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

See TourBook Now

Itinerary from May up to August 2022

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. We will dock at the Puerto Toro dock, and then start an easy walk through a wonderful native forest and along the lake’s shore until we reach 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 from September 2022 up to August 2023

During this period the service will be the same described above but including an exquisite Patagonian Lunch (Grilled Roast Magellan Lamb ) to be served in the facilities of the beautiful “Estancia Perales” located on the navigation route.

Operation and passengers Minimum
  • May to August : On Sundays only (Rest of the week to be confirmed)

    September to April : Daily departures (Except December 25th , January 1st  Holy Friday)

  • Check in en oficina



      Abril a Agosto

    08:00 hrs

    09:00 hrs

    18:00 hrs

      Septiembre a Marzo

    07:00 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, hike to the Serrano Glacier, Patagonian Lunch (only from September 2022)

Not Includes:
  • Transfer hotel /check in office / hotel
Frequent questions

Sailing operates all year round?
The navigation operates daily between the months of September to April of every year (except December 25th, January 1st and Holy Friday). The rest of the year it operates only on Sundays and some other days of the week depending on the demand.

What kind of boat do you sail?
The navigation is carried out in yacht/motor type boats, all of them with a panoramic deck to enjoy the landscape and with capacities between 50 and 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.

What is the Patagonian Lunch?
Patagonian Lunch (only available from September 2022) consist of: Carbonada (Meat and Vegetable Soup), Magallanic Lamb barbecue with natural potatoes, Salads, Dessert, Wine or Drink.


high Season

September a August
Except December 25 and January 1st

Price per person:
$ 140.000 CLP

low Season

September 2023 a August 2024
Except December 25 and January 1st

Price per person:
$ 125.000 CLP

Availability Request

Fields marked with an * are required

15 of 15 Character(s) left

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This