Trip Overview 

Nomads of the Seas is temporarily unavailable until further notice, due to vessel maintenance. However, we expect them to be up and running again in the future, so please call us for more information about this one-of-a-kind destination!

Destination Quick Facts 

LOCATION:  Puerto Montt, Chile

SEASON:  October through mid-April


CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB:  Santiago, Chile (SCL) and Puerto Montt, Chile (PMC)

TARGET SPECIES:  Primarily brown and rainbow trout with the possibility of Atlantic Salmon as well.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO     888-777-5060     INTL 01-1-406-585-8667       info [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com


Lodging Details
Nomads’ mothership – The Atmosphere – offers the perfect combination of substantial exploration capabilities and high-end, full-service live-aboard accommodations and amenities. The ship is fully equipped to guarantee a pleasant, exciting and safe voyage through Patagonian coastal waters. Approximately 150 feet in length, The Atmosphere is categorized as a "small ship." Its overall capacity is 28 passengers (including a maximum of 12 anglers) and an additional 32 crew members, which the vessel is capable of transporting in all types of weather, seas and visibility conditions. Design-wise, The Atmosphere features a complex engineering layout in order to safely and usefully accommodate all of the aero-maritime transportation crafts that this operation requires. Each cabin on the ship (10 twin cabins and four double cabins) has been specially designed to give passengers the privacy and comfort they need. Nomads has made a great effort to provide passengers with natural and tasteful interiors, to make you feel just as if you were home. You'll also experience five-star, attentive service during your entire trip.

In the beginning, when Nomads of the Seas was just an idea, the elements that the ship must have were already clear to the owners and designers. They knew that it would have to be an intimate, comfortable and stylish vessel, with each space created to give passengers maximum comfort. The second great requirement for the Atmosphere was that it should have the capacity to carry a complete and sophisticated “aero-marine system” that was able to transport passengers deep into the wilds of Patagonia in the hardest geographic and weather conditions. With all of this taken into consideration, the Atmosphere was conceived and designed by a team comprised of Nomads of the Seas and Asenav Shipyard professionals. Asenav, also in charge of the actual building, is a company internationally renowned for its work with Patagonia-navigating ships. The entire design and building process took approximately two years, and concluded in October 2006.

Food and Beverages
Guests can expect daily gourmet cuisine throughout their entire journey aboard The Atmosphere. There will also be special tastings, featuring the best Chilean wines, including some which are very hard to find in the market. The inaugural dinner on board will provide an introduction to Patagonian cuisine. Guests will be able to enjoy dishes such as antipasto, pickled quail, duck confit, and shrimp, all served in a wide array of presentations. The farewell meal with Nomads includes an extraordinary dinner and tasting event which will allow guests to experience the best of both Patagonian and Chilean cuisine. Each day, lunch is as much a part of the adventure as is the daily activity. When fishing, guides will usually prepare hot meals served with the finest wines on the banks of a beautiful Chilean river. Non-anglers will enjoy the same level of service, with each lunch set up and enjoyed in a different setting and location.

Typical Length of Stay
A standard package with Nomads of the Seas runs seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days (Saturday through Saturday). All trips begin and end in Puerto Montt, Chile.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Patagonian Chile has much to offer the non-angler, and there is a great deal more to explore than just the trout fisheries. Nomads’ Wildlife Adventures Program is designed to allow non-anglers to discover Chilean Patagonia along with expert guides. Guests travel deep into Patagonia to uncover the mysteries that this region has to offer, as well as enjoy specialized expeditions like trekking, sea and river kayaking, panoramic flights, whale watching, high-speed zodiac rides, penguin trips, hot springs fly-ins, catered mountain-peak lunches, hiking, and numerous other amazing activities.

Internet / Communications
The boat does not have internet access, although Wi-Fi is available at the Nomads clubhouse on arrival and departure days. Some U.S. cell phones may work throughout Chile depending on your service plan. Contact your service provider before departing on your trip.


General Information
Nomads’ “Ultimate Fly Fishing Program” offers the thrill of angling in pristine and virgin places that can – in all likelihood – only been accessed by Nomads and its guests. Having the privilege to reach spots which have never been visited by other anglers is just one of the many amazing aspects of this fishing program. The concept of Nomads’ program means total access to any fly fishing destination within Atmosphere’s wide navigation area. Nomads' complete “aero-maritime system” (helicopter, jet boats, zodiacs, drift boats and more) grants a high degree of flexibility which allows anglers to successfully overcome all varying conditions associated with water levels, meteorology and fish behavior. The fishing program is organized into a variety of different daily outings, each of which includes one guide for every two fishermen. All of the Nomads guides have been thoroughly trained to find fish, teach the fundamentals of fishing, and also help anglers use the most effective casting and presentation techniques for the area.

Heli Drifts / Jet Skiffs
Anglers are flown in to specific locations via helicopter that are particularly beautiful and difficult to reach. McKenzie drift boats and jet skiffs that have been pre-positioned in these areas, await guests and guides. Anglers will then enjoy an excellent fishing of day before the helicopter returns to fly them back to The Atmosphere.

NRS Rafts / Drift Boats
Anglers, alongside portable NRS rafts, are flown out to the fishing site to enjoy a full day of floating and fishing an area river. After a full day of fly-fishing, the helicopter retrieves guests and returns to The Atmosphere.

Jet Boats
Anglers reach their fishing destinations by way of Alaskan-style jet boats especially designed for this activity.

Boats and Equipment
Nomads of the Seas relies on a mutli-tiered, aero-maritime transport system that consists of two Bell 407 helicopters, three jet-boats, a Hurricane 920 RIB zodiac, and dozens of other watercrafts that include zodiacs, NRS rafts, drift boats and catarafts. More than 36 McKenzie-style drift boats and 12 jet skiffs have been strategically pre-placed throughout the region, readily available for Nomads anglers and guides. This equipment allows Nomads to fish and explore deep into the region’s most secluded rivers, lagoons and mountain fisheries.


How To Get There
Overnight flights from the United States to-and-from Santiago, Chile (Airport Code: SCL) are available on American Airlines, Delta or Lan Chile. From there you fly by Lan Chile 737 jet to the Puerto Montt Airport, approximately two hours south of Santiago. When you arrive, a representative from Nomads will be waiting for you at the airport and will transfer you to the private clubhouse and the ship.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Most guests take an overnight flight to Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL), arriving early in the morning. After processing through customs and immigration, you can easily catch a late-morning or early afternoon flight to Puerto Montt Airport (PMC). Guests will need to arrive into Puerto Montt no later than 3:00 PM on the day of departure. At the end of the trip, flights out of Puerto Montt can be scheduled anytime after 11:00 AM. *We strongly recommend an arrival the night before your trip departs to ensure that plane delays do not become a hindrance to your trip.*

Documents Required
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.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.


Package Rates
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. The standard package with Nomads of the Seas runs seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days, Saturday through Saturday.

Single Occupancy, Deluxe Cabin = $14,690.00
Single Occupancy, Premium Cabin = $19,097.00
Double Occupancy, Deluxe Cabin = $11,300.00
Double Occupancy, Premium Cabin = $14,690.00

What's Included

  • All transfers between the Puerto Montt Airport (PMC) and the ship
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all appetizers throughout the course of the week
  • Full open bar (except for certain special liquors)
  • All activities on board (sauna, hot tubs, lectures, wine tasting, etc.)
  • Double or single occupancy accommodations (according to the requested reservation)
  • Daily fly fishing excursions as scheduled
  • For non-angers, wildlife activities as scheduled
  • During all fly fishing excursions, Nomads of the Seas provides complimentary jet boat, helicopter, and zodiac services

What's Not Included

  • International airfare to Santiago, Chile (SCL) and domestic airfare to Puerto Montt, Chile (PMC)
  • Tips and gratuities for crew, staff and guides
  • Extra jet boat or helicopter hours (beyond the course of the normal day)
  • Select brands of liquor, gift shop purchases, satellite phone, and satellite internet
  • Massages and Relax Area
  • Flies and other items of a personal nature
  • Fishing License - $25 per person
  • Waders, boots, rods and reels (if needed) can be rented for a cost of $70 per person, per day


Patagonia is a region of South America shared between Chile in the west and Argentina in the east. Chilean Patagonia is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, twisting peninsulas, and islands. It contains the world's second largest temperate rain forest blanketing the near impassable wall of the Andes. Fed by an extensive network of mountain lakes and rivers, this area provides some of the world's best fly fishing. Dense hardwood forests of beech, bamboo, and fern are home to abundant bird life and various game including deer. Glaciers and waterfalls provide a wonderful backdrop for fly anglers.

Client Testimonials

"Rarely do I send out detailed trip reviews and after-trip reports in the form of newsletters. After fishing for the past week in Chile with Nomads of the Seas, however, I wanted to share some of my observations on what I can only describe as the most unique, one-of-a-kind trip that I have experienced, read of, heard or, or even imagined. In the booking business, we work hard to avoid using terms such as, “Trip of a lifetime” and “One-of-a-kind.” These descriptions, however, easily apply to the Nomads program and a week of fishing from their mothership, Atmosphere."
- Jim Klug (Director of Operations, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures)

 "The Atmosphere has a range of 6,000 miles so if you have the time and money, an extreme fly fishing adventure can certainly be arranged. There is nothing standard about Nomads’ "standard" one week trips through the Patagonia fjords of southern Chile. Penguins dart around the ship, dolphins and whales come and go, and 200-foot waterfalls are visible in every direction. Nomads of the Seas has raised the bar for customer service, equipment technology and luxurious hospitality in a safe and environmentally friendly application. They call it Grand Class and it is. (And the beds are comfortable, too!)"
- Brian O`Keefe (Powell Butte, OR)

 "Dear Andreas. (Owner of Nomads.) Kath and I will never forget our time with you and the people in your organization. We were blown away by what you have created and will do our best to let people know what your operation has to offer. The idea of having a world class fishing experience in such a remote and harsh environment still hasn't’t fully sunk in. Thanks again for your hospitality"
- Timothy Rajeff (Seattle, WA