Catamaran Voyage to Penguin Is. & Est. Harberton
Highlights / General details
Head out from the pier on a beautiful catamaran, sailing through Ushuaia Bay into the center of the Beagle Channel. Here we will weave through the islands of the Alicia Archipelago, an area inhabited by a large colony of imperial cormorants. You’ll also have a good chance to see the majestic black browed albatross, the scua (a type of gull) and the funny looking steamer duck.
The journey continues at Les Eclaireurs Archipelago where we’ll visit Seal Island, home to two playful species of sea lions. Not far from here, we will cruise to another island to have a look at the classic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse named after the Archipelago. This 74ft (22.5 m) "scout" guards the sea entrance to Ushuaia. It was in this very spot that the Mt. Cervantes tragically sank in 1930.
We will cruise the area exploring Almanza Port (Argentina) and Williams Port (Chile). Then get ready for fun as we enter McKinley Pass, heading directly to Martillo Island to observe a colony of elegant Magellanic penguins at work and play. Approximately 18 inches tall and 8 pounds in weight, these small black and white aquatic birds are members of a species that lives only in the far southern coastal region of South America and the Falkland Islands.
Our excursion continues, heading to Harberton "Estancia" (Ranch), where we will enjoy a short tour to learn all about this historical settlement. At the end of our walk, we travel back to Ushuaia, sailing through Guaraní Pass and along the small fishing village of Port Almanza.
Points of Interest: Beagle Channel; The Majestic Black Browed Albatross; Les Eclaireurs Archipelago; Almanza Port (Argentina); Williams Port (Chile); The Magellanic Penguins of Martillo Island; Harberton "Estancia".
Group tour with English/Spanish Guide; Admission to Estancia Harberton.
Roundtrip Transfers from Ushuaia Hotels; Port Taxes; Lunch; Puerto Ushuaia airport fee and Optional Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (November-March only); Departs at 10:00am. No tour departures on: January 1; April-October; December 24-25, 31.
Approximately 8 Hours.
Departure Point: Ushuaia Tourist Pier, downtown Ushuaia.
Tour requires a 2 passenger minimum to operate.
The Estancia is closed for Christmas, New Year’s Eve/Day and Holy Week (Palm Sunday-Easter Sunday).
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**