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In 1870, explorers set out on a hydrographic expedition in the Chacabuco corvette, under the command of Captain Enrique Simpson. The objective was to gather as much information as possible about the area between the Guaitecas Archipelago, the Aysén River, and the Patagonian Channels. In March, the explorers found an ideal bay for docking, which Captain Simpson named Puerto Chacabuco.
Today, Puerto Chacabuco is the main port in the Aysén Region and plays a key role in connecting the Patagonian Channels to the rest of Chile.
Lodging options include cabins, guest houses, hotels, and campsites, and you can also find restaurants and tourist agencies in town. For more information, visit:
Puerto Chacabuco is located 48 miles from Coyhaique along Route 240.
Buses run daily between Coyhaique and Puerto Aysén. Companies offering this route include Buses Ali (http://www.busesali.cl/) and Buses Suray.
From Puerto Aysén––located just 9 miles from Puerto Chacabuco––minibuses are available, leaving every 20 minutes from the bus station, located in Unimarc supermarket parking.
Puerto Chacabuco is the main port of the Aysén Region and is located just 9 miles from Puerto Aysén. It’s the docking point for ferries from Quellón (www.navieraustral.cl), as well as for boats to Puerto Montt (www.navimag.com). The latter voyage takes 20–22 hours.
Balmaceda Airport is 83 miles from Puerto Aysén. The road to the airport is paved.
There is no visitor’s center at this time. The closest available visitor’s center is in Puerto Aysén.
Puerto Chacabuco celebrates its anniversary during the second week of December.
In February, the town celebrates its traditional salmon festival, which lasts 2 days.
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