After our breakfast, we went to wait for our ferry. In the ferry office Naviera Austral they told us to be there one hour in advance, so we came to the port at 10:40am. Few people already waiting.
We waited until 2pm. We saw few dolphins, some of them even jumped above the sea.
After the ferry to Quellon arrived, we got in, left our rucksacks in a luggage storing area (they take their time to put them in, they give you a sticker like at the airport and they never use the sticker later) and then we looked for our seats. Someone sitting on them. So we found another ones.
It was lovely sunny and not windy weather, so shortly after we sat in the main area, we went upstairs to the upper deck to sit there in the sun. We stayed there all the time, playing games, slept, etc. Also as we were sitting there, I could see Aimee (we met in Coyhaique) going to the upper deck as well. So cool coincidence. They took this ferry from Puerto Chacabuca a day ago. We had a nice chat.
The ferry arrived to Quellon at 19:50. We tried to look for Mike and Aimee, but couldn’t see them. It took 20 minutes to get off the ferry. And the luggage? They just put all of them on the floor. No point having labels on them at all.
As we were walking from the ferry, taxi drivers were approaching us offering a ride to Castro. We got stopped by one driver together with two another guys and we all decided to get to Castro. The driver told us 35000 clp for all of us. (9000 clp per person).
The ride took just about an hour and something. Amazing sun very low above the hills made this drive unforgettable. The landscapes were stunning during this sunlight. We arrived in Castro around 21:30, paid 2x9000 clp and exchanged our number with the other two guys (one Irish and one Australian).
In the hostel, we paid 21000 in cash to an unpleasant lady for a tiny room with a bathroom. I messaged to te Irish guy where we want to go to eat (based on google reviews, one quite nice restaurant nearby, called Marry’s).
As we ordered food (steak with some relish, Chilean salad and wine), the two other guys came in and sat with us. We had a good conversation and very tasty meal. Paid 28600 clp for the both meals.