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El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise provided by Gray Line Argentina

El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise
4.5
Book in advance
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AU$352.44
per adult
Tour snapshot
View Lago Argentino’s glaciers on a full-day boat trip from El Calafate
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Lago Argentino’s glaciers are some the world’s most impressive natural sights, so it’s worth ensuring the best viewing opportunities. This boat trip from El Calafate delivers unobstructed views from the water, maximizing your photo ops. Absorb the scenery as you sail between the lake’s icebergs; get near to the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers; and learn about the glaciers from your guide—another bonus. Lunch and downtown hotel transfers are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See and photograph the ice from the best viewpoint: the water
  • Get close to the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers and sail around icebergs
  • Benefit from a guide’s insight, onboard lunch, and central hotel transfers
What to expect
  • After pickup at your hotel in central El Calafate, depart for Santa Cruz province and your glacier adventure cruise. Gaze out the window at the Patagonian scenery during your 31-mile (50-km) drive to Puerto Bandera on the pristine Lago Argentino. Climb aboard your vessel for a sail through Los Glaciares National Park's Lago Argentino. The lake's milky blue waters boast floating ice chunks that have calved (fallen off) of the glaciers in the area. View the Upsala Glacier, which flows form the Patagonian Ice Field, and marvel at the Spegazzini Glacier if weather permits. Purchase lunch aboard the boat or enjoy a packed lunch you brought with you. Learn about the area's natural history, flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide and snap photos as your boat weaves between floating icebergs of all sizes. Afterward, the boat returns to Puerto Bandera, where you will board your vehicle for the return trip to El Calafate and drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • See and photograph the ice from the best viewpoint: the water
  • Get close to the Spegazzini and Upsala glaciers and sail around icebergs
  • Benefit from a guide’s insight, onboard lunch, and central hotel transfers
What to expect
  • After pickup at your hotel in central El Calafate, depart for Santa Cruz province and your glacier adventure cruise. Gaze out the window at the Patagonian scenery during your 31-mile (50-km) drive to Puerto Bandera on the pristine Lago Argentino. Climb aboard your vessel for a sail through Los Glaciares National Park's Lago Argentino. The lake's milky blue waters boast floating ice chunks that have calved (fallen off) of the glaciers in the area. View the Upsala Glacier, which flows form the Patagonian Ice Field, and marvel at the Spegazzini Glacier if weather permits. Purchase lunch aboard the boat or enjoy a packed lunch you brought with you. Learn about the area's natural history, flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide and snap photos as your boat weaves between floating icebergs of all sizes. Afterward, the boat returns to Puerto Bandera, where you will board your vehicle for the return trip to El Calafate and drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5239FTESAIL
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • National park fee
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Downtown hotels of Calafate
  • El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: During winter, access to the Spegazzini Glacier might be blocked. You will spend more time navigating on Lake Argentino if this happens
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • National park fee
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Downtown hotels of Calafate
  • El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: During winter, access to the Spegazzini Glacier might be blocked. You will spend more time navigating on Lake Argentino if this happens
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

4.5
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Donna W
13 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Couples
Our confirmation for this tour indicated hotel pickup at 8:30am. When we tried to confirm this with Grey Line Argentina it was as though we didn't exist. We were asked twice to email our names, passport details, tour booking reference and still received no assistance. Thanks to the persistence of a kind person at our hotel who tracked down the Calafate tour provider, we were picked up at 7am for the tour.

While we've used Viator tours in many countries previously and happily, this one has left us with an unhappy experience in terms of organisation and communication. It appears that the confirmation information for this tour has been updated with correct pickup time and a Viator phone number. It would have been very useful to have that in January!

The tour itself is beautiful and amazing. Highly recommended.
Written 2 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

straea
United States269 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Solo
My experience was good overall. The cruise was excellent and a staff member who spoke English translated the main commentary for the small number of folks on board who weren't fluent in Spanish. The sights we saw were amazing, and even though I visited in spring, it started snowing while we were on the water!

The bus driver to and from the cruise was okay, not ecplaining some practical things in English, and not explaining others at all, which is why I'm giving four stars. However, it's an inexpensive way to get to the dock without driving yourself. My hotel concierge arranged this tour for me.
Written 19 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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V3155FJlisak
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Fun day and great views!
Fun day! The hike was fun and once we were at the top the views were amazing. It was a long drive from El Calafet
travelling-friends3
travelling-friends3
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Super experience!
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tjoyef
tjoyef
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Small hotel in National Park of Glaciares
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JohnVandeDam
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Instant Confirmation? - Totally Misleading Information!
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PLsydney2014
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isaaco816
isaaco816
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Amazing
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506stefe
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kyles961
kyles961
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DO NOT BUY DAY BEFORE
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Ilse120219
Ilse120219
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Great
It was wonderful and great views, excellent Guide, excellent organisation, just in time. We enjoyed very much!
samanthabB4471ER
samanthabB4471ER
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Very dissapointed and agree with JamieScott1019's previous review
I have never written a negative review and I am guilty of not reviewing much in general but this experience has mad
JefeGeoffod
JefeGeoffod
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Great small group tour, great views of glacier - excellent guide.
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Mara M
Mara M
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Awesome view, but need more facilities
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JamieScott1019
JamieScott1019
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AVOID Gray Line Argentina!
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Ricardo A
Ricardo A
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Extreme overcharge!! Dont book through here.
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