Rivers of Ice Catamaran Cruise - Sail across the Glaciers

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What To Expect

Take a fabulous catamaran trip on Lake Argentino, sail through icebergs and amazing landscapes and get spectacular views on Upsala Glacier, Seco Glacier and Spegazzini Glacier.


  • Take amazing pictures of icebergs and glaciers

  • Get fascinated by all the different shades of blue of the ice

  • See spectacular Upsala, Seco and Spegazzini Glaciers

  • Enjoy unforgettable views on Argentino lake and majestic mountains


Tours in Calafate
Departs From:
El Calafate
Meeting Point:
El Calafate Hotels
7 hours
daily at 8:30 AM
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Departing from El Calafate you will enjoy a scenic 40km ride to Puerto Bandera Pier though gorgeous Patagonian landscapes. Admire the beautiful bluish and turquoise colors of Lake Argentino and the shades the sun makes on its surface.

Upon arrival at Puerto Bandera you will be able to purchase the Entrance Fee to the Glaciers National Park before this spectacular adventure starts.

Board a comfortable catamaran and sail through the North Arm of Lake Argentino, the biggest lake of Argentina. It hosts many glaciers and is surrounded by majestic mountains.

We will soon reach the Upsala Channel where the icebergs floating on it become bigger and bigger as we get closer to the Upsala Glacier. We will stop in front of its spectacular iceberg barrier and have plenty of time to take great pictures from the catamaran decks. We will be able to absorb the magnitude of the ice field in front of us and approach the Upsala Glacier if the icebergs allow us to do so.

Afterwards we will navigate the Spegazzini Channel and get amazing views on the Seco Glacier. Then we will reach the breathtaking Spegazzini Glacier with its 125 meters high walls. It is the highest in the Glaciers National Park. Enjoy the fabulous scenery and landscape.

We will head back to Puerto Bandera as we keep admiring the wonderful colors and shapes of the icebergs and the views on majestic mountains. We arrive at Calafate hotels at around 15:00.


  • 07:15 to 07:45 Hotel pick up

  • 07:45 Drive to Puerto Banderas pier

  • 08:30 Boarding at Puerto Banderas pier

  • 09:00 to 14:00 Boat ride

  • 14:00 Departure from Puerto Banderas pier

  • 15:00 Arrival to Calafate and hotel drop off


  • Round trip transportation from El Calafate hotels to Puerto Bandera pier

  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking guide

  • 5 hours catamaran cruise on Lake Argentino to Upsala Glacier, Seco Glacier and Spegazzini Glacier


  • Entrance fee to the Glaciers National Park (USD 29 except for MERCOSUR Countries: USD 19 for Brazilians, Uruguayans, Venezuelans and Paraguayans)

  • Food and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

Please note

  • The following information will be required upon booking:

  • Full Name in Passport

  • Passport number and nationality

  • Date of birth

  • To avail of the child discount, participants must present a copy of the child's ID or passport upon booking.

  • Children 3-11 years old are required to pay adult price of transfer to Puerto Bandera during May and September bookings. Please inquire.

  • The catamaran ride is free for children up to 11 years old for the whole month of May and the whole month of September.

  • Children 0-6 years old are free of charge for the catamaran ride from June 2016 to April 2017. However, they need to pay the adult price for the Puerto Bandera transfer. Please inquire.

  • Be sure to bring warm clothes.

  • We recommend you to bring your lunch box.

  • Snacks and drinks are available to purchase on board.

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): 6 days prior to date of activity.
  • 55% Cancellation Fee (45% reimbursement): between 2 to 5 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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