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.