Strategically positioned almost midway between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, on Brunswick Peninsula at the southern end of mainland Chile and Chilean Fjords, Punta Arenas boasts panoramic views over Magellan Straits. Located on the Strait's western side, Punta Arenas is the capital of Magallanes region and the bustling center of one of the largest sheep farming areas in the world. As the best and biggest port for thousands of miles, it serves as a base for Antarctic research vessels and South Atlantic fishing boats. The city centre has the impressive mansions of sheep barons of late 19th and early 20th centuries, Palacio Sara Braun and several museums. Nearby is Fuerte Bulnes, a replica of a wooden fort from 1843 and Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos on Isla Magdalena with a colony of 60,000 Magellanic penguins.
Established in 1848, Punta Arenas was previously a military garrison and penal settlement. During the Gold Rush it offered a convenient location for shipping en route to California. In the early years, its economy depended on wild animal products. The successful introduction of purebred sheep from Falkland Islands changed the situation and by the turn of the century, there were around 2 million animals in the territory.
Highlights: Mansions, Penguins, Antarctic flights
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Port Punta Arenas 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 Punta Arenas, 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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13 October, 2016
27 October, 2016
29 October, 2016
31 October, 2016