Puerto Williams ("Port Williams") is a Chilean port city located on Isla Navarino (island) facing Beagle Channel. Known as "the world's most southern city", it is the capital of Chilean Antarctic Province, one of 4 provinces situated in Magellan and Chilean Antarctica Region. Puerto Williams administers the communes of Cabo de Hornos and Chilean Antarctic Territory. It has a population of 2,870, including both civilians and naval personnel. Puerto Williams claims the title of southernmost city in the world.
While most cruise ships to Navarino Island dock (anchor) at Puerto Williams, some may also anchor in Bahía Wulaia bay. Bahía Wulaia is located on the island's western coast, along Murray Channel.
The settlement was established in 1953, and was first named Puerto Luisa. Later the town was named after John Williams Wilson, a British who founded Fuerte Bulnes, - the first settlement in the Strait of Magellan since 1587. Puerto Williams port serves primarily as a naval base. The Chilean Navy runs there the Guardiamarina Zanartu Airport, a hospital and meteorological stations. Since late 20th century, the number of navy personnel has decreased and the civilian population has increased, mainly due to the increased scientific research and tourist activities. The port attracts tourists and cruise ship passengers going to Antarctica or Cape Horn.
Highlights: Tierra del Fuego, End of World Museum
The Puerto Williams cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Puerto Williams, Navarino Island, Chile Antarctica.
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Port Puerto Williams 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 Williams, Navarino Island, Chile Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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16 October, 2016
30 October, 2016