Juan Fernandez

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Juan Fernandez
33°44.744'S, 079°39.427'W Chart icon.png
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Map of Juan Fernandez Islands

A dependency of Chile - three islands, Robinson Crusoe, Alejandro Selkirk and Santa Clara.

Very few cruising yachts visit this island group but they are well worth the visit.

Be aware that it is not possible to clear out of Chile here as there is no immigration presence ( PDI) in the islands. You must either clear with immigration on the mainland or carry on to Easter Island.


British Admiralty
BA 1389 — Islands and anchorages in the south-east Pacific Ocean


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Currents & Tides


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Robinson Crusoe/wiki/Juan_Fernandez#Robinson_CrusoeIsland icon Robinson Crusoe [[Juan Fernandez#Robinson Crusoe|Robinson Crusoe]] 33°38.631'S, 078°50.864'W - Other name is Isla Más a Tierra. Population about 840

Alejandro Selkirk/wiki/Juan_Fernandez#Alejandro_SelkirkIsland icon Alejandro Selkirk [[Juan Fernandez#Alejandro Selkirk|Alejandro Selkirk]] 33°46.508'S, 080°47.178'W - The largest of the Juan Fernández Islands. Population about 57

Santa Clara/wiki/Juan_Fernandez#Santa_ClaraIsland icon Santa Clara [[Juan Fernandez#Santa Clara|Santa Clara]] 33°42.551'S, 078°56.581'W - Uninhabited


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For entrance details see Chile.

The town of San Juan Bautista in Cumberland Bay, "Robinson Crusoe" Island




Marinas & Yacht Clubs



The town of San Juan Bautista in Cumberland Bay, "Robinson Crusoe" Island

Cumberland Bay

Cumberland Bay/wiki/Juan_Fernandez#Cumberland_Bay
Anchorage icon Cumberland Bay [[Juan Fernandez#Cumberland Bay|Cumberland Bay]] (San Juan Bautista) 33°38.327'S, 078°49.557'W
A couple of mooring buoys are available for yachts (for a fee).




Very limited.

Eating out

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Eating out

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  • There are flights to and from Robinson Crusoe twice a week from Santiago



The archipelago was discovered on 22 November 1574, by the Spanish sailor Juan Fernández, who was sailing south between Callao and Valparaíso along a route which he also discovered, hundreds of miles west of the coast of Chile, which avoided the northerly Humboldt current. He called the islands Más Afuera, Más a Tierra, and Santa Clara.

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