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The worlds most Southern treks
Signs in Puerto Williams, the world's most southern town where your trekking begins
Isla Navarino is only accessible by plane or boat.
Punta Arenas, Chile The largest town in Southern Chile. This is the usual last stop in 'civilisation' for people on the way to Isla Navarino. From here, Aerovias DAP have a daily service (in summer) to Puerto Williams. You should book well in advance as most flights on this small plane are full. The journey is spectacular with views of the glaciers, Tierra del Fuego, Magellan & Beagle channels. There is a weekly ferry (Wednesday) from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams. You could bring a car but it would be completely unnecessary! The journey takes most of two days and can be traveled steerage (ten or so aircraft style seats in a small lounge with the poorest quality imaginable videos shown constantly) or in a cabin (tiny twin berths - bedding supplied). The eating area is too small and is shared with the crew but the food was OK as long as you can eat anything. There are no drinks available except orange squash and coffee/tea. The views are spectacular and get a little exciting when the ferry goes very close to rocks to gain the Beagle channel. Unfortunately you pass the glaciers meeting the sea during the night. You go past Ushuaia but do not stop.
Currently there is no regular service from Ushuaia due to some misunderstanding between Argentina and Chile. Informal arrangements can be made with cruise ships and accommodating yacht captains but expect to be asked for up to 80 USD one way. Alternatively fly back to Punta Arenas and the direct to P. Williams!
Direct to Santiago and then onto Punta Arenas with LAN Chile (LAN Express).
Fly to Miami or New York, then direct to Santiago and onto Punta Arenas with LAN Chile (LAN Express). Other carriers fly to Santiago from European cities but usually via N. or S. America major airports.