Beagle Channel Catamaran to Penguin Colony

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 Wolves Island, and more.

Spend half-day on the Beagle Channel discovering the wonders of Ushuaia landscapes and wildlife. Beagle Channel Catamaran to Penguin Colony & Sea Lions tour you will weave through the islands of the Alicia Archipelago, an area inhabited by a large colony of imperial cormorants.

Beagle Channel Catamaran to Penguin Colony & Sea Lions Tour Description:

You’ll also have a good chance to see the majestic black-browed albatross, the skua, 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 Seal Island, we will cruise to another island to have a look at the classic Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse named after the Archipelago.

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. At the end of the afternoon, we will sail back to Ushuaia.

Duration:  5 hours

Days of Operation: Everyday


  • Catamaran sail through the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia
  • See unique species of animals, including sea lions and penguins, from the catamaran
  • Enjoy the unique landscapes of the End of the World from the water
  • Les Eclaireurs Archipelago
  • Almanza Port. Argentina
  • Williams Port. Chile


  • Bilingual Guide. English and Spanish
  • Port taxes
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Ushuaia hotels


  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
  • National park entrance fees

Please Note:

  • You may bring your own food and drinks
  • It is recommended that you bring binoculars
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund


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