Bernal Glacier & White Narrows

Oct 15, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

A pleasant, early-morning hike brought us face-to-face with the colossal and spectacularly located Bernal Glacier. Back on board, we readied for entrance to Seno Última Esperanza (Last Hope Bay) and waited for the slack tide, when the sea currents of this very narrow passage are not so powerful and therefore safer for navigation. After crossing, we boarded Zodiacs once again to explore the little archipelago on its eastern side. The rain let up, and we had an amazing encounter with very rare Chilean dolphins before we sailed on to the town of Puerto Natales, where we spent the night in port.


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Santiago Imberti


An ornithologist, photographer, fisherman, climber, and writer, Santiago Imberti was born and raised in southern Patagonia, Argentina. He obtained a degree in tourism and later in ornithology, which allowed him to combine his love for nature and the outdoors with his work as a birdwatcher, naturalist, fly fishing, and mountain guide. He has been guiding trips in Patagonia, the Antarctic, and Arctic for some 25 years.

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