El Calafate Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Downtown hotels of Calafate
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get up close and personal with the largest glaciers in the El calafate region on a full-day sightseeing cruise. Sail through Lake Argentino and admire the majestic beauty and size of the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers. Then, enjoy lunch on the boat while sailing back to El calafate!


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Departing from El calafate, you'll enjoy a scenic 31-mile (50-km) drive through the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. Upon reaching Puerto Bandera on Lake Argentino, your full-day sightseeing cruise begins!

Sail through Lake Argentino and take in the beauty of the Patagonian landscape that surrounds you. You'll travel past the tallest and largest glaciers in the region and have plenty of time to take some great photos. Youll sail past the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers something you dont want to miss when visiting El calafate! Around midday, you'll travel north of Lake Argentino and enjoy lunch on the cruise (own expense).

After lunch, you'll head back for your return to Puerto Bandera and on to your El Calafate hotel.


Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off


National park fee



Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Nov-2017

    Awesome experience! They pick you up from the hotel on time. The boat ride was fantastic, you see the glaciers up close.
    Everything was on time and prompt.

  • 26-Apr-2017

    The bus was very unfoncortable, but the boat and the cruise itself was fantastic!

  • 06-Jul-2016

    Pague una excursión en El Calafate, para recorrer los glaciares. Valide la actividad un día antes por precaución y me confirmaron la realización de la misma. Nunca llego el vehículo a recogerme, cuando me contacte resulta que no había ninguna actividad ese día. Como consecuencia perdí todos los costos de alojamiento y transporte. Actualmente me encuentro esperando el reembolso de la tarifa cobrada por parte de Viator; sin embargo, aun no he recibido ninguna respuesta.

  • 11-May-2016

    The tour was excellent, gorgeous views, well organized. Very relaxing and worth doing it! The only downside is they don't tell you the exact time of hotel pick up. We had to wait over 30 min in the lobby.

  • 07-May-2016

    Wonderful tour of the Spegazzini and Upsalla glaciers. Staff had just the right amount of care and friendliness without being over the top. Lots of information in Spanish and English and opportunities galore for great photos. Good boat and transfers smooth and professional. Highly recommend it for all ages

  • 22-Mar-2016

    I will never book via Viator again.
    Please stop sending me messages or questions

  • 10-Oct-2015

    Very well organized boat tour on the lake. Spectacular views. Highly recommend.

  • 27-Jun-2015

    This tour was amazing!

  • 27-Jun-2015

    Excellent, my be cut have some attention of hot chocolate or coffee on board

  • 27-Jan-2015

    Beautiful scenery. I wish we could have gotten closer to the glacier.

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