to the increasing demand for connecting Patagonia Chile-Argentina
in Tierra del Fuego to the continent, Transbordadora Austral Broom
established a maritime transporting service, in 1968, at the east
inlet of the Strait of Magellan. This is the narrowest part of the
Strait that connects the island to the continent. It is called Punta
present, there are three Roll-On Roll-Off connecting Punta Delgada,
in the continent to/from Bahía Azul, in Tierra del Fuego.
Punta Delgada terminal is located 170 km. north of Punta Arenas.
Once in Tierra del Fuego you can drive to Porvenir and Cerro Sombrero
(in Chile) or to Río Grande and Ushuaía (in Argentina).
These terminals work from 08:30 A.M. (Continent) to 11:00 P.M. (Island) every day.
Service provided by :
Ferry Pionero - Ferry Patagonia
Crossing Time : 20 minutes approx.
Distance : 4650 M. (2.5 nautical miles.)
Departure times can be changed due to weather, tide or traffic conditions.
due to tide changes
Octubre 20 ,
2014 the crossing service between Punta Delgada (continent) and Bahía
Azul (Tierra del Fuego Island) will
not be cancelled
about this service
further information about prices for this or other services, contact