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Our Piratour Penguin Rookery + Beagle Channel excursion included a photo stop here at the Bird Island. Hundreds of cormorants! The boat will get you close enough for a good view. A must for the bird watcher; for us, the penguins were the highlight.
We took a boat tour from the cruise dock which travels through the Beagle Channel. They make a photo stop here for you to see the tons of cormorants and sea lions, but you do not get off, just take pictures from the boat. It...More
Rocky island where you will not disembark and many boats approach. It is fascinating to see the cormorants nesting and flying. It should be combined with a boat tour of the sea lions and penguins. Beautiful scenery
Known as Bird Island this is on the Beagle Channel sightseeing cruise and is a rock islet in the Channel close to Ushuaia which is the nesting and gathering place of a large colony of cormorants. A must for the bird watcher/spotter.
Sorry. No penguins here, but there are hundreds of Cormorants. They are also beautiful birds. We enjoyed trying to photograph them in flight as we sailed past the island. There are a few sea lions nestled in amongst the birds. We were not sure if...More
This was our first experience seeing penguins in their native habitat. Our cruise ship dropped anchor, and zodiacs took us to the island where we could walk around seeing, hearing and smelling thousands of birds. Very engaging.
I did the Beagle Channel full tour and even the boat company (Rumbo Sur) doesn´t care much about it and don´t stop at the island.. just pass through it. Mostly probably because tourists are most interested to see the sea lions and penguins.
This cruise takes you past so many vistas and exciting spots to see. The lighthouse, the penguins and the bays of Ushuaia all are spectacular in their own individual ways. An absolute must is to take your own binoculars - don't share - it's worth...More