Cape Horn, Hornos Island

Put your sailing skills to the test at Cape Horn, considered one of the most challenging headlands to navigate due to high winds, waves, and icebergs. The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 greatly reduced the importance of the cape, and today the headland is mostly appreciated from a safe distance. If you choose to sightsee by taking a boat tour, prepare for the windy conditions by wearing a layer of warm clothes. For Cape Horn and beyond, use our Hornos Island trip planner to get the most from your Hornos Island vacation.
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  • You have two options at Cape Horn: circle around the cape but not land or actually go ashore -- all depending on how large your ship is. We were aboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Eclipse, much too....  more »
  • On the Holland America Volendam, we did a circle of Cape Horn on Feb. 1st. The weather was good; the seas were calm and we had a nice commentary. I don't see that anything would have been gained by....  more »

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