BordeBaker Lodge is located 8 kilometers south of Puerto Bertrand, on the banks of the Baker River, Chile´s most abundant and one of the best for fly fishing practice.
One arrives crossing the Carretera Austral, a route that connects practically all the region of Aysén. It passes through forests, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, fjords, mountains, and glaciers in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia.
Patagonia has ever-changing weather: you can feel the four seasons in just one day. Between April and September is cold and unstable, with temperatures ranging from -15 to 10 º C. Between October and March it gets warmer and more stable, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 30 ºC . February is the month with the highest temperatures, and July the one with the lowest temperatures.
Recommendation regarding clothes and accessories: bring several layers and include one for rain. Cap, glasses and sunblock.
We are surrounded by native forests with species such as Lenga, Ñire, Ciprés and Coigüe. The fauna in this area has numerous species of animals and birds -mostly protected-, such as huemul, guanaco, fox, puma, hare, condor, eagle, hawk, cormorant, carpenter, chucao, among many others.
How to get to BordeBaker Lodge
There are several ways to access our Lodge:
There are regular flights from the international airport of Santiago de Chile, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas to the airport of Balmaceda (Coyhaique). Once there, one can travel the distance by land, taking the Carretera Austral (Route 7) in a southerly direction, passing Cerro Castillo, Puerto Tranquilo (Marble Chapels) and Puerto Bertrand (birth of the Baker River). The other option would be to hire a private plane to take you to the Cochrane airfield.
From Puerto Montt to the South, you can travel along the Carretera Austral (Route 7), which runs for approximately 1,240 kilometers to Villa O’Higgins (South end of Aysén). The route is combined with some ferries, necessary to cross certain sectors such as Caleta La Arena and Hornopirén.
There are companies have daily frequencies between Coyhaique and Cochrane, departing in the early morning and reaching Puerto Bertrand at around 3:00 pm.
Roballos option: From route 40, take route 41 (westbound) to Paso Internacional Roballos, located 250km south of the city of Perito Moreno. Continue on this road until you come across the Carretera Austral (Route 7). Going north, BordeBaker Lodge is approximately 30 minutes away.
Chile Chico option: From the same route 40, crossing the Pueblo Los Antiguos in Argentina and entering Chile through Chile Chico. Continue west, pass through Puerto Guadal and then at the Carretera Austral (Route 7) road junction continue south. BordeBaker Lodge is 35 minutes away from the said intersection.