Ushuaia Bay
Ushuaia Bay
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This wide bay just north of Beagle Channel is the water gateway to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, which sits on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.

The rugged Martial Mountains and Glacier Martial are just a few kilometers north (see my review, "The easy way or the hard way?"). Busy Beagle Channel is south (see my review, "Atlantic-Pacific link"). The bay itself is picturesque, with small boats anchored in it and large cruise ships docked at the pier (along with smaller expedition boats headed for Antarctica).

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* For nice pictures of the bay, go to Ushuaia Aeroclub, south across the bay from the cruise ship pier, or go to the Ushuaia Sign at the western side of Bahia Encerrada in downtown Ushuaia (see my review, "Words with friends").
Written April 18, 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX669 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
We had a fine view of all of Ushuaia Bay from our berthed cruise ship on our recent cruise to the southern tip of South America. The view was interesting - largely due to my maritime background - but fairly typical of many such small harbors and bays. Still, we were there and might as well enjoy the panorama view of Ushuaia Bay with it's surrounding mountains and the fringe of the town on its shores.
Written January 22, 2020
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PaulAK2011
Anchorage, AK495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We just completed a 3 day visit to Ushuaia. On our day boat trip from the port, we had many great views of this coastal town from the waters edge up the mountains ! The bay is a lovely setting and is really impressive to see how the town runs up the close by mountain sides. The water looked crystal clear and the bay was truly a lovely scene.
Written February 2, 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT3,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful bay to cruise thru with gorgeous snow capped mountains as a backdrop. There are many small lighthouses on several small islands in the bay. Ushuaia is the gateway town for going to Antarctica cruises and expeditions. You'll probably see several high end SIX STAR cruise ships (very expensive) in port.

BOTTOM LINE: Cruise ships coming from Punta Arenas Chile through the Beagle Channel need to make a big loop to get into the bay. MY RATING: 8/10
Written March 4, 2020
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jmallmann
Cologne, Germany838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Ushaia on a cruise in December 2008. Instead of booking one of the quite expensive trips on board I took a licensed taxi (No. 245) from the harbour. the taxi driver was very nice, polite and spoke english. he took us 4 people in the morning (one tour) to the tierra del fuego national park and in the afternoon (second tour) to another mountain area with a beautiful big lake.
I can really recommend the driver, whose name is gerardo germain.
his e mail is: gerardo_ush@hotmail.com
his phone is (02901)15605288-424046
I liked the tours much better than the tours organized by royal caribbean as it was much cheaper and you can decide by yourself how much time you want to spend at the different places you get to see.
Do not ride the little train they offer on board. It does not really take you to the national park, you just go through a forest like area and would miss the very beautiful areas of the tierra del fuego national park.
there is a very nice, stylish, coffee place called tante sara in the main street of ushaia. they have wonderful cakes and homemade chocolate - do not miss it. www.tantesara.com
regards from germany
jm allmann
Written January 13, 2009
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Gbrawley22010
Sun City West, AZ27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
This place is pretty bleak considering it was the height of summer. The thing that saved it for us was finding a great little restaurant on the main street that had a lobster tank in the window and had the most amazing King Crab. I had the King Crab with Parmesan cheese in a casserole and my husband had the Provencal style, both of which had a ton of large pieces of crab. We saw the fishermen come in with buckets of fresh crab that they put in the tank. Doesn't get fresher than that. Good beer too but the town didn't have much to offer other than a few shops to browse in.
Written February 18, 2016
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VINI-MR
Quito40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
We were at the end of the world! It's amazing, you must take the boat ride, worth the travel, the dizziness and the freaking cold weather. But everythings top notch, people really friendly
Written September 7, 2014
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srjlondon
London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
there are several local companies offering boat trips to the various attractions that can be seen by boat in ushuaia. i chose yate kams as it was a small boat. i made the right choice as the guide, daniela, was really excellent (as well as the other two crew members who were friendly and helpful). because of this, the whole trip was great. we were given a lot of background to what we saw and it was a delightful and interesting trip. i would highly recommend this particular boat.
Written October 14, 2010
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MazP73
Wells, UK119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very beautiful scenery. The tiny airport seems pretty busy, however the town itself did not appear to have much to offer. The homes are poorly maintained because most residents do not intend to stay long!
Written February 26, 2020
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Mario L
Naples, Italy41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
What a view over the bay! Took the boat trip and it was definitely worth the money! Will come back soon!!
Written June 27, 2019
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