The San Rafael glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the Northern Ice Fields, in Chilean Patagonia. It feeds the San Rafael lagoon and, through it, drains into the Moraleda channel ... More info ›
The San Rafael glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the Northern Ice Fields, in Chilean Patagonia. It feeds the San Rafael lagoon and, through it, drains into the Moraleda channel. Come to live an adventure sailing through the San Rafael Lagoon, formed by the snorbreak and retreat of the San Rafael Glacier. An stunning wonder of the nature, with high icewalls and clear waters, one of the earth planet's protected water reserves. One must-see of Coyhaique! An experience in zodiac among the ice floes, sightings of virgin landscapes of northern Patagonia, traditional Chilean food and open bar to celebrate while we travel back
Begin this incredible adventure to the San Rafael Glacier with pick up from 5:30am at the lobby of your Hotel in Coyhaique and then, relax on the vehicle for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, while we arrive to the meeting point. Once we arrive to Puerto Chacabuco, the departure point, you have to make your check-in to embark to the Catamaran. Meanwhile you enjoy the begin of the sailing, the breakfast will be served on board. Set sail at 08:00 AM and become part of an unforgettable journey aboard the catamaran that will take them through islands, channels and Patagonian fjords, which will offer an unimaginable spectacle to the visitor, between the virgin nature and wildlife, finally arriving at the wonderful Laguna San Rafael at 2:00 p.m. During our sailing to the glacier, we can enjoy seeing the San Rafael Lagoon, with floating icebergs and the "Ventisquero" with its constant and thunderous icefalls of thousands of years, are the main attraction of the route. This navigation include the necessary for being prepared for the adventure, so, let's enjoy a local lunch served on the catamaran.
Once we arrive to the glacier, let's get on our zodiac boat for getting closer to the San Rafael Glacier, the expected encounter with this millenial natural attraction, with numerous icebergs floating around you. Enjoy this memorable moment and when we return to the catamaran, enjoy an exquisite Whiskey with millenary ice with more than 20,000 years old. The time here will be approximately between 02 to 03 hours and then, we start our trip back to Puerto Chacabuco. The stay will be between 02 and 03 hours to begin the return to Puerto Chacabuco. Let's celebrate this incredible experience with an open bar and snacks, menawhile we are on our trip back. We will arrive at approximately 8:30 p.m and then, we have to disembark the catamaran for taking our transfer back from Puerto Chacabuco to your Hotel located in Coyhaique, this transfer takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes so you'll be arriving at 22:00hrs (always depending on the arriving of the navigation to Puerto Chacabuco).