Seals and sea lions, Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina

Cruise the Beagle Channel

This narrow waterway forms the natural border between Argentina and Chile. The beauty of the area is astounding with mountain views on both sides.

Seals and sea lions, Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina

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The dramatic landscapes of the Beagle Channel

The Beagle Channel is a narrow waterway in Tierra del Fuego, it forms the natural border between Chile and Argentina and comes with spectacular mountain views on both sides!  Natural beauty everywhere you look.

A channel, perhaps surprisingly, full of life and stunning scenery. There are different cruises on offer departing from Ushuaia, so chat with your consultant and they’ll find the one that best fits your requirements. You’ll most likely be sailing on a catamaran though you could see some bigger cruise ships in the channel.

Some trips stop off at various islands such as Isla de Los Pajaros, or Bird Island. There are plenty of avian delights for avid bird watchers from albatrosses to gulls and cormorants. Another popular stop-off is Isla de Los Lobos, Sea Lion Island, where you’ll be able to observe the antics of a lively sea lion colony.

  • Travel the same waters as Charles Darwin
  • Experience timeless beauty and magnificent mountains
  • Photograph dramatic landscapes
  • Look out for wildlife and birds
  • Wrap up warm, it's always chilly!
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Next stop, Antarctica!

Ushuaia in Argentina is on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. It is the southernmost tip of South America - the 'End of the World. This is as far south as you can get before actually heading for Antarctica.

Ushuaia at night, Argentina © LMSpencer,Shutterstock

Wildlife you might see

Skuas, black-browed albatross, steam ducks, cook gulls, grey gulls, Cauquenes, sea lions, magellanic and gentoo penguins, dolphins and humpback whales (seasonal),

When to go

The best weather will be between December and February, but it could be windy which will make the waters rough.