All that is about to change. the Chilean government wants a piece of the Antarctic tourism pie. So it is investing USD$8 million to expand the port to accommodate ocean liners.
Rebuilding a port takes time, so Puerto Williams won’t be welcoming tourist ships for a few years. If you build it they won’t necessarily come. There a number of variables not mentioned in the current report. Bunkering - that’s refueling for landlubbers – flights in and out of Navarino Island – things to do while ashore – customs facilities – Beagle Channel pilots.
The success of Puerto Williams lies in the operation of the improved port!