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DESTINATION CANAL BEAGLE

The Beagle Channel limits to the north with the island of Tierra del Fuego, where the Argentine city of Ushuaia is located on its shore, and to the south the Seward, Hoste, Lennox, and Navarino islands, among others, being in the latter the city of Puerto Williams.

The name of the channel is in honor of the Beagle sailboat, which made its expedition in these latitudes between 1826 and 1830, conducting hydrographic studies under the direction of Captain Phillip Parker King. A curious fact of this boat is that in its second expedition to Patagonia, under the command of Captain Robert Fitz Roy, the English naturalist Charles Darwin was on board, who collected enough material to later write his revolutionary theory of evolution inspired by his Travel around the edge of the world.

The name of the channel is in honor of the Beagle sailboat, which made its expedition in these latitudes between 1826 and 1830.

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Even though Patagonia can be enjoyed in every season of the year, we recommend your visit between October and April, in the middle of spring in this hemisphere, more sunny days and less rain, therefore more activities to do.

We also recommend bringing Chilean pesos, most of all for buying basic needs. Some stores accept credit and debit cards but it is not common in all of them.

Punta Arenas does not have a bus terminal. Each company operates with a ticket office and station. It is recommended to use official transports and ask about their arrival and departure times.

In an emergency case, to contact Chilean police (Carabineros de Chile) you must dial 133 from every fixed phone and/or mobile phone.

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