Laguna San Rafael, Chile
San Rafael Lagoon is an arc-shaped coastal lake located in the Aisén Region of Chile, within the national park that bears its name. By the north the lagoon is connected to Moraleda Channel, by the south lies the Ofqui Isthmus. By west and east lies the Taitao Peninsula and the Northern Patagonian Ice Field respectively.
The Lagoon was formed by the retreat of the San Rafael Glacier in the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Today it is popular tourism destination attracting visitors to the Laguna San Rafael National Park, the San Rafael Glacier and the Northern Patagonian Ice Field.
Things to see and do
* San Rafael Glacier
* Laguna San Rafael National Park
* Northern Patagonian Ice Field
* Dolphin and seal watching
* San Valentín Glacier
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 123 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56
Port Location – There is a small jetty at Laguna San Rafael, where smaller boats can dock and visitors can walk to the base of the glacier.
Transport Links – San Rafael Lagoon is only accessible by boat from Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Montt.