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Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza)

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Address: Av. Pedro Montt, Puerto Natales, Chile
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A sail through this beautiful Sound offers breathtaking views of the...

A sail through this beautiful Sound offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and the setting is particularly gorgeous at sunset.

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Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise from Puerto Natales
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beautiful water views!

The blue water and blue skies are really amazing, but you get easily used to that in Patagonia. But this view is especially enchanting!

Reviewed January 17, 2016
Boudewijn d
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The Hague, The Netherlands

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

It takes 3 hours boat ride on the river La Ultimate Esperanza to get to the glacier Serrano. The glacier is really small and not very impressive. We were disappointed. On the boat tour there is 12 things marked on a map, what you will see on the way to and from the glacier. We saw some birds on a... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

The blue water and blue skies are really amazing, but you get easily used to that in Patagonia. But this view is especially enchanting!

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2015

This channel (seno in spanish) is a large entry of the sea coming from the Strait of Magellan. Cold water and strong winds bringing sea lions and birds at the summer into the channel. The boat cruising the channel is an exceptional opportunity to get closer to these elements. After many photos and a collection of new perspectives you get... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2015

We took a boat day trip. The glaciers were amazing! The boat tour was a little too long for my liking, but not too bad overall. It was worth getting to the Glaciers!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

A beautiful sight. Took a little while to get there but once there, breathtaking. Not a sight to be missed.

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Thank Jascy
Los Osos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015

A really beautiful bay with fantastic snow-covered mountains all around. If you love seabirds and waterfowl, add a few more to your life-list here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed in Puerto Natales as our base for visiting Patagonia and the town is located on this large, scenic channel or fjord. All the local hotels provide boat tours to visit glaciers, colonies of cormorants, a salmon nursery and many waterfalls that spill into the fjord. It would be worth your time to take one, but be aware that... More 

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Livermore, California
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Navigating the Patagonian fjords will undoubtedly be a memorable experience as it was for us. The boat rides offered from Puerto Natales will take you on the same path that some 460 years ago the Spaniard explorer, Juan Ladrillero, sailed in search of the occidental entrance to the Magellan Strait, the natural connection between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. These... More 

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Magdeburg, Deutschland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

After having visited "Torres del Paine" it was rather mediocre. Nothing really spectacular. We did the trip to glacier Serrano, which I do not recommend either. It was also really expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We passed this channel on our cruise to Serrano Balmaceda. It was a nice channel and we even managed to do some bird watching!

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