Argentina is a fabulous location for cruises and boat excursions. Below we give you a list of a few possibilities:
Deep blues and magical forests
Sailing excursions depart from Puerto Blest in Bariloche and cross Lake Nahuel Huapi until reaching Victoria Island. This area attracts visitors with forests full of 300-year old myrtle trees bearing soft, cinnamon-colored trunks and reaching 82 feet high. You can also reach Victoria Island by departing from Villa la Angostura and sailing along a different area of the lake.
The international crossing of the Andean lakes is an option that combines sailing with land tours until reaching Puerto Montt in Chile.
Lake Lacar, located at the foot of the picturesque town of San Martín de los Andes, impresses visitors with its clear waters and offers various boat trips that canvas its shores in order to discover islands, forests, waterfalls and landscapes of unique beauty.
Near Junín de los Andes it is also possible to sail on Lake Huechulafquen with the impressive Lanin Volcano towering in the background.
Meanwhile, Lakes Moquehue and Aluminé, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, offer tantalizing trips that combine wondrous landscapes with water sports.
Sail between giants
In the province of Santa Cruz, located inside the Glaciers National Park, is the Perito Moreno Glacier. Different boats ply the waters of Lake Argentino, sail through the Iceberg Channel en route to the imposing glacier and allow visitors to experience one of the most extraordinary natural events of the region. Boats depart the Puerto de Bahía Tunnel in El Chalten toward the Viedma Glacier. This tour provides amazing views of Fitz Roy and Huemul Mountains. After passing Cape Horn, you are met with an impressive array of blue tones emanating from the Viedma Glacier. The Capri, Torre and Los Tres lagoons, in addition to Lake Desierto, fascinate visitors with their ice landscapes while the Fitz Roy and Torre Mountains impress with their granite facades.
Different boats depart from Puerto Madryn or Puerto Pyramids in the Península Valdés and take tourists scuba diving or to witness the amazing spectacles offered by dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and giant southern right whales that sweep the area between June and December.
The Atlantic coast of the Santa Cruz province offers interesting options for wildlife watching and observing splendid rock formations on sailings that depart from Puerto San Julian or Puerto Deseado.
Boat tour to the end of the earth
Ushuaia is the arrival point for cruise ships traveling from different parts of the world. Once there, different boats depart toward the Beagle Channel, Isla de los Pájaros, Isla de los Lobos, Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and the Islotes Bridges.
Sea lovers can embark on the Australis Cruise, awarded as the best trip in South America according to National Geographic Traveler. This luxury cruise takes you through majestic and pristine landscapes, allows you to admire rich wildlife including penguins, sea lions, elephant seals and dolphins and takes you along the same paths traveled by legendary figures such as Magellan, Darwin, Vespucci and Drake.
Another attraction in Ushuaia is the path taken to Lapataia Bay which begins in Puerto Arias within the Tierra del Fuego National Park and crosses various bays and islands.
Ushuaia is also the departure point for cruises during November and March to Antarctica, land of ice and extreme natural scenery.
More information about Argentinian cruises: www.argentravel.es
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