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Guide to South America

Where untouched beaches and glittering glaciers combine in dramatic harmony

Encompassed by an eclectic mix of cruising destinations, from the sizzling atmosphere of Brazil to the haunting allure of Antarctica, South America exudes a wealth of natural wonders across some of the most diverse cruising grounds in the world. You only need to scratch the surface to be enveloped by thriving wildlife, ancient civilisations and sun-drenched beaches.

A South America yacht charter exudes culture, wonder and an overwhelming spirit. This captivating part of the world is alive with an energy, passion and zest making for an exhilarating travel destination. The diversity of South America is simply breathtaking with each country unique in its own charms and attractions.

The Galapagos Islands sit 1,000 kilometres off the coast of Ecuador and consist of 13 beautiful islands, in addition to an array of smaller islets dotted like jewels in the South Pacific Ocean. Admire an abundance of endemic wildlife in their natural habitat, from the Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants to marine iguanas and giant tortoises. Snorkel amongst the vibrant and colourful fish and swim amongst sea lions and dolphins in this compelling year-round destination.

Cruise across to mainland South America to experience Peru, a destination which ranks highly on many travellers’ lists. With colonial cities to explore, fresh water fishing opportunities and the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu to be discovered, Peru offers a world of unmissable endeavours. Venture further south to admire the diverse land of Chile. Boasting astonishing beauty and extreme contrasts, Torres del Paine of Patagonia is a undoubted highlight. With mountains, glaciers and stunning lakes encompassed within this spectacular national park. Just 2,000 miles off the west coast of Chile lies the tiny fragment of land known as the Easter Island, best known for its Moai, 600 stone figures sculpted from volcanic rock, gazing out to sea. Revel in the mystery of one the most isolated locations on earth.

To the decadence of Argentina, meander between the assortment of museums, art galleries, theatres and boutiques. With elusive wildlife and snow-capped volcanoes, Argentina is rich with natural beauty. For breathtaking views, stunning sight-seeing opportunities and friendly local people, visit Brazil for an unforgettable charter experience. Gaze in awe at the magnificence of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Iguazu Falls. For the avid travellers or those intrigued, Antarctica is an unforgettable stop off, with azure waters and fearless wildlife to be admired against a stunning backdrop of alluring glaciers.

South America offers infinite charter opportunities. From swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands to cruising down the majestic Amazon River, South America has something to suit every charter traveller. It is hard to envisage a yacht charter destination more alive with passion than South America.

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Whale Watching
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Charles Darwin Research Station
Museum, Wildlife Park, Attraction & Activity
Charles Darwin Research Station

Learn all about conservation and preservation of the archipelago’s wildlife and nature

Darwin's Arch
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Darwin's Arch

Natural rock formation that attracts thousands of species of marine life

Pinnacle Rock
Landmark, Beach, Attraction & Dive Site
Pinnacle Rock

One of the most photographed landmarks in the Galapagos

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