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Address: Blanco Encalada 244, Puerto Natales, Chile
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+56 61 241 5940
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Become a part of Patagonia and enjoy the majestic Balmaceda and Serrano...

Become a part of Patagonia and enjoy the majestic Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers - a must-do in these parts- and hike through Chile's largest natural reserve, Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. This is a tour full of rugged beauty onboard our ample, modern and safe vessels. Rekindle your senses in the last corner of the earth, where pristine nature reigns supreme.

                   

                   

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It helped that the weather was perfect on the day we did this trip,the views of the snow capped mountains were breathtaking. You have to wrap up warm as the wind on the upper deck... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
Karen W
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El Paso, Spain
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Leuven, Belgium
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

We took this full day boattrip organised by Turismo 21 de Mayo. They operate large vessels and very few tourists seem to be taking this trip (especially during weekends). The boats are quite crowded and once the people start moving around to look at the glaciers, it is difficult to find a decent place to sit. Lunch is served in... More 

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El Paso, Spain
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

It helped that the weather was perfect on the day we did this trip,the views of the snow capped mountains were breathtaking. You have to wrap up warm as the wind on the upper deck is gusty and cold,hat and gloves are essential. The boats look like old tubs and the seating is such that it's quite difficult to move... More 

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1 Thank Karen W
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Two glaciers (Balmaceda and Serrano) are hidden near Puerto Natales. It will take a full day trip by boat to reach these glaciers, including the wonderful view of the bay and the mountains.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

About a 1-hour ride by boat from The Singular Hotel, passing by mountains, woods and fjords, we arrived to the immediacy of the two large glaciers: Serrano and Balmaceda. Our weather was clear, albeit chilly and breezy, so the ride was a bit choppy. Arriving the the dock at Parque Nacional "Bernardo O'Higgins" we started our hike, through a narrow... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Nice to get out on the water, and the walk to the glacier is really stunning. In the afternoon the food at the estancia - lamb cooked on an open fire tasted amazing too. The downside though was the many hours in between sitting on a cold boat with some really bad promotional videos of patagonia playing on loop, and... More 

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kunderwood01
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Even with snowy conditions the boat trip was beautiful. The staff was friendly and the lunch was one of the best meals we've had in Chile. Dress in layers!

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LA
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

One would think that after seeing Perito Moreno and Grey glaciers out of El Calafate and Torres del Paine in Argentina and Chile respectively, that a couple more glaciers would be somewhat ho-hum. But first of all, a glacier is not necessarily a glacier - they're all a little different. Secondly, even if they did look similar, would you not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Glacier Serrano is amazing with icebergs floating on the water. Completely worth it. On a clear day, look out for the Torres del Paine Cuernos (horns) on the right. They look majestic!

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La Costa, CA
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The boat ride was amazing. The scenery, the glaciers were all spectacular. We went one way and transferred to zodiac up to the park. That ride was thrilling and exciting but windy. The staff was very professional and informative. However, if you have seasickness make sure you take some pills if it's a windy day. Or go to the back... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

The trip takes about 3 hours to get to the first glacier (and maybe another 30 min. to the second glacier), but it's worth it in my opinion. I have seen glaciers in Alaska, but the emerald waters in Patagonia really create a beautiful view. It's true that you can't walk all the way to the glacier. The Balmaceda glacier... More 

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