The Glacier Gourmet Cruise

Ramiro Rodriguez
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The Patagonian ice field is, after Antarctica, the largest concentration of ice on the planet. Its glaciers descend from 1,500 to 200 meters above sea level enabling unique access and viewing of the glaciers. Los Glaciares National Park offers a magnificent combination of forest, lakes, mountains, ice, and steppes with over 200 glaciers. The most renowned being Spegazzini, rising 135 meters above sea level, Upsala covering an entire valley with an approximate extension of 765 Km2 and a length of 53km, and Perito Moreno Glacier, constantly advancing and causing the spectacular rupture of the wall of ice, providing one of Nature’s most impressive sights.

Glaciares Gourmet is a full-day journey to one of the most wonderful places in Southern Patagonia. Sailing aboard exclusive Cruise María Turquesa will enjoy the highest standard of comfort and gourmet cuisine, for a truly memorable experience.

 

 

THE PROGRAM

The cruise starts from Punta Bandera. You have to add a transfer from your hotel in El Calafate. Once in Puerto Bandera, around 8.15 am, you will embark in the Maria Turquesa Cruise to start a full day boat navigation in Los Glaciares National Park from 8.30 AM to 5 PM.

Morning
Lago Argentino – on a northwest course to Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo. Spegazzini Glacier, landing at Las Vacas Station, in the Spegazzini Canal Bay. Here our guides coordinate a trek with a view of the old Settlers’ Station identifying flora and fauna.
Visit the Upsala Canal and navigate to Herminita Peninsula – limit of the navigation zone allowed by National Parks – panoramic view of the Glacier.

Lunch during navigation

Afternoon
Navigate to Canal de los Tempanos, visit Perito Moreno Glacier
Return to La Soledad private port

 

 

THE SHIP

Maria Turquesa Cruise:

Main deck with capacity for 180 people + space specially designed for children.
4 exterior decks and 1 PREMIUM DECK on the upper level with a maximum capacity for 16 people.
Lunch Gourmet Menu Tasting for the PREMIUM DECK or Gourmet Lunch Box for the classic deck.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Infusions.
Bilingual English Spanish guide and air-conditioned environments.

Specifications:

  • Length: 37.50 meters
  • Beam: 9.60 meters
  • Draught: 3.10 meters
  • Hull and Superstructure built in naval aluminum
  • Engines: 2 x 1000 HP Caterpillar
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots

 

Book the Glaciers Gourmet Experience here:

 

 

 

For more information, prices and booking, just email us at info@ripioturismo.com

Thank you,

 

 

 

 

Ramiro Rodriguez
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