Navigating the Beagle Channel is a must-see excursion at the End of the World.
The mythic channel is characterized for merging the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a place to appreciate the best landscapes and corners of the End of the World. It is also possible to appreciate the authentic fauna of the end of the world and spot sea lions on its natural environment as well as the mythic Les Éclaireurs lighthouse, the main point in most of Ushuaia’s postcards. Doubtlessly, you’ll enjoy unforgettable Ushuaia landscapes on this navigation.
The navigation sets off from Ushuaia’s Tourist Pier. The panoramic view of Ushuaia city is wonderful. You’ll see the most emblematic buildings of the city (Ushuaia Maritime and Prison Museum, Museum of the End of the World and the industrial area), all of them crowned with the impressive mountains. You can easily identify Mount Olivia and Cinco Hermanos.
The navigation goes southeast towards Bridges archipelago. Our first stop will be at Sea Lions Island. We’ll be able to watch both samples of South American sea lions and South American fur seals in their permanent habitant. Doubtlessly, this is marvelous scenery.
We keep navigating along the Beagle Channel this time towards Birds Island. This is the natural environment for Chilean skua, albatrosses, kelp geese, magellanic cormorants and imperial shags. Doubtlessly, this is a privileged place to see authentic marine birds in incredible scenery.
The navigation continues but this time heading to the most wonderful landscapes of the End of the World. Yes, the icing on the cake. We’ll visit Les Éclaireurs lighthouse.
Also known as the Lighthouse of the End of the World (which is incorrect), this is an iconic site to take pictures. The lighthouse Les Éclaireurs is located on an archipelago with the same name. This is also the place for Mt. Cervantes’ shipwreck in 1930. This is one of the most expected stops.
Finally, we get back to the city of Ushuaia. The return will be through Paso Chico, sighting Túnel and Fique ranches, heading back to Ushuaia while enjoying the view of the imposing frame of Mount Martial and Playa Larga. You’ll enjoy and live an unforgettable navigation. The Beagle Channel invites you to take countless shots and navigating it will be unforgettable.
Length: 2.30 hs.
Departure: From the touristic pier
Type of experience: Navigation
Additional charges: Port fee
Frequency: daily at 9.30 and 15.30
Suggestions: Water proof clothing and shoes.
Cancellations free of charge.
Passengers must be on the Tourist Pier 30 minutes before departure.