Fly Fishing The Futaleufu

9 Days
December - April
Custom pricing

Fly Fishing The Futaleufu

Bio Bio Expeditions began as a whitewater rafting and kayaking company, yet through our years in Patagonia, our guides have developed a passion for fly fishing to match their passion for whitewater.

What makes our adventure travel company so unique is that we have pioneered fly fishing in whitewater, allowing you to fish eddies that are in between stretches of the Futaleufu River’s rapids and which can only be accessed by watercraft.  A new challenge for many fly fishermen (and women), we have 3 catarafts which are professionally outfitted with state of the art fishing frames, casting platforms and swivel seats.  Because of our highly professional whitewater skill, our fly fishing guides can put your boat in any spot on the Futaleufu that you like.

Additionally, our Futaleufu River Adventure Base Camp is ideally situated right on the  river and right in the middle of one of the most beautiful, calm canyons on the “Fu”.  Every morning you can fly fish the Futaleufu’s turquoise blue waters in front of our camp from a cataraft or cast from our put-in eddy just a moment’s walk from your riverfront bungalow. Truly a unique new place to test out your whitewater fly fishing skills!

Your adventure vacation on the Futaleufu River includes:

  • Friendly service from your tent captain who delivers tea or coffee to your tent each morning
  • Free use of our fleet of 14 suspension mountain bikes, whitewater kayaks and catarafts, and a variety of fishing equipment
  • Yoga classes every morning and private yoga sessions on request
  • A full range of multisport adventures…
  • Fly fishing on the Futaleufu River – either from shore, or from a cataraft in the calm canyon in front of camp. First timers and experts welcome!
  • Gourmet cuisine including freshly baked bread and fresh vegetables from an adjacent farm
  • Candlelight dinners in our “Galpon” an open air log structure hand-built by our good friend and talented Chilean carpenter Rolando.
  • Inflatable kayaking on the Azul River and Espolon River – the Futalefu’s two largest tributaries
  • Horseback riding
  • An evening of Chilean wine tasting
  • A sunset “float” downstream to a beautiful beach for a riverside BBQ and campfire
  • Visits to local farms to soak in the Patagonian culture
  • Mountain biking or hiking on nearby scenic trails
  • And, of course, whitewater rafting one of the most exciting, beautiful rivers in the world!

Stay on the river in the most exquisite adventure base camp imaginable! Overlooking one of the most beautiful canyons on the Futaleufú River, our base camp proves that camping can be luxurious. Amenities include: our riverside sunset bar where we enjoy Chilean wines, a wood sauna, 5 hot showers, flush toilets, 2 massage studios, a stone riverside hot tub, a fireside sit down dining area where we enjoy delicious meals made with locally grown produce, and indoor and outdoor yoga decks with spectacular river and mountain views.

Your “home away from home” is a private, spacious safari-style tent bungalow with amazing views of the river. You will sleep in a comfy bed with soft linens and fluffy comforters to keep you warm as the river lulls you to sleep and into sweet dreams.

Our camp provides natural areas of private, quiet reflection and beautifully hand built structures such as the open-air library or cozy yoga pagoda. We are ideally situated for river access and smooth shuttle logistics – jump in a raft and float down to the famous “bridge to bridge” whitewater section just a mile downstream from camp. We are right in the middle of the most continuous whitewater on the river! This translates into more river time and less driving time.

The deluxe facilities at our Futaleufu River Camp  include:

  • Open sunset bar overlooking the river with unlimited drinks, relaxing and dancing
  • A hand-crafted wood sauna
  • 2 private spa/massage rooms and professional masseuse
  • Free daily yoga classes with mats on a cliffside yoga deck or the new indoor yoga loft with stunning mountain and river views.
  • River rock hot tub with beautiful river, mountain, and sunset views
  • Hand crafted wood hot tub with river views and downstream from our main camp to offer a place for private soaking and relaxation.
  • Hot showers and flush toilets
  • Private tent bungalows with roofs for shade or rain complete with roomy, walk-in, safari-style tents with river views, coffee table, real mattresses, pillows and sheets, down comforters and morning coffee service by your own personal “tent captain”.

Our camp includes areas for private, quiet reflection, such as our peaceful open-air loft library and cozy yoga pagoda, as well as group gathering places for games, sit-down dinners, and happy hours.


Departure Dates:

December – April

We can customize your fishing itinerary anytime between December and April.

Trip Length: 9 Days
Trip Price:

Starting at $5,750 plus $250 r/t airfare between Puerto Montt and Chaiten

Deposit: $1,000

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1 review for Fly Fishing The Futaleufu

  1. Hey Alex,

    I just wanted to thank you again for one of the most amazing trips in our lives. You are an amazing host and an unbelievable fly fisherman.

    Karen and I have had a tough time adjusting back to the normal craziness of our work schedules and miss you, the FU and the members of Bío-bío tremendously.

    I look forward to the day we get to see each other again and hopefully it won’t be too long.

    Enjoy the rest of your season and be safe my friend!

    Hopefully we can catch up over the summer here in the states.

    Cheers my friend!!!
    Ed S. – New Jersey
    Futaleufu 2018

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