The marine fauna is presented in its greatest splendor in a wild and placid landscape at the same time. A boat trip to explore the islands that appear in the Beagle Channel.
From the Eduardo Brisighelli dock in Ushuaia depart several excursions to navigate the Beagle Channel and its numerous archipelagos. Precisely, from the modern boats you can enjoy all the extraordinary landscape.
A tour between islets of rich fauna
Sailing through the islands of the Birds, the Wolves and the Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse is the most frequent route that can be done throughout the year. The first two islands are part of the Bridges archipelago, characterized by a fauna rich in birds and marine mammals. On the island of the Birds, you can see steam ducks, southern seagulls, common skúas, imperial and black-necked cormorants, sea cakes.
On the island of Los Lobos, sea lions with one and two hairs usually feed on their seaweed beds. Both species enjoy the waves and rocky headlands, even the second climbs agilely to the top of the cliffs to rest. They live in colonies.
The lighthouse, sometimes misnamed the Lighthouse of the End of the World, is located on the whole of the Les Éclaireurs islets. This iconic 11 m high tower was set up in 1920 and today it works automatically, remotely controlled.
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Tour Kind: Navigation - contemplative - trekking (if weather conditions allow)
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Navigation Isla de los Lobos 5hs. / Navigation Isla de los Lobos, Pingüinera 6 hs. / Navigation Isla de los Lobos, Pingüinera and Estancia Harberton 8hs.
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