Porvenir, Chile

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WorldChilePorvenir, Chile
53°18.291'S, 070°25.876'W Chart icon.png
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Porvenir is a handy solution to stop for clear in and out in Punta Arenas, 19 miles NW off Porvenir. It is well sheltered from all winds and they into the bay are never very strong, there is a new good Marina, there is a daily ferry to Punta Arenas, but only one a day and also a cheap flying possibility (2014). In 2014 the inlet channel was dredged to 3 mt in LW and it is marked with buoyage. In Porvenir, 3 km far the Bahia Chilota where the Marina is placed, there are all service: grocery stores, post office, fuel station, hotels…


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Porvenir for kindly allowance of the authors of
* Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Nautical Guide, by Mariolina Rolfo & Giorgio Ardrizzi
This chart will be inserted in the future 3rd Ed. of the Guide
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The inlet is easy and well marked. About half mile SW from Punta Palo, the north entrance of the bay, there is a wreck marked by a buoy. The inlet channel in 2014 was dredged to 3 mt at LW. The channel is well marked with a buoyage system red and green, but in 2014 the lights were out of order.


Porvenir is not a port of entry, you must go to Punta Arenas. There is an Armada Office near the Marina where you can check in and out only for inside Chile movements (VHF CH 16)


You can anchor in the Bahia Chilota near the Marina or go to the Marina's wharf.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

In 2014 there was a new pretty Marina in bahia Chilota with hot showers and power and water into the wharf. The depth at the side is 2 to 3 mt at LW. The wharf's sides are well protected with vertical rubber strips near one to the other and suitable for small yachts.


You can anchor in the Bahia Chilota near the Marina

Some Porvenir’s images
Arriving in Porvenir with ferry from Punta Arenas
Bahia Chilota
The old wharf used by fishing boats
The new wharf with the Marina building
The new wharf with the staircases for small boats and tenders
The Estrecho de Magallanes from the Porvenir’s hills


Water On the Marina's wharf
Electricity 220 V on the Marina's wharf
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry ?
Garbage In the marina
Fuel In Porvenir city 3 km away
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs None
Internet None, you must go to Porvenir city 3 km away
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


In Porvenir city 3 km away.

Eating out

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  • Daily ferry to Punta Arenas
  • Airplane to Punta Arenas on request, ask at the Marina



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  • Danbag was in December 2014 in Porvenir for ten days and I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and kindness of my namesake Marina's manager Danilo.

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