Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is the most prominent settlement on the Strait of Magellan and the capital of the Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile. It is lcoated at the southern end of mainland Chile, between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on the Brunswick Peninsula.

The city centre features the imposing mansions of the sheep barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Palacio Sara Braun and several good museums. Local custom holds that visitors who rub the foot of the Magellan statue in the central Plaza de Armas will have good luck, and return again.

Situated nearby is Fuerte Bulnes, a replica of a wooden fort from 1843 and the Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos on Isla Magdalena, where you will find a colony of 60,000 Magellanic penguins.

Things to See & D0

* Port Area
* Regional Museum
* Punta Arenas cemetery
* Magellan Statue
* Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos on Isla Magdalena

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Population –135,000 approx
Land Area – 17,526.3 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Punta Arenas.

Transport Links – Punta Arenas can be access by sea, by land or air. Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport, located 20 km north of the city, is the main gateway to the region and serves Punta Arenas. Transport, rental car, duty free shops and custom office services are available in the building. Airlines serving the airport include LAN Chile, Sky Airlines and Aerolineas del Sur as well as charter flights.

By sea, several cruises and ferries can take you to the city, although the costs are much higher, because they include the navigation of touristic sites within the route.

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Cruises from Punta Arenas, Chile

Cruise Date Duration
Le Commandant Charcot, 14 Night The Emperor Penguins of Bellingshausen Sea ex Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina 30/10/22 14 nts
Fram, 21 Night ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return 06/11/22 21 nts
Fram, 21 Night ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return 27/11/22 21 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 05/12/22 7 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 10/12/22 7 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 15/12/22 7 nts
Fram, 21 Night ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return 18/12/22 21 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 20/12/22 7 nts
Fram, 21 Night ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return 08/01/23 21 nts
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas Return 23/01/23 11 nts
Fram, 21 Night ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return 29/01/23 21 nts
Greg Mortimer, Across the Antarctic Circle ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia 01/02/23 11 nts
Sylvia Earle, 11 Nights Wild Antarctica ex Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina 04/02/23 11 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 08/02/23 7 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 13/02/23 7 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 18/02/23 7 nts
Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer ex Punta Arenas Return 19/02/23 11 nts
Fram, 21 Night ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return 19/02/23 21 nts
Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Crossing the Circle ex Punta Arenas Return 23/02/23 10 nts
Greg Mortimer, Wild Antarctica ex Punta Arenas to Ushuaia 28/02/23 12 nts
World Explorer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 03/03/23 7 nts
World Explorer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 08/03/23 7 nts
World Explorer, Antarctic Express Fly the Drake ex Punta Arenas Return 13/03/23 7 nts
Le Commandant Charcot, 14 Night The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea ex Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina 03/11/23 14 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 9 Nights Wild Antarctica: Fly the Drake Punta Arenas Return 25/12/23 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 9 Nights Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires 31/12/23 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 9 Nights Wild Antarctica: Fly the Drake Punta Arenas Return 14/01/24 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 16 Nights Wild Antarctica & Torres del Paine - a cruise and land journey ex Punta Arenas to El Calafate 14/01/24 16 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 9 Nights Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires 20/01/24 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 9 Nights Wild Antarctica: Fly the Drake Punta Arenas Return 03/02/24 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 29 Nights Wild Antarctica & the Icons of South America - a cruise and land journey ex Punta Arenas to Guayaqui 03/02/24 29 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 9 Nights Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise ex Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires 09/02/24 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 20 Nights Antarctica & Chilean Fjords ex Punta Arenas to Santiago 23/02/24 20 nts
Scenic Eclipse II, 38 Nights Grand Antarctica, Chilean Fjords & French Polynesia Voyage ex Punta Arenas to Papeete 23/02/24 38 nts
Sylvia Earle, 13 Nights Across the Antarctic Circle ex Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina 25/02/24 13 nts