Navigation Beagle Channel to the Penguin Colony + Tierra del Fuego National Park


National Park and Penguin Colony, ideal for summer at the End of the World.

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We begin the navigation leaving from the Tourist Pier of our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying, as we move away, the panoramic view of the Ushuaia coast, spotting the most important buildings, the Maritime Museum (former prison), Museum of the End of the World, the industrial area, and the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos mountains.

We sail to the southwest, approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we can enjoy the view of specimens of sea lions, observing their permanent habitat, in a wonderful setting.

Continuing the navigation, we will go to the island of Los Pájaros, habitat of Magellanic Cormorants and Imperial Cormorants, and privileged sector to see specimens of marine avifauna.

We continue sailing towards Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name. In these islets it is possible to observe parts of Monte Cervantes, a ship that sank in 1930.

Following the south coast of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, we will see Estancia Remolino where the ship Monte Sarmiento is stranded. Crossing the Beagle Channel in a North-South direction we will see Gable Island and the Puerto Williams Naval Base (located on Navarino Island, Republic of Chile). Arriving at Isla Martillo we approach the beach and stay there. It is amazing to observe how the colony of Magellanic Penguins that nest during the summer season approach the boat with notable curiosity, enter the sea swimming below the catamaran and re-emerge. A party that invites us to take countless photographs.

From here we sail back to the Tourist Dock, spotting on the way, the Túnel and Fique Ranch.

Technical information

  • DURATION: 6h
  • FREQUENCY: From November to March. Daily greetings am and pm.
  • MEETING POINT: Tolkeyen's office at the tourist pier.
  • INCLUDES: Port tax.
  • OPTIONALS: Cafeteria service.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS: Coat (hat, gloves, jacket, raincoat). In summer: Sunglasses and sunscreen.


Leaving the city of Ushuaia, heading southwest, we will travel the national route No. 3, towards Tierra del Fuego National Park.

In the eleven kilometers that separate the entrance of the park from the city of Ushuaia, we will stop near the Equestrian Center, where we will have excellent panoramic views of the Beagle Channel, the Ushuaia peninsula and the Bridges, Willie and Les Eclauriers archipelagos.

After crossing the Pipo River bridge, next to the Ushuaia Golf Club, we will arrive at the station of the Austral Fueguino Railway, the End of the World Train. Those passengers who wish to board the End of the World Train optionally may do so. The rest of the group will wait for you at the end of the tour.

We continue the journey for 2 more kilometers and enter the National Park, an area reserved for the protection of the Subantarctic Forest, native flora and fauna.

Along the road surrounded by Lenga forests and peat bogs, we will arrive at Lake Acigami (ex Roca), a lake of glacial origin, whose surface is 5.50 square kilometers, framed by mountains and forests, where it is possible to spot specimens of native birds. .

In the service area, we will have approximately 30 free minutes.

In Bahía Lapataia, in addition to the marine coast, rich in mollusks and mussels, we will find vestiges of the ancient aboriginal people that inhabited the region. Allí tendremos tiempo para recorrer la pasarela desde la cual podremos tomar fotografías y disfrutThere we will have time to walk the walkway from which we can take pictures and enjoy the feeling of being at the end of the de la sensación de estar en el fin del mundo.

DesdeFrom this place, end of National Route No. este lugar, final de la Ruta Nacional Nro. 3, we will begin the return to the city of Ushuaia.

Technical information:

  • DURATION: Midday.
  • FREQUENCY: All year. Daily greetings in the morning.
  • NOT INCLUDED: Entrance to Tierra del Fuego National Park.
  • OPCIONALES: Ticket del Tren del Fin del Mundo.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS: Coat (hat, gloves, waterproof jacket). In summer: sunglasses and sunscreen.


IMPORTANT NOTE: All descriptives and itineraries are illustrative: the times of the activities, the order of the same and the attractions visited may vary, according to the evaluation of the captain and the weather conditions.


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