Cape Horn & the Southern Fjords Travel Guide
Synonymous with old sailor’s tales of adventure, the small cluster of uninhabited islands that make up Cape Horn conjures up stories of epic voyages and tragic shipwrecks. With a famously inhospitable climate and dangerous waters visiting Latin America’s last outcrop of land is a true adventure. Navarino Island, just north of Cape Horn, has the small town of Puerto Williams which faces onto the southern shore of the Beagle Channel. There is one remote lodge on Navarino island, otherwise the area is only reachable by expedition cruise.
The last southern reaches of the Americas are a totally uninhabited wilderness. Intrepid travellers are rewarded with spectacular glaciers, icy fjords, and an unspoiled natural beauty.
Best months to visit Cape Horn and the Southern Fjords
The weather in this wild part of the world is unpredictable at any time of year. Cruises have departures from October until March which gives you the best chance of good weather and being able to land on Cape Horn.
Best reasons to visit Cape Horn and the Southern Fjords
Isolated and remote, Cape Horn sits at the very southern tip of the Americas. Here are our top tips and best reasons to visit this rugged but beautiful area.