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
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
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