Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL

LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL

Found 150 nautical miles south of Puerto Chacabuco lies Laguna San Rafael National Park. To say that the national park is stunning would be an understatement. It’s epic. It’s behemoth. In fact, no superlatives suffice when it comes to describing the jaw dropping beauty of Laguna San Rafael. As so often with cruising, the journey warrants as much as the destination. Enjoy a glass of Chilean red as you sail through exceptionally beautiful waterways, expansive fjordland and estuaries on your way. View more

Be on the lookout for breeching whales, playful dolphins and elephant seals lazing on ice floes. The National Park extends over 19 glaciers which periodically calve thunderously and impressively, and although the park has retreated dramatically over the past few years, it still stretches for about 120 kilometres and reaches up to 60 metres in height and 3 kilometres in length. Laguna San Rafael remains one of the most extraordinary glaciers parks on the planet. Within the park is Mount San Valentín, the tallest peak in Chilean Patagonia. Looming over the waters at 13,310 feet, Mount Saint Valentin is considered one of the most treacherous mountains for climbers in the southern Andes. The entire park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which guarantees sustainable tourism for decades to come.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Exkursionen in LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL

Laguna San Raphael Glacier Expedition

Join us on this once in a life time experience as you travel by chartered catamaran to one of the most spectacular sceneries in Southern Chile.


After cruising through the beautiful Chilean fjords, the ship will anchor at Paso Quesahuen, a distance of about 60 minutes cruising time from Laguna San Rafael. Due to the limited capacity of the catamaran, four departures are scheduled approximately 3 hours apart. Whether you are in the first or the last group, the incredible scenery and the thrill of this unique outing will make for lasting memories.


Board the catamaran shipside at the appointed time and cruise toward the Laguna San Rafael. Once anchored inside the lagoon and near the San Valentin Glacier you can enjoy a close-up view of this awesome mass of ice rising up from the lake like a 'blue-hued wall'. You can see huge chunks of ice 'calving' and crashing into the water with thundering noise. Watch in amazement this breath-taking spectacle and make sure to have your camera ready. After lingering for approximately 45 minutes, the catamaran will slowly make its way back out of the lagoon amongst chunks of ice scattered across the water. The picture is a fascinating kaleidoscope of incredible colours of surreal, translucent blues and greens.


Hot and cold refreshments are served during the cruise whilst you are comfortably seated in the cosy interior, or you may venture to the outdoor deck areas.


The tour concludes back at the ship.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.