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Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza)

Av. Pedro Montt, Puerto Natales, Chile
+56 61 261 4420
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Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise from Puerto Natales
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A sail through this beautiful Sound offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and the setting is particularly gorgeous at sunset.
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Av. Pedro Montt, Puerto Natales, Chile
+56 61 261 4420

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

From Puerto Natales there is a great boat trip along the lake to view the glaciers & water falls. Wrap up warm for the one hour round trip walk to the glacier face.

Thank David G
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The Ultimate Esperanza, Channel of Last Hope is the ultimate destination on an all day boat excursion from a pier outside of Puerto Natales. After about 31/2 hours of cruising and seeing some beautiful scenery (reminiscent of the Li River in China), one disembarks and...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I took great pictures of wildlife (Condors, Petreles, Cormoranes, Dolphins) and scenic views of cascades and glaciers (Balmaceda and Serrano). Lunch at Estancia Perales was great, just great typical Patagonian meal. Guide were nice but pretty poor in real information. Boats need deep cleanning, however...More

Thank Mauricexp
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It's a long, windy walk down the beach to see this attraction but worth it. If you're lucky, there are glaciers floating close to shore so you can get an up-close view

Thank JamescK8812GU
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the best among all the glaciers within a day's range. Takes a bit of a hike but you can reach there and see the beauty of it all. The close up photos also come out really good on any phone. Its good to...More

Thank Krish C
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Scenic area that we enjoyed on our Celebrity cruise from Santiago to Buenos Aires. The canals and channels down here are in cold temps and you want to be out on the deck of ships when you pass through them. It is imperative to wear...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I'm stunned to read so many highly rated reviews. My wife and I did this trip with Turismo 21 day Mayo recently after reading past reviews. I can only surmise that others taking the trip haven't really seen glaciers or wildlife as this trip had...More

1  Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We did the zodiac trip from the Rio Serrano hotel. It was a trip of a lifetime past glaciers, and waterfalls. We were able to walk up to the lake that the Serrano glacier calves into. We then went down the Sound of Last Hope...More

Thank tearoomwalker
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The place is beutifull, the intinerary is well selected and the lunch is very pleasant (and tasty). the black spots are the verbal guidance (saying it is minimalistic is an an understatement - explanations come as brief notes) and the look and maintenance of the...More

1  Thank julo972
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We took a boat trip with Turismo 21 de Mayo up the Channel of Last Hope to see two amazing glaciers on the edge of the Bernardo O'Higgins national park. At the second glacier, you can walk to the base from the sea channel and...More

Thank ProfKEPickett
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Can you share what company you did this tour with? And what was the approximate price per person? This sounds like the best tour of the glaciers, I've found yet and am very interested. Thank you
26 September 2016|
Response from JamescK8812GU | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we didn't go hiking on this glacier. We walked along the beach. Got to the location by renting a vehicle and driving there ourselves. Wish I could be of more help
Did you have tour? Who was it? Thanks :)
16 June 2016|
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Response from tearoomwalker | Reviewed this property |
It was part of our itinerary so I do not know who the local operator was