boat excursion all glaciers
tempane channel
ship deck todo glaciares
travelers admiring the spegazzini glacier
Spegazzini base and refuge
Spegazzini Lodge dining room
spegazzini refugio terrace
spegazzini sculpture
Captains club VIP
boat sailing the upsala channel
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All Glaciers Boat Tour

Sail across Lake Argentino visiting the main glaciers.

(10 reviews)
El Calafate
1 day
Spanish & English
Starts: From your hotel in El Calafate at 7:00 a.m. or from Puerto Punta Bandera at 8:30 a.m. (depending on the selected option).
Ends: To the port of Punta Banderas around 4:00 p.m. or to your hotel in El Calafate at 5:15 p.m. (depending on the selected option).
Free cancellation!

Briefing

Todo Glaciares is one of the most popular navigations in El Calafate. During one day you will sail Lake Argentino to discover the Upsala, Seco, Heim Sur, Peineta and Spegazzini glaciers. To complete the experience, you will disembark at Base Spegazzini, an area next to the glacier where you will take a short walk and have lunch. 

You can select the option with pick-up from El Calafate or come in your own vehicle. In addition, you can enhance your experience by including the extra "Captain´s Club". Do you want to know more? We'll tell you all about it below 😉

Tour details

Included

  • Bilingual guide Spanish - English
  • Boat trip
  • Disembarkation at Spegazzini lodge
  • Hike
  • Round trip transfer from El Calafate [according to option selected].

Not included

  • VIP lounge "Captain´s Club" + Lunch + Open bar [Available as EXTRA]
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park

Important information

Remember that Mastercard is not accepted to purchase the entrance ticket to Los Glaciares National Park. You can pay with VISA card or in cash in Argentine pesos when you arrive at the park. Do not forget your ID, passport or identity card.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Todo Glaciares Boat Tour

Pick up in El Calafate or meeting at Punta Bandera port.

Todo Glaciares boat tour is offered in two modalities: boat tour only or boat tour with transfers from El Calafate. If you select the option with transfers, you will be picked up at your accommodation in El Calafate around 7:00 am and taken to Punta Banderas port, which is 47 km (29.2 miles) away. If you choose the option without transfers, ideal if you have a vehicle, you will have to go directly to the port, where you will meet the rest of the group at 8:30 in the morning.

boat ready in punta bandera private port

Upsala Channel 🚢

At 8:30 a.m., boarding and explanations about the navigation begin. The ship will start its journey at 9:00 am. It will sail along the northern arm of Lake Argentino and will reach the Upsala Channel, famous for being full of icebergs from the ice that detaches from the wall of the Upsala Glacier itself.

boat sailing around upsala canal

Seco and Spegazzini Glacier 🚢

The boat tour continues along the Spegazzini Channel, and on the way we will be able to see the Seco Glacier, the hanging glacier that does not touch the water. We will see the Spegazzini Glacier, which has the title of the highest glacier in the national park.

boat sailing in front of spegazzini glacier

Spegazzini Refuge Disembarkation

A stop is made at the "Spegazzini Refuge", a construction specially designed for this tour, which has a viewpoint, terrace and a large dining room. There you will take a short walk, totally accessible and suitable for all travelers. During the tour the guides will give explanations about the Andean-Patagonian forest. We will have free time for lunch with stunning views of the glacier wall.

🚢👩‍✈️🍽️CAPTAIN'S CLUB If you have selected this extra, in addition to being located in the VIP lounge of the ship, next to the captain and with free bar service, in the Spegazzini shelter you will enjoy a special four-course menu.

walk along the paths of the spegazzini refuge

Return

The Todo Glaciares sailing is coming to an end, and we will sail back to Punta Bandera port. The ship will dock around 4:00 p.m. closing this incredible adventure. If you have selected the option with transfers, a vehicle will be waiting for you at the port to take you back to your accommodation in El Calafate, where you will arrive at approximately 5:15 p.m.

glacier views of the all glacier excursion

What to bring to All Glaciers Boat Tour

  • Original passport (the same one you used to book the tour)
  • Trekking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable and warm clothing
  • Long trousers
  • Medium backpack
  • Food and snacks
  • Water bottle

Where does the tour All Glaciers Boat Tour start

The city of El Calafate is located 3,000 km from Buenos Aires, and 325 km from the city of Río Gallegos, capital of the province of Santa Cruz. The airport has direct daily connections with Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche, Trelew, Cordoba and Rosario. Several airlines operate this route, being Aerolineas Argentinas the most frequent one. From Howlanders we also recommend you to check LADE airline. 

If you want to arrive by land you can do it by bus. The trip between Buenos Aires and El Calafate takes about 36 hours. From Río Gallegos, the trip takes 4 hours. If you come from Puerto Natales we recommend you to take a bus that arrives to El Calafate in about five hours or hire a private service with us. Finally, if you are traveling from Ushuaia, please check the waiting times due to the crossing of the Strait of Magellan or stopover in Rio Gallegos.

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