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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Cruising the Strait of Magellan discovered by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 is amazing. Made me temporarily wish I had paid more attention in high school history class. I knew how important the Strait was, what I didn’t know is how beautiful it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We left Punta Arenas early as it was too windy to make port (105 knot winds coming straight off shore). This meant we could go more slowly through the Straights of Magellan. That was a lucky break for us as we had the perfect day...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

One of the three navigable passages between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Separating South America and Tierra del Fuego. The city of Punta Arenas is located on the banks of the Strait. Sunshine and some severe gusts of wind go hand in hand.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The first conexion from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, discovered by Magallanes, in 1519, on behalf of Carlos I of Spain. You can cross it at its narrowest place, Punta Delgada. A ferry for trucks and cars, with a small standing deck for passengers...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were lucky. When we peered through our cabin window, grey skies, mist; on deck, still grey and cold with a biting wind. Mid-morning and the sun appeared over the mountains to our right and soon decks were crowded to view the scenic wonders of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is one of the best kept secrets. The straits are out of this world. Beautifully picturesque with gorgeous fjords, lovely mountains glaciers that come down to the sea all making for a delightful experience.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Strait of Magellan is a body of a water that is heading toward the End of the World region at the tip of South America. It is surrounded by lots of marine wildlife and canals and channels. Richardson Island, San Jeronimo, and Canal Nelson are...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 21 April 2016

On the ferry ride across the straights we were treated to a escort by a pod of dolphins crashing along in the wake of the ferry amazing. The ferry itself is pretty basic as used mainly by commercials but a great experience

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Cruising the strait of Magellan the views on either side of the boat were just amazing. The huge glaciers are very picturesque and you forget to take photos sometimes as you are too busy viewing the scenery.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 15 February 2016

M603 / Part of World Cruise - Queen Mary 2. we were cruising the Magellan Straits late in the early evening, the sky was overcast, and small puffs of low cloud hung on the mountain tops, the sunset was still hours away. While trying to...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Robert W
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