Tortel is a Chilean commune located at the outflow of Baker and Pascua River to the Pacific Ocean between the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Field. The commune is administered by the municipality in Caleta Tortel, the principal settlement.
The surrounding geography is rugged, formed by a number of islands, fjords, channels and estuaries. Caleta Tortel consists mainly of stilt houses, typical of Chilota architecture, built along the coast for several kilometers. There are no conventional streets - instead there are wooden walkways. This gives the village its distinctive look.
Things to See & Do
* Jorge Montt Glacier
* Chilota architecture
* Wooden walkways
* Bernardo O’Higgins National Park
* "De los Muertos" island
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Population – 400 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56
Port Location – The port for Caleta Tortel is located at Yungay Port, approximately 1 hour from Caleta Tortel.
Transport Links - The village has an airstrip (600m long and 23m wide).