NAVIGATION TO BALMACEDA & SERRANO GLACIERS


Navigate close to mountains and forests; admiring the wildlife and beauty of two glaciers.

From US$ 138.-

Itinerary:

               At  07:15 hrs passengers must be at the “Turismo 21 de Mayo” office located in #560 Eberhard Street, Puerto Natales. From that point, they will be transfer to the embarkation pier. The navigation will take us through Señoret Channel, where we will appreciate wildlife, vegetation and beautiful scenery until arriving at "Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. We will sail to Puerto Bories, an industrial refrigeration complex founded in 1913 which was an embarkation pier of livestock products belonging to Chilean and Argentinean Patagonian Farms.

                Then, we will arrive at the Eberhard Fiord, one of the first points of livestock colonization in the “Ultima Esperanza” area. Later, we will be able to observe the "cormorants colony”, hundreds of these birds similar to penguins, inhabit the sector called “La Barrosa”, as well as a sea lions colony which remain in the place for almost 2 months, moreover, it could be possible to see some condors in their fabulous display of gliding. We will have in front of us the Balmaceda Hill and Glacier which are evident from the eastern side. The mountain has a height of 2,035 meters and the glacier is in the same reverse condition of nearly all glaciers on the planet. We will dock the boat at Toro Pier for starting an easy stroll through a wonderful native forest and also by the lake creek until arriving at Serrano Glacier.  The service includes a Patagonian style lunch in a typical local ranch.

                Finally, we will begin the navigation back to Puerto Natales’ Pier, where passengers will be transferred to the “Turismo 21 de Mayo” office. End of services.

 

Regular Shared Service / Rate per person:

 

Season

 

ADULT (13 years old or more)

 

CHILDREN (2 up 12 years old)

 

INFANTS ( 0 up 1 year)

September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016

U$D 130

U$D 65

Free

September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

U$D 138

U$D 69

Free

 

  • Schedules:
  • Check in “Turismo 21 de Mayo” office: 07:15 AM   /   Departure: 08:00 AM   /  Return: 5:30 to 6:00 PM app.
  •  Departures and Operation:
  • 01/10/15 to 15/04/16: Daily departures
  • 16/04/16 to 30/09/16: Confirmed departures only on Sunday (Consult for the rest of the week)
  • 01/10/16 to 15/04/17: Daily departures

 

  • Includes: Shared Navigation, English speaking guide on board, Entrance tickets to Bernardo O’Higgins NP, coffee or tea, Pisco Sour with ice, Patagonian lunch, transportation to the pier from and to “Turismo 21 de Mayo”  office.

 

  • NOT included: Transportation hotel/office/hotel.

Important Information:  

The navigation is subject to weather conditions, which may suspend or cancel the trip  at starting or during the trip, whereupon and within the possibilities, the operating company in charge will provide an alternative land tour. In case of suspension of navigation before departure, we will refund the total value of the service. 

During the holidays:  “Holy Friday”, “December 25th” and “January 1st” the excursion is not available.