Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
Puerto Chacabuco is a Chilean town in Aisén commune. It is located at the head of Aisén Fjord and is situated 250 miles south of Puerto Montt. It is the main port of the region, a port of call for ships sailing to the Laguna San Rafael National Park.
Puerto Chacabuco is a small isolated settlement with no clearly defined town center. The town itself consists of one main road, a fish processing facility and a pier. A frontier like village, about 10 miles north of the port, Puerto Aysen, is the areas main town which is connected to Puerto Chacabuco by the longest suspension bridge in Chile.
Travel inland to Coyhaique to glimpse the impressive Chilean Patagonia landscape - picturesque towns and beautiful natural landscapes, mixing the fiords with the high snowy mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
Things to See & Do
* Laguna San Rafael National Park
* Aisén Fjord
* San Rafael Glacier
* Rio Simpson National Reserve
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 – Ships anchor in the bay of Chacabuco and passengers are tendered to shore. The transfer from ship to the pier takes about 15 minutes.
Transport Links – Puerto Chacabuco can be accessed by ferry from Puerto Montt.