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  • Location:El Calafate, Argentina
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

Get up close and personal with the largest glaciers in the El Calafate region on a full-day sightseeing cruise. Sail through Lake Argentino and admire the majestic beauty and size of the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. Then, enjoy lunch on the boat while sailing back to El Calafate!


  • Full-day glaciers sightseeing cruise from El Calafate
  • Sail through Lake Argentino and admire the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise and Hike

Departing from El Calafate, you'll enjoy a scenic 31-mile (50-km) drive through the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. Upon reaching Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, your full-day sightseeing cruise begins!

Sail through Lake Argentino and take in the beauty of the Patagonian landscape that surrounds you. You'll travel past the tallest and largest glaciers in the region and have plenty of time to take some great photos. You’ll sail past the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers – something you don’t want to miss when visiting El Calafate! Around midday, you'll travel north of Lake Argentino and enjoy lunch on the cruise (own expense).

After lunch, you'll head back for your return to Puerto Bandera and on to your El Calafate hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent, my be cut have some attention of hot chocolate or coffee on board

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Actually this tour met all my expectation enjoyining all graciers as expected. Staff service during the tour is also very good. One improvement point if I could request, lunch service during tour will be appreciated, but we can bring it into the trou, so it would not be a big deal. I would like to recommend this tour for all visitors without any doubts.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Extra ordinary great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Amazing tour, it was very beautiful and everything was arranged. Bear in mind though that you have to pay the national park entrance fee. But it was totally worth it. They contacted our hotel in advance, and confirmed pick up time with us. Everything went according to plan and we were happy with the guides as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Absolutely spectacular in every respect! Our guide was informative and helpful before we even got to the cruise. The cruise was great - with the glaciers so close at hand how could it not be GREAT!

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

Beautiful scenery. I wish we could have gotten closer to the glacier.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

Glaciers are very impressive! The tour lasts a full day, you will need to have your own lunch because the ship has only a coffee shop. Be prepared for the wind.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

excellent but Viator overcharge about 40% more than the local price

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

We booked the trip whilst travelling, then found out that we had to print vouchers and telephone local agents - so not a very relaxed start.

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