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Kayak Grey Glacier

Enjoy kayaking on Lake Grey for half a day

2 days
4.9 (2 reviews)

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Kayak Grey Glacier tour information

location_onPuerto Natales
timer 2 days
chat Spanish / English


Grey Base Camp according to selected schedule: 09:00 a.m., 02:00 p.m. or 05:00 p.m.


Grey Base Camp according to selected schedule: 12:00 p.m., 05:00 p.m. or 08:00 p.m.


Kayak's activity in the Grey Glacier is a must if you want to know in the most exciting way the glacier. For about two and a half hours you will row with your group around the glacier making a route led by your bilingual guide. He will explain to you the curiosities of the Torres del Paine National Park and the Grey Glacier.

This is how your experience will be like:

Tour itinerary

todayGrey Base Camp - Kayak Grey Glacier

Difficulty: Medium - 6 km (2.5 hours)
Arrival at Grey Base Camp

The activity starts at the Grey Base Camp which you can reach from different points. Many of the travelers who decide to do the kayak, spend the night at the camp to do the activity the next day. If you are not in the park, you can take the private transfer that is offered as an extra.

Grey Base Camp Torres del Paine

Another option is to get to Lago Grey Hotel on your own and cross the lake with the second boat, with check in at 12:00 p.m. and check out at 1:00 p.m. With this, you will be able to do the kayak at 2:00 p.m. and once you have finished the navigation, you will return to the hotel at 5:45 p.m.

boat grey lake navigation
Inductive talking - Briefing

Once you have arrived at Grey Base Camp, your guide will be waiting for you to give you an introductory safety briefing. He will explain: what is the best way to paddle, how to act depending on each situation that may arise, the route to follow, the weather conditions of that day.

information briefing safety in group kayak lake grey

In addition, you will be given all the equipment, neoprene suit and boots, waterproof jacket, helmet, skirt, life jacket and a paddle with built-in gloves. Everything is ready to paddle, get your arms ready, we're starting!

neoprene equipment activity kayak glacier grey
Let's navigate among the ice floes!

Start the navigation guided by the guide, paddling among the detached icebergs in the bay. You'll be heading for the east face of the glacier, getting to be 100 meters away from the walls of the Grey Glacier, admiring its immensity. Did you know that they can reach up to 30 meters in height?

kayaking grey lake in front of the iceberg
Regress to Grey Base Camp

The return to the camp, we will do it by the same route, but this time in opposite direction. Thus completing a complete route of about 6 kilometers of paddling between icebergs. Half a day full of adrenaline in front of the majestic view of the wall of the centenary glacier. Have you thought about where you are going to take your best picture?

kayak grey lake rowing
Moraine of the glacier

If the weather conditions allow it, you will make a small stop in the moraine of the glacier, an island of rocks discovered due to the thaw. There, you will walk to a viewpoint where you will see the glacier from another point and the icebergs that have fallen off. At that point, you will have a hot drink and a snack to replenish your strength for the return and end up with this unique experience.

Moraine of the glacier grey

Tour details


  • Kayaking on the Grey Glacier
  • Wetsuit and boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Helmet
  • Protective skirt for the kayak
  • Lifejacket
  • Paddles with built-in gloves
  • Snack and hot drink
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)

Not included

  • Access ticket to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Additional activities
  • Transfer to Grey Base Camp

error_outlineImportant information

This tour has an age restriction: travelers under 16 and over 65 years old are not allowed to take the tour. People weighing more than 100 kilos are not allowed to participate.

Departures are subject to weather conditions for safety reasons.

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of the tour, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no show, no refunds will be made.

What to bring to Kayak Grey Glacier

  • Passport
  • Long sleeves on the upper body (the wetsuit has no sleeves)
  • Long trousers
  • Camera (a dry bag is provided for the activity)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Where does the tour Kayak Grey Glacier start

The Glacier Grey Kayak tour starts at Grey Base Camp, located in Torres del Paine National Park. Many travelers take advantage of this activity while visiting the park. If this is not your case, you can get to Base Camp Grey with the navigation that leaves from the Lago Grey Hotel or with the private transfer that is offered as an extra.

Kayak Grey Glacier tour reviews with Howlanders

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Marta · December 10, 2019
Fantástica experiencia! Hicimos la actividad en diciembre, y pudimos disfrutar de un túnel natural que se había formado recientemente y atraversarlo en kayak, ¡fue genial! Los guías fueron fantásticos. Mickey estuvo genial en toda la excursión.

Luke · November 15, 2019
We hired the Kayak in Grey, it was the best thing we could have done in Torres Park. The two excellent guides were very cool and very professional. I would go back to Torres del Paine just to do the Grey Glacier excursion again!

Questions & Answers

Can I do this activity in private?
Yes, it is possible to do the kayak activity in private, just send us an email to to request your quote.

Are there any restrictions to do the kayak?
Yes, this activity is only available for travelers between 16 and 65 years old. On the other hand, it has a weight limit of 100 kilos to ensure the safety of the traveler in the kayak.

What is the size of the group?
In order to enjoy this route better, groups are small, with a maximum of 12 people.

What is the capacity of the kayaks?
All the kayaks are double.

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