Ushuaia Beagle Channel

Half Day

Located at the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego Island is Ushuaia, which is also beside the famous Beagle Channel. Here we offer a half day navigational excursion to visit the sealion colonies in the channel as well as a general, short navigation in the Beagle channel in front of Ushuaia.















Sealions on the Rocks Beagle Channel

Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

Looking Back to Ushuaia from the Beagle Channel

Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

Patagonian Cormorant on the Rocks in the Beagle Channel

Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

Interior of the Catamaran for the Beagle Channel Navigation

Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

Operated: Between end of Sept to end of Mar
Pick-Up: From your hotel in Ushuaia
Departure Times from Dock: 09:30hrs and 15:00hrs
Return: To your hotel in Ushuaia

An Introduction to Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

Ushuaia is an Argentine city located on the southern shores of Tierra del Fuego Island, in Southern Patagonia. As far a cities go, it is the southern-most city in the world, not considering the small village of Puerto Williams, in Chile, which is diagonally opposite on the other side of the Beagle Channel.

The Beagle Channel is a famous stretch of water, primarily because this is one of the navigational routes that explorer Charles Darwin took, on board the ship called The Beagle.

Should you find yourself in Ushuaia, there are some activities to do such as trekking, a backcountry 4 x 4 jeep exploration, chartering a yacht and then there is booking a space on a catamaran that will navigate for a few hours in the Beagle Channel visiting islets that are home to sealions cormorants and penguins. In some instances, you will also have the opportunity to disembark and walk around one of the smaller islands, from where you will get a unique perspective of seeing both the Chilean territory on one side of the Beagle Channel and the Argentine territory on the other. On a clear day the views are majestic.

Note: Experience Chile will be please to include the activities mentioned above in any itinerary we create for you based in Ushuaia, but it must include your accommodation too.


The 3hr navigation starts from the port of Ushuaia on board a catamaran that heads out towards the iconic Beagle Channel directly away from the city of Ushuaia. Looking back from the catamaran passengers will get a prized view of the entire city of Ushuaia as well as the mountains that create a dramatic backdrop to this southern Patagonian conurbation. Ahead of the boat in the distance will be Chilean territory – the Navarino Island, which is effectively the southern-most tip of South America.

Depending on the weather the excursion may stop off at a small island for a walk about then pass by, at close range, a number of rocky outcrops that are home to cormorants, sealions and penguins (penguins: between Nov to Abril). The navigation loops around the small tower lighthouse called les Eclaireurs and back to port, passing by the world´s southern-most located estancia called Harberton.


  • Transfers in and out from your hotel in Ushuaia.
    The navigation.

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Ushuaia Beagle Channel Half Day

In the event that your Patagonian itinerary has landed you in Ushuaia and you have half a day spare, then this navigation into the Beagle Channel to see some of the wildlife is a good option. In addition to seeing sealions, cormorants and maybe penguins, you will get an interesting, visual perspective of seeing both the Chilean and Argentine archipelago island mountains, through which the Pacific and Atlantic oceans pass in-between.

Note that we have been creating Torres del Paine W Trek itineraries and other Patagonian itineraries since 1996. We are based in Chile, English owned, and a leading receptive travel operator, covering in particular – Patagonia.


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