Cape Horn, or Cabo de Hornos, is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and many people aim to see it on their visit to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. In fact, certain Patagonian cruises allow you to visit Cape Horn as part of an adventure through the fjords and channels of Southern Patagonia.
It's perhaps best known for the treacherous waters which surround it. Owing to gusty winds, huge waves, strong currents and icebergs, a fair few ships have met there end here over the years
The Cape has its own small Hornos Island and the Cape itself marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage, a notoriously rough body of water separating the southernmost tip of Patagonia from Antarctica.
Photos of Cape Horn
Map of Cape Horn
Trips that visit Cape Horn
Wildlife, Glaciers & Cape Horn
Voyage south from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia on an adventure cruise packed with incredible wildlife, fascinating history, and breathtaking wild scenery. Sail through the famous Magellan Straits and Beagle Channel, with landings at glaciers, the fabled Cape Horn and a…
- 5 Days
Cape Horn & Penguins
A spectacular voyage north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, through remote channels of the Patagonian fjords. Walk among Magellanic penguins, land at glistening glaciers, sail through the famous Magellan Straits, Beagle Channel and Wulaia Bay, and have the chance to…
- 4 Days