Puerto Williams

Puerto Williams

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. 


  • Location type

    city, docks, historical, naval base, airport

  • Road type

    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.

Filming Feasibility

  • High

    Considering accommodation and transportation limitations, it is feasible for small to medium sized crew projects. For large crews, consider maritime transfers or air charters.

Parking: Yes


  • 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 February

  • Coldest month

    July with 6ºC average

  • Característica

    Snow water even in summer


  • Hoteleria local

    Distancia a locación

    There are hostels and 3 hotels

    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
Puerto Williams

Tourist activities / Links

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