Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
This seaborne excursion, which starts and concludes in Puerto Natales, takes you to a pair of Patagonia’s icy giants: Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers which are located 31 miles to the Northwest of Puerto Natales, inside the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park . Its access is only by boat, sailing through the Ultima Esperanza Fjord. Its name is owed for being the “Last hope” to find the Strait of Magellan in 1557, for a expedition that came from the Pacific Ocean.
You will leave Puerto Natales early in the morning. This excursion offers unforgettable views of snowy peaks, sparkling waterfalls, and lush green forests, along with wildlife like sea lions, cormorants, and condors. The flora is dominated by different species of beech trees (Nothofagus), Calafate (berberis microphilla), Chilco and Canelo (drimys winteri) among others. Around noon the excursion will reach the two glaciers, which both flow down from Monte Balmaceda toward the sea. Near the base of Serrano Glacier, you will disembark for a 20 minutes walk through a native forest, bordering a calving lake to a lookout offering a splendid view of the awesome river of ice, before continuing by boat to a delicious lunch provided in a typical Patagonic estancia a shore Ultima Esperanza sound. The day concludes with another memorable cruise along the Seno Ultima Esperanza, arriving back in Puerto Natales in the late afternoon.
Daily Departures from 1st Oct to 31 March
The rest of the year: Daily departures on Sunday. and some days of the week depending demand.
Check-in: 07:30 hrs (approx)
– 21 de Mayo: CLP $ 85,000 p/p
– 21 de Mayo: CLP 100.000 p/p
– Includes tickets to Bernardo O’Higgins National Park.
– Includes lunch in a Patagonian ranch.
– Departures subject to availability and weather conditions.
Coffee or tea on board.
Whisky with ice from the glacier.
Walking around Laguna Serrano.
Lunch at Estancia Perales.
$ 100,000 / person
Excursions prices are expressed in Chilean Pesos
Children under the age of 2 do not pay.
Children between the ages of 2 and 12 pay half the price.