Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise

Get up close to the extraordinary sights of the Southern Patagonian Icefield on this small ship adventure cruise. You'll visit around fifteen glaciers on the only ship to sail this route, including the beautiful Amalia and Herman glaciers. Set foot on moraines and discover the wildlife of this magical corner of the Chilean fjords, all while enjoying the first-rate service on board. Get up close to the extraordinary sights of the Southern Patagonian Icefield on this small ship adventure cruise. You'll visit around fifteen glaciers on the only ship to sail this route, including the beautiful Amalia and Herman glaciers. Read more...
4 Days
$1,870

Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise - 4 - $1,870

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Embark from Puerto Natales along the Last Hope Sound 

Day 2: Amalia and El Brujo Glaciers; Calvo Fjord

Day 3: Montañas Fjord

Day 4: Disembark in Puerto Natales

Start from Puerto Natales and end at Puerto Natales

Landmarks visited on Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Embark from Puerto Natales along the Last Hope Sound

Check in from 4pm at the pier in Puerto Natales and meet your fellow travellers and guides for afternoon tea and a safety briefing. Popular with both Chileans and international travellers, this cruise will give you a good chance to practice your Spanish, with all instructions given in both English and Spanish.

The captain will welcome you to the expedition this evening and at around 6pm you'll set sail, navigating the Last Hope Sound (Ultima Esperanza) and leaving behind Puerto Natales and any signs of civilisation for three days.

The first night will see you sail through Kirke Narrows, into the Morla, Vicuña, Collingwood and Sarmiento Channels.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 2: Amalia and El Brujo Glaciers; Calvo Fjord

Start the day at the awe-inspiring Amalia Glacier which spans an incredible 18km, before entering the Southern Icefield. We'll disembark into small motorboats to reach the shore, from where we'll take a 15min walk to the viewpoint for the glacier. As we walk, we'll observe the effects of the water on theicebergs washed up on the shore.

After some time soaking up the scenery, we'll follow the same route to return to the ship. Once back on board, we'll pass close to the face of the glacier, allowing us toadmire the beauty of this tidewater glacier.

The next stop is El Brujo Glacier. We'll board a motorboat which takes us on a route that follows the edge of the moraine, leading to a hidden waterfall. Take in the breath-taking views of the immense face of the glacier on the way. We'll then sail back around to the moraine where we'll disembark and walk to a viewpoint almost touching the ice towering high above us. Here we'll have time to take photos and watch large sections of ice calving from the glacier and plummeting into the water below with a tremendous crash.

Today’s finale is Calvo Fjord. Prepare to be astounded as we're surrounded by stunning glaciers as we plough through icebergs on the Capitán Constantino icebreaker. Wherever we look, the views are simply stunning. On the icebreaker, we'll get closer views of the Captain Costantino Glacier, the largest in the fjord, as well as the Fernando and Alipio Glaciers. To crown this fantastic experience, 12-year-old whisky is served on ice from the glacier.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 3: Montañas Fjord: Alsina and Bernal Glaciers

Wake up in the Montañas Fjord by the Sarmiento Mountains where we continue to be astounded by our surroundings. We are now deep in Patagonian wilderness with only glaciers and mountains on either side with barely a trace of anyone having ventured this way before.

The first excursion of the day takes us to the face of Alsina Glacier by motorboat. This is another chance to marvel at the different shades of blue revealed by the ice.

The next stop is the Bernal Glacier. Here, we'll disembark and take a short walk to the face of the glacier which we'll almost be close enough to touch. This is the closest we'll get to any of the glaciers during our cruise and will give us a better grasp of the sheer size of the ice and its crevasses. Being so close it's possible to really study the textures of the ice surface and is a humbling experience being face-to-face with the glacier.

Back on board, we'll continue back down the Montañas Fjord until we reach the White Narrows. The captain will navigate the ship very carefully through this narrow section before we disembark onto boats for the final excursion. This is a fantastic place to spot some of the marine life as we weave in and out of bays with a pod of dolphins in tow (if you’re lucky), past cliffs where condors may be lurking and around islands that are home to marine birds, such as cormorants and upland geese.

We'll celebrate the final night of the cruise with the Captain’s farewell dinner and party. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner

Accommodation: Skorpios III ship


Day 4: Disembark in Puerto Natales

After breakfast we'll disembark in Puerto Natales between 8am-9:30am. Transport to Punta Arenas Airport from the port can be organised at an additional cost.

Meals: Breakfast

Glaciers of Patagonia Adventure Cruise

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This cruise will be operating from October 2022 onwards, please ask us for more information.

The base price of USD $1,870 per person is based on 2 people sharing a B-Class cabin in shoulder season.

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $1,870 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Additional Notes

Extra beds – It is possible to turn certain cabins into triple cabins. The cost for an additional bed is USD $1,000-1,380.

Optional extras – Please note that departures are on Tuesdays and Fridays. The following can be added as an optional extra: Monday night: lodging on board; Thursday: lodging at Hotel Remota; Tuesday or Friday: excursion to Torres del Paine and Milodon Cave (includes dinner, buffet breakfast, lunch, tour and national park fee). The cost is USD $370 per person per optional extra.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single supplement – If you are a solo traveller, or would like a single cabin, prices begin at USD $2,800 per person.

Child policy – From 1 to 5 years old, free of charge sharing bed. From 6 years old and up, normal rate.

Includes

  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, 2 dinners
  • Drinks: all drinks during bar opening hours (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • All drinking water as requested
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in cabin as requested
  • All safety equipment (life jackets) for zodiac excursions
  • All shipboard excursions and activities (as detailed in itinerary)
  • Excursions: 3 per day (as detailed in itinerary)

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Transfer between Punta Arenas Airport and ferry port, round trip price is USD $85 per passenger. Transfer between Puerto Natales Airport and ferry port, round trip price is USD $26 per passenger
  • Port taxes of USD $40 per passenger
  • Personal Equipment (request our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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