Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise from Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales, Chile

From $230.00 USD

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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Explore the frozen enchantment of the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers on an exhilarating full-day tour from Puerto Natales. Absorb the surreal beauty of the Patagonian landscape on an elegant sea vessel, sipping premium whiskey as you admire spectacular natural scenery. See powerful waterfalls, splintering snow-capped peaks, swooping cormorants and colossal sea elephants as you cruise. Hike through the rugged splendor of Bernando O’Higgins National Park with a knowledgeable guide, then refuel with a flavorsome and fulfilling Magellanic lunch at a rustic ranch. Upgrade to enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transportation.
  • Full-day tour of Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers by boat
  • Cruise the length of Ultima Esperanza Fjord
  • Walk through Bernardo O'Higgins National Park with an informative guide for amazing glacier vistas
  • Observe diverse waterbirds, sea elephants and other wildlife
  • Enjoy beverages on board and a delicious Magellanic ranch lunch


  • Boat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee/tea, juice, whiskey or pisco sour
  • Snacks
  • Lunch


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Tour departs from your Puerto Natales hotel

Departure Time

7:30am (September 1st to March 31st)
From April 1st to August 31st, departure time will be at 08.30 a.m

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Private hotel pickup to enjoy the convenience of direct transportation from your hotel doorstep. 
Climb aboard your luxurious boat and set sail northwest through the impressive Ultima Esperanza Fjord, a natural inlet named the ‘Last Hope’ due to its impenetrable nature. Relax during a scenic three-hour sail, ensuring you take advantage of the open onboard bar. Sip steaming coffee and refreshing soft drinks or indulge with a warming whiskey and pisco sour cocktail, chilled using ice from the Serrano glacier. 
Scan the sky for elegantly gliding condors and marvel at the spectacular beauty of verdant forests and roaring waterfalls. Observe the rocky crevices of the coast for cormorants, graceful birds that inhabit this beautiful area, and scour the sea for lumbering sea elephants. 
Arrive at mist-shrouded face of the Balmaceda Mountain and disembark for a moderate one-hour hike through the lush greenery of the forest. Enter the parameters of Bernanodo O’Higgins National Park and follow your guide to a visionary vantage point; gasp as your eyes encounter the splintered peaks of the Serrano Glacier, marveling at the frozen witchery of the natural landmark. See turquoise-tinted hues and rugged rocks before heading to a rustic ranch to re-energize with a delicious lunch. 
Pleasure your palate with a rich savory stew or tender roasted lamb (vegetarian meals available upon request) and absorb the authentic decorations of the restaurant. Sated, return to the boat for the tranquil cruise back to the Puerto Natales, where the tour concludes with your hotel drop-off.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years
  • It is recommended that your wear comfortable clothes and trekking shoes and bring a jacket or sweater, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking and at time of travel for all participants

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Ehab A
, Jan 2019

Everything was good and the staff were very friendly and helpful ...The only negative bits were :1- You could get the deal cheaper directly from the operator while you are in Puerto Natales.2- I requested the vegetarian option for lunch but I was told by almost everyone on my lunch table that the barbecue was very dry and they already expected that since it was mentioned in previous reviews !

Nicole R
, Apr 2018

We had an incredible day with the turismo21demayo crew on the catamaran! Unbelievably beautiful sites all day including the glaciers and waterfalls. Lunch on the ranch was fabulous! Far exceeded our expectations! The crew on the boat went out of their way to help us when we realized that we were going to arrive back too late to miss our bus back to Punta Arenas that evening. They arranged for the owner of the company to come and meet us at the peer in his vehicle and race us to the bus station. So kind and over the top generous! We would highly recommend this tour to anyone! Well worth the money!

Maxie B
, Mar 2018

Well run, good lunch

Denise F
, Mar 2018

Well organised tour. The glacier was amazing. The lunch at the cattle ranch on way back was fabulous. Highly recommend this tour. Suitable for children as well. Dont miss it!!

Theodore H
, Feb 2018

This was a less crazy adventure for me as most of the day is on the boat. Saw lots of wildlife and the glaciers were amazing.

, Feb 2018

I booked the English tour with my friend from Zurich. The driver who picked us up from the hotel was extremely unwelcoming, not even saying hi to us and he barely spoke any english. Upon arrival at the pier none of the people in the group were briefed what will follow up next. The bus door got opened and we had to figure out which boat is ours. However, on a positive note the boat crew was very friendly and spoke good english. After we finished exploring the glacier we were taken to another village where we had a nice lunch in a local restaurant. When we finally arrived back to Puerto Natales the same bus driver kept chatting with the rest of the local people at the pier and we stood in the bus for 30 minutes, without any explanation. No need to mention that me and my friend got dropped at the hotel last. We did book other cheaper trips to Torres Del Paine, which were a lot more entertaining so i wouldn't say that this one is a good value for money.

Marcella S
, Dec 2017

Fun ride up the Fjord to see the Balmaceda Glacier and the then really enjoyed the short 20 minutes each way up to the Serrano Glacier. The weather was predicable... a few windy gusts and a few sprinkles but very enjoyable ride. Lunch was very tasty. Lots -- say that again LOTS of meat and salads. Thoroughly enjoyed myself, along with the other 100 people on the boat.

, Dec 2016

Very professional. Pickup at right time from hotel. Excellent English speaking guides. Coffee, biscuits on the boat added to the charm!

gladys a
, Jun 2016

This tour was amazing!

Carlos C
, Jan 2019

Crucero turístico muy bien organizado, puntualidad en la partida y con guías muy profesionales, no solamente por su conocimiento técnico si no también por su educación. Los lugares visitados son hermosos, tal como lo es toda la región de los hielos continentales australes.El remate con el asado en la estancia es la frutilla que corona el postre!!

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