Cruceros Marpatag

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

At a Glance

  • Cruise the remote reaches of Lago Argentino in southern Patagonia

  • Just 21 cabins, ensuring a small and exclusive experience

  • Explore Perito Moreno, Mayo, Upsala and Spegazzini glaciers

  • An ideal option to combine with a luxury lodge in Torres del Paine, or an estancia in Argentina

  • All meals included, as well as drinks accompanying lunch and dinner

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The cruises depart from 15 September - 15 April each year. November to April brings the best weather, downpours are rare, and there’s usually enough sun to get fabulous photographs of the ice, with bright sunshine most days. In March and April, Fall colors are spectacular, as the lenga on upper slopes of the mountains turns scarlet. December and January are high season and the glacier trips are at their busiest. September, October and March is a great time to visit, when there are fewer crowds, and the weather can still be beautifully mild. Bear in mind, though, that weather on the glacier is completely unpredictable as the winds coming over the Andes are constantly changing.

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Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Cruceros Marpatag or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Patagonia

Description

The Cruceros Marpatag two or three-day cruises offer a unique perspective from which to explore the beautiful Lago Argentino in Argentina's Patagonia region. Explore the Perito Moreno glacier, Upsala glacier and more in remote reaches of the lake.

The Cruceros Marpatag is a beautiful small cruising vessel which explores the far reaches of Lago Argentino in southern Patagonia in classic style and elegance. Departing from and returning to El Calafate, it explores the iceberg-filled waterways, glaciers and spectacular scenery of the western areas of the lake.

There are just 20 cabins on board, each with an en-suite bathroom and large windows to take in the ever-changing views. There is a lounge area and bar, as well as a restaurant on board, where all meals are included for the duration of the cruise.

The two or three-day trip winds its way through Bahia Alemanda, before traveling to Canal Spegazzini passing incredible icebergs as you head towards Upsala glacier and Perito Moreno glacier. The exact route can vary depending on local weather and sea conditions, as well as the discretion of the captain.

The friendly and multi-lingual staff will ensure your comfort with attentive service and the jaw dropping scenery will inevitably be an unforgettable part of your trip.

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Accommodation

There are 20 cabins in total, each with a private bathroom and window to make the most of the beautiful scenery you are passing through. There are 16 deluxe cabins, 4 premium cabins and 1 grand suite cabin.

Childcare

The minimum age is ten years old.

Experiences

  • Day 1 - Cruceros Marpatag - 2N Glacier Expedition

    Your three-day glacier expedition begins in the early evening as you board the luxurious cruise ship in Bahía Tranquila. Enjoy a welcome drink and introduction as you sail towards Puesto de las Vacas where you will disembark for your first hike.

  • Day 2 - Cruceros Marpatag - 2N Glacier Expedition

    This morning, disembark for a short hike before the ship departs along Canal Spegazzini where you will enjoy a delicious lunch, surrounded by up-close views of the impressive Spegazzini Glacier.

  • Day 3 - Cruceros Marpatag - 2N Glacier Expedition

    Today you will have the chance to explore more of Patagonia's most impressive glaciers, including the world-famous Perito Moreno. Perito Moreno is one of the world's only advancing glaciers; watch as chunks of ice crash into the water ahead of you!

  • Mini Ice Trek: Perito Moreno

    An exhilarating mini-trekking adventure across the vast Perito Moreno Glacier. Set with ropes and crampons, hike on a sea of ice amidst lakes, lagoons and mountains for stunning views of the Patagonian wilderness.

  • Patagonia Gourmet Glacier Cruise

    Explore the dramatic scenery of Los Glaciares National Park on this exclusive cruise, experiencing some of the best in Patagonian landscapes from on board a comfortable ship with delicious lunch included, reaching the Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • Perito Moreno Glacier - Full Day

    Get up close to one of the world’s most famous glaciers on an unforgettable boat trip to Perito Moreno. This staggering ice form is viewed from extensive platforms which offer far-reaching views across the glacier to the snow-capped mountains beyond.

Location & directions

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

The Cruceros Marpatago three day cruises embark from El Calafate and return to the same point, exploring the glacial beauty of the remote reaches of Lago Argentino.

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