Soon the Carretera Austral will come to an end and it is not possible to continue south by land in Chile. Our options for continuing south are 1) get on the boat 2) hike with our bikes through the woods to Argentina to connect with a route south.
My map shows a ferry route from a port south of here. We are disappointed to learn from the tourist office in Coyhaique that the ferry doesn’t exist. It was more of an idea that never came to fruition. We also learn that there is only one boat that goes to southern Chile, the Navimag, that leaves out of Puerto Montt, a 24 hour bus ride north from here. So in order to go south by boat we’ll have to go north first.