- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
In 1833, Charles Darwin set sail along the Beagle Channel. You can follow his course on a 2.5-hour catamaran cruise from Ushuaia. You'll capture sights of Ushuaia’s former prison, check out the End of the World Museum, and admire views of Five Brothers and Olivia mountains, among other sights. After reaching Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and eyeing shipwreck ruins, come upon throngs of sea lions at Sea Wolves Island and the winged residents of Bird Island. Enjoy guided commentary and round-trip hotel transport.
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by coach or minivan
- Professional guide
- Food and drinks
- Boarding Fee ARS$20
- Entry/Admission - Puerto Turístico (Tourist Port), Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not in the list, please, add it at the time of booking.
If your hotel is outside the pick up area, we will confirm the pick up from a central meeting point.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Puerto Turístico (Tourist Port), Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Beagle Channel and Sea Wolves Island Catamaran Cruise
Take a 2.5-hour cruise to admire rocky isles, glaciers, city landmarks and wildlife on the Beagle Channel, named in honor of Charles Darwin’s ship Beagle that traversed the gunmetal-gray waters in the 1830s. After hotel pickup, board a catamaran at Don Eduardo Arturo Brisighelli pier to begin your journey through the narrow strait dotted with the Tierra del Fuego islands.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Avenida Gral San Martin 1395, Ushuaia V9410BGA Argentina
As the boat heads east and hugs the coastline, enjoy views of Maritime Museum, housed in former prison buildings, and the End of the World Museum that specializes in the area’s natural and aboriginal history. Learn from guided commentary on board about the infamous old prison, now displaying a replica of Darwin’s ship, and Ushuaia’s origins as a penal colony. Pass by the serrated snow-covered peaks of the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos (Five Brothers) mountains looming behind the city’s industrial area.
Amid panoramas of water, sea and mountain, sail past the Tunnel and Fique Ranch, and the Encajonado River. The boat approaches the tiny promontory of Les Eclaireurs lighthouse, a candy-striped beacon surrounded by colonies of rock shags. Perhaps under a sky brooding with clouds, learn about the SS Monte Cervantes that met its fateful end here in 1930, parts of which poke through the water’s surface.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia 9410 Argentina
On the way back west, your catamaran quietly approaches the Sea Wolves Island, aka Isla de Los Lobos, home to hundreds of sea lions, fur seals, and king cormorants that resemble small penguins. Delight in close-up views of the mammals as they grunt, bark, and maybe even jostle one another to claim territory.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Isla de Los Pajaros, Beagle Channel, Ushuaia Argentina
Continue to Bird Island, or Isla de los Pajaros, and observe up to 20 species of birds, including skuas, king cormorants, petrels, steamer ducks and giant albatrosses.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Glacier Martial, Ushuaia 9410 Argentina
Admire views of Martial Glacier as you sail through Paso Chico (Small Passage) to return to the pier in Ushuaia. From here, enjoy transport back to your hotel.
Duration: 40 minutes
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- You may bring your own food and drinks
- It is recommended that you bring binoculars
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.