Cau Cau
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
About
Sailing in the blue waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake, on the modern and comfortable Cau Cau Catamaran, we offer an attractive product, where curiosity, discovery of the landscape and outdoor activities are stimulated. The visit to mythical Victoria Island offers different alternatives for everybody. Complete this trip with the visit to the amazing and magical Arrayanes forest, where the shape and colour of such trees display, together with the daylight, their utmost combination.
San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Argentina

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Brandon P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This was an amazing tour of Isla Victoria and the Arrayanes. The scenery was almost too beautiful to be real. Melina was our guide, and she was fantastic--very knowledgeable, enthusiastic about her job, and clearly loved the parks. Even including all the national parks in the United States we have been to, Melina was by far the best tour guide we have ever had.
Written 3 April 2024
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Tripped_Up_Vermont
Vermont67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I took the all day tour, leaving in the morning. We booked the VIP lounge which is unusual for us but I didn’t want to have to sort out meals, etc. I was so impressed by everything the people on this tour did for us. So very friendly! The absolute highlight was our tour with Natalia (in English). We went on a 1 hr + nature tour around the island and she was an amazing guide! So knowledgeable but also friendly and accommodating. There were only 4 of us in the group so everything was personalized. We were so impressed. We stopped at a private beach for a while so we could wade in the water. We had a tour of the original house on the island. I can’t say enough about how good the tour was. For the VIP lounge, I didn’t know what to expect…but we were treated so well. Meals (empanadas, sandwiches, etc) before and after the island. Beer, wine, sodas. And they brought my husband special meals when they found out he was gluten free. At the end of the day, we went back to our car where we had a flat tire (due to a known slow leak). Natalia stayed with us while we changed the tire and made sure we were good to go. We highly recommend this tour if you are in the area.
Written 17 February 2024
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Jess R
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We had wanted to travel to Villa La Angustura, take the catamaran and walk the 12km back....but with bus strikes and only 2 days in Bariloche it didn't work out. This trip meant that we could still visit the Parque Nacionale de Arrayones. Usually we hate group trips but our guide, Melina was amazing.
The catamaran departed Puerto Panuelo at 1.55 and took around 30mins to sail to Isla Victoria. There were two groups; Spanish speaking and English speaking. The Spanish group was enormous and we would not have enjoyed going round in a horde, however the English speaking group was a small selection from all over the world and we got to enjoy peace and tranquility in the park. After 1hr on the Island we set sail for 45mins and had 30mins in the Parque Nacionale de Arrayones.
We would have preferred some longer walks but our guide, Melina, was so passionate and knowledgeable she really elevated the experience.
If like us, you prefer to enjoy solo trips you will still enjoy this experience. The parks, lakes and mountains are stunning and the whole area is relentlessly beautiful. Thank you Melina for a fantastic trip.
Written 11 November 2023
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Kcal2357
Estes Park, CO7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We spent a few happy hours cruising Nahuel Huapi Lake on Cau Cau's comfortable catamaran. Stopped at Victoria Island and the Arrayanes Forest with plenty of time on shore to hike and explore. All guides spoke English and Spanish; Sebastian was an excellent on-shore companion as we toured, pointing out trees and discussing the history of Victory Island. The included bus transfers to and from San Carlos de Bariloche was easy.
Written 26 March 2023
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ1,103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Great day where we took this boat to Isla Victoria and then Bosque Arrayanes. We hiked, visited the lake, and saw the beautiful Arrayanes trees, endemic to the area.

It is a a lovely excursion.
Written 25 March 2023
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Veronica S
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I had a dramatic experience with CAU CAU employees at the Pañuelo Port who was abusive and obliged us to wait 2 hours in a queue under the sun and the company did not consider babies, older people or disable clients. They had no consideration and even more, they were extremely sarcastic and they could not enter first.
They were 2 hours late and therefore, the trip was shorter.
The English guide and the team at the boat were nicer and we enjoyed with them.
The environment, the Island and Arrayanes forest were amazing.
Written 10 February 2023
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Hussein H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Reservé esta excursión como un autoregalo de cumpleaños y no me decepcionó. Me recogieron en mi hotel a la hora designada y me trataron calurosamente desde el primer momento. Todo fue explicado en detalle y con la máxima profesionalidad. Todas y cada una de las preguntas fueron bien recibidas por todos a bordo. Le aconsejarán dónde puede y dónde no puede comprar comida en el camino, pero las opciones son limitadas debido a la pandemia. Aconsejaría comprar algo para picar para el viaje y comprar algo en una de las tiendas si es necesario. Se tomaron todas las precauciones con respecto a COVID-19. Nunca me sentí en riesgo para nada. El viaje en sí fue un sueño. Tus sentidos estarán completamente satisfechos! No podría haber pedido una mejor manera de pasar mi cumple.

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I booked this excursion as a birthday treat and it did not disappoint. I was picked up from my hotel at the time designated and was greeted warmly from the get-go. Everything was explained in detail and with the utmost professionalism. Any and all questions were welcomed from everyone on board. They'd advise you where you could and could not buy food along the way but options are limited due to the pandemic. I would advise buying something to snack on for the trip beforehand and grab something in one of the shops if need be. All precautions regarding COVID-19 were also in place. The trip itself was a dream. Your senses will be fully satiated! I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my birthday.
Written 13 April 2021
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Estimada pasajera, buenos días. Gracias por brindarnos un momento de su tiempo para dejar sus comentarios y recomendación. Nos alegra mucho saber que realmente disfrutó este hermoso paseo y que nuestros guías fueron una parte fundamental en contribuir para que se lleve la mejor de las experiencias. Le agradecemos habernos elegido para compartir un día tan especial para usted. Los esperamos siempre de regreso! Saludos!
Written 20 July 2021
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Clodi L
Panama61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was a great choice to spend the afternoon in Bariloche.
We bought them directly from the Cau Cau site. We opted for the Arayanes option (upper deck with snacks) which for an additional cost offers a more private upper deck sitting, 3 snacks with beverages. The vegetarian options was excellent being it spinach empanadas, with beer or wine in each of the 3 servings.
The ride was smooth, and very enjoyable, even feeding the seagulls, which was an added experience.
Our guide Natalia was super fun, very cute and knows a lot.
It was a great trip.
Written 3 January 2020
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Dear passenger, good morning. Thank you for taking your time to write this detailed opinion about our tour. This sort of comments are really helpful for thousands of travellers who decide to visit this page looking for more information before booking our tour. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the VIP experience and the company of our guides. We wait you back anytime to navigate again on our modern catamaran Cau Cau. Regards.
Written 4 January 2020
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Jacobster
Gainesville, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Go with this nicer boat. We did not do the VIP and didn’t miss anything not doing it. Beautiful beautiful views. We bought tickets day before in town. When you get to the port we had to pay the 490 pesos per person taxes to get on island.
Written 1 January 2020
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Dear passenger. Thank you for taking your time to write this opinion about our tour. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed this experience and the beautiful landscapes the Nahuel Huapi National Park has to offer. We wait you back anytime to navigate again. Regards.
Written 4 January 2020
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Remohj. Nospmis
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visit Victoria Island and the Arayanes Forest. It's a mix between a really incredible view and wild place.
The guide Natalia went out of her way to make sure that we were not disadvantaged by not speaking Spanish. She spent time with us on the boat explaining everything. Throughout the day she was attentive to us making sure that we got the most out of the day. It was a well organised, information, and extremely interesting day to be recommended.
We took the VIP option, which, given the number of drinks, plus lunch plus two snacks, turned out to be great value for money, quite apart from the special area on the boat.
We really recomend it.
Written 28 October 2019
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Dear passenger, Thanks for you recommendation, rate and comment. We are really proud of our team's work since we strive to provide the best services every day. These kind of comments are very helplful for thousands of travellers who come to this page to read about the excursion. We're proud that you really enjoyed the day with our friendly team in this amazing national park. We wait you back anytime. Regards.
Written 30 October 2019
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