Boat Trip through Ultima Esperanza Sound

Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers

Full-Day Boat Trip to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park from/ to Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile

Overview

 

Enjoy a full-day boat trip, sailing through the scenic Última Esperanza Sound to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park

 

 

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Itinerary

 

Check in at the down town office of Turismo 21 de Mayo at 7:30 a.m. A short bus ride takes you to the pier from where the boat departs. Enjoy a full-day boat trip through the scenic Última Esperanza Sound. In 1558, this Chilean fjord was the "last hope" for Juan Ladrillero's expedition to find the entrance of the Strait of Magellan ("última esperanza" means "last hope"). As the boat sails through the fjord towards Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, visit a cormorant colony, potentially observe some sea lions and spot majestic condors flying high in the sky. At the far end of Última Esperanza Sound, the landscape becomes even more dramatic: the snow-capped Monte Balmaceda stands 2,035 m/ 6,677 ft tall above the fjord and sends down the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano. Balmaceda Glacier is best seen from the boat, as it almost touches sea level. "Around the corner", disembark in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and go for an easy walk of about 20 minutes one way, along a glacial lake to the front of Serrano Glacier. On the way back to Puerto Natales, stop for lunch at Estancia Perales and enjoy a typical Patagonian-style barbecue at a typical Patagonian ranch (Vegetarian option available). Arrival in Puerto Natales is at about 5:30 p.m. 

 

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What's Included?

 

Tour Includes

  • Transfers according to the program
  • Bilingual tour guide on board (Spanish and English speaking)
  • Entrance fee to Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
  • Lunch as specified in the program (see itinerary)
    Not included: additional alcoholic and/ or non-alcoholic beverages

 

Additional Costs

  • Additional alcoholic and/ or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Optional tips to your tour guide, the boatmen and/ or your driver

 

 

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Departure Dates & Prices

 

This full-day boat trip through Última Esperanza Sound to Balmaeda and Serrano Glaciers departs every day from September 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.

If you are traveling outside this time frame, please simply write us an e-mail to ask about availability and prices.

 

Price

CLP 72,000 per person (about USD 142.- pp*)

* USD value is merely a reference that is based on the exchange rate on Sep. 04, 2013, USD 1,00 = CLP 508.56.

   

Discounts

  • Children under 12 years of age: 50%

 

Important

Please keep in mind that this excursion depends on the weather conditions. This basically means, if it is too windy, we will not go - safety first!

 

 

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Tour Profile

Duration: 10 hours

Tour Members: SIB

Departure: daily at 8:00 a.m.

Sep. 1, 2013 - Apr. 30, 2014

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Photo Gallery

Última Esperanza Sound - Serrano Glacier

Compass Drawing