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Estancia Harberton

1,135 Reviews

Estancia Harberton

1,135 Reviews
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We work with small groups of up to 18 passengers in a familiar and friendly environment with the company of professional Spanish and English speaking guides.<br>The excursions are carried out with the "KAMS and" TELIENKA "yachts, twin vessels of 15 meters in length, which due to their dimensions allow a maximum approach to the islands allowing preferential sightings.<br>During our tour we visit Isla Alicia, Isla de Pájaros and Isla de Lobos, where we make very close sightings of the fauna of the Beagle Channel. We know the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse built in 1919, a true emblem of the City of Ushuaia. At the end, we disembark at Bridges Island to walk a path of interpretation of flora and birds, telling the story of the Yámanas aborigines. Here are the largest Yámana anthropogenic shells in the region.<br>It also has a panoramic point from where we can observe the magnificence of the Beagle Channel with the City of Ushuaia in the distance.
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Trevor W wrote a review May 2020
Chester, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
The currents in the Beagle channel make the beach near here a hotspot for dead marine animals. These have been collected and catalogud for around 100 years and are presented in a fascinating museum. If you like marine life you will love this.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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robertvalerie wrote a review Feb 2020
Geneva, Switzerland205 contributions41 helpful votes
nice museum, nice coffee shop OK as part of the martillo island tour go if you can or if you want enjoy
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Date of experience: February 2020
ShifraToronto wrote a review Feb 2020
toronto4,493 contributions661 helpful votes
Located on a peninsula jutting out into the Beagle Channel, Estancia Harberton was founded in 1886 by British missionary Thomas Bridges. He'd first visited Tierra del Fuego 22 years earlier, setting up an Anglican mission in Ushuaia Bay, where the modern city now stands. Eventually, Thomas resigned from the mission and established this estancia, formerly called Downeast, forty nautical miles (60 km) east of Ushuaia. He named the estancia Harberton, which had been the home of his wife, Mary Ann Varder, in Devon, England. The present manager and part-owner, Tommy Goodall, is Thomas Bridges’s great-grandson The family has stopped farming cattle and sheep, and today their main source of income is tourism. Members of the family will give you a short guided tour of the barn and the gardens, sharing interesting historical stories. I found the flower gardens particularly intriguing. Most of the flowers are not native, but were introduced by the Bridges family. There are also lovely vegetable gardens and the day I was there, family members were bringing baskets of just cut, freshly grown lettuces to the restaurant. You can get to Estancia Haberton either by bus or by catamaran. The way we got there was via a very crowded catamaran named Francesco. Along the boat cruise of the Beagle Channel, you will see islands of sea lions and cormorants, as well as pass the 'lighthouse at the end of the world'. Some of the cruises just view the island of the penguins and then return to Ushaia. To actually be able to stroll on the island with the penguins, one has to take the boat from the estancia--only twenty people are allowed on the island at one time, and the estancia provides a guide. We did not see the marine museum. I am not sure why we didn't. Some of the buildings were closed when we were there. We bussed back to Ushaia, which was very welcome, being that the boat had been so very crowded (see my review of the Beagle Channel, called Canal Beagle on TripAdvisor). I had posted many pictures for that review, but they disappeared, so I posted some of them with this review.
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Date of experience: January 2020
5 Helpful votes
Jacqueline R wrote a review Nov 2019
Paramus, New Jersey379 contributions69 helpful votes
From the zodiac boot to Manzilla island to see the Magellan penguins , to the Beagle Chanel , Flat trees, Elephamt seals , Sea lions, to the museum of bones of sea animals. It was worth it. The day is spent in awe of the natural beauty of this world and nature.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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TheRealAwaxy wrote a review May 2019
Durham, North Carolina718 contributions168 helpful votes
I loved how far off the beaten path you are when you come to Estancia Harberton! You are literally at the end of the world! The place is serene with beautiful views. There is a pleasant little tea room as well as a much-better-than-expected restaurant. The museum with the cetaceans is also interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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