Puerto Eden

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Puerto Eden
Port of Entry
49°08.082'S, 074°25.318'W Chart icon.png
lat=-49.1347 | lon=-74.42196 | zoom=12 | y

The country in the vicinity of Puerto Eden was home of the Kawésqar people... the northern group of the Alacaluf ( the Kawésqar called the Alaculuf to the south Tawóksers ). They lived in small scattered groups throughout the area until the 1930's at which time a seaplane base was established in the area to service the float-planes flying the mails between Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas. This led to the people coming in and setting up camp in the vicinity of the base. In 1969 the community of Puerto Eden was established to bring health care and education to the peoples of the region. At one time the town had a population of some 300 but is now below 200 and only 7 Kawésqar remain.

Puerto Eden is a small fishing village on Wellington Island, in the Patagonian Channels.


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


See Chile.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


Straight forward.


Puerto Eden is a port of entry/exit for Chile. For details see Entrance: Chile.

Contact 'Puerto Eden Radio' 1 hour before ETA. As Puerto Eden is invariably a named port on any Zarpe issued for a voyage through the channels it is a required stop when on a passage in either direction. Dependant on the attitude of that year's Capitán de Puerto you either attend the conspicuous blue roofed Armada building to the west of the town or they will come to you in the town anchorage.


The Carabineros jetty
Photo: Frank Holden - sv Westerly Serenade

There is no real port but there is a now a pontoon in front of the Armada building, the Carabineros jetty. They may allow you to come along.

Otherwise, use one of the anchorages.

The Carabineros jetty
Photo: Frank Holden - sv Westerly Serenade
The Armada jetty
Photo: Frank Holden - sv Westerly Serenade

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



The anchorage
Photo: Frank Holden - sv Westerly Serenade

Puerto Ede Anchorage

Puerto Ede Anchorage/wiki/Puerto_Eden#Puerto_Ede_Anchorage
Anchorage icon Puerto Ede Anchorage [[Puerto Eden#Puerto Ede Anchorage|Puerto Ede Anchorage]] 49°07.769'S, 074°25.492'W
Anchor in the middle of the bay In front of the town.
View towards Caleta Malacca
Photo: Frank Holden - sv Westerly Serenade

Caleta Malacca

Caleta Malacca/wiki/Puerto_Eden#Caleta_Malacca
Anchorage icon Caleta Malacca [[Puerto Eden#Caleta Malacca|Caleta Malacca]] (Alernate name if any) °'N, 074°24.720'W
in the northern corner of Caleta Malacca but beware of the power cable at the entrance with a clearance of 14.5 m at HW.




Supermercado is a relative term
Photo: Frank Holden - sv Westerly Serenade

Very limited supplies are available.

Eating out

  • There is a (very) small restaurant by the small pier in front of the Emaza store, bookings required


  • The Navimag ferries call twice a week and if you are in dire need you may arrange to bring in spare parts or essential stores as cargo.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

  • Interesting walks along the boardwalks and out towards Caleta Malacca.


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)



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