LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL TOUR
The origins of this lagoon are proglacial. It was formed by the retreat of the San Rafael glacier, at the northern end of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Today, it is an important tourist destination: several boats depart daily from Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt towards the lagoon where you can take in the natural beauty of the glacier and see the ice break off it in great chunks.
How to get to Laguna San Rafael
Laguna San Rafael is located about 120 nautical miles to the southeast of Puerto Chacabuco within the Laguna San Rafael National Park, and covers a surface area of 123 km2.
Several boats depart daily from Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt towards the lagoon where one can take in the natural beauty of the glacier and see the walls of ice break off and dramatically crash into the ocean.
Navimag Ferries sail from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco, on a voyage through spectacular Patagonian scenery. From here you can take a connecting boat to Laguna San Rafael.