Welcome to Cape Horn


Cape Horn was first revealed to Europeans in January 1616 by Dutchmen Jakob Le Maire and Willem Schouten, sailing in the ship Unity. They named the cape after their ship Hoorn, which had accidentally burned at Puerto Deseado on the Patagonian coast.

Horn Island, where the famous cape forms its southernmost headland, is just 8km long. The cape itself rises to 424m, with striking black cliffs on its upper ramparts.


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Cape Horn in detail