Isla Navarino, Puerto Williams
Upon arriving from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, there opens up an urban possibility of complementing the wild nature locations on Navarino Island. Inhabited some 6,000 years ago by the aboriginal Yaghan people, the first European expeditions to this port date back to the year 1800. Although it vies with Ushuaia for being the last city at the end of the world, this location has access to unique natural destinations in the southernmost Patagonia, relieving the climatic rigor of winter and the beauty of the light against the snow and the sea.
city, docks, historical, naval base, airport
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.
Considering accommodation and transportation limitations, it is feasible for small to medium sized crew projects. For large crews, consider maritime transfers or air charters.
Puerto Williams, Magallanes
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
Month of lowest elevation of the sun
January and February between 1ºC and 24ºC
December, January February
July with 6ºC average
Snow water even in summer
Distancia a locaciónThere are hostels and 3 hotels
Opcion Base campYes
VestuarioWindbreaker and waterproof warm clothing.
CalzadoTrekking shoes (hard boots, not sneakers), gorotex, gaiters
Estado fisicoLow level requirement
Tourist activities / Links
Recommended rolling size
Pequeño 5 a 15Recommended
Mediano 20 a 50Possible
Grande 50 a 200Not Recommended