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Laguna San Rafael, Chile-port

San Rafael lagoon is an arc-shaped coastal lake located in the Aisén Region of Chile, within the national park that bears its name. The lagoon was formed by the retreat of the San Rafael Glacier in the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Today, it is a popular tourism destination, and ships sails from Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt nearly everyday to see the famous ‘Blue Wall’-- the grand San Rafael glacier, crack, calve and thunder above the translucent blue-green waters.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Laguna San Rafael By Catamaran
    Seated Tour
  • Laguna San Rafael By Catamarán
    Seated Tour

Laguna San Rafael By Catamaran

Seated Tour

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: LSR-001

Join us for a journey to one of the most spectacular sceneries in Southern Chile. Begin by boarding a modern, comfortable catamaran. This excursion will take place using several departures due to the catamaran's capacity. Whether you are in the first group or the last one, the stunning scenery and the excitement of this unique experience will equally thrill you. See fantastic views of floating pieces of ice and the San Valentin Glacier. The spectacular glacier is one of a group of four that flow in all directions from San Valentin Mountain. This glacier also has the distinction of being the world's nearest one to the Equator. As a dramatic backdrop, the San Valentin Mountain rises from this massive ice field which is part of the Laguna San Rafael National Park. Relax in the warm and cozy interior, or spend time in the clear and invigorating air out on deck. You will want to bring your camera, binoculars and wear warm clothing. Watch for huge blocks of ice calving with horrendous noise off the glacier. As the vessel cruises slowly out of Laguna San Rafael, take one last look at the spectacular setting and marvel at this unique experience.

Please note: We strongly urge you to wear warm clothing. This tour is capacity limited and pre-reservation is suggested.

Regrettably due to local restrictions only guests participating on this tour will be permitted to leave the ship.