The best Beagle Channel tours & cruises from Ushuaia

by Paul Stafford  |  Published August 5, 2020

Tierra del Fuego is rightly seen as the end of the world. Closer to Antarctica than it is to Buenos Aires, this fractured, truly wild archipelago is split somewhat haphazardly between Chile and Argentina. On the Argentine side is Ushuaia, a modest city and most people’s point of access to the region. Alongside the city is the Beagle Channel, the southern shore of which is Chilean. This whole region, with its jagged peaks and teeming wildlife is a joy to explore on a cruise or tour boat.

Experiencing the Beagle Channel is done best on a tour from Ushuaia. There are many different catamaran cruises and boat tours leaving from the port that take in colonies of sea birds, languorous lounging sealions as well as the beautiful, sparse seascapes that dominate the views all around. Here is a collection of the best Beagle Channel boat tours departing from Ushuaia based on value for money, itinerary, dependability and the rave reviews of previous customers.