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Isla Robinson Crusoe - Chile

Robinson Crusoe Island is part of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago belonging to Chile. It lies 600 miles off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean and is home to some rare wildlife. The remains of Fort Santa Barbara overlook the only settlement on the island at San Juan Bautista. The archipelago consists of the Isla Robinson Crusoe, Isla Alejandro Selkirk, 100 miles to the west and an islet, Isla Santa Clara, southwest of Isla Robinson Crusoe> It is a UN World Biosphere Reserve. The islands were discovered in 1574 by Juan Fernandez, a Spanish navigator. In 1704, however, Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish seaman, quarrelled with his captain and demanded to be put ashore from HMS Cinque Ports at Bahia Cumberland on Isla Robinson Crusoe and he remained there alone until 1709. His adventures are commonly believed to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and his cave is shown to visitors. The islands passed into Chilean possession in the early 19th century. The following 5 cruises call at Isla Robinson Crusoe. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.