The passage around Cape Horn is the southernmost point of South America, a historical trade route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. So many sailors, explorers and travelers have struggled to navigate through the rough Antarctic seas to overcome this journey that it seems almost symbolic to complete it for any adventurer out there.
The Cape Horn National Park covers 63,000 ha of land, including the Wellington Islands and the smaller Hermite islands. It has lots of unique flora and fauna, different from the rest of Terra del Fuego because of its lower latitude location. The landscapes are lush and covered in green and blue. It's surely like no other place on Earth!
Its ecosystem is home to marine mammals and seabirds as well as a unique kelp forest. South American sea lions inhabit the waters of the Bárbara Channel in huge numbers, connecting the Strait of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean.
There are two ways to get closer to the Cape Horn; either by a cruise boat or by air. The flights are operated by a helicopter or Twin-Otter aircraft depending on the size of the group. Most tour operators offer their Cape Horn tours between October and March, weather permitting. Contact the service providers directly for detailed itineraries and exact tour dates.