Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), Puerto Natales

(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Not as intimidating as it sounds, Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) is a glacier-carved inlet filled with blue waters. The channel was named by the 16th-century Spanish explorer Juan Ladrillero, who felt the inlet was his last chance to reach the Strait of Magellan. Take a boat tour to see small glaciers, sea lions, and local birds. Note that a boat trip will take up most of your day and unpredictable weather may cause cancellations. Put Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza) into our Puerto Natales travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We were booked by our tour company for a visit to see the Balmaceda, Serrano & Tyndall Glaciers & told to report at the quay side at 8.30 prompt. But there are 2 queys, both about 10 mins walk from th...  more »
  • Everyone knows that the Patagonian climate is unpredictable. And during the tour I did enough. rained On the eve, other guests of the hotel where I was had the ride stopped due to strong winds, and were forced to return. Also depends on the contracted vessel-I went on a catamaran large enough to face better the bad weather; Maybe the smaller vessels also could not leave this day what I wanted most was to see the fauna and that was a disappointment: the seals didn't show up, there were few cormorantes (where there should be hundreds...) and the beautiful cliff of the condors, with a lot of goodwill could see 3, cowering in the reentrancias of the rock, protecting yourself from the rain. The walk to the Serrano glacier was impossible due to rain (some people got raincoats and faced each other in), and the bad weather has damaged overall experience. It's not a cheap trip, so cost x benefit must be well evaluated. The meal at Estancia Perales I strongly do not recommend for vegetarians. Although there a vegetarian menu, did not have the courtesy to separate a table for this option, so the show of pieces of animals passing in trays on my head was very desagrável. After all, did not allow me to change places, and in general the service was rude. Dozens of people and a limited time makes understandable the situation, but still left me very unsatisfied. And there was no time to get to know a little better the beautiful place.
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  • Very enjoyable catamaran tour of the channel to visit glaciers. Ample opportunity to photograph fabulous scenery. Friendly and helpful staff. Opportunity to walk to Serrano Glacier (moderate difficult...  more »
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  • Rich food, well served and fast. When you enter the restaurant, the atmosphere feels smell of fish and sea things. When we went the clothes had impregnated with the smell.
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  • Delicious food
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  • Distinguished, elegant, beautiful and rich
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  • Restaurante muito bom! Jantamos duas noites e fomos muito bem atendidos!
  • Comida de qualidade mas preços altos como tudo na localidade.