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    This tour departs from the local tourist pier and sails across the wide Ushuaia Bay, through the Paso Chico, to reach the Beagle Channel. From there you will sail around the Island of the Birds where you can see Skuas, Black-browed Albatross, Steamer Ducks, Geese, and Seagulls. On Lobos Island you’ll see two types of sea lions. Both islands belong to the Bridges archipelago.

    This tour visits the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse where you can admire the Imperial Shag and Rock Shag colonies, and hear the story of the sinking of the SS Monte Cervantes in 1930.

    Next you’ll sail east enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the canal and the surrounding mountains. You’ll see the divide between Puerto Almanza on the coast of Argentina and Puerto Williams Naval Base on the Chilean coast. This tour continues to Isla Martillo where you’ll have the opportunity to see a colony of Magellanic Penguins and some Gentoo penguins.

    From there, we’ll return to Ushuaia sailing along the north coast of the canal and admiring the plant life, characteristic of this destination. We’ll also see some historical sites, such as the Estancia Tunnel and the Estancia Remolino, where the remains of the 1912 wreck of the Monte Sarmiento ship can be found.

    This tour wraps up with a breathtaking view of the mountain range that surrounds the city of Ushuaia. Don’t miss this tour of great historic interest, visiting important sites and attractions aboard modern catamarans in the waters of the Beagle Channel.

    Note: This Ushuaia Penguin Colony Tour may include a stop at the Estancia Harberton to pick up or drop off passengers.

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