Isla San Pedro

Isla San Pedro is located in the Chiloé Archipelago off the western coast of Chile. An island left relatively untouched by human hands, Isla San Pedro is living natural history. This historic island is approximately 16,000 acres (approx. 6475 hectares), filled with dense hardwood trees, awe-inspiring views of the nearby Andes mountains. Numerous species of birds and pudú deer make the island their home.

The history of the island includes a visit from Charles Darwin and a Norwegian whaling operation. Charles Darwin visited Isla San Pedro in 1834, and it was here he first discovered and collected the now critically endangered Darwin’s Fox. In 1909, Christen Christensen established a Norwegian company, known in the native language as ‘Sociedad Ballenera del Pacifico’ (Pacific Whaling Company), and a port on San Pedro. The whaling operation included catcher boats and a land station known as ‘A/S Pacific’.

There are 33.46 kilometers (20.79 miles) of road that has been constructed around the island to date. There are currently three cabins, a scenic lodge overlooking the ocean and the Andean Mountains, two natural fresh water lakes, and a natural harbor for boats on the island.

Isla San Pedro is somewhat of a treasured relic. The island has remained unchanged throughout the many centuries that Chile has been inhabited and developed. While many areas around the island were developed, Isla San Pedro has been protected and left wild. Prospective buyers will find the island a veritable paradise waiting to be discovered and explored. Opportunities abound here.

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