The Andes Mountains create a dramatic backdrop for the coastal destinations, and the vast landscapes are peppered with fjords, glaciers, forests, lakes and hot springs. With a range of activities from fishing, kayaking and surfing to mountain hiking and wildlife tourism, this intrepid frontier region is a yacht charter like no other.
Argentina’s Atlantic coast has plenty of appeal. Puerto Madryn gives easy access to the whale and penguin-watching Mecca of the Valdes Peninsula – and it’s almost four degrees warmer than the west coast, too. But from the vigorous port city of Valparaíso with its vineyards and beaches to the tough Patagonian town of Punta Arenas at the midway point of the historical Magellan Passage, the Chilean coastline is a truly special charter yacht experience. The Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is the region’s star attraction, and the town of Puerto Montt is a very practical (and usefully sheltered) point from which to explore. The weather can be fiercely unpredictable even in season, but with the right charter yacht, it’s the most versatile destination in the whole of South America.