Awaiting Your Return From Shore
on the northern tip of the vast Reloncavi Bay, Puerto Montt is the gateway
to the Chilean Lake District. Crowding the harbor are vessels that ply
between Cape Horn and Puerto Montt, finding shelter here from the storms of
The first German colonists arrived in this area in 1852; their descendants
have remained a small but influential percentage of the 130,000 inhabitants.
The town spreads along a narrow seaboard and climbs the slopes which enclose
Puerto Montt to the north. Since 1985, the city has experienced considerable
growth and development; there are more than 30 salmon farms, in addition to
forestry, fishing industries and service companies. New hotels, restaurants,
cafés and shops have opened. Puerto Montt itself offers scant attractions
for visitors apart from shingle-roofed houses around a flowered central
square. The main draw here is the proximity to the lake and mountain region,
and spectacular fjord cruising.
A short distance from the pier is the small fishing port of Angelmo. Its row
of stalls along both sides of the street offers a wide variety of regional
handicrafts and souvenir items.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You