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Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Navigation

September to March
Flexible cancellation policy

Sailing across the Señoret Channel to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers, beginning and ending in Puerto Natales. Patagonian lunch included.


Price per person:
CLP$ 89.500 per person.
Time:
6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Duration:
11 hours and a half.
Included:
Navigation, lunch, snack, entry ticket to park and bilingual guide.
Not included:
Pickup at the hotel.
Meeting Point:
Empresa Portuaria Austral (EPA) Pier, Puerto Natales.
What to bring:
Warm clothing, waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes, warm hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Weather :
Subject to weather conditions.
Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
48 hours.


We will begin our expedition in Puerto Natales with the check-in at 6:30 am to set sail in the catamaran at 7:00 am. Beginning our sailing across the Señoret Channel, we will pass by the Frigorífico Bories National Historical Monument, a 1913 construction characteristic by its industrial post Victorian English style. We will continue the travel towards the Guanaco Island, where we will see beautiful Magellanic dolphins, also known as toninas, a must-see wonder. We will pass through through the Estancia Última Esperanza, a natural attraction that you will love. We will continue the journey by cascades, cliffs and Punta de Lobos, where we can see some sea lions.

The sailing will go on to our main destination, the Balmaceda Hill, from where we will see the spectacular Balmaceda Glacier. We will disembark in Toro Port, where together with our guide we will make a walk by the Témpanos Lagoon shore. After a short break, we will continue towards the Serrano Glacier through a native forest of coigües (Nothofagus dombeyi), ñirres (Nothofagus antarctica) and ciruelillos (Embothrium coccineum), enjoying the impressive vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the ice of the sea. Once in the Serrano Glacier, we will enjoy a whiskey with thousand-year-old ice while we have a spectacular panoramic view of the Serrano Glacier.

We will make a last stop in the beautiful Última Esperanza Fjord, where a delicious typical Patagonian lunch with roasted lamb, will be waiting for us, after which we will go back to Puerto Natales, reaching there at 6:00 pm.

*The menu of lamb can be replaced by chicken, fish or vegetarian menu.



FAQ

  • In what period of the year the navigation is made?
    The navigation is made from September to April, period of time in which the weather conditions allow to navigate the Señoret Channel.
  • Where is located the Empresa Portuaria Austral (EPA by its Spanish acronym) pier?
    The EPA pier is located at the Costanera Pedro Montt, between Manuel Bulnes and Francisco Cortés Ojea streets.

  • What do include the breakfast and lunch?
    Breakfast includes tea, coffee, cookies and cereal bar. Lunch is roasted lamb in a spade, accompanied by potatoes, salad, bread, 1 glass of wine or 1 beverage, and dessert.

  • Is there a vegetarian option for lunch?
    Yes. In case you want a vegetarian lunch, you must ask for it at reservas@denomades.com once the booking is already made.

  • What type of boat is used for the navigation?
    The navigation is made in the Agunsa Tonina boat, a vessel with capacity for 56 people. It has a panoramic deck in the stern (back part of the ship) to enjoy the view during the navigation.

More doubts? Send us your questions at reservas@denomades.com and we are going to solve them as soon as possible.


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