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Lago Argentino Boat Trip – From El Calafate

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    Duration: 8 hours

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped back at your hotel

Key Highlights

  • Sail past fantastically shaped blue and white ice-bergs drifting on the lake
  • Fabulous photo-opportunities from the boat
  • Expert English and Spanish- speaking guides
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Take in the beauty of Upsala and Spegazzini Glaciers


You’ll feel like an old-time Arctic or Antarctic explorer on this spectacular cruise past the glaciers and ice-bergs of Los Glaciares National Park.

Starting at Puerto Bandera you will sail up the northern branch of the Lago Argentino. Note the strange color of the lake water – a brilliant blue-green made milky by tiny particles of glacial debris.

Glide past heart-stirringly beautiful views of the great Upsala, Spegazzini and Onelli glaciers and see a fairytale flotilla of blue and white icebergs drifting along the lake at the whim of the wind.

This is a day of natural wonders which will reveal some of the most dramatic icescapes on the planet!


  • For your Lago Argentino Boat Trip you will be picked up at your hotel in El Calafate. You should bring a packed lunch with you. The excursion starts at Puerto Bandera, approximately 31 miles from El Calafate, and you will head towards the northern branch of Lago Argentino. Lago Argentino is the biggest freshwater lake in Argentina and the third largest in South America. As you sail along, observe the strange cloudiness of the lake water. This is due to a suspension of a very fine powder produced by glacier abrasion, called 'glacier milk'. From the boat you will get marvellous views of the Upsala, Spegazzini and Onelli glaciers, the three biggest and highest of all glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. On your route you will also see spectacular ice floes – great chunks of frozen water that have broken off the main glaciers of the National Park. Carved by the weather into an array of different shapes, these natural ice sculptures drift gently along the lake and are a major feature of your boat tour. In the afternoon, your boat will return to Puerto Bandera and you will then be dropped back at your hotel.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 4-6 hour boat ride
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)


  • Los Glaciares National Park admission (approx 28 USD)
  • Food and beverages

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.This tour is subject to weather conditions. In the unlikely event of a cancellation due to weather, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered

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