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
Journey north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas on a small-ship expedition cruise, showcasing the stunning wildlife and wild landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. Set foot on Cape Horn, visit the historic Wulaia Bay and succumb to the beauty of Pia…
- 5 Days
Voyage south from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia on a small-ship expedition cruise packed with incredible wildlife, fascinating history, and breathtaking scenery. Sail the famous Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel, navigate Tierra del Fuego's islands and visit the Pia Glacier.…
- 5 Days
Explore remote fjords by small expedition ship from Punta Arenas to Cape Horn and back, without leaving Chile. Follow in Charles Darwin's footsteps as you sail the Beagle Channel and the Tierra del Fuego archipelago to the end of the…
- 6 Days