Boat Trip to Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers

Get sail through mountains and native woods to admire the wildlife and beauty of 2 glaciers.

Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

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Itinerary and service from February up to August 2021

Early morning passengers must be at the “TURISMO 21 DE MAYO” office located in #560 Eberhard Street, Puerto Natales. From there passengers are transferred to local pier. The navigation will take us through Señoret Channel, where we will appreciate wildlife, vegetation and beautiful scenery until arriving at “Bernardo O’Higgins National Park”. We will sail to Puerto Bories, an industrial refrigeration complex founded in 1913 which was an embarkation pier of livestock products belonging to Chilean and Argentinean Patagonian Farms.

Then we will reach the Eberhard Fiord. The first point of the cattle colonization in the area of Ultima Esperanza. Later we will be able to observe the “Cormorant” colony, hundreds of these birds similar to penguins, inhabit the point called “Barrosa”, as well as a Sea Lion Colony that remains in the place for almost 2 months, and possibly some condors in their fabulous gliding flights. We will have in front of us the Balmaceda Mountain and Glacier that comes off on the east side. The mountain has a height of 2.035-meters and the glacier is in the same condition of retreat of almost all the glaciers of the planet. Later on from the boat we will observe the Serrano Glacier. Afterwards, we will return to the Puerto Natales dock, from where the passengers will be transferred to the ”21 de Mayo Tourism” Office, where the service will end.

 Itinerary and service from September 2021 up to March 2022

During this period service will run as normal. This means the same itinerary mentioned above plus a disembarking at “Bernardo O´Higgins National Park” to start an easy walk through a wonderful native forest and along the lake’s shore until reach the feet of the “Serrano Glacier” . We will also disembark at “Estancia Perales” to enjoy a exquisite “Patagonian Lunch” (Lamb barbecue) included on service.

Cancellation policy: 1 up 4 passengers: 5 DAYS   / 5 passengers or more: 12 DAYS

Operation and passengers Minimum
  • February up to August 2021: Departures according on demand (Except Holy Friday)

    September 2021 up to March 2022: Departures according on demand (Except December 25 & January 1st)

  • February up to August 2021 08:00 hrs 09:00 hrs 14:00 hrs
  • September 2021 up to March 2022 07:30 hrs 08:00 hrs 17:00 hrs

Shared Navigation, English speaking guide on board, Entrance tickets to Bernardo O’Higgins NP, coffee or tea, Pisco Sour with ice, and transportation to the pier from and to “Turismo 21 de Mayo” office

Not Includes:

Transportation hotel/office /hotel.


Frequent questions

Does the navigation runs all year around?

 The navigation is carried out daily from October to April of each year (except on December 25th , January 1st and Holy Friday). The rest of the year run on Sundays and some other days depending on the demand.

What kind of ship is used for navigation?

 It is carried out in a yacht/motor, all of them with panoramic decks in order to enjoy the landscape and it has the capacity of 50 to 80 passengers approximately

What happens if navigation is cancelled due to bad weather conditions?

 The navigation is subject to weather conditions; therefore it can be cancelled before or during the trip. In this case the operator company offers an alternative land excursion , or a part of the fee or the entire amount of money will be refund depending on the case.

Low season

February up to August 2021
(except Holy Friday)

Price per person:
$ 70.000 (CLP)

high Season

September 2021 up to April 2022
except December 25 and January 1

Price per person:
$ 115.000 (CLP)

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