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Cape Horn

Cape Horn (Chile)

Practical information about Cape Horn

  • Relaxation
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Fjord
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4 days by boat from Puntas Arenas / 8 hours by boat from Ushuaia
When to go
From October to April / In summer
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Cape Horn

Marc Sigala Travel writer
67 travel articles

Situated 150 km south of Ushuaia, Cape Horn is the southernmost point of the South American continent.

My suggestion:
Only go to Cape Horn if you have a particular desire to see the place, because there are many other places that are just as beautiful and much closer to see during your trip to Chili.

The most mythical of sea passages, the "cape of storms" was long the main passage between Asia and Europe. Infamous for the difficulty of the passage, it is a place of legends and adventure.

That's what I had come for and I wasn't disappointed. Cape horn consists of a huge, bleak cliff of nearly 500 metres in height that faces the south. I suggest you go by boat and choose an itinerary that will take you around Horn Island. I loved the idea of seeing the same sight as the ancient sailors when they saw the awesome passage and prepared to cross it.

Some tours propose to drop you off on Horn Island, which is only inhabited by the lighthouse keeper and his family. A large statue of an albatross pays tribute to the sailors who lost their lives during the crossing.

Cape Horn from the sea