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Activities in El Calafate

Glacier National Park VIP Boat Excursion

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Looking for fun plans in El Calafate? This VIP excursion to the Glacier National Park will take you to explore the northern part of the famous Lago Argentino, fed by glacial meltwater. From the boat, you'll fall in love with this unique landscape and even enjoy a delicious lunch on board.  

Looking for fun plans in El Calafate? This VIP excursion to the Glacier National Park will take you to explore the northern part of the famous Lago Argentino, fed by glacial meltwater. From the boat, you'll fall in love with this unique landscape and even enjoy a delicious lunch on board.  

Glacier National Park VIP Boat Excursion

At the appointed time, we'll pick you up at your hotel in El Calafate and take Provincial Route 11 towards the port for a boat tour of the famous Glacier National Park. An exciting VIP excursion awaits! 

After a 45-kilometer ride in a private vehicle, we'll arrive at the pier of Puerto Punta Bandera. There, we'll climb to the top of the boat where the VIP area is located. Welcome to the Glacier National Park! The cruise will begin by entering the North Arm of the lake, crossing the Boca del Diablo (Devil's Mouth). Remember to bring your camera! We'll come across many icebergs throughout the route.

We'll then reach the great ice barrier, where we can admire the detachments of the Upsala Glacier, the largest and most impressive one in the park. The boat will be completely surrounded by massive blocks of ice! The cruise will continue along another channel of the lake, near the Heim, Peineta, Seco and Spegazzini glaciers. Did you know that the latter is the tallest glacier? You'll be left speechless!

Then, we'll disembark in front of this glacier to walk along Glacier Bay. The hike will take us to the Spegazzini refuge, where we'll have a delicious gourmet lunch in the exclusive Heim lounge of the Captain's Club while continuing to take in the stunning scenery. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available throughout the journey.

After lunch, you'll have an hour of free time to walk along the area's trails or visit one of the natural viewpoints - the views are incredible!

Finally, we'll meet back at the refuge to take the boat back to your hotel in El Calafate, about eight hours later. 

Menu 

The gourmet menu consists of the following dishes:

  • One starter: picada patagónica, platter a made up of a wide variety of Argentinean cured meats and cheeses.
  • One main course: choice from pork tenderloin with rustic potatoes, Patagonian lamb casserole, lentil stew, chicken casserole with rice, vegetable wok, or rice noodles.
  • One dessert: white and dark chocolate mousse with cocoa and red fruits. 
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Price

Adults Children 2-12 years old Children under 2
Tour in English
US$ 270
US$ 250
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 270
  • Children 2-12 years old

    US$ 250
  • Children under 2

    Free

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Hotel pickup and return transfer

Transport by private minibus

English–speaking guide

Access to the VIP area of the boat in Glacier National Park

Gourmet lunch

Drinks

Not included

Entrance fee to Glacier National Park: 4,000 ARS (US$ 21.30) foreigners, 1,200 ARS (US$ 6.40) Argentineans, 700 ARS (US$ 3.70) children 6–16 years old and free for children under 6 years old

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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