Mejillones Bay

Mejillones Bay

Isla Navarino, Puerto Williams

Traveling along the road, about 28 kms from Puerto Williams to Puerto Navarino, you will be able to discover what this location has to offer, where the last Yaghan people of the region lived. A cemetery built of natural wood, full of small crosses like stakes, overlooks the channel and Argentinean mountain ranges. Humid forests by the roadside turn white during the winter months, blending with the thick fog on the horizon. One hears the constant sound of the river that runs down small waterfalls and flows into Mejillones Bay.


  • Location type

    Coast , coastal road , kaweskar , historical , rivers , forests

  • Road type

    From the city center, take route Y-905 westbound and drive for about 1 hour on gravel road.

Filming Feasibility

  • High

    The location does not present major logistical challenges. It is close to the city and has 3G connection. Ideal for one-day shoots.

Parking: Yes

Distance from Santiago

  • Opción 1

    3 hrs flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Then a 1-hour flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams. Aerovías DAP flies a daily round trip in a Twin Otter DHC-6 aircraft, with a 20-passenger capacity and 10 kilos of luggage per passenger. By sea, the Ferry Austral Broom operates a weekly round trip to Puerto Williams. The crossing takes 34 hours.


  • Months of more light

    Between November and April, between 17 and 12 hrs daylight

  • Months of less light

    Between June and August 7 hrs

  • Month of highest elevation of the sun

    December +64.31º

  • Month of lowest elevation of the sun

    June +11.63º

  • Warmer months

    January and February between 1ºC and 24ºC

  • Rainy month

    December, January and February

  • Coldest month

    July with 6ºC average

  • Característica

    Snow water even in summer


  • Hoteleria local

    Distancia a locación

    40 minutos opciones de hoteles en Puerto Williams

    Opcion Base camp



  • Red local



  • Vestuario

    Windbreaker and waterproof warm clothing.
  • Calzado

    Trekking shoes (hard boots, not sneakers), gorotex, gaiters
  • Protección UV

  • Estado fisico

    Low level requirement
Bahía Mejillones

Tourist activities / Links

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