Departure from the local tourist dock, crossing Usuahia`s wide bay, to reach the Beagle Channel through Paso Chico.
There we will sail around Isla de Los Pájaros (Bird island) and Isla de los Lobos (Sea Lions island), where we will observe Skuas, Black Browed Albatross, Steamer Ducks, Cauquenes, Kelp gulls, Grey gulls, Sea Lions one and two hairs.
Both islands belong to the Bridges Archipelago.
Upon arrival at Faro Les Eclaireur (The Iluminators lighthouse), we will be able to see Shags and Cormorant colonies and also share the history of the SS Monte Cervantes Cruise which sank in 1930.
We will continue sailing East enjoying the exquisite scenery of the channel and the surrounding mountains, we will catch sight on the coast of Argentina, Puerto Almanza and on the coast of Chile, Naval Base Puerto Williams. There we will get to Isla Martillo (Hammer Island) where we will have the opportunity to see a colony of Magallanicos Penguins and some specimens of Papua Penguins.
When we reach Estancia Harberton we will take a guided tour. We will arrive approximately at 12 pm. The excursion takes about 3 hours, enjoying the first Natural Reserve in Tierra del Fuego, the shearing shed, the carpentry, the boat house and the main house garden. You can enjoy Manacatush Tea and visit the Birds and Austral Acatushun Marine Mammals Museum. (Tickets for Museum visit are not included).
The return by shuttle bus is provided by the company which go back to the departure site.
Passengers taking only Penguins excursion will sail back and reach the Local dock at 14:30 pm.
(Schedule could be modified to weather conditions).
- includes Tickets for the Stay and Museum