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.

Cruises departing Punta Arenas, Chile

Le Commandant Charcot, 14 Night The Emperor Penguins Of Bellingshausen Sea Ex Punta Arenas, Chile To Ushuaia, Argentina

Departure: 30 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Commandant Charcot.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Punta Arenas, Chile onboard Le Commandant Charcot

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Fram, 21 Night Ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return

Departure: 06 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Punta Arenas, Chile onboard Fram

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Fram, 21 Night Ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return

Departure: 27 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 05 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 10 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 15 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Fram, 21 Night Ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return

Departure: 18 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 20 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Fram, 21 Night Ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return

Departure: 08 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

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Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 23 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Greg Mortimer.

9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Punta Arenas with flights to/from King George Island.

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Fram, 21 Night Ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return

Departure: 29 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

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Greg Mortimer, Across The Antarctic Circle Ex Punta Arenas To Ushuaia

Departure: 01 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Greg Mortimer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island to Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Punta Arenas with flight to King George Island.

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Sylvia Earle, 11 Nights Wild Antarctica Ex Punta Arenas, Chile To Ushuaia, Argentina

Departure: 04 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Sylvia Earle.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 08 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 13 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 18 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Fram, 21 Night Ex Punta Arenas, Chile Return

Departure: 19 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

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Greg Mortimer, Antarctic Explorer Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 19 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Greg Mortimer.

9 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Greg Mortimer. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Punta Arenas with flights to/from King George Island.

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Ocean Adventurer, Antarctic Express Crossing The Circle Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 23 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

8 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard Ocean Adventurer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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Greg Mortimer, Wild Antarctica Ex Punta Arenas To Ushuaia

Departure: 28 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Greg Mortimer.

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World Explorer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 03 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: World Explorer.

5 Night Cruise sailing from King George Island roundtrip aboard World Explorer. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Punta Arenas.

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World Explorer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 08 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: World Explorer.

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World Explorer, Antarctic Express Fly The Drake Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 13 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: World Explorer.

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Le Commandant Charcot, 14 Night The Emperor Penguins Of Weddell Sea Ex Punta Arenas, Chile To Ushuaia, Argentina

Departure: 03 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Commandant Charcot.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 9 Nights Wild Antarctica: Fly The Drake Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 25 Dec 2023 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 9 Nights Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise Ex Punta Arenas To Buenos Aires

Departure: 31 Dec 2023 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 9 Nights Wild Antarctica: Fly The Drake Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 14 Jan 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 16 Nights Wild Antarctica & Torres Del Paine - A Cruise And Land Journey Ex Punta Arenas To El Calafate

Departure: 14 Jan 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 9 Nights Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise Ex Punta Arenas To Buenos Aires

Departure: 20 Jan 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 9 Nights Wild Antarctica: Fly The Drake Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 03 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 29 Nights Wild Antarctica & The Icons Of South America - A Cruise And Land Journey Ex Punta Arenas To Guayaqui

Departure: 03 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 9 Nights Antarctica Insights: Fly & Cruise Ex Punta Arenas To Buenos Aires

Departure: 09 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 20 Nights Antarctica & Chilean Fjords Ex Punta Arenas To Santiago

Departure: 23 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 38 Nights Grand Antarctica, Chilean Fjords & French Polynesia Voyage Ex Punta Arenas To Papeete

Departure: 23 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

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Sylvia Earle, 13 Nights Across The Antarctic Circle Ex Punta Arenas, Chile To Ushuaia, Argentina

Departure: 25 Feb 2024 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Sylvia Earle.

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