This is a highly tidal waterway separating Tierra del Fuego from the mainland.
It's possible to cross the straits by ferry, from Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego. It's then a 12 hour bus journey down to Ushuaia.
Adventure cruises on the Magellan Straits and Beagle Channel afford visitors to this region the chance to get up close to glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies and more. The southern tip of Patagonia is home to some incredible spectacles, many of which can only be accessed from the water. Several cruises here also allow you to see Cape Horn.
Map of Magellan Straits
Trips that visit Magellan Straits
Meet three of Patagonia's most incredible creatures on this fantastic 11 day tour, led by hand-picked specialist wildlife guides and trackers. Spot the elusive puma in Torres del Paine, marvel at breaching humpback whales in remote fjords and hang out…
- 11 Days
Humpback whales flock to this feeding ground in the Chilean fjords providing you with numerous whale sightings over three days. Based in the remotest of research stations and accompanied by marine biologists who know every whale by name you'll experience…
- 3 Days
Voyage north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas on a small-ship expedition cruise and experience the incredible wildlife, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery of Tierra del Fuego. Step foot on Cape Horn, visit historic Wulaia Bay and walk amongst thousands of…
- 5 Days
Voyage south from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia on a small-ship expedition cruise and experience the incredible wildlife, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery of Tierra del Fuego. Sail the famous Strait of Magellan and Glacier Alley in the Beagle Channel. On…
- 5 Days