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Valdivia (Spanish pronunciation: [balˈdiβja]), with 140,559 inhabitants, is a city and commune in southern Chile, administered by the Municipality of Valdivia. The city is named after its founder Pedro de Valdivia and is located at the confluence of the Calle-Calle, Valdivia, and Cau-Cau Rivers, approximately 15 km (9 mi) east of the coastal towns of Corral and Niebla.


See Chile.


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See Chile.


Before arrival hail the authorities (Armada) in VHF channel 16 Valdivia Radio

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


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Club de Yates Valdivia

Club de Yates Valdivia/wiki/Valdivia#Club_de_Yates_Valdivia
Marina icon Club de Yates Valdivia [[Valdivia#Club de Yates Valdivia|Club de Yates Valdivia]] 39°49.465'S, 073°15.074'W

Maximum draft 3 m. Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, WiFi. Book exchange. 24 hr security, boat storage.

[email protected]; Tel: +56 (63) 213 028; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 68
Address: General Lagos, 1445. Valdivia, Chile

Marina La Estancilla

Marina La Estancilla/wiki/Valdivia#Marina_La_Estancilla
Marina icon Marina La Estancilla [[Valdivia#Marina La Estancilla|Marina La Estancilla]] 39°50.948'S, 073°18.998'W

This new marina, also operated by Club de Yates, is further down river. It can accomodate on floating docks yachts up to 40 m long and with draft up to 5 m. It is 10 minutes by bus from the town. Water, electricity, toilets, showers, WiFi, fuel. Shipyard (Alwoplast) for repairs of all kinds . Restaurants nearby.

XX@XXX; Tel: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 68




Potable Water In all three marinas
Electricity In all three marinas
Toilets Yes
Showers In both marinas
Laundry At both Club de Yates Valdivia and Marina Estancilla.
Garbage In both marinas
Fuel Alongside at Nielba or by Jerry Jug / Cargo flete to the marinas.
Bottled gas Can be arranged by all marinas
Chandlers Yes
  • Marine railway at Club de Yates, Valdivia.
  • Travelift optimised for catamarans at the Alwoplast marina and shipyard.
Internet WiFi at both marinas
Mobile connectivity Yes
Vehicle rentals Yes


The usual major supermarket chains are represented - Jumbo, Unimarc, Lider.

Fresh fish and produce of a high quality can be found in the riverside market on Costanera Prat, near the bridge.

Eating out

  • Numerous good restaurants in both the city and along the road to Nielba.


  • In 2019 the Valdivia airport was served by 5 flights a day to and from Santiago. The airport is about 35 km north of Valdivia
  • Airlines operating into Valdivia are Latam, Sky, and JetSmart.
  • The bus terminal is a short walk from the centre of Valdivia. Regular departures to all parts of Chile. Schedules can be found here
  • Aproximately 10 to 12 hours to Santiago, 3 hours to Puerto Montt



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Places to Visit

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


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See Chile.


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