Whales and Glaciers in Punta Arenas
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Whales & Glaciers: Full Day Tour from Punta Arenas

Enjoy the best of this historical city in Patagonia

Why choose this excursion?

  • Learn more about the history of this amazing city
  • English speaking guides
  • Transfers in/out from your hotel in Punta Arenas

Whales & Glaciers: Full Day Tour from Punta Arenas

Learn more about the history of the remote Magellan Strait

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.

Overview

In one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet, a full-day journey will allow us to experience nature in its purest state. Departing early from Punta Arenas, we will travel by bus to the embarkation point, located 50 kilometers south of Punta Arenas. From there, we will embark on a 10-hour boat journey—an unmissable adventure where you can immerse yourself in a unique landscape surrounded by mountains, glaciers, and forests of lenga and coihue trees. The marine life in the area will never cease to amaze with its proximity and abundance: sea lions, petrels, cormorants, southern dolphins, and more. They will make you feel that here, nature is truly felt and lived.

Additional relevant information could include details about the specific route of the journey, any notable landmarks or points of interest along the way, the type of vessel used for navigation (e.g., a cruise ship, yacht, or smaller boat), and any safety precautions or regulations that travelers should be aware of. Additionally, mentioning any opportunities for activities such as hiking, wildlife observation, or photography could further enhance the description of the experience.

itinerary

The “Ballenas y Glaciares” (Whales and Glaciers) tour in Punta Arenas offers an extraordinary adventure into the pristine wilderness of the southern Chilean fjords, where travelers can witness the breathtaking beauty of glaciers and the majestic presence of whales. Here’s what you can typically expect from this tour:

The tour usually begins with an early departure from Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in Chile. Travelers embark on a journey by bus or boat to the embarkation point, often located south of the city along the Strait of Magellan or in nearby fjords.

Once aboard the vessel, the tour takes participants on a scenic navigation through the labyrinthine channels and fjords of the southern Chilean coast. Along the way, travelers are treated to panoramic views of towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests. Glacier Viewing: One of the highlights of the tour is the opportunity to witness magnificent glaciers up close. The boat may navigate close to these icy behemoths, allowing travelers to marvel at their shimmering blue hues and listen to the crackling sounds of ice calving into the sea.

Another unforgettable experience on the tour is whale watching. The waters around Punta Arenas are home to various species of whales, including humpback whales, orcas, and southern right whales. Travelers have the chance to observe these gentle giants breaching, spouting, and feeding in their natural habitat.

In addition to whales, the tour often provides opportunities to encounter other marine wildlife, such as dolphins, sea lions, seals, and a variety of seabirds. Naturalist guides onboard provide insights into the behavior and ecology of these fascinating creatures. Throughout the excursion, knowledgeable guides offer informative commentary about the natural history, geology, and ecology of the region. Travelers learn about the formation of fjords, the impact of climate change on glaciers, and the conservation efforts aimed at protecting marine ecosystems. Depending on the tour operator, the vessel may offer amenities such as a dining area, outdoor viewing decks, and comfortable seating to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable journey for all passengers.

Type: Traditional
Duration: AM
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: From DEC 1 to MARCH 31
Starting Time: 5 am
Finishing Time: 7 pm
Pick Up: From Your Hotel
Drop Off: At Your Hotel
Language: English, Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Pick up from your hotel in Punta Arenas
  • English speaking guides
  • Drop off in your hotel in Punta Arenas
  • Breakfast and lunch during navigation is included
  • Tips

Optionals

There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

Cancellation Policy

Faq

No, the tour only runs from DEC 1 to MARCH 31, during whale season

The tour takes 14 hours

Yes, during the boat navigation you will enjoy a breakfast and also a lunch.

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