USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Sailing the Beagle Channel can be the experience of a lifetime, particularly in autumn because this is the time when the southernmost city in the world and its surroundings offer a breathtaking view from the boat, wrapped in forests that have not lost their leaves yet.
There are various circuits that allow travelers to watch the sea lion and bird colonies on the small islands or the crabs submarine world by means of an underwater camera.
There are also longer trips reaching the famous Lapataia Bay (last point in National Route Nº 3) within Tierra del Fuego National Park, or to "Estancia Harberton".
You may travel aboard modern catamarans or classic vessels which are already historic in the area. Sailboats, or even rubber dinghies are also possible. In all the cases, the sailing takes you past the picturesque, archetypal and fascinating Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse near the wreck of the German boat "Monte Cervantes", sunk 1930.
Some of these outings include walks, for instance in the Bridges Archipelago, the Penguin Rookery on Martillo Island or in Redonda Island where you can visit the southernmost Argentine post-office.
Being Ushuaia a seaport reached by sailors from all over the world as their final destination, there is the possibility of sailing the southern waters aboard a rented sailing boat for a whole day or more.
Thus, you can get to the mystic Cape Horn or sail along the western Fueguian channels where you can see hanging glaciers as that reach the sea.
You can combine any of these possibilities with walks, horse-rides and 4 x 4 overlanding tours, departing mainly from Ushuaia.