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Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Navigation

Operative tour
All year round

Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Navigation departing from Puerto Natales. Amazing trip through the Magellan fjords and the Señoret Channel.


Price per person:

CLP$ 124.000 per person.

Times:

07:00 am to 05:30 pm

Duration:

6 hours.

Meeting Point:

Hermann Eberhard 560, Puerto Natales.


Included:

navigation, bilingual guide, coffee, whisky, shared transport, entrance fee to the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and lunch.

What to bring:

warm clothing, waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, snack, water and winter hat and gloves for the cold.

Weather:

In case of suspension for weather conditions, we will refund 100% of your payment.

subject to weather conditions.

Not included:

pickup at your accommodation (urban area).

Cancellation and rescheduling policy:

24 hours.

If you cancel your booking until 24 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.


Prices

  • Adult: CLP$ 124.000 per person
  • Child (age 2 to 12): CLP$ 62.500 per person.
  • Infant (age 0 and 1): for free.


We will begin our expedition in Puerto Natales with check-in at 6:30 am to set sail on the catamaran. To start off the voyage through the Señoret Channel, we will pass by the Frigorífico Bories National Historical Monument, a structure from 1913 that stands out due to its industrial, post-Victorian English style. We will continue the journey until reaching Guanaco Island, where we will see beautiful Magellanic dolphins, also known as toninas, a must-see wonder.


The journey on the water will continue until we reach our main destination, Balmaceda Mountain, where we will be able to see the awe-inspiring Balmaceda Glacier. Following the navigation, the next stop is to disembark in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park where we will hike for 0.6 miles along the bank of the Témpanos Lagoon with our guide, through an easy access track, to reach the base of Serrano Glacier, passing through a native forest of coigües (Nothofagus dombeyi), ñirres (Nothofagus antarctica), and ciruelillos (Embothrium coccineum) while enjoying the magnificent vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the sea ice.


Back in the vessel, we will enjoy a whiskey with thousand-year-old ice while we take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the glacier. Before returning to Puerto Natales, we will stop at Estancia Perales (or similar) where we will enjoy a typical Magellan barbecue.


*The end time of this activity could be modified due to weather conditions, which is why we recommend purchasing your ticket to leave Puerto Natales at least three hours after the scheduled return time, or on the day after the tour.


*From September to December, departures are confirmed with minimum 25 passengers. Once you book, in case we don’t have that minimum, it will be on standby for confirmation.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • In what period of the year the navigation is made?

    The navigation is made during the whole year.

  • What type of boat is used for the navigation?

    The navigation is made in catamarans of different sizes and capacities, from 54 to 160 passengers, depending on the number of passengers for the day of the tour. All have bathroom and a covered panoramic deck to enjoy the navigation, besides the deck where you can be outside to take pictures and see the landscape.

  • What's included in the lunch?

    Lunch is a typical roasted lamb with potatoes, salads, bread, 1 drink (glass of wine, beer, soda, or water) and dessert. There is also a vegetarian alternative, informed in the next booking step. From the 2nd drink on it will be an extra charge during the same lunch (payment only in cash, with Chilean pesos).

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