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Beagle Channel and Sea Lions Island Catamaran Cruise provided by Tangol Ushuaia

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Beagle Channel and Sea Lions Island Catamaran Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Beagle Channel and Sea Lions Island Catamaran Cruise
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.
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Sail through the Beagle Channel, following Charles Darwin's route, on this catamaran tour from Ushuaia. Getting out on the water and following this historic path allows you a deeper understanding of the events that took place in the region, and you benefit from guided commentary about the environment and wildlife. Highlights include Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, the End of the World Museum, Bird Island, Sea Lions Island, and more.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Puerto Turístico (Tourist Port), Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Canal Beagle
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Glacier Martial
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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  • Follow Charles Darwin's historic sail with guided commentary
  • Learn about and see local wildlife on Sea Lions Island and Bird Island
  • Recreate history by following the Beagle's journey through the channel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
What to Expect
Beginning with convenient pickup at your Ushuaia hotel, your adventure really starts when you board a catamaran for a sail through the Beagle Channel. Imagine what it must have been like for Charles Darwin sailing through this otherworldly landscape so many years ago.  Listen to your guide's commentary about Ushuaia's origins as a penal colony while passing the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains. Trace Darwin’s journey past the Encajonado River and Fique Ranch, approaching the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. At Sea Wolves Island, view the sea lions, fur seals, and king cormorants that call the rocks home. At Bird Island, see skuas, petrels, and giant albatross. Return to Ushuaia through Paso Chico, getting dramatic views of Martial Glacier on the way. End with easy drop-off at your Ushuaia hotel. Traveling by boat is the only way to recreate this historic journey, and booking ahead guarantees you won't miss out on this popular tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia Muelle Turistico, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by coach or minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Boarding Fee ARS$20
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Turístico (Tourist Port), Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You may bring your own food and drinks
  • It is recommended that you bring binoculars
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cruise Passengers are not allowed to take this tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kete I wrote a review Nov 2019
48 contributions2 helpful votes
Cruise was on time. Pick up and drop off are well coordinated even if we are the farthest hotel. Very nice cruise with English explanations of the history of the different places visited👍🏼
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Date of experience: November 2019
BeyondWinnipeg wrote a review Sep 2018
Winnipeg, Canada45 contributions30 helpful votes
This tour was a highlight of our stay in Ushuaia. The boat was comfortable, the snack bar well stocked and the bathrooms clean. What more could you want on a boat cruise? Well, we got an inspiring view of the Andes Mountains. One side Argentina, one side Chile. Very cool.
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Date of experience: August 2018
2 Helpful votes
cojotent wrote a review Mar 2018
Delft, The Netherlands953 contributions243 helpful votes
Cormornts, sea wolves, faro, lots of people. Nice experience on a rough canal. Lots of cormorants and sea wolves. I would advice to take the 5 hr trip which inludes a visit to a Penguin island
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Date of experience: March 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from ProductoTangol, Community Manager at Beagle Channel and Sea Lions Island Catamaran Cruise
Responded 15 May 2020
Dear Traveler, Thanks for your review! The regular navigation in the high season the volume of people is higher than the rest of the year. Anyway, the seat and comfort of the passenger is always guaranteed. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the landscapes and fauna of Ushuaia . We appreciate your comments. With this we can improve our direct services and those of our associates. Kind regards, Tangol Travel Agency
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By: Tangol Ushuaia
Michael L
You feel you are totally upside down standing at the end of the earth. "NOT" sleepy city, Hard Rock Cafe, junk
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Loved this bus trip
Again, this is a good little trip within an easy, gentle walk from the ship. we got to the bus earlier trip.We were
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It was fun!
It was a lot of fun ! Also , it took us to places that we had not visited in previos trips. We had a very windy day
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Joseph L
Ushuaia bus tour
The tour was fine. Ushuaia is not a big place so seeing it by bus was one way to do it. After the tour, we walked
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Good value tour
Nice tour of Ushuaia on an old double decker bus. Good value for money. Took just over an hour, so gave us plenty o
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FUN tour!
Loved this tour. Gabriel and Ariel were excellent and lots of fun. Loved the scenic hike and canoe. It was a good d
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Hoho or stay on!
Enjoyed our city tour, only there for 1 day from a cruise ship so ideal. Easy access to bus on main road behind tou
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Bill R
Excellent excursion
This was one of the bst excursions we have ever done. It was a little confusing where to meet. It was right off the
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Jessica S
Awesome tour!
This trip was awesome! Freddy our guide was fantastic! He was very personable, easy to understand, knowledgeable,
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So glad I did this as a tour and not on my own! It was super soggy so the Wellingtons they provided were perfect (w
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Karen P
Brilliant trip
We enjoyed a fantastic half day trip down the Beagle channel. The boat was spacious and comfortable with decent Eng
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The Emerald Lagoon – my boots will never be the same
This is a 10km (6 miles) round trip hike up to the Emerald Lagoon, which is absolutely beautiful. However, the 1
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Quirky bus ride
Quirky way to see Ushuaia if you have limited time there. Old fashion bus that takes you on a hour tour around.
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beautiful and well organized walking
You have to know that the soil is very wet but the trekking is a good one with beautiful landscapes with beaverdams
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Very enjoyable
The bus was full, and we were the last ones on, however our seats were already booked and allocated! We had the bes
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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