Maria Turquesa Cruise

Our exclusive proposal is a voyage across Lake Argentino on board the cruise vessel Maria Turquesa to experience some of the wildest corners of Patagonia. We visit the gigantic Upsala, imposing Spegazzini and the emblematic Perito Moreno Glaciers and wonder at bays, waterfalls and glacial valleys that can only be fully appreciated from the water. An exclusive way of enjoying the landscapes of the Los Glaciares National Park, on board a luxury cruise vessel. Gourmet food, personalised care and a first class service so you can experience the region with all five of your senses.

Day 1

The Gourmet Glaciers Experience starts early in the morning with transfers from hotels in El Calafate to La Soledad Private Port. Embarkation 8:30 am

Our voyage commences in a northeasterly direction, passing Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo, which, at 800 m wide, form the narrowest part of the lake. After sailing for two hours, a succession of icebergs in a wide range of shapes and colours tells us that we are getting close to the spectacular Upsala Glacier, and we make a stop as close to the glacier as we can safely get.

Our cruise continues in a southerly direction on Lake Argentino and we take the Spegazzini Channel to visit its namesake glacier. Our vessel allows us to get impressively close to this mass of ice, whose walls tower up to 135 m above the lake.

Lunch is served with this marvellous landscape as a backdrop. Later in the afternoon the Maria Turquesa takes us to Puesto de las Vacas, an extremely calm bay in the Spegazzini Channel, where we disembark to stretch our legs on a very beautiful and interesting stroll, during which, among other activities, we visit an old pioneer outpost. This part of the tour is coordinated by our team of guides.

Finally, navigating along the Tempanos Channel we will arrive to the magnificent Perito Moreno’s northern face, we can enjoy the spectacular views of this famous glacier and if we are lucky we will see detachments.

Then we start our return to La Soledad Private Port at Punta Bandera at approximately 6:30 pm, where we disembark and take road transport back to El Calafate.

Note: Route subject to modifications as deemed appropriate by the captain to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers

– Duration 11 hours

– Lunch included

Includes:

  • Guide.
  • Hotel/Port/Hotel transfers.
  • Cruise on Lake Argentino, visiting the barrier of ice in the Upsala Channel (Upsala Glacier) and the Spegazzini glacier.
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Gourmet lunch on board, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Shore visit at Puesto de las Vacas.
  • Tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks during the entire cruise.
  • On-board activities.

Doesn’t include:

  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Tips.
  • Services not specified in the programme

Recommended personal kit:

  • Back pack.
  • Water bottle.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Gloves.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Walking boots.

Technical Specifications of the Maria Turquesa Cruise Vessel

  • Vessel features
  • Length: 37,5 metres.
  • Beam: 9.6 metres.
  • Draft: 3.10 metres.
  • Hull and superstructure material: naval aluminum
  • Engines: 2 x 1000 hp Caterpillar
  • Cruising speed: 20 knots.

BOOKING POLICY

All bookings and modifications thereof must be requested from our booking office by email: info@walkpatagonia.com (only written confirmations are valid).

CANCELLATION POLICY

For cancellations made up to 10 days prior to the provision of our services, only bank charges (if any) will be charged.

For cancellations made between 9 and 15 days prior to the cruise departure date, a charge of 60% of the total price of the contracted services will be made.

For cancellations made within 4 days of the cruise departure date, a charge of 100% of the total price of the contracted services will be made.

Any payments made prior to cancellation under these terms shall be considered as credit towards future bookings.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Approx. 12 hours.
  • Easy
  • October to May
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