Cape Horn, Hornos Island

#4 of 18 in Nature in Magallanes Region
Put your sailing skills to the test at Cape Horn, considered one of the most challenging headlands to navigate due to high winds, waves, and icebergs. The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 greatly reduced the importance of the cape, and today the headland is mostly appreciated from a safe distance. If you choose to sightsee by taking a boat tour, prepare for the windy conditions by wearing a layer of warm clothes. For Cape Horn and beyond, use our Hornos Island trip planner to get the most from your Hornos Island vacation.
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  • Wow !! this was a fabulous experience and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of booking. We were front cabin, deck 2. excellent size, very comfortable, fabulous bathroom (great s...  more »
  • I remember as a child learning about the sailors and adventurers who braved the unknown to discover new lands. Cape Horn figured prominently in my mind as it was the place when so many ships and crew ...  more »
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