Torres del Paine Catamaran

Ferry Between Pudeto and Paine Grande

All people hiking the Torres del Paine W Trek will, at some stage, likely need to take the catamaran that connects Paine Grande to Pudeto and vice-versa. Here, we will inform you about the service, costs and departure times

 

 

Torres del Paine Catamaran Ferry

Where Does the Catamaran Operate from?

The Torres del Paine catamaran ferry service operates between the Pudeto Jetty, which is more or less in the heart of the Park, beside Pehoe Lake; and Refugio Paine Grande. However, this is NOT the catamaran that operates to see Glacier Grey – so do not be confused by this. THAT catamaran departs from Hotel Grey, way over in the western arm of the Park.

This Torres del Paine catamaran ferry service is used by people who wish to get to, or come back from, the French Valley; and those who may be coming from or going to Refugio Grey.

It is NOT POSSIBLE to make reservations. Passengers must turn up, line up and wait to board.

 

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Antarctica with the W Trek?

or any Torres del Paine Itinerary?

Special Torres del Paine with Antarctica Combo

If you wish to combine a W Trek itinerary with an Antarctic expedition, Experience Chile will offer you an attractive discount (maybe like a half price W Trek), or other free services, on top of any other combo offer already on the table. Therefore, ASK US FIRST if you intend to do Antarctica AND Torres del Paine!

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W Trek Catamaran

Length of the Crossing

From departing one end to arriving at the other side, crossing Pehoe Lake, the journey takes 25 minutes. From those waiting at the Pudeto end, there is a small cafeteria where you can buy hot drinks and snacks, as well as some public WC’s.

At the Refugio Paine Grande end, there is the restaurant in the refugio that serves snacks and drinks and, of course, public rest rooms are there too.

 

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Torres del Paine Catamaran Ferry

Information on Payment and Departure Times

How to Pay

It should be noted that payment for the Torres del Paine catamaran ferry service is required on board, in cash in local Chilean pesos, but during high season they often accept other HARD currencies, for example USD and the Euro. However, if ExperienceChile.Org is handling your travel itinerary WE CAN arrange tickets in advance – but these will not guarantee you space on a specific departure, you will STILL NEED to show up early and wait in line.

Departure Time Schedule is Further Below

Scheduling of the Torres del Paine catamaran ferry service is set at specific times, however, as this is a monopoly service, the owners can, at will, change the frequency of these departures to suit the economic reality associated with income derived from each sailing. In other words, if it looks to them like there will not be much demand in a particular day, they may well cancel a sailing.

Naturally, this does not help when it comes to planning travel itineraries, but it can happen, although not often.

Climate and Weather

Another influence on departure times is the state of the weather. If there is considerable wind the service can be suspended.

 

Reservations Here for the W Trek in Torres del Paine:

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Ticket Prices Season 2024 - 2025

Torres del Paine Catamaran

Ferry Service Between Pudeto and Paine Grande

Ticket Prices 2024-25

(subject to change without prior notice)

One way is approx USD45 per person
One backpack is included, but USD10 per extra backpack up to 50Kg)

 

Tickets are included with an all-inclusive W Trek Itinerary Booked with Experience Chile.

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Departure Times 2024 - 2025

Torres del Paine Catamaran

Ferry Service

Departure Times Schedule

Note: Experience Chile publishes these times in good faith. We cannot be held responsible for sudden changes to the schedule, delays or cancellations.

SEP

From Pudeto: 10:30hrs

From Paine Grande: 18:00hrs

OCT

From Pudeto: 10:30hrs and 18:00hrs

From Paine Grande: 11:05hrs and 18:35hrs

NOV

From Pudeto: 09:00hrs and 10:30hrs and 18:00hrs

From Paine Grande: 09:35hrs and 11:05hrs and 18:35hrs

DEC / JAN / FEB / MAR

From Pudeto: 09:00hrs and 10:30hrs and 16:15hrs and 18:00hrs

From Paine Grande: 09:35hrs and 11:05hrs and 17:00hrs and 18:35hrs

APR

From Pudeto: 10:30hrs and 18:00hrs

From Paine Grande: 11:05hrs and 18:35hrs

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For the best service please supply us with as much information as you can. For example, where you want to go, what you want to do, what you want to experience and how much money you want to spend (or do not want to spend!).  How many people, what type of beds (matrimonial, twin, single etc.)

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