Take a trip from Ushuaia to the Penguin Colony by boat. Discover the beauty and magic of Tierra del Fuego with this incredible tour!
Navigation Beagle Channel. Maritime Penguin Colony
We will set sail from the tourist dock in a southeasterly direction, navigating the waters of the Ushuaia Bay and with the frame of the capital of Tierra del Fuego behind us. Already in the center of the Beagle Channel, we will find the archipelago where the island of Alicia is located, inhabited by an important colony of imperial cormorants. Throughout the tour we will have the opportunity to observe the majestic Black-browed Albatross, as well as skuas and different varieties of seagulls, without forgetting the friendly steam or alakush ducks. Our navigation continues eastwards through the channel and we are now heading to the area of the Les Eclaireurs Archipelago. In this archipelago is the Isla de los Lobos. In it we will observe the two species of wolves characteristic of the channel (one and two hairs). On another of its islands was built a lighthouse that bears the same name of the archipelago. It was precisely in this area where the sinking of the Crucero Ship Mte. Cervantes. Always to the east we will sail next between the coasts of Puerto Almanza (Argentina) and Puerto Williams (Chile) to later enter the area of the Mackinlay Pass and go directly to the Martillo Island where the elegant Magellanic penguins await us.
The excursion begins our navigation back to Ushuaia through the winding Paso Guaraní, at the end of this we find a small village called Puerto Almanza, whose few inhabitants are dedicated to the fishing of the spider crab and the breeding of salmonids.
Duration 6 hours