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Catamaranes del Sur, 14 hours, touristic excursion, from US$ 245

Due to Covid-19, departures are suspended. It is planned to reassume trips from December 19th, 2020 with a reduced frequency. The 3 remaining departures are sold for the promotional rate C1.

For dates in 2021, please check here >

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 Reserve Parque Aiken del Sur, thereafter there are some packages with 2 up to 5 nights lodging including other excursions.
For more information about this programs:


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 ice. 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.


There are departures scheduled all year round, less frequent in winter. The dates are irregular, but more often on Monday, Friday and Saturday

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

Departures 2020
Month Departure dates
January 3 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 20 - 22 - 24 - 25 - 27 - 29 - 31
February 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 15 - 17 - 19 - 21 -22 - 24 - 26 - 28 - 29
March 2 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 14 - 18 - 20 - 21 - 27 - 28 - 30
April Cancelled due to Covid-19
May Cancelled due to Covid-19
June Cancelled due to Covid-19
July Cancelled due to Covid-19
August Cancelled due to Covid-19
September Cancelled due to Covid-19
October Cancelled due to Covid-19
November Cancelled due to Covid-19
December 19 - 26 - 30
Dates in black Only normal rate C3 is sold
Dates in red 40 spots of rate C2 are sold
Dates in green 20 spots of rate C1 and 20 spots of rate C2 are sold

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

Catamarans' Features Chaitén
Length 30 mts.
Breadth 8,30 mts.
Passenger capacity 95


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.

In the nearby town of Puerto Aysén exists a wider range of accommodation.

The rates 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 - Normal Rate
Normal rate C3
US$ 350 / Ch$ 215.500
Seniors (over 60 years)
US$ 315 / Ch$ 194.500
Children under 12 years
US$ 175 / Ch$ 108.000
Children under 4 years

Special rates:
During low season (see departure calendar), there is a limited number of spots offered at special rates. When these 40 tickets are sold, for the remaining spots the normal rate is charged. So it is recommended to book well in advance.

Excursion Laguna San Rafael - Promotional Rates
Rate C1
Rate C2
US$ 245
Ch$ 152.500
US$ 290
Ch$ 178.500
Seniors (over 60 years)
US$ 220
Ch$ 137.500
US$ 260
Ch$ 160.500
Children under 12 years
US$ 120
Ch$ 75.500
US$ 145
Ch$ 89.500
Children under 4 years

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
-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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