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Our most recommended Beagle Channel Tours

  • Ushuaia: Full-Day Penguin Watching & Estancia Harberton Tour

    1. Ushuaia: Full-Day Penguin Watching & Estancia Harberton Tour

    Start your full-day tour from the tourist pier and cross Ushuaia Bay to reach the Beagle Channel. Sail around Bird’s Island and appreciate the rich bird life of Tierra del Fuego, including skuas, black-browed albatrosses, steam ducks, and more. Continue to Sea Lion’s Island and see the 2 species that inhabit the island. Arrive at Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and see the cormorant colonies that live there. Sail eastward, enjoying the wonderful landscape of the channel and the mountains that surround it. See Puerto Almanza and the Puerto Williams Naval Base, then continue to Isla Martillo to admire a penguin colony. Disembark at Harberton Ranch to enjoy a tour of the shearing shed, the carpentry, the boat house, and the house garden. Then relax in the Manacatush tea house, or visit the Acatushún Austral Marine Mammal and Birds Museum (not included). At the end of the tour, board the bus and...

    What we got is exactly was what was written in the detailed program. We were absolutely satisfied. The tourist guides on the ship and on the Estancia were were well prepared. Absolutely recommended program!

  • Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

    2. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

    Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, descend into Puerto Karelo to see the authentic shelly deposits (conchero's) of Yamana peoples. Enjoy a guided hike here which lasts takes approximately 20 minutes, finishing at a panoramic vi...

    Very nice tour and everything was good organised ! The boat is comfortable, guides speaks spanish and english. We saw a lot of birds and sea lions !

  • Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

    3. Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

    Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, islands, glaciers, city, and harbor. You will be able to choose from 3 different tours: Ushuaia Scenic Tour (7 min): This flight will give you an excellent view of the city, Golondrina Bay, Susana Mount, Martial Glacier, Presidio and Ushuaia Port harbor and bay. Emerald Lagoon (15 min): Fly over Ushuaia city, and get a clear view of Olivia Mountain. From there, continue on to Cinco Hermanos Mount, the peatlands of Carbajal Valley, Tierra Mayor Valley, Emerald Lagoon, and finishes off over Ushuaia Bay. Landing at the Andes (30 min): Fly over Ushuaia and then be taken east to see Olivia Mountain’s summit of almost 4,350 feet. You'll be driven through the Carbajal Valley with its imposing peatlands until you'll reach the Esmeralda Lagoon, a high mountain lagoon. After flying around the mountains you'll get to a stop area, where you'll get t...

  • Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

    4. Ushuaia: Gable Island and Penguin Colony with Canoeing

    Join this active excursion to take part in the most comprehensive day tour of Tierra del Fuego. In addition to Gable Island, visit the Harberton Ranch and the penguin colony on Martillo Island. Leave Ushuaia toward the east until you arrive at Lasifashaj River. There, preparations will begin to paddle inflatable canoes along the river and the Beagle Channel. You will be provided with rubber boots, trousers, and life jackets to paddle downstream and to the sea in the Beagle Channel. At the sea, you will see wildlife, including a variety of seabirds and maybe even some sea lions. Then, arrive at the Harberton Ranch and take a motorboat towards the Isla Martillo. From the boat, you can see penguins at their breeding site. Continue on your motorboat to the main attraction of the day, the huge Gable Island, where a hot lunch awaits you with Patagonian wine, soft drinks, and mineral water. N...

    Fantastic day. Great guides. Good food. Appropriate time to rest and be active. Unique experience.

  • Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

    5. Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

    Meet your guide in the port of Ushuaia, then admire scenic views as you travel by bus and boat to Martillo Island on the mystical Beagle Channel. Visit the famous Harberton Ranch, which was founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, and learn about the unique history of the location. Then it’s time to explore the island, home to a colony of Papúa (Gentoo) and Magellanic penguins. Wander along the island’s many nature trails as you get up close and personal to these friendly and charismatic penguins. Take photos and admire the penguins in their natural habitat, which they also share with other birds including cormorants, petrels, vultures and skúas. After a 1-hour walk across the island, head back to the ranch and enjoy some free time to explore the historical buildings as well as visit the Marine Mammals and Sea Birds Museum. At the end of the experience, return to the ...

  • Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Boat Tour and Bridges Island Trek

    6. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Boat Tour and Bridges Island Trek

    Meet your friendly crew and board your boat for the day in the local port of Ushuaia, then set sail towards Alicia Island where you can observe a colony of sea lions. Head towards Bird Island next, and watch out for the array of royal and imperial cormorants, which nest their chicks here from spring to autumn. After a bit of bird watching, travel east to another small island where you can find fur seals, depending on the time of year. Arrive at Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, an iconic symbol of Ushuaia that was built in 1919. Learn about the fascinating history of the lighthouse as you admire the view, then sail on to Bridges Island. Disembark from the boat and set out on a mini trek in search of native flora and fauna. Follow your guide along the path and learn about the local wildlife as well as the history of the island’s natives. At the highest point along the trek, take a moment to adm...

    We mostly went on the trip to watch seabirds and it was amazing for that. We brought binoculars and were able to see a number of species. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and helpful and enthusiastic and we had a great time. Also we saw whales.

  • Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

    7. Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

    Start the tour in the local tourist dock and board a modern and comfortable boat. Set sail and cross the wide Ushuaia Bay until you reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. Then, navigate around the Bird's Island where you can appreciate species of the Tierra del Fuego's seabirds such as skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cauquenes, cook seagulls, and gray seagulls. After that, reach Sea Lion Island which also belongs to the Bridges Archipelago and is inhabited by 2 different species of sea lion. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs (The Illuminators) Lighthouse where you will find imperial and rocky cormorants colonies. Hear the story of the collapse of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930. Next, continue sailing East into the wonderful landscapes of the Beagle Channel surrounded by stunning mountain ranges. Admire both Puerto Almanza on the Argentina coast and the Puerto Williams Nava...

    It was an amazing experience. We got up close to the Penguins and Sea Lions. The scenery was breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour. You see so much.

  • Ushuaia: Two-day Trip to National Park and Beagle Channel

    8. Ushuaia: Two-day Trip to National Park and Beagle Channel

    Enjoy the natural wonders of the Beagle Channel and the impressive landscapes of the Tierra del Fuego National Park in this two-day trip from Ushuaia.

    Meet your driver from the comfort of your accommodation in Ushuaia at 8:00 am to a start scenic drive through the national park to the Lighthouse at the End of the World with a stop for photos at a Panoramic Point. Hike in Tierra del Fuego through the dense green forest with professional guide. See the forest along the shore at Lapataia Bay and enjoy a hearty lunch with a glass of red wine next to Acigami Lake. At the end of the outing, you be taken back to your hotel.

    On day 2, sail the Beagle Channel and view panoramas of Ushuaia Bay, and take in the rich marine life like fur seals. Stand between Argentina and Chile at Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, and stop at Bridges Island for a wildlife excursion with a delicio...

  • Ushuaia: Beagle Channel by Boat, Hiking, and Seafood

    9. Ushuaia: Beagle Channel by Boat, Hiking, and Seafood

    Experience the incredible landscapes of Beagle Channel as you journey to from Brown Bay by boat. Enjoy a hearty lunch of fresh local seafood. Stroll across meadows as you hike to Lasifashaj waterfall.

    Travel from your accommodation through a glacial valley to Brown Bay. Hop on board to begin your voyage through the Beagle Channel. Cross Guarani pass, sail along islands with colonies of sea lions, rock shags and magellanic penguins. Head back to shore where you will find a fresh seafood lunch waiting for you. Learn more about the way of life of the fishermen and inhabitants from the small village of Almanza while you eat. Afterwards, begin your hiking adventure to Lasifashaj waterfall. As we hike, immerse yourself in nature and listen to the sound of the waterfall. Watch the sun start to slowly set as you visit the most famous flag tree of Tierra del Fuego before headin...

  • From Ushuaia: King Crab Fishing Day Trip with Lunch

    10. From Ushuaia: King Crab Fishing Day Trip with Lunch

    Feel like a local as you catch your own crab in the Beagle Channel and learn the culinary secrets of Patagonian-style crab. Explore a native forest and a traditional fishing village on a guided trip.

    After pick-up from your hotel, head to your first stop, a dense native forest by the coast. Walk through the woods to visit an impressive waterfall before returning to the vehicle. Next, see Puerto Almanza, the southernmost fishing port in Argentina.

    From there, drive to a small fishing village, where nearly everyone fishes, catching crab, mussels, and other typical mollusks. Meet your local host family and board their boat. Sail to where they lay their traps and pull them up. Hopefully, they’ll be full of crabs. 

    On the return to shore, your hosts will prepare a crab in the Patagonian style, boiled in ...

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What people are saying about Beagle Channel

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We mostly went on the trip to watch seabirds and it was amazing for that. We brought binoculars and were able to see a number of species. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and helpful and enthusiastic and we had a great time. Also we saw whales.

It was an amazing experience. We got up close to the Penguins and Sea Lions. The scenery was breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour. You see so much.

Very nice tour and everything was good organised ! The boat is comfortable, guides speaks spanish and english. We saw a lot of birds and sea lions !

Our guide was very dynamic. The boat being small the group is of reasonable size, it does not make mass tourism. The cruise will be a great memory.

Beautiful trip over Beagle channel. Seen many animals.