Chile Voyages

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Chile voyages take in the most rugged and beautiful terrain on this southern edge of South America. The southern coast of Chile is riddled with archipelagos that consist of thousands of islands. At the very tip of the continent lies Tierra del Fuego, a large island that is mostly Chilean territory, and whose coast provides some of the area's most beautiful scenery.

Nearby Isla Navarino and Cabo de Hornos are premier sites for Chile voyages and exploration. Famous sea channels in the immediate area include the Beagle Channel, Strait of Magellan, and Drake Passage. The sightseeing and recreational possibilities are endless, as both the land and the sea offer exciting adventures.

Chile Voyages on Tall Ships

One of the advantages of tall ships over ocean liners is their ability to take passengers into small areas that harbor wildlife, and narrower channels that have stunning glaciers and fjords. The southern coastline of Chile is a maze of channels, straits, inlets, and bays that are ideal for exploration by sailing vessels and kayaks. In some waterways, you literally will not see anyone other than king crab fishermen and the occasional sailing vessel.

There are many options for embarking on Chile voyages. Travelers can fly into Santiago, Chile and then fly into smaller airports farther south, or they can board their boat at one of several starting points: Ushuaia in Argentina, Puerto Williams and Puerto Navarino in Chile, and Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands. One of the most exciting aspects of sailing in these waters is that you are following the routes of famous explorers who spent their lives charting these remote lands.

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