International Yachting Destination: Patagonia Charter
Where the Pampas meets the Andes lies the territory of Patagonia, shared by Argentina and Chile. This remote yet romantic destination can be part of an adventure charter itinerary that might include rounding Cape Horn or visiting Antarctica.
Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to navigate the treacherous strait that runs through this windblown land as he was searching for a new trade route to the Orient, and it now bears his name. Magellan’s expedition also named Patagonia, probably for a character in an old chivalric tale – a wild man who ate raw meat – and the island of Tierra del Fuego where, legend has it, they saw the smoke rising from the natives’ fires (fuego).
Southern Patagonia, known as Magallanes, is the place to see spectacular sculpted mountain peaks. One of the area’s many natural preserves, Torres del Paine National Park, also offers views of pristine lakes and rivers, valleys and glaciers.
Your charter experience will likely begin in Punta Arenas, Chile, known as the “Southernmost City on Earth,” which faces the Straits of Magellan. It is best described as an outpost, but it also offers cultural riches and surprisingly, a decent nightlife.
Each day should start with …
‘What do you want to do today?’
Once you have decided on the destination, there remain endless possibilities
Our charter agents frequently travel to international yachting locations far and wide to inspect yachts and visit crew and are familiar with most favorite destinations. Their expertise is invaluable when it comes to assisting with your plans to maximize your quality time. If you are an active, on-the-go individual or simply prefer to relax with a book, or if you enjoy people watching or crave a trendy night spot, your charter agent can assist. Along with your captain and crew, we are here to ensure you have an exciting, fun-filled holiday.
Request your sample itinerary for Patagonia HERE.
Here’s a hot tip FROM ONE OF OUR CHARTER EXPERTS ABOUT YOUR PATAGONIA YACHT CHARTER:
It’s “go, go, go” adventure in Patagonia. With trekking, fishing, wildlife watching…you could find yourself never taking a break. But in the area of the Magdalena Island National Park, take a moment to relax and soak in the incredible natural hot springs.