Cross Argentina's wide Bay of Ushuaia and sail the Beagle Channel on a catamaran to view sea lions and the harsh but wildly beautiful Tierra Del Fuego region.
After departing from the local tourist dock, this nature lover's tour will traverse the bay of Ushuaia and reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico. The channel is a strait located in the archipelago island chain of Tierra del Fuego and it separates the larger main island of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego from various smaller islands.
You will motor around Isla de Los Pajaros (Bird Island) and Isla de los Lobos (Sea Lions Island), which are part of the Bridges Archipelago. You will have the opportunity to observe skuas, black-browed albatrosses, steamer ducks, cauquenes, kelp gulls, grey gulls, and sea lions.
Upon arrival at Faro Les Eclaireur (the Illuminators Lighthouse), you'll see colonies of shags and cormorants. You'll also learn the history of the SS Monte Cervantes that sank in 1930.
The motorized catamaran you are traveling on has an inside cabin as well as observation deck on the top. To access the top deck, guests must be able to pull themselves up a steep ladder with handrail. The boat is bathroom equipped.
Reviewer: Ken Harrap
The weather in Beagle channel can be somewhat wild and windy and the seas can be rough but still nothing could deter me from taking this trip. The use of a catamaran provides more stability than a mono hull and allowed the boat to be run ashore on one of the many islands that populate the channel. The boat is maneuvered very close to where the sea life abounds and provides countless opportunities for photos. The cruise lasts about 3 hours and was very enjoyable.
Unique trip excursion, in the middle of wild life.
This was a beautiful afternoon. Very cold on the water so wear lots of layers. The boat was very comfortable and had a heated lounge. They do a great job with getting you real close to the islands to view the wildlife. The only negative is that they allow smoking on the outside deck, which is where you want to be, if you want to see the wild life.
Reviewer: Granny Go Getter
What a spectacular day! The scenery, the birds, the sea lions and the new friends on board the catamaran! One of the highlights of our two weeks.
Reviewer: Florida Traveler
Excellent scenery (the weather was good) and very informative explanatations. Food was also surprisingly good. Much better than the usual burgers and gries. Nice cakes and wine for purchase