The Todo Glaciares boat tour visits the Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers entering the bays that they form in Lake Argentino. You will disembark in the Spegazzini Canal in the Glaciers Bay for 1 hour and a half where you can hike through the forest while you enjoy spectacular views of the Spegazzini Glacier like never before. You will visit the recently opened Spegazzini Refuge, which receives its name as it is located in front of this glacier and on the shores of Lake Argentino. It is one of the most important tours that can be made from El Calafate and it is worth spending a day to reach the National Park places that are only accessible by boat.
In the case of booking the boat tour with transfer from your hotel in El Calafate, we will pick you up at 7:00 a.m. to undertake the 47 km journey to the port of Punta Bandera from where the boat sails at 9 o'clock. In case of having your own vehicle, you must get to the port of Punta Bandera at 8:30 a.m.
The first part of the tour takes place in the north arm of Lake Argentino crossing the Boca del Diablo, the narrowest part of the lake, to then, head towards the Upsala and Spegazzini channels where you can see, at the end of each channel, the respective glaciers. The Upsala Glacier is the largest in Lake Argentino and can be seen from about 20 km away, and the Spegazzini Glacier is the highest. You can also see Seco, Heim Sur and Peineta glaciers. The tour takes place between spectacular icebergs of enormous size and varied forms.
In the forest once you get off the boat, you will hike a 300-meter path without difficulty along the coast of the lake making stops at viewpoints overlooking the entire Bay of Glaciers. Upon arrival at the Spegazzini Refuge, you can have lunch, visit the shop and contemplate the landscape from inside or from the outside terrace.
For those passengers who want to take the tour in a more exclusive way, the Captain's Club service is also offered. This lounge, located inside the restaurant of the Spegazzini Glacier and in a special deck of the boat, includes Open Bar with cafeteria service and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a 3-step menu (appetizer, main course and dessert) while you enjoy a unique panoramic view. In addition, you will have preferential location inside the boat and a host and guide available throughout the tour.
Important: the Spegazzini Refuge will remain closed by sanitary protocol until further notice. Food and beverage services will be offered on board during navigation.