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LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL
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PTO. CHACABUCO -> LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL -> PTO. CHACABUCO
Catamaranes del Sur, 14 hours, touristic excursion, from US$ 240

It is the fastest option to visit the Laguna San Rafael. The modern touristic catamaran is twice as fast as other crafts. It stays less time in front of the glacier, but offers the possibility to see with daylight the fjords and channels between Puerto Chacabuco and the Laguna San Rafael.
The same enterprise owns the Hotel Loberías del Sur in Puerto Chacabuco and the Ecotouristic Reservation Park Aiken del Sur, thereafter there are some packages with 3 or 4 nights lodging.
For more information about this programs:

Itinerary

The check-in is at 07:00 at the lobby of Hotel Loberías del Sur, at a short distance from the harbour. The catamaran leaves at 08:00 and takes the passengers along islands, channels and fjords until finally arriving to the amazing Laguna San Rafael around two in the afternoon. If the weather conditions allow it, the passengers are taken in zodiac boats to get a closer look at the San Rafael Glacier and its many icebergs that float scattered in the lagoon. At the end of the excursion, a delicious whisky is served with millenary. The visit to the lagoon itself lasts between 2 to 3 hours, and afterwards starts the trip back to Puerto Chacabuco, ending the excursion around 9 PM.

Dates

There are departures scheduled from August to May. The dates are irregular, but more often on Monday, Friday and Saturday.
The touristic packages are officially from Thursday to Sunday (3 nights) and from Sunday to Thursday (4 nights), but normally other entry days are possible.

Important: Catamarenes del Sur change this schedule frequently, please confirm dates before making flight reservations.

 
Departures 2014/2015
Month Departure dates
August 15 - 16 - 22 - 23 - 29 - 30
September 5 - 6 - 8 - 13 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 26 - 27
October 3 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 11 -13 - 17 - 18 - 24 - 25 - 31
November 1 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 17 -21 - 22 - 24 - 28 - 29
December 1 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 12 - 13 - 15 - 19 - 20 - 29 - 30
January 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 17 - 19 - 23 - 24 - 26 - 30 - 31
February 2 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 14 - 16 - 20 - 21 - 23 - 27 - 28
March 6 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 14 - 16 - 20 - 21 - 23 - 27 - 28
April 3 - 4 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 24 - 25
May 1 - 2 - 8 - 9 - 15 - 16 - 22 - 23 - 29 - 30
 
Dates in black Only normal rate is sold
Dates in red 40 spots of rate level 2 are sold
Dates in green 20 spots of rate level 1 and 20 spots of rate level 2 are sold
 
Boat

The navigation is made in a comfortable catamarans called "Chaitén". It allows you to enjoy the nature from its climatised interiors, comfortable bars or from the exterior decks.

Catamarans' Features Chaitén
Length 30 mts.
Breadth 8,30 mts.
Passenger capacity 100

 

Cabins / Accommodation
Since the whole journey takes about 14 hours, the catamaran has no cabins for passengers.
The Hotel Loberías del Sur has 60 cozy rooms, restaurant, bar, spa, gym, events centre and wireless internet.

Prices

Prices in US-Dollars
The prices are per person and include full board (breakfast, appetizers, lunch, tea time and cocktail), excursion in zodiacs between the icebergs, whisky with "millenary ice".

 
Excursion Laguna San Rafael
Passengers
Normal rate
Adults
US$ 380 / Ch$ 190.000
Seniors (more than 55 years)
US$ 310 / Ch$ 150.000
Children under 13 years
US$ 180 / Ch$ 85.000
Children under 5 years
Free
 

Special rates:
On some dates (see departure calendar), there is a limiteded number of spots offered at special rates:

 
Excursion Laguna San Rafael
Passengers
Rate
Level 1
Rate
Level 2
Adults
US$ 240
Ch$ 120.000
US$ 300
Ch$ 150.000
Seniors (more than 55 years)
US$ 200
Ch$ 100.000
US$ 260
Ch$ 130.000
Children under 13 years
US$ 120
Ch$ 60.000
US$ 160
Ch$ 80.000
Children under 5 years
Free
Free
 
Packages:

There are touristic packages that combine the excursion to the Laguna San Rafael with accommodation at the Hotel Loberías del Sur and a visit to Parque Aikén del Sur, full board and the transfer from the Balmaceda Airport > Hotel > Airport.
For more information about this programs:

How to make a reservation:
In TravelAid we can take your resevation with the following information:

-Full name
-Nationality
-Passport number
-Date of birth
-Home address
 

Photos: Copyright Catamaranes del Sur


Catamaran in front of the glacier


Getting closer to the San Rafael glacier


Floating icebergs in the Laguna San Rafael


View from the channels during the trip


Cozy second floor on the catamaran


Full board service during the excursion

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