Sail along the Strait of Magellan from Punta Arenas to Navarino Island and Tierra del Fuego. Explore the areas surrounding the D’Agostini Glacier and marvel the sites along the Beagle Canal. Highlights include views of the “avenue of glaciers,” which bear names like Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Holland and Romanche.
Your journey may take you to the Garibaldi Sound, where you can observe the towering peaks of the Darwin Mountain Range and admire the beautiful glacier of the same name. If you disembark in Puerto Williams, you will have reached the southernmost town in the world.
If you are interested in a shorter journey, you can set out from Puerto Williams to Cape Horn National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2005. There you’ll encounter a sculpture depicting an albatross in flight that was built in honor of all of the sailors who sacrificed their lives sailing through inclement weather on this route.
This solitary point on the map is also home to a Naval Station, which includes the tiny Stella Maris Chapel and a lighthouse. Believe it or not, there is also a small post office from which you can send a postcard from the end of the world.
Before you leave, take a moment to recall the last one hundred representatives of the Yagan culture who lived at Caleta Mejillones before the faltering population relocated to Villa Ukika on the outskirts of Puerto Williams.
|Antarctic||Strait of Magellan|
|Punta Arenas||Tierra del Fuego|
|Torres del Paine National Park||Puerto Natales|
|Hiking Torres del Paine||The Mylodon Cave|
|Dientes de Navarino||Magdalena Island|
|Marino Francisco Coloane Park||Puerto Edén|
|Última Esperanza – Mariano Glacier||Cruises to Puerto Williams and Cape Horn|