Enjoy a spectacular catamaran trip from Puerto Chacabuco to the majestic San Rafael Lagoon and Glacier. Let yourself be carried away by the force of the glacier and the life that surrounds it. A landscape of blue color, with impressive landslides and ice floes that will take you back to another era and remind you of the experience of simply sitting and being embraced by nature.
Be at the ‘Loberías del Sur’ Hotel lobby in Puerto Chacabuco at 7.15am for the check-in. Puerto Chacabuco is 82km. (51 miles) east of Coyhaique. Board the catamaran that will have all the comforts necessary to make this journey an unforgettable memory. Navigate for about 5 hours by native forests losing themselves in the sea in a moving spectacle, through the channels and fjords of Chilean Patagonia. With an accompanying aperitif, it will invite you to be dazzled by the majesty of the journey. Lunch is served around mid-day, in time to see the ‘Tres Cruces’ (Three Crosses) Gulf and the Elefante estuary.
Along the way, stop (without getting off) opposite a bay where you can see a small colony of sea lions. With the motors silent, you can hear them and get close for you to take good photos. Icebergs of all sizes will be seen. They show how close you are to the San Rafael Lake and Glacier in Laguna San Rafael National Park (Route of Parks of Patagonia). Once facing the glacier, get down into the zodiac boats, in assigned groups, and approach the ice massif – only 300 meters (yards) away. The mighty crash as huge blocks of ice, thousands of years old, break off the glacier, and contemplation of this natural marvel will recharge our energies. You will stay for about two hours in front of this beauty, after which you will return full of vitality, enjoying the company and complicity of our fellow passengers. On the return journey to Puerto Chacabuco, tea and sandwiches are served, then cocktails including open bar.