Iconic Images of Ushuaia: Navigating the Beagle Channel in a Large Catamaran

  • Leaving Ushuaia port

Get ready to navigate the same waters that famous naturalist Charles Darwin did aboard the HMS Beagle in 1833, while sightseeing some of the most iconic sights in Ushuaia.

You’ll hop aboard the catamaran - a large and sturdy boat. As you navigate away from the harbor, you will feel the Patagonian wind in your hair as you take in the panoramic view of Ushuaia’s shoreline and the snow-peaked mountains

We’ll see Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse (The Explorer’s Lighthouse in French) that guards the sea entrance to Ushuaia. This lighthouse is often mistaken for "The Lighthouse at the End of the World" made famous in the novel by Jules Verne, and even though it is not the same lighthouse, it’s the last mainland reference sailors see on their way to Antarctica.

We sail southwest approaching the Sea Lion’s Island, where, from the ship, we’ll be able to enjoy the sight of sea lions bathing on the shore.

Next we’ll head to Los Pajaros Island (Birds’ Island in English), where you’ll see from the boat the many imperial cormorants that inhabit the island, along with albatrosses and steamer ducks.

We will then return to Ushuaia’s port for a transfer back to our hotel.

Difficulty: none.

Duration: approximately 2 hours and a half of navigation.

Guide: self-guided.

Vehicle: private vehicle for transfer to port. The catamaran has a capacity of 60 to 140 travelers, depending on the specific boat used.

Includes: entrance fee to port.