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The short but adventurous route from Bahia Exploradores

Since I live in Chile and work in the tourism industry, I did extensive research before deciding how and when to go to Laguna San Rafael and its glaciar. Instead of taking the... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2014
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Valparaiso, Chile

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Valparaiso, Chile
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Since I live in Chile and work in the tourism industry, I did extensive research before deciding how and when to go to Laguna San Rafael and its glaciar. Instead of taking the expensive Skorpios cruise or other companies like Navimag that start in Puerto Chacabuco, we decided to take the new, shorter route from Bahia Exploradores. It is much... More 

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34 Thank Frenchilean
Schoten, Belgium
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84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We were at San Rafael for a 2 day trip with Destino Patagonia, sailing with a small boat from Bahia Exploradores in 2 hrs to the laguna. First afternoon we walked to the look out points over the glaciar. We had blue skies and nice temperature, which meant we could sit and watch for a few hours. Absolutely stunning to... More 

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4 Thank Patrick V
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Stayed two nights in Hotel Loberias del Sur Chacabuco, comfortable accommodation good restaurant. Place to launch from for boat tour of San Rafael Glacier. Catamaraes Del Sur is a full day tour leaving 7am in the morning, returning by 9pm. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided. If your not a Salmon lover take a few snacks no facilities to buy anything... More 

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Torquay, Australia
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

In 2012 my wife and I took Scorpios III (the newest ship in the Scorpios Cruises fleet) and cruised to the San Raphael glacier in the company of Scorpios II, the first time the two ships had sailed together. We were the only English speakers on the ship but that made no difference. The crew, the service and the meals... More 

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5 Thank John W
Managua, Nicaragua
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Hands down the most spectacular, awesome, impressive thing I have ever seen. Must be experienced in real life; videos don't even start to convey the majesty and power of it all. We saw some people's necks risked while we were there when the Glacier calves. I was so glad to be on the Skorpios Cruise. The owner brings absolute safety... More 

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3 Thank Marla_Kay_99999
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

we took a boat cruze from puerto mont in a verry nice boat,with a verry good convinience as chef,and verry nice dormitory,and great stuff.we book a 6 day tour along the canals of south chile.great lansdscape and verry romantic views.5 meals abord every day and great partys at night.when arrive to the glaciars we went down on small boats that... More 

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4 Thank micky239
McLean, Virginia
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112 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Unforgettable watching a calving glacier for a couple hours. This is a very expensive trip though. Had been a decade ago on a 75% off (last minute, $3,200 for two) 8-day trip to Antarctica (saw lots but no calving glaciers that I remember) on a ship that had it all: a brand new Norwegian ice breaker; great, varied buffet meals;... More 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

This was a trip that I had dreamed of for years and years. I knew the glacier was remote and amazing and finally we shelled the money for the 5 day Skorpios trip. The ticket was expensive, but then, there are no cheap ways to get there and you go through a lot of incredible desolate and remote fiords before... More 

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7 Thank Cristina B
NSW Australia
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

We were on board the Skorpios 11 cruise for 5 days- the highlight being a day in the San Rafael Lagoon. We boarded a smaller vessel in the morning and sailed so close to the glacier that it was breath taking. The sound of the cracking as the glacier moved, the boom as sections fell, the colour of the fissures... More 

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3 Thank jokim05
Santiago, Chile
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112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The day trip to the glacier of Laguna San Rafael was the main reason we went to the Loberias del Sur hotel in Puerto Chacabuco, way down the south of Chile. The company that owns the hotel also runs this one day trip on their large catamaran ships. The ship was parked in a beautiful cove right in front of... More 

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