Puerto Blest Sightseeing Cruise and Waterfalls Hike from Bariloche

9 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket


Take a scenic boat cruise on Nahauel Huapi Lake to Puerto Blest, where you can explore the unique natural landscape on foot and visit Los Cantaros Waterfall. A local guide will show you the sights and history of the area as you navigate Nahauel Huapi Lake, admiring the majestic cypress and coihue trees that grow in the rainforest microclimate of this area. Enjoy this family-friendly boat journey and stroll among the natural wonders of Puerto Blest on this relaxing day trip from Bariloche!


  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Bariloche hotels

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Carlos de Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia

We will pick you up at centrally located hotels in Bariloche.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Puerto Panuelo, Located At Milestone 25.5 Of Bustillo Avenue, Across The Llao Llao Hotel., San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina

Once we arrive at Puerto Pañuelo we will embark and start sailing the Nahuel Huapi lake.

Meet your sightseeing boat to Puerto Blest (national park fee and boat tax not included) and cruise over the pristine cobalt waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi Argentina

Enjoy the native coihue and Patagonian cypress that line the shores, along with moss, ferns and unique fungi found only in this area.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Isla Victoria, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

Then we will pass Centinela Island, where Dr Francisco Moreno, the national park's founder, is laid to rest. Listen to the proud blast of the boat's horn as you pass his gravesite in salute to his memory.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lago Los Cántaros, Neuquén, Argentina

We will navigate towards Cántaros Waterfalls, from where we can observe the majestic larch tree, which is believed to be 1, 500 years old.

Then, we will walk for a while and we will enter into the Valdivian jungle vegetation to reach the Cántaros lake, waterfall birthplace.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Puerto Blest, Río Negro, Argentina

Then we will go back to the boat and sail for only five more minutes to finally arrive at Blest Port, an incredible place visited by many tourists from all over.

Arrive in Puerto Blest for lunch at a lakeside restaurant (own expense).

After lunch, follow your guide on a leisurely walk up toward the top of Los Cantaros Waterfall. Stroll along the edge of Los Cantaros Lake and enjoy free time to relax or explore the hiking trails in the area.

After that, according to the time prestableshed with your guide, board again your boat for a return to Puerto Pañuelo, where you will meet your coach and return to Bariloche for hotel drop-off.

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point

San Carlos de Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia
Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: the national park fee and embarkment tax are due on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance, in case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.


  • Food and drinks
  • National park entrance fee (approx. USD 15)
  • Embarkment tax (approx. USD 4)
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Panuelo

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2020

Poor value for money and you are better to make your own way to the board and buy a ticket The excursion staff were very nice but we did not see them or even need them on the day other than for a hotel pickup and drop off.....book a taxi and go yourself. The national Park is well worth visiting

January 2020

A very well organized bus and boat trip on the lakes taking you almost to the border of Chile in the Andes Mountains. Wonderful scenerary

January 2020

The boat journey was very relaxing. When you arrived at Puerto Blest there were many peaceful walks to enjoy. A thoroughly enjoyable time.

July 2019

This excursion is actually very good in the final analysis. It is a bit annoying how much they push the photography for sale, but Mother Nature’s beauty trumps the commercialism. Definitely go for the add-on excursion to Lago Frias - it’s breathtaking. If you go in winter - be prepared with prope...

February 2019

The ride from Puerto Panuelo to Puerto Blest takes about an hour sailing through beautiful scenery. At Hotel Blest food and facilities are available. Multiple hiking opportunities are available. A hike up well built wooden steps and boardwalks takes you to the cascades of the Cantaros River. The ...

Peter C
March 2017

This tours is by boat through the National Park. The scenery is certainly amazing and the waterfall is worth seeing. However there is a distinct lack of a decent English speaking guide. Therefore it very confusing as to the details of the tour. For example when you arrive where the boat leav...

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