Kayaking in Torres del Paine National Park is a great way to see some of the less accessible parts of this natural reserve as you can take in the wilder, and more secluded areas before or after enjoying your Trek, Horse Ride, or Bike trip.
Regardless of whether you are experienced or have never paddled before at all, there are kayaking trips to suit all abilities.
A great addition to any W Trek or Full Circuit, a half day kayak at Glacier Grey can easily be added to many trips and will give you a taster of kayaking in a beautiful setting. You kayak from the beach near Refugio Grey up to the face of the glacier.
If you are looking for something a little more challenging then why not kayak the Grey River from Lago Grey to Serrano Village. Paddling amongst the ice floes that have calved off of Glacier Grey and admiring the Paine Range before flowing along with the river.
One of the best places to go kayaking is the Rio Serrano and its tributaries, along the border of the park, where you'll paddle the fast-flowing waters of the Serrano right up to the impressive hanging Serrano Glacier,camp out under the stars on the banks of the river, and eventually emerge in the Last Hope Sound, which connects the waterways of the park to the nearby town of Puerto Natales.
If you are active and keen to try kayaking then the Rio Serrano is a great place to give it a go on a 2 or 3 day trip. More experienced kayakers can add additional more challenging stretches up some of the tributaries such as Geike and Tyndall.
Intermediate and experienced kayakers can explore the Fjords North of Puerto Natales using a mothership as a base, and kayaks to access remote corners of Patagonia that few people get to see. You will see sea lions and sea birds, and paddle up to enormous glaciers as they dip into the sea.
Our operators are expert kayakers and if you're looking for a challenging adventure in unchartered waters then an expedition could certainly be put together for you.
Map of landmarks visited whilst Kayaking in Torres del Paine
Find the lakes, rivers and glaciers that you can visit by kayak in the national park on our interactive Torres del Paine map:
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