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Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa' provided by Cruceros MarPatag

Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'
Passengers are not able to embark with symptoms. Marpatag do not refund if the day of the trip you need to cancel.
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
You’ve got a variety of possibilities with this full-day sightseeing tour in Los Glaciares National Park. Enjoy a boxed lunch and one non-alcoholic drink while viewing multiple glaciers from the main or first deck; or book a separate observation deck for up to 16 passengers and enjoy exclusive service with a gourmet lunch and alcoholic drink. You have the option to book a round-trip transfer from El Calafate.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cruise Port Marpatag- SOLITUDE
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Lago Argentino
    Stop: 3 hours
    Meet at the local supplier's office for a short orientation and overview of your cruise. Embark onto Lago Argentio towards the northwest, crossing Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo, the narrowest passage in the lake. Itinerary • 8:30 am - Boarding at La Soledad Private Port • 9:00 am - Set sail. Visit Escuadra Bay and Muralla de Condoreras (Condor Nesting Wall). Seco, Heim and Spegazzini Glaciers. • Disembark at “Puesto Las Vacas” station for a walk. The ship's engines will be stopped where you will have a guided walk to discover the panoramic views of the area.
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    Pass by
    Upsala Glacier
    Iceberg Canal
    Perito Moreno National Park
  • You'll end at
    Cruise Port Marpatag- SOLITUDE
    Puerto Bandera, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
    47 km far away town. link details: https://www.google.com.ar/maps/place/Cruceros+Marpatag+-+Puerto+La+Soledad/@-50.2996751,-72.8015122,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xbdbb443ebe2391e1:0x43b3b55b6ee1e488!8m2!3d-50.2996751!4d-72.7993235
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Full-day cruise to Los Glaciares National Park
  • Pass through Lago Argentino and an iceberg canal
  • Opt for a classic deck experience or upgrade to premium
  • Captain expertly navigates to several glaciers including Perito Moreno
Important Information
Departure Point
Cruise Port Marpatag- SOLITUDE, Puerto Bandera, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Box lunch in Classic deck with one not alcoholic drink. Gourmet lunch in Premium deck.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Local guide
  • Transfers from/to hotel in options: CLASSIC DECK W/BOX LUNCH AND TRFS & PREMIUM DECK WITH TRANSFERS
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Parque Nacional los Glaciares
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • If you choose the options without trfs, NOT included the transfers from/to hotel.
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Recommended clothing: hiking boots or sneakers, warm and waterproof jacket, thermal shirt and socks, gloves, hat, and scarf
  • Recommended items: sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, and binoculars
  • Itinerary is subject to change
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Boarding_gate123 wrote a review May 2020
Helsinki, Finland2,234 contributions298 helpful votes
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My husband and I went on the "Glaciares Gourmet Premium" cruise in January 2020 while holidaying in South America. Positives: - Easy to book online. - Nice surprises along the way during the cruise, i.e. whisky was served with iceberg ice, and sweet sparkling wine at the end
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Ariel_1890, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'
Responded May 24, 2020
Thank you very much for choosing us and for recommending our experience. It has been a pleasure to have received you on board.
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Theo H wrote a review Apr. 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had booked a day on Maria Turquesa for april 2020. The tour had to be cancelled in march 2020 due to the travel ban of the argentinian government. Marpatag promised the refund within 7 to 10 working days. 4 weeks later I did not received the promised refund yet and asked
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from Ariel_1890, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'
Responded May 13, 2020
Hello Theoh, as we have confirmed your pending refund and it will be done in conological order. Marpatag guarantees all refunds. You will understand the difficult world context that we are going through. The only thing we ask you is a little patience. But your refund is pending and will be made as soon as possible.
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RetnaTravel wrote a review Mar. 2020
Plano, Texas35 contributions29 helpful votes
This is definitely a must. We did the premium option so that we had a small cabin of 16 folks and our own private balcony and bathroom. We were fed a gourmet lunch and had whiskey poured into glacier ice cubes as well as champagne, etc. We were able to see all of the glaciers
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ariel_1890, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'
Responded Mar. 17, 2020
Hello, thank you very much for your post and for your recommendation. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed our experience. See you soon!
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Joerg W wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Very well organized trip with knowledgeable guides -if one has only a day in El Calafate- this is the trip to take
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ariel_1890, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
Thank you very much for your post and for your recommendation. It is good to have been able to overcome your expectations. See you soon and thank you for choosing us.
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JudypHHI wrote a review Feb. 2020
Hilton Head, South Carolina27 contributions8 helpful votes
We drove to the port to board the ship since we had a rental car and the drive was about 40 minutes. Driving directions to the port were easy and lots of parking available. Otherwise you have to prearrange hotel pickup for $25 per person.Then you have to wait in line in very
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Response from Ariel_1890, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Glaciers Full Day Sightseeing Cruise on board 'Maria Turquesa'
Responded Mar. 3, 2020
Hi Judy, thank you very much for your post and for your rating. We are glad to know that you have had a beautiful experience. See you soon and thank you for choosing us.
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About the operator

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710smadara
710smadara
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fantastic day
we chose the vip deck and were amazed by the quality of the food, the elegant service and dining room, the warm and
JHerlig
JHerlig
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A must do !!
Outstanding ! From the service of the office staff in El Calafate to the arrival on board and every aspect of this
LCaio
LCaio
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Glaciers with Marpatag
Great experience, far better than my expectations. The ship, the crew, the program, everything. Highly recommendabl
1180NOIRMOUT
1180NOIRMOUT
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Gourmet crusero
All was excellent The boat accommodation, the food, and the cruise The waitress and the National Park guide who sta
felipel
felipel
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Service is a bit annoying and rude
But boat is fairly good, expect long delays in picking u up, we waited 45min and they were aggressive when we compl
ClaireC4179
ClaireC4179
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A Wonderful Experience
A fantastic day on The Spirit of the Glaciers. An exclusive space and a private deck,avery knowledgeable and friend
Freedom51007479213
Freedom51007479213
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Unforgettable Experience for a Family
One unforgettable experience for our family of 4. Great experience in the Premier Lounge. The food was great and
Roberta F
Roberta F
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Up Close with Glaciers!
The trip was so amazing! You really felt you were getting close to the glaciers. The trip gave you ample time for
arlindocharbel
arlindocharbel
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Incredible trip to glaciers
It was surprisingly good our visit to glacier Perito Moreno, among others. Ship is very confortable and tripulation
julianr868
julianr868
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A magical experience!
We selected the premium option and it was definitely worth it. Brilliant host, amazing food. A truly wonderful day
CarolinaP1234
CarolinaP1234
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Fantastic Time
We had an incredible time on the cruise and I couldn't recommend it more! We took my dad to celebrate his 80th bir
503mac
503mac
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Glacier Cruise in Patagonia
We did a day long cruise on Lake Argentino in El Calafate. I highly recommend the premium cabin. It provides a priv
Joan S
Joan S
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Exceptional!!
This excursion greatly exceeded our expectations!! My wife and I have traveled throughout the world and this boat
lycitygirl18
lycitygirl18
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Christmas Eve glacier sail
We treated ourselves to this cruise up to the Upsala after a day spent at Perito Moreno. We wondered if we would be
tizianascappino
tizianascappino
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Excellent experience
Excellent service, seats and locations very confortable, staff and tour guides very professional, all was beautiful
Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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