Perito Moreno boat tour mayo spirit
Landing in Bahía Toro
Toro Waterfall
Toro Bay View
Toro Bay Hike
Negro Glacier
Landing on Perito Moreno footbridges
Perito Moreno footbridges mayo spirit
Lake argentino walkways
Perito Moreno boat tour
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Boat tour Mayo Spirit Trek

Sail Argentino Lake, take short hikes and visit the walkways of the Perito Moreno

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El Calafate
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: From El Calafate or Punta Banderas port (depending on selected option)
Ends: To El Calafate or Punta Banderas port (according to selected option)
Free cancellation!


This tour combines a boat ride on Lake Argentino with short walks. There are three landings, in the first one you will walk 700 meters to see the Andean Patagonian Forest, in the second landing you will walk 1000 meters to the base of the Black Glacier. Finally, the third landing is at the Perito Moreno footbridges, the best place to appreciate the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier.

If you want to know everything the Mayo Spirit Trek has to offer, read on.

Tour details


  • Boat trip + hikes
  • Bilingual guide Spanish / English
  • Round trip transfer from El Calafate (according to selected option)

Not included

  • Entrance to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Food and drinks

Important information

🚐 Pick up in El Calafate is from the main hotels, if you are staying in other types of accommodation, you will be directed to a nearby pick up point.

🎟️ The guide will assist you in purchasing the entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park, which must be paid in cash in Argentine pesos.

❌ This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems, as there are different walks.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 4 days 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

Mayo Spirit Trek from El Calafate

Pick up in El Calafate

If you select the option with pick up, at 8:00 a.m. you will be picked up in El Calafate to travel the 50 km to Punta Bandera port, from where the ship leaves at 9:30 a.m. If you select the option without pick up, you will have to go directly to Punta Bandera port at 9:00 am.

boat and travelers in Lake Argentino

Toro Bay

The first stop will be at "Bahía Toro". You will hike 700 meters through the Andean Patagonian Forest while the guide explains the peculiarities of this ecosystem.

Travelers in Bahia Toro

Calcareous waterfall and glaciers views

The route continues until you reach a waterfall with an interesting formation of limestone rocks, and then follow the path along the stream that forms the waterfall until you reach the shore of the lake, from where you can see the hanging glaciers of Cerro Mayo and Cerro Negro.

Calcareous Waterfalls in Cerro Negro

Cerro Negro

Will embark again to navigate for 15 minutes to reach Cerro Negro. Upon disembarking, you will hike 1,000 meters to the base of Cerro Negro, where you will be able to see the Cerro Negro glacier up close. The hanging glacier forms a network of waterfalls that create a river, along which you walk back to the boat.

Travelers hiking Seno Mayo

Perito Moreno Glacier 

The boat will navigate in front of the north wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier, in order to appreciate it from up close. Afterwards, we disembark at the glacier's footbridges, where the group has free time to walk around them. Finally, a last boat trip is made to return to Punta Bandera port.

If you have selected the option with transfers, we will be waiting to take you back to El Calafate, where you will arrive around 6 pm. If you have selected the option without transfers, the tour ends at Punta Bandera port at approximately 5 pm.

Walkways Perito Moreno Glacier

What to bring to Boat tour Mayo Spirit Trek

  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots or comfortable walking boots
  • Food and drink (no food service is provided on board)
  • Cash (Argentinean Pesos)

Where does the tour Boat tour Mayo Spirit Trek 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.

Questions & Answers

  • What time does the tour start?

    Pick up in El Calafate starts around 8:00 AM. If you select the option without pick-up, you will have to be at Puerto Punta Bandera at 9:00 AM, as the ship departs at 9:30 AM.

  • What time does the tour end?

    The sailing ends at 5:00 PM. If you have selected the option with pick-up, you will arrive in El Calafate around 6 PM.

  • How is the Perito Moreno navigation?

    The navigation is done in front of the north face of the glacier wall and the "rupture area".

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