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Beagle Channel Catamaran Ride to Penguin Island & Haberton

By Gray Line Argentina
4.8/5

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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Catamaran ride through the Beagle Channel's dramatic scenery

  • Antarctic bird species near the rugged Isla de los Pájaros

  • Sea lions & a lighthouse in the Islotes les Eclaireurs

  • Colonies of Magellanic & Gentoo penguins at Martillo Island

  • Argentine asada lunch at the historic Harberton estancia

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Beagle Channel catamaran tour

  • What's included

    Commentary in English and Spanish

  • What's excluded

    Harbour admission fee of 3 USD per person

  • What's excluded

    Port fee of 3 USD per person

  • What's excluded

    Transportation to the Ushuaia tourist pier

  • What's excluded

    Lunch

Know Before You Book

  • The Estancia Harberton portion of the tour is available only from October 15–April 15.

What you can expect

Take a catamaran ride to the southernmost tip of South America on an excursion to see the flightless birds at Penguin Island. Cruise through the islets, archipelagos, and bays of Beagle Channel to tour an operating estancia, a traditional Argentine ranch, at the historic Harberton settlement.

After being picked up from your hotel, board your catamaran at the pier in downtown Ushuaia and set sail, cruising out of the harbor at Ushuaia Bay into the Beagle Channel. Watch for imperial cormorants swooping and diving in the subantarctic waters, black-browed albatross, skua seabirds, and steamer ducks paddling across the waves as you weave along the coast of the Isla de los Pajaros.

At Isla Les Eclaireurs, observe 2 different species of sea lions basking and at play, and see the iconic Faro Les Eclaireurs—this 74-foot (22-m) tall lighthouse, the final beacon for sailors heading into the unknown of Antarctica, is called “the lighthouse at the end of the world.”

Cruise by Almanza Port in Argentina and Williams Port on the Chilean side of the Tierra del Fuego on your way to Martillo Island. Here, you can watch a colony of black and white Magellanic penguins and orange-beaked Gentoo penguins waddle, dive, and huddle on the rocks.

Continue on to Harberton, one of the oldest settlements in this southern land of fire and ice. Take a tour of the historic estancia’s grounds, museum, and gardens and opt to enjoy an authentic Argentine barbecue lunch.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Ushuaia Pier
  • 470 Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina
  • Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego V9410

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Ushuaia Pier
    • 470 Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina
    • Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego V9410

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