Water activity

El Calafate: Todo Glaciares Boat Trip

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams

El Calafate: Todo Glaciares Boat Trip

Activity provider: Patagonia Dreams
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From US$ 167 per person

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Experience a boat trip taking in both the Uppsala and Spegazzini glaciers then disembark in the forest to walk in the Patagonian nature. Hike and enjoy the views from the Spegazzini Refuge.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
From the reception of your hotel in El Calafate. Pickup will start at 7 AM. The pickup is included only for hotels located in El Calafate. If you are staying in a private apartment or outside the pickup route, you will be provided the closest meeting point available.

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail among the spectacular Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers
  • Discover the Spegazzini Refuge with its incredible viewing points
  • Enjoy privileged views of the most important glaciers in the Argentinian Patagonia
Full description

Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel in El Calafate around 7:00 AM to undertake the 47km route to the Punta Bandera Port where your boat departs at 9:00 AM. 

The first part of the trip takes place in the north arm of the Argentino Lake before crossing into the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake.

Then, go to the Upsala and Spegazzini channels where you can view the respective glaciers. The Upsala Glacier is the largest on Argentino Lake and can be seen from about 20km away. The Spegazzini Glacier is the highest and you can also see the Dry, Heim Sur, and Peineta glaciers.

After entering the Spegazzini Channel, a 300-meter path will be crossed without difficulty through the forest along the coast of the lake making stops at viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Glaciers. 

Arrive at the Spegazzini Refuge where you can enjoy an optional 3-course lunch with drinks, visit the shop, and contemplate the landscape from the terrace. 

For those who enjoy walking, the mountain path offers a 700m trek of medium difficulty through a wooded path with natural viewpoints of the Spegazzini Glacier ending at the landing point. Return to the boat and head back to El Calafate where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat trip to Upsala and Spegazzini channels
  • Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the national park (general AR$4000; Argentine residents AR$1200 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup from private apartments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Los Glaciares National Park entrance is not included and needs to be paid in Argentinian pesos on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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The captain board is exceptional. we were taken care of. the guides took the time to slowly explain to us when we didn't understand. Our Spanish being more than average. the crew like all the people we met in Patagonia are so nice and helpful that we would have liked to stay there longer. in any case if you have the possibility of doing this excursion including the captain board do it. my 16 year old son and my husband still can't believe it.

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March 31, 2022

To know the glaciers and take good photos is excellent

February 22, 2022

Excellent service. Great activity. The impeccable boat. Great guides. I loved the ride.

April 4, 2021

Product ID: 329996