Full view of legendary Cape Horn
Cape Horn (known as Cabo de Hornos in Spanish) is the southernmost point of South America. It’s not technically part of the mainland, as it is the Tierra del Fuego archipelago’s most southerly headland.
Before the Panama Canal opened, it was the route used by shipping to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and its waters have a reputation for being treacherous. Thanks to the fierce currents, huge waves, strong winds, and frequent icebergs, Cape Horn is still a challenge to navigate and is seen as a “bucket list” passage for many yachtsmen.
If your cruise vessel “rounds the Horn” then you can join the privileged ranks of those who have sailed between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans off the southernmost tip of South America!
Interesting facts about Cape Horn
The place where Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet
It was named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands
Due to strong winds, large waves, and icebergs, the Cape Horn is notorious as a sailors' graveyard
Pictures of Cape Horn
Our trips to Cape Horn