Estimated Time: 9 hours.
We are going to sail from the local port and navigate around the large Ushuaia bay till reaching the “Paso Chico” into the Beagle Channel itself. Then we are sailing around the “Isla de los Pajaros” where we can see different seabirds like skuas, black eyed albatrosses, steam ducks, upland geese, kelp gulls, dolphin gulls and on the “Isla de los Lobos” we are going to see southern fur seals, and southern sea lions.Both islands belong to the Bridges Archipelago.
Getting at the “Faro Les Eclaireurs”(the illuminators), we can see the colonies of CORMORANES IMPERIALES and CORMORANES ROCKEROS. We will listen about the history of the sinking of the SS Monte Cervantes that took place in 1930.We will continue navigating towards the east enjoying the wonderful sights of the channel and the mountains around it. From there we can see “Puerto Almanza” on the Argentinean coast and Puerto Williams on the Chilean coast. Then we will reach the “Isla Martillo” where we will have the opportunity to see a Magallanic Penguin colony as well as a Papua Penguin colony .
From there we will go back to Ushuaia, sailing near the northern coast of the Channel having a view of the characteristic flora and seeing some historical places like “Estancia Tunel” and “Estancia Remolino”, where it is the half-sunk hulk of the steam boat called “ Monte Sarmiento”.At the end of the trip you can have a view of the mountainous range and wildlife that surround the city of Ushuaia.It is an interesting trip of great historical and natural value visiting some privileged and interesting places along the navigation of the Beagle Channel on “Canoeros Catamarans”.
NOTE: This excursion can include a stop at the “Estancia Harberton” to embark or disembark passengers.
Estimated Time: 4.30 hour