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Beagle Channel

Port Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Soaring white-capped peaks and icy water characterize the harsh but wildly beautiful Tierra Del Fuego region. Intrepid tourists brave boat rides on... more » Owner description: Soaring white-capped peaks and icy water characterize the harsh but wildly beautiful Tierra Del Fuego region. Intrepid tourists brave boat rides on the Beagle Channel, home to a colony of sea lions. « less
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Sao Paulo, SP
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was nice to go to Beagle Channel, and see the beautifull landscape. Unfortunatelly, due to the waves I felt sick at the boat.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

On my last day in Ushuaia, despite warnings of a very choppy sea, I opted for a 'canoe' or boat ride into the Beagle Channel. I did not want to leave Tierra del Fuego without venturing into 'Darwin country'. Our hefty guide spoke both English and Spanish. Our first stop was Bird Island, packed with brilliant King Cormorants and Imperial... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited Ushuai at the beginning of low season, which I managed to do reasonably cheaply, but do be warned that most boat tours of the Beagle Channel will have closed by then. I managed to get a boat on the final day it was running (third week of April) and the tour operator was refreshingly upfront about how much... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went to Tierra del Fuego National Park for our excursion but be did see Beagle Channel from the port and from our cruise ship. The scenery was great. We saw a few glaciers. There were 3 rainbows.

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Puebla, Mexico
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a boat ride that took us along the Channel. Stopped by to see the sealions (and there were many!), as well as cormorants and penguins. I think depending on the season you might get to see more penguins. Also saw the faroe lighthouse and stopped on Bridges Island. The island didn't have much on it but it's the state... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was a bit angry because I was so cold on this trip but definitely worth a tour. The boats were warm enough though, and the drivers really allowed you to see the wild life.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

In april you can't see the penguins anymore. However, the trip is still worth going if you enjoy birds watching.

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Quite cold .. bring a jacket , I booked a small boat , and it was perfect , less people , and better interactions with the captain and guide.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

When we arrived in Ushuaia we had already booked the Beagle Channel excursion. We were escorted to a large catamaran that had a bar, café and services. They delivered everything they had promised. We were taken up close to the Seal Lions backing in the sun as well as various bird islands where they were nesting. The young seals antics... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Views are excellent - snow capped peaks on either side of the channel, cormorant and penguin colonies, lion seals, fur seals. Hated the usurious prices at the concession stands throughout Patagonia.

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