El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

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9 hours
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Tour departs from most El Calafate hotels
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Get up close and personal with the largest glaciers in the El Calafate region on a full-day sightseeing cruise. Sail through Lake Argentino and admire the majestic beauty and size of the Upsala, Spegazzini and Onelli glaciers. Then, enjoy lunch on the boat while sailing back to El Calafate!

Departing from El Calafate, you'll enjoy a scenic 31-mile (50-km) drive through the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. Upon reaching Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, your full-day sightseeing cruise begins!

Sail through Lake Argentino and take in the beauty of the Patagonian landscape that surrounds you. You'll travel past the tallest and largest glaciers in the region and have plenty of time to take some great photos. You’ll sail past the Upsala, Spegazzini and Onelli glaciers – something you don’t want to miss when visiting El Calafate! Around midday, you'll travel north of Lake Argentino and into Onelli Bay, where you'll enjoy lunch on the cruise (own expense).

After lunch, you'll head back for your return to Puerto Bandera and on to your El Calafate hotel.

What's included

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • National park fee
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)