The southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego group of islands in southern Chile, Cape Horn was discovered by Willem Schouten and Jacob le Maire on their expedition aboard the Dutch vessel 'Eendracht'. It was named for the Dutch city, Hoorn, where Willem Schouten was ship's master and where most of the financial support for the voyage came from.
Antarctica lies just 650km away, across the Drake Passage. Cape Horn tends to be visited as part of an Antarctic cruise exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.
Take a look at cruises along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Map of Cape Horn
Trips that visit Cape Horn
Flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. All voyage routes take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time.
The great strength of this trip is choice - the widest selection of departure dates and optional adventure activities available across four first-rate ice-strengthened ships (128 to 199 guests). Spend a minimum of four full days exploring Antarctica. Enjoy daily…
- 11–12 Days
Express Tour of Antarctica
A cost-effective Antarctic adventure. This itinerary is also ideal for those with limited time wanting to combine Antarctica with time exploring Patagonia. Sailing one way and flying back, you get to combine two iconic places: Antarctica and Cape Horn. Note,…
- 6-7 Days
Explore Antarctica in Comfort
For a fantastic introduction to Antarctica, travelling on board a luxury 108-passenger ship at a very reasonable price, look no further. Very few Antarctic voyages include so much, making this trip a real ‘steal’: Buenos Aires hotel, domestic flights, all…
- 10 Days
Antarctic Sailing Expedition
Experience the peaceful beauty and isolation of the Antarctic peninsula as you sail with just 7 other passengers on-board. For adventurers and thrill-seekers only ...and those with a stomach for potentially rough…
- 22 Days