CHILE: CAPE HORN & THE SOUTHERN FJORDS

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.

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.

Best Time To Visit Cape Horn & the Southern Fjords

The weather in this wild part of the world is unpredictable at any time of year. Cruises only have departures from October until April which gives you the best chance of good weather and being able to land on Cape Horn. The success rate for disembarking at Cape Horn is about 70%.

best time to visit cape horn

Weather Averages in Cape Horn & The Southern Fjords

Cape Horn and the Southern Fjords Weather Averages

Cape Horn and the Southern Fjords Highlights

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.

  • Take an Australis Expedition Cruise to see this remote area
  • Visit the Brookes and Pia Glaciers and by zodiac boat
  • Stay at the only lodge on Navarino island for exciting adventure activities
  • Admire the impressive Darwin mountain range
  • Step ashore to visit the Cape Horn Monument

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