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Strait of Magellan Tours

Unforgiving winds, a rugged coastline and narrow passageways made the Strait of Magellan one of the most deadly channels for early explorers attempting to navigate by ship. But today, this historic route, which was successfully navigated for the first time by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520, has become a popular spot for adventurers, seamen and travelers looking to experience the treacherous waters of this South American spot. Luckily, new ship technology and expert captains make for a much safer passage, but the rich history, incredible landscapes and unforgettable historic tales still make for a truly remarkable experience on the sea. 

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The strait is nearly 373 miles (600 kilometers) long and only 1.2 miles (two kilometers) wide at its narrowest point. The eastern opening of the channel is between Punta Dungeness and Cabo del Espiritu Santo, and travelers can see some 41 lighthouses that line the historic waterway. 

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Shore Excursion: Magellan Penguins Natural Reserve in Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas, Punta ... 
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Shore Excursion: Magellan Penguins Natural Reserve in Magdalena Island from Punta Arenas

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Sail through the Magellan Strait to Isla Magdalena and Isla Marta, both of them form the Natural Monument Los Pinguinos, which protects more than 120,000 ...  Read more

Location: Punta Arenas, Chile
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.40
Cruise through the Glaciers from Ushuaia to Punta Arena, Ushuaia, Ports of Call Tours
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Cruise through the Glaciers from Ushuaia to Punta Arena

Sail through Patagonia´s glaciers on a Cruise, go on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of earth”. Travel from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arena ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $3,548.40

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