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Straits Of Magellan, Chile

The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland Chile and north of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. It is approximately 570 km long and is about 2 km wide at its narrowest point, and is the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. It is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the inhospitable climate and the narrowness of the passage.

Things to See & Do

* Magdalena Island
* Los Pingüinos Natural Monument
* Whale watching
* Magellanic Penguins

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Port Location – The port is located at Punta Arenas.

Transport Links – Magellan Straits can be accessed from Punta Arenas. There are daily departures from Santiago airport to Punta Arenas, with a flight time of three and a half hours. There are also flights from Puerto Montt, but you will have to inquire for times and availability.

There are also frequent sailings from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas.

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