Patagonia, August 15 2019
Home > Tierra del Fuego & Antarctica > Ushuaia > Beagle Channel and Lobos Island

Beagle Channel and Lobos Island

The Beagle Channel navigation sets out from the tourist port of Ushuaia. There you can choose one of the different crafts available.

Lobos Island by boat - Ushuaia

Our proposal is a twenty-passenger ship so you can experience a good approach of the surrounding natural environment and are assisted in a more personalized way.

You will start by skirting the bay, with a beautiful view of the most important buildings, such as the Marine Museum (housed in an old fort), the Museum of the End of the World, the industrial area, etc. In the background lie the majestic Mounts Olivia, Cinco Hermanos (Five Brothers) and Escarpados, as well as the Encajonado river. By looking at the opposite side, your eyes will meet the deep blue ocean.

Lobos Island - UshuaiaThis sailing experience in a rather small boat along the Beagle Channel is definitely a must do.

Later, the boat sails southwest, away from the city and towards the heart of the Beagle Channel. It circumnavigates Alicia Island, which shelters a large colony of sea lions, until it reaches the Eclaireurs Light House, standing on a small island in the archipelago of the same name. This old light house dating back from 1919 is one of the icons of Ushuaia, and the farthest point of the excursion; therefore, the craft starts to head back through a different route.

Following this route, the boat sails around Isla de Los Lobos (Sea Lions Island) for about 20 minutes, which gives plenty of time to observe closely these sea mammals’ games and rituals. The reigning silence emphasizes the impression that you are truly at the end of the world.

Les Eclaireurs lighthouseLater, you will be taken to Isla de Los Pájaros (Birds Island) where you will be able to observe magnificent imperial and Magellan cormorants, Fullman and Giant petrels, squas and twenty other species of marine birds.

The last stage of this trip consists of a walk through Bridges Island, along a path of birds and flora interpretation. The guide goes over the history of the island and the Yámanas (or Yaghans), being that the island keeps the biggest “concheros” (shell deposits).

Three hours after the start, on the way back to Ushuaia, you will be offered some tea or coffee with liquor, or even the typical “mate”, previously sailing through Paso Chico (small passage), with the spectacular Martial mounts in the background.

Patagonia Tours
The ideal trip for those willing to know Argentina's travel icons: Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, the End of the World in Ushuaia, the indispensable and mysterious Buenos Aires and the new Wonder of the World, The IguazĂş Falls. A combo that lacks nothing, with...
This is a journey to the End of the World, reaching the mythical Tierra del Fuego and then visiting the Glaciers National Park and the deservedly famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Simply put, it is a seven days journey of non-stop beauty, distributed across the cities...
This dream tour includes the ride in the Los Glaciares National Park until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, crossing walkways and balconies that will allow you to have excellent views of this mass of ice. A unique sensation of smallness in front of...
The two most iconic & emblematic Natural Monuments in Argentina, both declared World Heritage Sites, toured in six unforgettable days. The immense glaciers in Patagonia and the spectacular IguazĂş Waterfalls in the north-eastern region of the country, will leave you breathless.
An ideal option in order to get to know three of PatagoniaÂ’s major sites: first, the Atlantic Ocean littoral, Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; later, a visit to the majestic Glaciers National Park and Perito Moreno with its magical, blue...
Two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia: - A visit to Península de Valdés, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation at its purest state. It is cosidered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. -...

Publicidad