- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is a boat trip through Last Hope Sound towards Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, to visit the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. We will see not just these icy giants but also local flora and fauna along the way.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Entrance fees to National Parks (at most $30)
Pickup from the city centre hotels
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
This boat excursion leaves in the morning from the pier at Puerto Natales and takes us to two glaciers, called Balmaceda and Serrano. These are part of the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and they are accesible only by boat. This park han an area of 4,300,00 hectares (16,600 square miles), which makes it the largest in Chile and one of the four largest parks in the world. It includes the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the largest mass of ice on the American Continent.
Our trip to and from the end of Last Hope Sounds lasts for eight hours and includes an excellent view of the old freezer plant at Puerto Bories, several small ranches, ice-fields and waterfalls, a colony of cormorants whose common name is Imperial Shag as well as a sea lion rockery. From the boat we will also be able to see the local flora, which includes forests of trees with local names such as coigue, canelo, ñirre, and lenga. After three hours of travel we expect to reach the Balmaceda glacier, which is located on the east side of the mountain bearing the same name. At the end of the fjord the boat will dock to allow passengers to take a half-hour walk along a lake to the viewing point fot the Serrano glacier. Later in the afternoon we will return to Puerto Natales by the same route.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.