Puerto Natales is a port city located in Chilean Patagonia. The city covers a total area of approx 48,974 km2 (18,909 ml2) and has population of around 18,500 people (2012 census).
- Puerto Natales is the capital of both Natales commune and the province of Ultima Esperanza, one of the 4 provinces which make up Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region in Chile's southernmost part. Puerto Natales is the only city in Ultima Esperanza. It lies 247 km (153 ml) northwest of Punta Arenas.
- Puerto Natales is the final passenger call port for Navimag ferry sailing into Señoret Channel and the primary transit point for travellers to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park.
- The city of Puerto Natales was originally inhabited by Alacaluf and Kawésqar people and Aoniken (Tehuelche) people. Juan Ladrillero (1490-1559) was the first European to discover the area. He was a Spanish explorer looking for the western passage of Strait of Magellan in 1557.
- The city was then settled by European immigrants, primarily British, Germans, Croats, Spaniards, Greeks, and Italians. Puerto Natales was later settled by Chilean people, with a large number coming from Chiloe Island, all attracted by sheep breeding industry.
- Puerto Natales was formally founded on May 31, 1911 under the government of Ramon Barros Luco. Nowadays, one of its major industries is tourism though the aquaculture and cattle industries are also significant.
- Puerto Natales boasts many tourist facilities and has become a common base for trips to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, which was named a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. It is also one of the most popular Chilean national parks. The main feature of Torres del Paine National Park, the mountainous "torres" (“towers”), are an impressive rock formation popular as "Torres del Paine".
Highlights: Balmaceda & Torres del Paines National Parks
Puerto Natales cruise terminal
Puerto Natales is among the ports of call on itineraries that include cruising through the Patagonian channels and Chilean fjords in the Tierra del Fuego provinces of Chile and Argentina.
Puerto Natales tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Angostura Kirke Narrows
Port Puerto Natales cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Puerto Natales, Chile. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|3 March, 2018|
|Silver Explorer||Chilean Fjords, Patagonia|
|5 March, 2018|
|MS Fram||Wellington Island, Chile|
|6 March, 2018|
|MS Fram||Wellington Island, Chile|
|7 March, 2018|
|MS Bremen||Chilean Fjords, Patagonia|
|9 March, 2018|
|National Geographic Orion||Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile|
|12 March, 2018|
|Le Boreal||06:00||20:00||Chilean Fjords, Patagonia|
|16 March, 2018|
|National Geographic Orion||Staten Island, Isla de los Estados, Argentina|
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