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“The Voyage of Juan Ladrillero”

Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza)
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$245.00*
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Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Sightseeing Cruise from Puerto Natales
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Owner description: A sail through this beautiful Sound offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and the setting is particularly gorgeous at sunset.
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 navigations were a full-day experience that depart from the docks in Puerto Natales around 7:30am and return at 5:30pm. The journey took us to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, the first of which will be seen from the boat, while the second required an easy 30 min hike to get right up to the front of the ice. During the ride we passed by many sea lions and Cormorant communities, encountered many different marine and land birds, and got to see the untouched flora of Bernando O´higgins National Park.

12  Thank PSchicke
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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.

6  Thank Mr_Klingeldraht
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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!

1  Thank cewcil
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The weather wasn't great when we took a boat through the channel. But still saw waterfalls and seals along the way. Then stopped and walked up a path to a glacier (can't remember the name). Icebergs in the water and firebush all around - very unexpected.

2  Thank Macallan01
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This boat trip is really worth!!! We saw he fjords, many birds, waterfalls, Glaciers, and stoped for a lunch at Estancia Perales... And when we thought it couldn't get any better, our boat was surrounded by dolphins!!!! Great!

4  Thank Lilianeneves
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