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Tierra del Fuego Eco-Adventure: Beagle Channel Canoeing, Penguin Colony and Gable Island

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    What to Expect
    Board a minibus at your Ushuaia hotel and head toward the Lasiphashaj River to begin your full-day Patagonian excursion. Opt to take a guided boat trip down the river and along the Beagle Channel. Listen to a safety briefing and don the provided equipment (including a life jacket, waterproof pants, and rubber boots) before launching your inflatable two-person canoe, keeping an eye out for seabirds and sea lions basking on the rocks and small islands. 

    The boat trip is suitable even for novices; learn paddling techniques or choose to ride in a boat with a guide. Or, if you prefer not to adventure out in the boat, you're driven straight to historic Estancia Harberton, one of the first settlements in Tierra del Fuego. While touring the homestead and perusing the on-site museum, learn about the English missionary turned sheep farmer who settled there in 1886.

    After paddling for 2 hours, the canoeing group reaches Estancia Harberton to explore the homestead for a half-hour before meeting up with the rest of the group and departing for Isla Martillo (Martillo Island). 

    This island is famous for its penguin rookery, where Magellanic penguins breed and raise their chicks. View from the boat the thousands of breeding pairs of penguins just a few meters away from you. 

    Then continue your boat ride and head for Gable Island, where a lunch of baked fish, potatoes and traditional Argentine picada — a sampler tray of cured meats (salami, pepperoni, ham), cheeses and olives — is served. Relax on the scenic shore of the island and enjoy wine, water, soft drinks, and coffee. 

    After lunch, take off on a guided 90-minute hike around the island. Along the way, encounter beaver dams, lush forest, and quiet coastal pathways. You'll meet your boat back at the Beagle Channel, then travel back to Harberton and board your bus for the trip back to Ushuaia. Your day trip ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from most Ushuaia hotels
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by minivan
    • Professional guide
    • All necessary equipment
    • Canoe ride (optional)
    • Lunch and snacks
    • Beverages
    • Entry/Admission - Estancia Harberton
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Children under 5 years old are cannot take part in the canoe portion of the tour
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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