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Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

1. 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 Naval Base on the Chilean coast. After that, head onwards to Martillo Island, also known as Penguin Island where you will have the opportunity to observe a colony of Magellanic and Papua penguins in their natural habitat. Make the return journey back to the dock, where your tour will end. 

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Shore Excursion

2. Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Shore Excursion

Visit the unmissable Tierra del Fuego National Park on this shore excursion in Ushuaia. Get picked up from the cruise terminal early in the morning and meet your tour guide next to your ship. From there, drive 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) to the national park. Once there, discover spectacular places surrounded by sub-Antarctic forest and the marine coast of the Beagle Channel, like Ensenada Zaratiegui, where the southernmost post office in the world is located. Pay a visit to Acigami/Roca Lake, a dazzling lake of glacial origin located on the border between Argentina and Chile. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to admire native animals like black-necked swans, geese, and foxes, as well as the flora of the Fuegian forest. Round off your tour by heading to Lapataia Bay, where the Panamerican highway ends, and delight in being in the southernmost place you can reach by car. After the tour, you will be returned to the cruise terminal.

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What people are saying about Ushuaia

Get your guide says one should show up at 8:30 before the tour at 9. This is bullshit. You have to be there at 8 at the latest. We arrived 8:20 and almost missed our tour because the company in Ushuaia has only one person attending to everything and the line moved insanely slow. It was terribly stressful and could have been avoided if Get your guide would update their information (actually they could also contact this Argentinian company and ask them to make a separate line for customers who already paid. The whole thing was ridiculous. The tour on the other hand was excellent.

Great trip. Guide spoke both Spanish and English. They made sure at the various sites everyone got a chance to take a good look and pictures. The photographers might be annoying to some people, but they help make sure everyone gets a chance to have a good picture, so they make it more inclusive for everyone.

Incredibly nice boat safari where you can see birds, seals, birds and penguins. We were lucky to see three penguin species, including king penguins. There was a lot of wind, but luckily we had the biggest catamaran which was steady on the sea.

Everything was very good, we had a problem with the day of our excursion and they solved it for us without problems, they were involved at all times, they communicated with us frequently to change the day and we thank them very much.

The penguins were so cute!!! Besides that the staff was very friendly and we spent ample time with the penguins