Puerto Aguirre

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Puerto Aguirre
45°09.890'S, 073°31.273'W Chart icon.png
lat=-45.164833 | lon=-73.5212222222 | zoom=13 | y
The Capitánia

Add here any background, cruising, and historical comments.


See Chile.


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:

  • Weather forecasts for the area can be obtained from the Capitánia de Puerto.


Puerto Aguirre is on the main track to and from the south of Patagonia.

See also Chile.


  • 'Puerto Aguirre Radio' Ch16/14
  • The Patagonian Cruisers' Net is no longer active.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Large areas in the vicinity of Puerto Aguirre are unsurveyed. Care should be exercised if venturing into unsurveyed areas.

Contact 'Puerto Aguirre Radio' on Ch 16 one hour before your ETA. After arrival you should attend the Capitánia which is situated at the foot of the town wharf. They may issue you with a new Zarpe.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina Austral

Marina Austral/wiki/Puerto_Aguirre#Marina_Austral
Marina icon Marina Austral [[Puerto Aguirre#Marina Austral|Marina Austral]] 45°09.889'S, 073°31.276'W

Located in town, next to the fuel service station, supermercados, and the Capitánia de Puerto. Free WiFi. Clubhouse. Bathrooms and Showers. No repairs. First night free. Daily rates unknown.

[email protected]; Tel: +56 (973) 918953; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 16


Caleta de Poza

Caleta de Poza

Caleta de Poza/wiki/Puerto_Aguirre#Caleta_de_Poza
Anchorage icon Caleta de Poza [[Puerto Aguirre#Caleta de Poza|Caleta de Poza]] DD.dddDD.ddd
While it is possible to secure to the town wharf for short periods a better option is Caleta La Poza a short distance to the north. Here it is possible to either lie at anchor or you may choose to anchor and run shore lines.


Water Yes
Electricity ?
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the town
Garbage Limited
Fuel Diesel can be purchased from an outlet next to the Capitania. However, fuel purchased there in June 2012 was dearer than in Pto Eden and the dirtiest diesel I had bought in my 10 years in Patagonia. --Frank
Bottled gas No
Chandlers No
Repairs N/A (Not Available).
Internet WiFi in the marina. Internet throughout the town if you have an Entel Prepaid Wingle.
Mobile connectivity Entel


There are a number of small supermercados in the town. There is a post office.

Eating out

There are a few bars and small restaurants.


There is an airfield on the island and the ferry 'Don Baldo' calls at the port several times a week and links it with Chacabuco and Isla Grande de Chiloe.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

Downtown Aguirre

The town has limited attractions and is not high on my list of 'must return' ports.It is however the first chance to 'store ship' when coming from the south. --Frank


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Chile.


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Date of member's last visit to Puerto Aguirre and this page's details validated:

  • Frank Holden, s/y Westerly Serenade, October 2018

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