Kayaking in Torres del Paine


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.

Day Kayaking

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.

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Example Day Kayak Trips

 Multi-Day Trips on the Rio Serrano

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.

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Example Multi Day Trips

Glaciers of Balmaceda

Spend 2 days exploring the Rio Serrano and its hanging glaciers with a local kayaking expert. You'll camp wild at night and enjoy a traditional lamb asado at an estancia before taking a boat trip back to Puerto Natales on…

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2 Days

$280

Glaciers of Balmaceda

Serrano River

A unique way to get from Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales. Kayak down the meltwaters of the Patagonian IceCap on the Rio Serrano, see glaciers up close, and hopefully kayak amongst icebergs. You'll return along the Ultima Esperanza Fjord.…

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2 Days

$820

Serrano River

Kayak Grey & Serrano Rivers

For those with some kayaking experience, get up close and personal with the glaciers and icebergs on both the Grey and Serrano Rivers. Camp every night surrounded by the views of this lovely area and enjoy a lamb aside at…

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3 Days

$1,080

Kayak Grey & Serrano Rivers

Tyndall Glacier Adventure

Kayak out of Torres del Paine, spending 2 1/2 days kayaking downstream and visiting the remote Tyndall Glacier. You'll camp out on the shores of the river but carefully looked after by your highly experienced and expert guide.

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3 Days

$720

Tyndall Glacier Adventure

The Ice Route

For experienced paddlers, a 4-day kayaking trip in the more unusual parts of the Torres del Paine National Park, which takes you paddling right up to two of the parks glaciers and to a big rapid/waterfall. Camping each night and…

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4 Days

$1,350

The Ice Route

Tyndall Glacier & Blue Lake

A 4 day kayak and camping trip along the Serrano river (starting from Torres del Paine and heading South). You'll kayak past waterfalls and glaciers and into beautiful blue lakes, all with an operator that focuses exclusively on this Serrano…

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4 Days

$1

Tyndall Glacier & Blue Lake

 Kayak Expeditions in the Fjords

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.

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Example Expedition Trips

Map of landmarks visited whilst Kayaking in Torres del Paine

Interactive map:

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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