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Sail amid the massive glaciers in El Calafate on this full-day sightseeing boat excursion. Cruise across Lago Argentino to view the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers up close. Enjoy lunch onboard while you appreciate the spectacular scenery, then snap photos from the deck of the boat. Learn about the natural history of the area from your guide and relax on the comfortable vessel. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Highlights

  • 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

After pickup at your hotel in central El Calafate, depart for Santa Cruz province and your glacier adventure cruise. Gaze out the window at the Patagonian scenery during your 31-mile (50-km) drive to Puerto Bandera on the pristine Lago Argentino.

Climb aboard your vessel for a sail through Los Glaciares National Park's Lago Argentino. The lake's milky blue waters boast floating ice chunks that have calved (fallen off) of the glaciers in the area. View the Upsala Glacier, which flows form the Patagonian Ice Field, and marvel at the Spegazzini Glacier if weather permits.

Purchase lunch aboard the boat or enjoy a packed lunch you brought with you. Learn about the area's natural history, flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide and snap photos as your boat weaves between floating icebergs of all sizes.

Afterward, the boat returns to Puerto Bandera, where you will board your vehicle for the return trip to El Calafate and drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Tanya K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was excellent, gorgeous views, well organized. Very relaxing and worth doing it! The only downside is they don't tell you the exact time of hotel pick up. We had to wait over 30 min in the lobby.

K G M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful tour of the Spegazzini and Upsalla glaciers. Staff had just the right amount of care and friendliness without being over the top. Lots of information in Spanish and English and opportunities galore for great photos. Good boat and transfers smooth and professional. Highly recommend it for all ages

andrei_magyari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very well organized boat tour on the lake. Spectacular views. Highly recommend.

Sugako C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

ClauDiPetta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

yoichi k

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.

Elana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Extra ordinary great tour

Mary K

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.

Dale M USA

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!

Vance H

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

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

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