USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO
The trip begins in Puerto Arias to the west of Ushuaia. From Puerto Arias, you go east on a catamaran, to Punta Tortuga where Lapataia Bay ends. Then, you go on sailing to Ensenada Bay, Redonda and Estorbo Isles, Golondrina Bay and the Peninsula of Ushuaia until you reach Bridges Archipelago where there are many birds and seals.
During the trip, there is a stopover at Alicia Island. This is a famous island because there is a large number of imperial cormorants living on the isle. You also visit De Los Lobos Island where you can observe two different types of the mammals that live in this area, with and without hair.
Then, the tour goes on to Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, the last stop before returning to the city of Ushuaia, sailing along the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego Island, towards the west.
The main attraction in the area is Puerto Túnel, formerly a sawmill and farm where scientists from different countries do research on Yámana culture, a primitive Patagonian tribe.
As you enter Ushuaia Bay, you will be delighted by the view of the city surrounded by the Martial range. The trip ends at the tourist dock "Eduardo Brisighelli".
In Lapataia Bay you can also join those travelers coming to the National Park by land, thus combining a sea and land round trip
You will have the chance to try the famous Fueguian lamb as well as a wide variety of dishes including chicken, beef or pork "brochettes" and a complete "parrillada" (barbecue).
At tea time, you can choose from a wide range of home-made cakes accompanied by a hot cup of chocolate while sitting by the fireplace.