Tierra del Fuego Eco-Adventure: Beagle Channel Canoeing, Penguin Colony and Gable Island

Tierra del Fuego Eco-Adventure: Beagle Channel Canoeing, Penguin Colony and Gable Island

Get outdoors and soak up the gorgeous scenery and natural beauty of Tierra del Fuego on this full-day eco-adventure from Ushuaia. Professional guides take you canoeing for 2 hours down the Lasiphashaj River and the Beagle Channel, or you can opt to drive straight to Estancia Harberton to tour the historic homestead and unique museum. Then ride a Zodiac boat to Isla Martillo and walk among Magellanic penguins before lunch and a 1.5-mile hike over beautiful Gable Island. Includes round-trip hotel transport by minibus, plus food and wine.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia

Start your full-day excursion with pickup from your hotel by minibus. Depart Ushuaia for the Lasiphashaj River, where you have the option to take a guided trip by inflatable canoe down the river and along the Beagle Channel. If you choose to go, you’ll hear a safety briefing and learn paddling techniques, then slip on provided rubber boots, overpants and a life jacket before setting out on an exciting aquatic adventure leading to the sea.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina

Once you’re paddling on the Beagle Channel in your two-passenger canoe, set your course for the Harberton port. Experienced guides help you spot wildlife, including many different species of seabirds as well as sea lions basking in the sun on small islands along the way. (Note: There is one guide per two canoes, and less experienced paddlers will have a guide in their boat with them.)

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Estancia Harberton, Ruta J Km 45 Canal de Beagle, Ushuaia 9410 Argentina

Alternatively, if you don't want to paddle, enjoy a scenic drive straight to Estancia Harberton (Harberton Ranch) and tour the surroundings of one of the first settlements in Tierra del Fuego, established in 1886 by an English missionary turned sheep farmer. His descendants have created a fascinating museum that exhibits the bones of whales and other marine animals — it has about 4,000 specimens in all.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Isla Martillo, Ushuaia Argentina

After 2 hours on the rafts, the canoeing group reaches the shore and has about 30 minutes to explore the homestead. Then everyone gathers together at the pier in Harberton to board a Zodiac for Isla Martillo (Martillo Island), also known by its native name, Isla Yécapasela.

Upon arrival you will see a penguin rookery, where you can observe, from the boat, penguins in their breeding lair. With abundant food and few predators, the Magellanic penguin colony has reached around 3,000 pairs and is growing each year.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina

Then continue your boat ride to Gable Island, where lunch is served in the afternoon with provided wine, mineral water and soft drinks. Sate your hunger with baked fish and potatoes along with picada — a sampler tray of cured meats (salami, pepperoni, ham), cheeses and olives.

After an hour of relaxation, including coffee, embark on an easy, guided 1.5-hour hike around the gorgeous island, crossing over beaver dams, passing the coast and walking through a forest. When you reach the shore of the Beagle Channel, a boat takes you back to Harberton to start your return by minibus to Ushuaia, with drop-off at your hotel.

Duration: 5 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Minimum age is 4 years"
"On October, a minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Children under 5 years old are cannot take part in the canoe portion of the tour"
"It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes"
"Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour.

The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing."



Hora de Inicio: 8:00 AM
Duración: 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia

Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluye

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by minivan
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Canoe ride (optional)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Beverages
  • Entrance Fee to Estancia Harberton
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Beagle
  • Entry/Admission - Estancia Harberton
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Martillo

No Incluye

  • Gratuities

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