Ushuaia: Beagle Canal Navigation to Harberton Stay

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Ushuaia: Beagle Canal Navigation to Harberton Stay

From US$ 83 per person

Navigate the Beagle Channel, making your way to the Harberton Stay. You will be able to observe many prominent sites of the region, and can also spot various forms of wildlife which are native to the region.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore Estancia Harberton
  • Witness the Acatushun Museum
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel
  • Observe the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse
  • See the Hammer Island Penguins
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Your experience begins as you leave the tourist port of the city, heading to the center of the Beagle Channel. You can see the most important buildings, such as the Maritime Museum (old institute), End of the World Museum, industrial area, and the Olivia and Five Brothers Mountains. You then sail to the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos where from the boat, you can enjoy the view of specimens of sea lions, observing their permanent habitat in a wonderful setting. Continuing navigation, you will head towards the island of Los Pájaros, the habitat of Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, and privileged sector where you will see specimens of the marine avifauna. The furthest point of navigation is the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name. On these islets it is possible to observe parts of Mount Cervantes, a boat that was shipwrecked in 1930. Crossing the Beagle Canal in a north-south direction you will see Gable Island and the Puerto Williams Naval Base (located on Navarino Island, Republic of Chile). When you reach Hammer Island, you will approach the beach and stay there. It is astonishing to note how the colony of Magellanic Penguins nesting during the summer season approach the boat with remarkable curiosity, entering the sea by swimming under the catamaran and re-emerging. You will later continue to La Estancia Harberton which invites you to visit the first Estancia Fueguina, which contains a building brought from England. Belonging to the Bridge family, it originated when it was established there after the closure of the Anglican Mission in Ushuaia. The tour of the Estancia includes the nature reserve, the Bridge family cemetery, the Galpón de Esquila, and the facilities of the house. From there, you will return to the local port by land.
  • Port Fee
  • Entrance to Harberton Stay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Presentation at the Tourist Pier, Tolkeyen Patagonia office (blue box), 30 minutes before departure.

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  • There will be time for lunch (not included) which can be taken at the restaurant of the stay or in the form of box lunch (in this case it mus tbe brought from Ushuaia)
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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  • Transportation
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
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A lot to see, for me a good option, going on a boat one way, to see the channel, sea lions, penguins... and returning with a bus, to save time. Only the schedule on the Harberton stay was a bit unclear. Maybe it would be nice, to put it on a paper.

December 29, 2019

Full day out. We spent the first part (3h approx.) on a large catamaran (3no. Floors and many people). We saw pinguins and sea wolves from the boat (not possible to get off) on different islands and rocks. The boat gets very close to the islands so the view is very good. It was raining heavily and we got very wet when staying on the decks of the boat. But it was worth it. The boat had a cafe with drinks and snacks, as well as a photographer. Just a note... they did not have any decaf tea nor coffee... The 2nd part is held at Harberton, where we had lunch at the restaurant (good food and views - not included in the fee). There is a cosy tea room where people can eat their own sandwiches (provided there is another consumption). The visit included one guided tour to the museum and another guided tour to the historic buildings. Excellent tour! At 4pm a bus took us back to Ushuaia (2h drive approx. with beautiful views). We really enjoyed it despite the rain.

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December 3, 2019

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