Cruises from Robinson Crusoe Island
Robinson Crusoe Island, with its ragged and mountainous topography, is the second largest of three islands in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, situated 670 km off the coast of mainland Chile. It is a place that recalls stories of castaways, pirates and prisoners. It is an isolated volcanic mass rising out of the cold currents of the South Pacific Ocean. The sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned on this island in 1704 for four years and four months, eventually inspiring Daniel Defoe to write the novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in 1719.
The Chilean government renamed the island in 1966 to reflect this historical legacy.