Puerto Williams, capital of the Cabo de Hornos Commune and the Chilean Antarctic Province, is located on a small island in the south of Chile: Navarino Island. To better locate it on the map, I invite you to "explore the ends of the planet" with a condor's view, as Google Earth says, Click Here
If the first thing that comes to mind are words like: pristine, adventure, rugged… you are not wrong: welcome to "the end of the Earth."
And now that you know where we are, you will ask yourself: how can I get to this extreme place? This experiential journey begins even before reaching the island ...
1. Flying on the Cordillera Darwin
There are regular flights from the Magellan regional capital, Punta Arenas, to the capital of the Cabo de Hornos Commune, Puerto Williams. Approximate value per segment of 105 USD. These flights operate from Monday to Saturday and generally depart in the morning, they last from 45 minutes to 1:15 hours depending on the aircraft (usually a Twin Otter plane or BAE plane flies) and on its route, if the weather allows it, we can see the Strait of Magellan, the mountains and glaciers of the Big Island of Tierra de Fuego, the city of Ushuaia and finally fly over the Beagle Channel. The Guardia Marina Zañartu aerodrome welcomes us with beautiful views of the city. The airline that operates these flights is Aerovías DAP.
2. Navigating on the canals of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago
There is a 30-hour ferry navigation that connects Punta Arenas with Puerto Williams once a week. Approximate value per segment of 170 USD. From Punta Arenas heading south it leaves on Thursdays at noon, arriving in Puerto Williams on Friday at midnight. From Puerto Williams it generally leaves on Saturdays at noon, arriving in Punta Arenas on Sunday at midnight. This navigation crosses the Patagonian channels and fjords that are part of the Alberto de Agostini National Park, and allows us to see some glaciers in the months with more daylight hours and towards Punta Arenas - Puerto Williams. The shipping company Austral Broom operates with the Yaghan Ferry for this journey.
3. Crossing the Beagle Channel by boat
During the summer months and from Monday to Saturday there are speedboat crossings from the city of Ushuaia (Argentina) to Puerto Navarino (Navarino Island, Chile), both ways. Approximate value per section of 120 USD. This navigation lasts 30 minutes. Once in Puerto Navarino, a transfer takes us to Puerto Williams along a coastal route of extraordinary scenic beauty, 55 kilometers away. If you decide on this crossing, we manage the tickets for the Ushuaia - Puerto Williams crossing.
Important!: The weather is quite unpredictable, there could be delays in boat or flight departures. For this reason, if you are going to connect the exit of the island with another trip, it is recommended to leave a prudent time, and in such a way that we avoid problems.
Also Important!: Any of the three routes of entry to the island is limited in terms of number of passengers. We recommend planning this trip in advance (hopefully having the tickets at least two months in advance), especially if you are going to travel during the months of December, January and February.
Not less important!: If you have any questions, you just have to write us an email to [email protected] And remember that we can also manage the trip for you.
Greetings, and always welcome to Navarino Island !!