago (SCL) to Puerto Arenas (PUQ)
- Non-standard transfers from Puerto Arenas or Calafate to Remota
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Rods, reels, flies, and other items of a personal nature
- Purchases at the resort’s gift shop
- Message services and spa treatments
- Bar and alcohol tab
Remota Resort (Puerto Natales, Chile)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the resort 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 resort. The resort will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the resort 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 within 10 days 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.
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