Chile, Patagonia

Patagonia is the scene of the world's great adventures. Even if we know little of the place, the name itself inhabits our subconscious, whispering of an unknown finger of the earth, el fin del mundo. We picture large silent spaces, tempestuous seas, windblown solitude.

The first Europeans to lay eyes on this landscape were led by Ferdinand Magellan, who pioneered passage through the treacherous strait that now bears his name. His expedition named the mainland 'Tierra de los Patagones,' unwittingly spawning the myth of a race of Patagonian giants. To the south, they saw the horizon darkened by smoke from the natives' fires, and named the great island Tierra del Fuego.

The legend of Patagonia was set in motion. The indigenous groups who inhabited Tierra del Fuego deserved to be legends, as these were the world's first and greatest adventurers. In arriving on Tierra del Fuego they had completed the world's furthest human migration, arriving finally at the very end of the earth, where the Andes disappeared into the sea and glaciers flowed to the water's edge. With nowhere else to wander, they stayed and fished the coast in canoes, collected shellfish, hunted guanaco and rheas on the pampa.

Photos taken at the turn of the century depict a stone age culture where extremity had crystallized: the end of the road for the most restless wanders in history. To the east of the Andes, the Patagonian pampa is an immense desert, by some accounts among the five largest deserts in the world.

Southern Patagonia, known as Magallanes, is a world apart, where the broad expanses of the pampa meet with the glacially sculpted spires of the Andes. Torres del Paine National Park and World Biosphere Reserve is the most famous of the vast protected areas in Magallanes, preserving habitat for guanacos, foxes, rheas and flamingos. Punta Arenas is the capital of the Magallanes province. Facing the Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, Punta Arenas is the principal departure point for cruises and flights to Tierra del Fuego, to the Canal Beagle, Isla Navarino, Cape Horn and Antarctica.

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Charter Yachts of Chile

We have a smal fleet of Sailing Yachts to Charter from one of the most beautiful locations on the Planet Earth. Sail to Antarctica, South Georgia, the Falkland Islands or the Coast of Argentina. Yachts suitable for Groups, Film Work, Expedition or Climbing enthusiasts. Click on a link below for more details about each individual yacht.

Name Length Currency Max Min
SY Fortuna 42 ft LOA 34,000 1,970
Santa Maria Australis 67ft LOA 7,900 1,400
S/Y Tari II 42 ft LOA 9,900 6,000
S/Y Omega Centauro 53ft LOA $ 22,400 3,600
Pelagic Sail 55ft LOA $ 12,000 12,000
M/Y Enigma XK 71.4 Meter LOA 290,000 290,000
M/Y Alba 19.57 Meter $ 22,900 9,600
Hatteras 65 65 ft LOA $ 32,000 15,000
Hanse Explorer 47.76 M LOA 200,000 175,000
Expedition Yacht Valhalla 20 Meter LOA 30,000 30,000
Expedition Yacht Sauvage 60ft LOA $ 17,900 6,900

Patagonia Base Map

Base Name: Puerto Williams

Port Name: Puerto Williams