An enchanted, magical, unique natural nook.
In order to reach the pier at Puerto Blest, visitors should set out at Puerto Pañuelo, on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and head for the quite long and very narrow Blest Arm.
The access to this part of Lake Nahuel Huapi is surrounded by Isla Centinela -Sentry Island- (where the grave of “perito” Francisco P. Moreno is located), Capilla and Millaqueo Hills.
The beginning of the tour is delightful indeed. Countless thick forests of cypresses and coihue trees may be observed all along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Huge magnificent mountains make up the range that escorted us during the entire tour.
Shortly before entering the arm, we spotted Islas Mellizas -which stands for “Twin Islands”- and we learned that the deepest measured point of the lake so far -454 meters- lies very close to them.
Level of Difficulty: Low
Timetables: Sailing schedule starts at 10 hours and in spring-summer season adds to 10 hours a new departure time at 13 hours.
Recommendations: Boats leave from the Bariloche harbor or from Puerto Pañuelo, which is reached along National Route 237, towards the West.After this tour, go on the lake crossing tour to Chile.
Mitre 219 (8400) San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina Tel: +54 294-4426109
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