Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Beagle Channel Tours

star-4
150 Reviews
Beagle Channel
The narrow Beagle Channel, separating Argentina's island chain of Tierra del Fuego to the north from remote Chilean islands to the south, serves as a waterway for the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia. It’s also one of the most important bodies of water in South America.

The Basics
Most travelers experience this part of the world on multi-day cruises from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas in Chile, and it’s also a fantastic location for whale watching and spotting glaciers (the area is nicknamed Glacier Alley). Those based in Ushuaia can experience the channel in multiple ways; paddle a canoe from Lapataia Bay, sail through on a sightseeing cruise by yacht or catamaran, or explore some of the islands, including rocky islets known for their nesting seabirds or Seal Island.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Beagle Channel is a must-see for adventure travelers, wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers in Patagonia.
  • Day trips to the Beagle Channel can last anywhere from three to 10 hours, while multi-day tours last up to five days.
  • Don’t forget to dress in warm layers, as temperatures rarely go above 70 degrees, even during the South American summer.
  • Bring along a good pair of binoculars for better wildlife-spotting opportunities. 

How to Get There
The nearest airport to the Beagle Channel is in Ushuaia, served by daily flights from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. Once in town, the easiest way to experience the channel is by booking a sightseeing cruise or other guided tour.

When to Get There
For the best balance of good weather and fewer crowds, plan to visit during the spring or fall. The best weather falls between December and February, but winds can be strong, creating rougher waters in the Beagle Channel.

The Lighthouse (Not Quite) at the End of the World
Many tours through the Beagle Channel include a visit to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, sometimes called the Lighthouse at the End of the World. While the photogenic lighthouse certainly feels far enough from civilization to warrant the nickname, the title actually applies to a lighthouse on Isla de los Estados.
Address: Argentina
Read More

63 Tours and Activities to Experience Beagle Channel

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Beagle Channel navigation with mini trekking by Patagonia Explorer

Beagle Channel navigation with mini trekking by Patagonia Explorer

star-5
We work with small groups of up to 26 passengers in a family and friendly environment with the company of professional Spanish and English speaking guides. The excursions are made with the “KAMS and“ TELIENKA ”Yachts, twin vessels of 15 meters in length, which by their dimensions allow a maximum approach to the islands allowing preferential sightings. During our tour we will visit Alicia Island, Isla de Pájaros and Isla de Lobos, where we make very close sightings of the fauna of the Beagle Channel. We know the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse built in 1919, a true emblem of the City of Ushuaia. Finalizing, we disembarked on Bridges Island to travel a path of interpretation of flora and birdlife, telling them the history of the Yamana natives. Here are the largest anthropogenic yámanas concheros in the region. It also has a panoramic point from where we observe the magnificence of the Beagle Channel with the City of Ushuaia in the distance.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 56.00
From
US$ 56.00
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel and Sea Lions Island Catamaran Cruise

Beagle Channel and Sea Lions Island Catamaran Cruise

star-4.5
Follow Charles Darwin's sailing route through the Beagle Channel on this catamaran trip out of Ushuaia. Check out Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and some shipwreck ruins before experiencing the deafening din of large colonies of sea lions barking on Sea Wolves Island. Visit the End of the World Museum, view Ushuaia's defunct prison, and see Olivia and Cinco Hermanos (Five Brothers) mountains. Visit Bird Island to view the varied avian population of this region and hear knowledgeable commentary from your guide.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 77.10
From
US$ 77.10
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel Navigation - Sea Lions Island

Beagle Channel Navigation - Sea Lions Island

star-4.5
Choose between two daily departures for this scenic catamaran journey in the Beagle Channel. Set out on an itinerary that includes Sea Lion’s Island, Birds’ Island, and disembarkation at Bridges Island for a stroll to see flora and fauna especially a wide variety of birds. Visit Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and see views of Martial’s Mountain.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 70.00
From
US$ 70.00
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel Boat Navigation with Penguin Colony of Martillo Island

Beagle Channel Boat Navigation with Penguin Colony of Martillo Island

star-3
If you’re in Ushuaia between October and April, sailing to Martillo Island to see colonies of wild penguins is a must. This half-day tour is a great option for getting out, seeing the sights, and then heading back to town without investing a whole day. Plus, it includes stops at other islands known for wildlife and a historical lighthouse, all while passing by incredible coastline views.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$ 99.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$ 99.00
Price varies by group size

Beagle Channel Navigation with trekking at the Bridges Islands

Beagle Channel Navigation with trekking at the Bridges Islands

star-4.5
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin with this half-day catamaran cruise from Ushuaia. After boarding at Puerto Turístico, sail down the Beagle Channel and marvel at panoramic views of scenic landscapes, explore Isla Bridges with an informative guide and see settlements of the indigenous Yámanas, and spot marine life at Isla de Lobos and Isla de los Pajaros.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 63.20
From
US$ 63.20
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel Boat Navigation from Ushuaia

Beagle Channel Boat Navigation from Ushuaia

star-3
The Beagle Channel runs through the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at the southernmost tip of Patagonia. On this tour, set sail on a scenic cruise along the remote strait and visit the sea lion colonies at Los Lobos island, see Les Eclareir´s Lighthouse, and look out for skuas, albatross, and gaviotas on Los Pajaros island.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$ 69.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$ 69.00
Price varies by group size

Beagle Channel Navigation on Yacht

Beagle Channel Navigation on Yacht

star-4.5
This navigation offers a tour of the exclusive Beagle Channel, in a small boat of up to 26 passengers. This yacht can get even closer to the points of interest. This navigation offers an incredible experience with the natural environment!
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 80.00
From
US$ 80.00
Taking safety measures

Sailing Experience at Beagle Channel on a Catamaran

Sailing Experience at Beagle Channel on a Catamaran

Come to the catamaran from which you will see the most incredible wildlife of the End of the World, in turn, you will know the Beagle Channel and many emblematic points of the area!
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 79.00
From
US$ 79.00
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia

Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia

star-4.5
Learn about penguins during this half-day boat tour to one of the world's largest penguin colonies from Ushuaia. Travel by boat to the colony, navigating the Beagle Channel and listening to narration from your guide. Perfect for families or groups—morning and afternoon departure times are available to best suit your sightseeing schedule.
More
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 94.43
From
US$ 94.43
Taking safety measures

Canoeing Adventure on the Beagle Channel and Penguin Colony from Ushuaia

Canoeing Adventure on the Beagle Channel and Penguin Colony from Ushuaia

star-5
Explore Tierra del Fuego on this Patagonian eco-adventure, departing from Ushuaia. You'll visit a Magellanic penguin rookery on Martillo Island, accessible by boat. Paddle an inflatable canoe down the Lasiphashaj River and through the Beagle Channel in the company of experienced adventure guides. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a scenic hike on remote Gable Island. Choose an optional side trip to Estancia Harberton, tour the 19th-century homestead and visit its unusual museum. This full-day adventure includes round-trip hotel transportation, all equipment, lunch, snacks, beverages, and wine.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 263.33
From
US$ 263.33
Taking safety measures

Tierra del Fuego National Park Hike and Canoe Tour

Tierra del Fuego National Park Hike and Canoe Tour

star-5
Discover Tierra del Fuego National Park through hiking and canoeing during this full-day excursion that includes a picnic lunch. With a a specialized guide and a small group limited to 12 people, experience Patagonia's stunning scenery, including mountains, lakes and rivers that are easily accessible from the coast. You'll take a 3-hour forest hike and a 1.5-hour paddle across Lapataia Bay during this day trip, with hotel transport from Ushuaia.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 108.20
From
US$ 108.20
Taking safety measures

Full Day Beagle Chanel Cruise from Ushuaia & Harberton Ranch Visit

Full Day Beagle Chanel Cruise from Ushuaia & Harberton Ranch Visit

star-5
Spend a day on the Beagle Channel while leaving the travel-planning to the experts on this guided tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head out onto the water for a unique view of Ushuaia's surroundings. Pass by Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and small islands dotted with sea lions, then visit a penguin colony and the historic Harberton Ranch.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 133.40
From
US$ 133.40
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel Sailing and short trek in Small Groups

Beagle Channel Sailing and short trek in Small Groups

star-4.5
The narrow Beagle Channel—the body of water that separates Tierra del Fuego from remote Chilean islands—begs to be explored by boat. Tick off several Beagle Channel highlights during a half-day sailing tour from Ushuaia, ideal for first-time visitors short on time. On a small vessel limited to 25 people, cruise past Lighthouse Les Eclaireurs, observe colonies of cormorants and sea lions, and disembark at Bridges Island for a short trek. Morning or afternoon departure times are available.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 60.00
From
US$ 60.00
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel Boat Navigation with Penguin Colony and Harberton Ranch

Beagle Channel Boat Navigation with Penguin Colony and Harberton Ranch

This excursion only happens between October and March. Sail to the Sea Lions Island, Birds Island and the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Enjoy the Magellanic penguin colony and visit the historical Harberton Ranch. During the navigation we will also see a colony of Sea Lions and Imperial Cormorants, among other birds. The return is by bus driving through the “J” Road and the National Road N° 3, where we will be able to appreciate the landscape of woods, valleys and mountains.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$ 129.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$ 129.00
Price varies by group size

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Navigation to the Pingüinera

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Navigation to the Pingüinera

star-4.5
We begin the navigation leaving from the Tourist Pier of our city, towards the center of the Beagle Channel, enjoying the panoramic view of the Ushuaia coast, seeing the most important buildings, Maritime Museum, Museum of the End of the World, the industrial area, and the mountains Olivia and Five Brothers. Approaching the island of Los Lobos, where, from the boat, we can enjoy the view of specimens of sea lions, observing their permanent habitat. Continuing the navigation, we will go to the island of Los Pájaros. We continue sailing towards the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, in the archipelago of the same name. On these islets it is possible to observe parts of Monte Cervantes, a ship that was shipwrecked in 1930. Upon arriving at Isla Martillo we approach the beach and there we remain. we will observe how the colony of Magellanic Penguins that nest during the summer season approach the boat with remarkable curiosity.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 125.00
From
US$ 125.00
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel On Yacht

Beagle Channel On Yacht

Experiment to know incredible points of the end of the world above a yacht. You will be able to observe and disembark in one of the magnificent islands of the route. And throughout the trip you can get to know the fauna of the area.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 84.00
From
US$ 84.00
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel and Seal Island Catamaran Tour from Ushuaia

Beagle Channel and Seal Island Catamaran Tour from Ushuaia

star-3.5
Board a catamaran for a relaxing tour along Patagonia’s Beagle Channel. Keep an eye out for sea lions and birds as you sail the waters from Ushuaia, and bask in the beauty of the coastals islands like Seal Island, where wildlife runs amok. Both the expertise of a knowedgable guide and round-trip hotel transport are included with your trip.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 75.00
From
US$ 75.00
Taking safety measures

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Navigation to the Pingüinera and walk between Pinguinos

Ushuaia: Beagle Channel Navigation to the Pingüinera and walk between Pinguinos

star-4.5
BOOK WITH 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. Starting from the tourist pier of the city of Ushuaia, we head in our boat to the Beagle Channel. Along the way we will make stops at the Isla de los Pájaros where we can spot a colony of Imperial Cormorants and other birds such as skuas, southern giant petrels; On the Isla de los Lobos we can appreciate the South American sea lions with one and two hairs. We can see the famous eponymous lighthouse that also has colonies of imperial cormorants and rockers on its islets. On the way you can see the predominant vegetation in the area. Once at Estancia Harberton, we will sail 15 minutes from the dock to Isla Martillo in a semi-rigid boat. On the island we will walk for an hour among Magellanic penguins and papua, always with a guide. Back in the ranch there will be time to have lunch and visit the Acatushún museum of bird bones and marine mammals.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 250.00
From
US$ 250.00
Taking safety measures

Beagle Channel Sailing Tour from Ushuaia

Beagle Channel Sailing Tour from Ushuaia

star-5
We sail with small groups of no more than 26 passengers in a friendly and familiar atmosphere, accompanied by professional English- and Spanish-speaking tour guides. We sail on 15-meter long twin boats that allow getting real close to the islands where colonies of sea lions and cormorants live. The boats are equipped with all necessary boat safety equipment and meet all authorization requirements set by the Tourist Board of Ushuaia and the Argentine coast guard (Argentine Naval Prefecture).
More
  • 4 hours
From
US$ 84.32
From
US$ 84.32

Beagle Channel Navigation - Summer

Beagle Channel Navigation - Summer

A beautiful and classic navigation through the mythical Beagle cannel, that conects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Enjoy seals and the Magaellanic cormorants, birds that looks very similar to the penguins and had a beautiful vew of the Andes sinking in wáter, forming perfect lansdcapes. Is a wonderful ride to see the end of the world on their way to Antarctica.
More
  • 4 hours
From
US$ 81.24
From
US$ 81.24

Tierra del Fuego and Beagle Channel Combo Tour by Train and Boat

Tierra del Fuego and Beagle Channel Combo Tour by Train and Boat

star-4.5
Explore the world's southernmost point by land and by sea on this combo tour from Ushuaia. Journey inside Tierra del Feugo National Park, where you'll ride the historic Southern Fuegian Railway, also known as the 'Train of the End of the World.' Hop off at Verde Lake, Lapataia Bay, and other stations to appreciate the stunning alpine scenery, and enjoy a few hours of leisure time back in Ushuaia. In the afternoon, navigate the famous Beagle Channel, cruising past snow-capped peaks to different islands where you can observe wildlife like sea lions, cormorants, and an array of other birdlife.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$ 165.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$ 165.00
Price varies by group size

Tierra del Fuego and Beagle Channel Full-Day Tour from Ushuaia

Tierra del Fuego and Beagle Channel Full-Day Tour from Ushuaia

star-3
Combine visits to the historic Beagle Channel and the otherworldly landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park on this full-day tour from Ushuaia. While traveling through the scenic terrain of forests and lakes, get epic views of the landscape and see local wildlife. Learn about the history and natural environment of this protected area through a guide's engaging commentary.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 120.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$ 120.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Navigation Beagle Channel Isla de Lobos

Navigation Beagle Channel Isla de Lobos

Because you can be amazed at the view of the mountain range that surrounds the city of Ushuaia and its sumptuous nature that surrounds it. The route we take is full of historical value and, of course, landscape. We visit really interesting places that should not miss the opportunity to meet.
More
  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$ 47.00
From
US$ 47.00

Full Day - National Park plus Train of the End of the World & Beagle Navigation

Full Day - National Park plus Train of the End of the World & Beagle Navigation

star-4
If you have only one day in Ushuaia and want to experience as much as possible, this combination tour will make sure you see all the top sights. Head for Tierra del Fuego National Park and ride the End of the World train. Visit the world's southernmost post office and the Eclaireurs lighthouse, and admire seabirds as you navigate the Beagle Channel.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 125.00
From
US$ 125.00
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Beagle Channel?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785