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Leal Cruise: Marpatag - Lake Argentino

Crucero Marpatag
Héctor "Tiño" Resnik from Puerto Madryn, Pablo Querol and Matías Soriano from Trelew, they always been related with the outdoor life style and nautical activities. Tiño started at 18 on diving and boats. His first steps in the tourism business were a job in the whale watching activity for a travel agency and he moved to El Calafate in 1996 to work as the captain of one of the cruises on the lake Argentino travelling the glaciers. Tiño and Pablo always wanted to have their own proyect that's why in December 1999 they started to design the Leal Cruise which was built in San Fernando. During the first months they were travelling periodically from Puerto Madryn and after those months Tiño decided to stay in a house in the Delta together with the workers in order to finish all the details of the cruise giving its actual appearence. During this time Matías joined to this proyect. In February of 2001, the ship was finished and they navigated to Puerto Madryn starting the operation as expedition support and diving. They decided to move to El Calafate by the end of 2003 to navigate the lake Argentino with their so called program 'The Spirit of the Glaciers'. With a redesigned interior, adapted to offer the best confort and enough room for 14 passengers they started to operate this program on September, 2004.

Day 1 (Monday / Wednesday / Friday)
Depart 9:00 from Puerto Bandera. Sailing to Punta Avellaneda, taking the North Arm of the Argentine Lake. Later we go on trough the Upsala canal to sail between flitch and approximate to the lateral of the homonym glacier. Soon after we go on to Onelli bay and have lunch enjoying the beautiful view. In the afternoon we sail to the Spegazzini Glacier and later on finish in Puesto Vacas ( inside the Spegazzini canal) for stay at night. Dinner.

Day 2

Breakfast and sailing to Punta Avellaneda, taking the Tempano canal foe the Perito Moreno Glacier visit. Lunch at Alemana bay. In the afternoon, we come back and have a goodbye drink.17:00 unload.


The route could be modified as the Captain considers necessary for the passengers security.
The cost includes transfers from and to the airport or Hotel in El Calafate.

Built in: 1999
Dockyard: TECNAO (Argentina)
Length : 20
Waterspout: 5.80
Depth: 1.50
Hull and super -structure material: naval steel
Motorization: 2 x 320 hp Detroit diesel
Crossroad speed : 14 nudes
Electricity: 12.24 y 220 volts ( auxiliary diesel lombardini 22 kva)
Cabins: 6 double cabins and 1 single ( personal toilette and exterior view)
Principal meeting room: tables for 8, 6 and 4 persons. Living and bar
Music and library
Cold and hot water
Kitchen, oven and refrigerator
Deck in prow, in poop, and in principal deck ( above the meeting room)
Satellite Telephony (additional cost)

Full day Extras
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