Know Chile Bay
With a unique fauna, Chile Bay is another attraction of the Chilean Antartic territory. The bay -a beautiful paronamic place- has important natural resources, managed by scientific and ecologycal investigation centers in Antarctica. Chile Bay is also a Specially Protected Antartic Area, with natural attractions that are constantly looked after by the Maritime Sciencie Station and the Arturo Prat Naval Base. The cultural importance of this place is gathered up in the Comodoro Federico Guesalaga Toro Museum, which exists in the naval base of the same name and that shows how people in Antarctica used to survive and other information about the naval bases.
Attractions: Fauna. Scientific, oceanographic and ecologycal research centres.
Activities: Hiking, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Punta Arenas: Airway.
Punta Arenas, Puerto Williams, Ushuaia- Chilean Antartic Territory: Seaway.
Punta Arenas-Chilean Antartic Territory: Airway, from the Presidente Carlos Ibañez del Campo Airport, in Punta Arenas, to Teniente March Small Airport, in Rey Jorge Island.
Rey Jorge Island – Chile Bay: Seaway. Travel through the Bransfield Channel.
When to go: January, February, March, November, December.
Weather: Polar weather. The average temperature during winter season is -12°C, meanwhile during summer time the temperature reaches the 0°C. Rain is solid (snow) and surpasses the 1250 milimeters.
Services: Information center.
Surroundings: Fildes Bay, Las Estrellas Village.