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Tierra del Fuego

Ever since their discovery by the Portuguese explorer, Hernando de Magallanes, in the year 1520, the Magellan Straits, which separate the South American mainland from the main island of Tierra del Fuego, have become steadily more popular not only as a destination, but also as a starting point, for explorers and adventurers.

The first sailing trips and expeditions conducted by Europeans to this hitherto uncharted territory encountered an entire labyrinth of canals, glaciers and fjords, which continue to exert a fascination on sailors to this day.

It is the striking contrast between the expanse of the Patagonian Pampa on the mainland and the northern part of Tierra del Fuego, and the mountains and forests of the south, combined with the numerous small canals, fjords and glaciers, that turn a sailing trip in this area into an unforgettable encounter with nature.