Navigation to Balmaceda & Serrano Glacier

per person CLP$ 170 000 :: USD$ 180

Description

Discover the Navigation to Balmaceda & Serrano Glacier

This is a navigation through Ultima esperanza fjord at Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, to visit the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. We will see these ice giants also local flora and fauna along the way.

This Navigation 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 where you can visit only by boat. This park has 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 arround six 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 for the Serrano glacier. Later in the afternoon we will return to Puerto Natales by the same route.


Include

Include:

  • Bilingual Guide and  lunch at ranch.
  • Welcome coffee or tea, whiskey or juice.
  • Transfer Round trip from Hotel to Pto. Bories (Only Urban Area of Puerto Natales)
  • Ticket to the Park.

Operation:

  • Daily departures September 2022 to April 2023,
  • Does not operate Good Friday, December 25 or January 1.
  • Subject to weather conditions.

Gallery

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Itinerary

07:00 Presentation at agency or in Puerto Bories.

08:00 Sailing by boat from Puerto Bories to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, through the Fjord of Ultima Esperanza, sighting of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, ranches and Patagonian birds.

10:00 Balmaceda Glacier View

10:30 Hike to the Serrano Glacier Viewpoint in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park.

14:30 Arrival in Puerto Natales approx.

 

 


Conditions

Minimum:2
Departure:6:30
Duration:6 hours

Prices per person

Sep 2022 – April 2023

Adults (over 13 years old)
$170.000- USD 180
Children (2 to 12 years old)
$85.000 – USD 110
Children (0 to 1 year old)
Free

 

Covid-19 Protocol

  • Sanitary customs at the entrance of the Hotel (Zone 0).
  • Safety talk before each boarding.
  • Disinfection before each navigation.
  • Permanent use of masks by our Staff and passengers.
  • Measurement of body temperature of each passenger before boarding.
  • Disinfection of luggage before boarding.
  • Gel alcohol dispensers on board.
  • Regular cleaning of bathrooms during each service according to Covid protocols.
  • Air purifier inside the passenger cabin.
  • Food and beverage services according to health standards.
  • The Magallanes health SEREMI has demanded the following requirements: Passengers must travel with a KN95 mask or a 3-layer surgical mask along with its replacement. 
  • It is NOT allowed to board with a reusable mask.
  • FOR THIS NAVIGATION IT IS MANDATORY TO PRESENT A MOBILITY PASS

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