Southern Patagonia, with its beauty and nature, lends itself to enjoyment and adventure. And what better way to explore it than through its waters aboard a sailboat? You can experience this by embarking on a marvelous sailing journey where you can admire magnificent views of forests, lakes, mountains and hills, and delve into the charm of glaciers and icefields.
Cape Horn is located in the southernmost region of Chile. It is the southernmost cape on the planet and is located on Hornos Island, which belongs to the Tierra del Fuego archipelago along with other islands such as Wollaston and Hermite
Cape Horn can be reached from Puerto Williams (Navarino Island) by crossing the Nassau Bay, a region where the forces of the world's southernmost ocean, the Pacific and the Atlantic come together.
Sailing around Cape Horn is a real adventure, since on stormy days, when the forces of the Pacific and the Atlantic ocean collide, these waters become extremely wild. However, its waters can also be navigated in a more peaceful manner on specific routes between islands, aiming at special interest tourism and stopping by iconic sites. Visiting Cape Horn National Park is a milestone for sailors and yachts people from around the world, and it will be for you on this occasion.
The expeditions set sail in the southernmost city on the planet, Puerto Williams. Its lands mark the final stretch of the Andes mountains, and the part that is visible from the waters of the Beagle Channel at the foot of these unexplored mountains is known as the Cordillera Darwin.
The northwest arm of the Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego boasts a wealth of tourist attractions and natural wonders. Among its highlights are channels, fjords, and the glaciers of the famous ‘Avenue of the Glaciers’, vast masses of ice that extend from the Darwin mountain range into the sea. These breathtaking features are all part of the Alberto de Agostini National Park. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most beautiful and attractive corners of Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel, and the best way to enjoy these majestic landscapes is aboard a yacht.
Along the ‘Avenue of the Glaciers’, the Garibaldi and the Pía Glacier, among others, stand out. The latter is particularly impressive, with its towering height of over 100 meters, resembling a majestic ice wall protected by a mountain range. By embarking on a voyage through the waters of the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel, you will be able to marvel at these true works of natural art.
There are infinite natural wonders that unfold on Cape Horn and around the glaciers of the Beagle Channel, both places that were recognized by UNESCO in 2005 as part of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve.
Traveling to these iconic, yet little explored, places on a cruise ship is an unforgettable experience; however, crossing its icy waters aboard a sailboat is a genuine adventure that allows you to truly immerse yourself in the experience. During these days of remote expedition, time stands still and sounds vanish – except for the wind and the crackling or falling of the ice into the sea. Hiking, kayaking, and guided walks are additional activities while aboard the yacht, which add up to an expedition that is only suitable for adventurous souls and will leave those who dare to live it with memories for a lifetime.
Cape Horn or the ‘Avenue of the Glaciers’ on the Beagle Channel, do you dare to join us?