Ushuaia, Argentina – Beagle Channel Cruise

I first learned about Ushuaia, Argentina when I was looking into taking a trip to Antarctica. Though I didn’t make it to Antarctica from Ushuaia, I still enjoyed my time spent there. Admittedly, I was most excited for the promised island full of penguins.

We drove 14 hours from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia. It was a looooong ride, but a worthwhile one to visit the southernmost city in the world.

The morning after we arrived in Ushuaia, we set out on a short cruise around the Beagle Channel. If you know my history with boats, I was a bit nervous about getting seasick. There were a few times when the ride was a little rough, but I survived and got to see lots of wildlife.

As we approached the island full of birds shown below, I embarrassingly thought they were penguins! After realizing the birds were flying, I was a little disappointed. Imagine what thousands of birds smell like all crammed on a small island and you’ll get a good picture of what it was like approaching this island.

We then cruised to a rocky island with lots and lots of sea lions sunbathing.

I seriously had never seen such a massive sea lion! There was a little baby that kept climbing all over him and he just laid there.

When you’re in Ushuaia, visiting the lighthouse at the end of the world is a must. If only it looked more grand!

We then docked at an island and went on a short hike. The cover photo is also from the hike. You can see the breathtaking views of the Beagle Channel.

Ushuaia still had more to offer. The next day, I enjoyed hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park and visiting the promised penguin island! Stay tuned for more details!

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