kayaks seen from above
boy on the kayak through the grey lake
kayak group beside an iceberg
three kayaks navigating through the grey lake
girls on the kayak
couple kayaking through the grey lake
kayaks beside the iceberg
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Glacier Grey Kayak

Enjoy a half day kayaking on Grey Lake

(3 reviews)
Puerto Natales
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From Grey Base Camp at the selected time
Ends: To Grey Base Camp 3 hours after the start of the tour.
Free cancellation!

Briefing

The Glacier Grey Kayak is a must if you want to get to know the glacier in the most exciting way. With all the equipment on, we will paddle for two and a half hours with a group around the glacier on a route led by your bilingual guide. He will explain the curiosities of Torres del Paine National Park and Grey Glacier.

Do you want to know more? 😀 Below we tell you how your experience will be:

Tour details

Included

  • Double kayak
  • Neoprene wetsuit and boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Helmet
  • Protective skirt for the kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Paddles with built-in gloves
  • Snack and hot drink
  • Bilingual guide

Not included

  • Entrance ticket to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Transfer to Grey Base Camp

Important information

Restrictions: children under 16 years old, people over 65 years old and people weighing more than 100kg (220 lb) are not allowed on the tour.

In case of unfavorable weather conditions, the tour may be cancelled. In that case, a full refund of the amount paid or an alternative time/date (subject to availability) will be offered.

📍 The tour does not include pick up in Puerto Natales. The meeting point is located 10 minutes from the Grey campsite and refuge, located within the Torres del Paine National Park. In order to take the tour in the first shift you must stay the night before in the Grey sector. To take the tour in the last shift you must stay in the Grey sector at the end of the activity

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 4 days before the tour starts, you will receive a 100% refund. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Glacier Grey Kayak

Difficulty: medium
Distance: 6 km
Duration: 3 hours

Arrival at Grey Base Camp

The Glacier Grey Kayak starts at the Grey Base Camp, located in the Playa Grey sector, inside the Torres del Paine National Park. Below, in the section Where the tour starts, we give you all the details you need to know how to get there.

tent on the grey base camp of torres del paine

Inductive talk - Briefing

Once we have arrived at Grey Base Camp, the guide will be waiting for us to give us an introductory safety briefing. He will explain the best way to paddle, how to act depending on each situation, the route to follow and the weather conditions of that day. 

In addition, he will give us all the equipment and we will be ready to paddle. Get your arms ready to start!

guide talking about security

Navigation among icebergs

We will start the navigation led by the guide, paddling among the icebergs that have broken off in the bay. We will go to the east face of the glacier, reaching 100 meters from the walls of the Grey Glacier and admiring its immensity. Did you know that they reach up to 30 meters high?

kayak navigating

Return to Grey Base Camp

We will return to the camp by the same route, but this time in the opposite direction, having paddled a total of 6 kilometers between icebergs. Half a day full of adrenaline in front of the majestic view of the wall of the centenary glacier. Have you already thought about where you are going to take your best picture?

kayak returning to the gray base camp

Glacier moraine

If weather conditions permit, we will make a short stop at the moraine of the glacier: an island of rocks uncovered due to melting ice. There we will walk to a viewpoint where we will see the glacier from another point and the icebergs that have broken off. In addition, we will have a hot drink and a snack to replenish our strength for the return and end this Glacier Grey Kayak tour.

three people on the glacier moraine

What to bring to Glacier Grey Kayak

  • Passport
  • Long sleeves on the upper body
  • Long pants
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Where does the tour Glacier Grey Kayak start

The Grey Glacier Kayak tour starts and ends at Grey Base Camp (inside Torres del Paine National Park), located in the Grey Beach area and a 10 minute walk from the Grey Refuge and Campsite. The tour is designed for those travelers who are already inside the national park doing one of the Macizo Paine circuits.

If you plan to travel from Puerto Natales to Grey Base Camp just to do the tour, keep in mind that it is advisable to spend at least one night at the Refugio or Camping Grey to properly enjoy this experience. There are 2 options to get to Grey Base Camp from Puerto Natales:

OPTION 1 - Grey III Navigation.

The Grey III navigation connects Hotel Grey with Refugio Grey through Grey Lake in a journey of approximately 45 minutes. It will be necessary to be at the Grey Hotel one hour before the departure time to check in. You can see the schedule and buy the ticket here. To get from Puerto Natales to the Grey Hotel you will have to take a regular bus or book a private transportation on your own.

OPTION 2 - Patagonian Ice Catamaran (Pudeto - Paine Grande)

The Patagonian Ice Catamaran connects Pudeto with Paine Grande through Lake Pehohe in approximately 30 minutes. It will be necessary to go to the Pudeto pier in advance to buy the catamaran ticket and check-in. You can check the schedule and fares here. To get from Puerto Natales to Pudeto you will have to take a regular bus or book a private transportation on your own. Once in Paine Grande, you will have to walk for 4 - 5 hours and 11 km until you reach Sector Grey.

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