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Santa Cruz Cruise: Marpatag - Lake Argentino

About Marpatag cruises
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.

SANTA CRUZ CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1 (Tuesday / Friday)
19,30: Embarking in Bahía Tranquila port (Punta Bandera area). We'll start navigating until Bahía Alemana - Activities onboard - Dinner and overnight at Bahía Alemana.

Day 2

After breakfast we'll head to Brazo Norte (northern arm of the lake) - visiting the glaciers Upsala & Spegazzini - lunch - Disembark and visit to Puesto Vacas - Navigation of Brazo Norte and Canal de los Témpanos (floes channel) until Bahía Toro (Seno Mayo) - Dinner and overnight at Bahía Toro.

Day 3
Breakfast - Navigation of Seno Mayo - disembark - Navigation of Canal de los témpanos- Visit to the glacier Perito Moreno taking lunch in front of the amazing glacier - Return to Bahía Tranquila port - Disemarking time is at 16:00.

Note:

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.


SHIP SPECIFICATIONS
Built in:
Dockyard:
Length: 40,5 metros
Waterspout: 10 metros
Ponto waterspout: 2,10 metros
Depth: 1.20 metros
Hull & superstructure material: naval aluminum
Motorization: 2 x 1000 hp Caterpillar.
Cruise speed: 25 knots
Electricity:
Cabins: 22 double cabins w/ toilette & external view (17 Deluxe, 4 Premium y 1 Grand Suite)
Capacity: 44 passengers
Restaurant for 50 people
Living & bar.
Library onboard
Heating
Hot and cold water
High technology kitchen
Deck in prow, in poop, and in principal deck ( above the meeting room)


MARPATAG CRUISE - SANTA CRUZ ROUTE

Rates (U.S. dollars) 01 Oct / 31 Mar
03 Days / 02 Nights
Cabin category
# of cabins
Double
Single
Deluxe
17
Premium
4
Grand Suite
1

 

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