Amalia Glacier, Punta Arenas and Antarctica Excursion
Amalia Glacier, also known as Skua Glacier, is a tidewater glacier located in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park on the edge of the Sarmiento Channel. The glacier originates in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. From 1945 to 1986, its terminus retreated 4.3 miles, being the most dramatic retreat of the glaciers of the mentioned ice field during that period. It is one of Chile’s most impressive attractions.
Punta Arenas is a city near the tip of Chile’s southernmost Patagonia region. Located on the Strait of Magellan, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it’s often used as base for excursions to the surrounding wilderness and Antarctica.
- City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible: Cruising only
- Fully Accessible Entry: Viewing from Cruise Ship
- Accessible Restrooms Onsite: Yes: on Cruise Ship
- Restrictive Steps: Viewing from Cruise Ship