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Cape Horn

Cape Horn

Visit Cape Horn on an Antarctic Expedition Cruise

Information about 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.

It is also amazing for a wide range of seabirds, and marine mammals. Do look out for the Dusky Dolphin as well as the more regularly encountered Peale's Dolphin.

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

Our expert guide says: “Cape Horn is, of course, iconic as the place where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. If the weather conditions allow, your ship might cruise round the Horn as part of your Antarctic adventure.

Pictures of Cape Horn

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Animals in Cape Horn

Our trips to Cape Horn

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