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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: End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego Park

2. Ushuaia: End of the World Train & Tierra del Fuego Park

Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and ride the End of the World train. Enjoy the comfort of transportation from your hotel in Ushuaia, and take in the incredible views as you learn the history of the park. Depart from Ushuaia and head towards Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the way, you will be able to appreciate the wonderful views of lakes, lagoons, and rivers as you travel along National Route 3. Admire panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, the Ushuaia Peninsula, and the Bridges, Willie, and Les Eclaireurs archipelagos. Arrive at the End of the World Station. Here, board the train to travel the last 7 km of the original 25 km that the prisoners traveled 100 years ago and be enchanted by the extraordinary landscape. In Lapataia Bay, find mollusks, mussels, and traces of the ancient native people who inhabited the region. Walk along the footbridge and feel like you're at the end of the world. From here, at the end of National Route No. 3, start your return to Ushuaia.

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel & Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise

3. 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 viewpoint where you can capture excellent photographs. On the return journey, marvel at the incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges and sumptuous vegetation which surround the city of Ushuaia.

Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Half Day Tour

4. Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park Half Day Tour

Enjoying nature, the silence, the noise of the birds fluttering, the water, the trees, the stories told and much more are the sensations that you will experience in this impressive natural and historical monument for half a day. Your adventure begins from the hotel heading towards the entrance of the Tierra del Fuego National Park along National Route No. 3 by mini-bus. We enter the park delighting ourselves with its landscapes of lengas and cherries. We will walk along an interpretation path accompanied by our magnificent guides, who are very knowledgeable about the place and its nooks and crannies. From there we went to Lake Roca - Errazuriz to appreciate its waters and particularity, the surrounding forest made up of specimens that are over 300 years old and the borders with Chile. Nearby is the Alakush Visitor Center, within which we will visit the interpretation room on the fauna, flora and zoology of the place; and the exhibition on the human occupation of the park (among them the Yámanas, the first pioneers and the sawmills). Before continuing our adventure, we take some time to relax with wonderful views. After the break, we are ready to continue connecting trails until we reach the end of National Route 3 in Bahía Lapataia. Then we will make a stop in Ensenada Zaratiegui where we will find the Southernmost Post Office and we will walk a short path that will allow us to appreciate the rock formations and the forest falling to the sea line. After approximately 4 hours we will end our adventure with the feeling of having been part of the history and nature of our island (includes Train). IMPORTANT NOTE: The order and pick up times of the trips may vary. In that case, we will notify you in advance.

Ushuaia: National Park and Beagle Channel Tour with Train

5. Ushuaia: National Park and Beagle Channel Tour with Train

Enjoying nature, the silence, the noise of the birds fluttering, the water, the trees, the stories told and much more are the sensations that you will experience in this impressive natural and historical monument for half a day. Your adventure begins from the hotel heading towards the entrance of the Tierra del Fuego National Park along National Route No. 3 by mini-bus. We enter the park delighting ourselves with its landscapes of lengas and cherries. We will walk along an interpretation path accompanied by our magnificent guides, who are very knowledgeable about the place and its nooks and crannies. From there we went to Lake Roca - Errazuriz to appreciate its waters and particularity, the surrounding forest made up of specimens that are over 300 years old and the borders with Chile. Nearby is the Alakush Visitor Center, within which we will visit the interpretation room on the fauna, flora and zoology of the place; and the exhibition on the human occupation of the park (among them the Yámanas, the first pioneers and the sawmills). Before continuing our adventure, we take some time to relax with wonderful views. After the break, we are ready to continue connecting trails until we reach the end of National Route 3 in Bahía Lapataia. Then we will make a stop in Ensenada Zaratiegui where we will find the Southernmost Post Office and we will walk a short path that will allow us to appreciate the rock formations and the forest falling to the sea line. After approximately 4 hours we will end our adventure with the feeling of having been part of the history and nature of our island (Train included in the trip). Once we are back in the city, we will drop you off at the port so you can take your sailing tour.

From Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

6. From Ushuaia: Penguin Watching Tour by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran in the tourist Port of Ushuaia, and journey towards the center of the Beagle Channel to get panoramic views of the coast and wilderness of Patagonia. Experience one of the world's most remote regions from a different perspective, and admire the most important buildings of Ushuaia, such as the Maritime Museum in the former prison. Discover the site of the End of the World Museum and see the city's industrial area. Get breathtaking views of the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains in the background. Then, sail southwest on your approach to Isla de los Lobos, and get views of the sea lions in their permanent natural habitat. Next, visit an island where Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants go to breed. Continue to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse in the archipelago of the same name. Having reached the farthest point of your journey, look for the wreck of the SS Monte Cervantes passenger liner that sank in the remote waters in 1930. Once you reach Martillo Island, spend some time viewing and photographing the penguins while listening to your guide's narrative about their biology and behavior. After returning to the port, we will take you back to your hotel in the center of Ushuaia.

From Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking Tour

7. From Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Emerald Lagoon Trekking Tour

Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the starting point of the walk, about 20 minutes from the city of Ushuaia. Before starting the activity, you will be provided with trekking poles, crampons if necessary, and a box lunch. The walk crosses forests and two different valleys following the Esmeralda River to its source. After five kilometers of walking and about 250 meters of unevenness, reach the Laguna Esmeralda where you'll take a break for lunch and a cup of tea or coffee. The return is made by the same path to the base of the road where a minibus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. All the activity is carried out with the assistance of a professional guide

Ushuaia: Panoramic City Train Tour

8. Ushuaia: Panoramic City Train Tour

Take a train tour of the streets, landscapes, and stories of the southernmost city in the world. Travel for 1 hour through Ushuaia and visit its neighborhoods from end to end. Stop at two panoramic scenes to observe and photograph the city looking toward the mountain and from the mountain, and marvel at these unforgettable looks at the End of the World. During this unmissable tour, discover the history of a disturbing, beautiful, and unique city, which owes its present to each of the tourists who visit it every year, from all over the world. Listen to interesting facts and stories about all the places you see with a useful audio guide, available in Spanish and English, and enjoy taking photos at the two stops: Missión Barra (Ushuaia's first town) and the Beagle Channel Viewpoint.

Ushuaia: Helicopter Scenic Flight

9. 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 the most dramatic views from Ushuaia and the Andes Range. Get ready to toast with champagne at the top of a mountain.

From Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Catamaran Tour

10. From Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Catamaran Tour

Hop aboard a comfortable boat in Ushuaia and cast off for the challenging Beagle Channel, the icy waters south of the Strait of Magellan. Set sail from the tourist pier along the wide Ushuaia Bay, for sweeping views of the city of Ushuaia which is surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Cruise around the Island of the Birds where you can spot Skúas, the Black-browed Albatross, Steam Ducks, Cauquenes, Cook Gulls, and Gray Gulls. Travel around the Sea Lions’ Island where two kinds of sea loins live. Both islands belong to the Bridges archipelago. Arrive at the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse which is also know as "the Lighthouse of the End of the World." Look for the colonies of Imperial Cormorants and penguin-like Rocky Cormorants while listening to the story of how the SS Monte Cervantes sank in 1930. At the end of the journey, take in parting views of the natural landscapes around the city of Ushuaia before returning to your starting point.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Our guide made our trip she was very interesting, outgoing and knowledgeable. She went out of her way to engage with us and give us extra information in English. We got right up on the shore with the boat and we stayed long enough for everyone to have a good long look. Highly recommend!

Awesome experience once we were on the boat. The line to trade the voucher in for a ticket was more than an hour long

I really liked it and we haven't had any setbacks. Everything was very well coordinated. Thank you very much.

The most amazing tour I've ever done. Very professional, great transport, knowledgeable guide, and amazing food.

just awesome tour. guide made an effort with everything.