The Orgins of Cape Horn
There’s a novelty to being at the end of the world. Set in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile—in a land rife with ancient glaciers and home to the world’s southernmost kelp forest—Cape Horn is an ancient, intriguing region of extremes where a complex ecosystem thrives. Once on a vital path of the Americas maritime trade route, it’s a land with a storied past, where shipwrecked explorers found refuge and native peoples thrived in the region’s lenga forests and waterways by hunting with harpoons from wooden canoes.
Spilling into the Drake Passage— where sub-polar and polar waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans clash—CapeHorn and the surrounding Magallanes region are home to a wild ocean abundant in marine mammals and seabirds. Throughout the region, Antarctica21 travelers can witness sea lions dash through the waters for prey, black-browed albatross circle the sky and red-eyed rockhopper penguins find refuge in one of the species most important nesting grounds.