In 1833, Charles Darwin discovered and navigated the Beagle Channel. Now you can go over the same itinerary on a catamaran cruise from Ushuaia.
What to Expect
The tour starts at the touristic pier "Don Eduardo Arturo Brisighelli" throughout the coast of Ushuaia, where you'll have a view of the most important buildings; Maritim Museum (old prison), Museum of the End of the World, an industrial area installed from 1980 and more.
The landscape is a glorious combination of sea and mountains. The mounts Olivia, Five Brothers, and Encajonado River can be seen.
The catamaran will take you on a sailing trip in the middle of the Beagle Channel towards the southwest, arriving to the Les Eclaireurs lighthouse at the archipelago with the same name.
In one of these islands it is possible to observe pieces of the ship Monte Cervantes which was shipwrecked in 1930.
Towards the Seal's Island it's possible to observe the games of these peculiar sea mammals. The catamaran sails around the island for about 20 minutes in complete silence by observing the seals' permanent habitat.
Then the catamaran will go towards the Birds Island to see the Magellanic Cormorants, the Imperial Cormorants, the Giant Albatrosses, Petreles Fullman, Petreles, Squas and 20 different species of sea birds.
Later you'll sail to Paso Chico on the way back to Ushuaia, with a view of the beautiful Le Martial Mount and its glacier.
- Pick-up and drop off from local hotels in Ushuaia
- Professional and bilingual guides
Know Before You Go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• It is recommended that you bring binoculars
• You may bring your own food and drinks