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Orbridge: Sea Lion Island


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This tour is available for booking by ORBRIDGE guests only on January 6th and 15th 2022.

The tour starts at the excursion pier “Don Eduardo Arturo Brisighelli” in the center of Ushuaia, close to many of the important buildings and focal points of the town: The Maritime Museum (old prison), Museum of the End of the World, as well as the towns commercial center and the cruise ship pier.
From this point, the landscape is a combination of sea and mountains, from where you can see Mt Olivia, The Five Brothers Mountain, the Fique and Túnel “estancias”, as well as the Encajonado River.
We will board a catamaran which sails to the middle of the Beagle Channel, sailing towards the southwest, arriving at the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse and the archipelago that bears its name.
Here among the many small islands, it is possible to observe pieces of the vessel Monte Cervantes, which was shipwrecked in 1930.
Heading on towards the Sea Lions’ Island, it is possible to observe these playful sea mammals from the edge of the catamaran with motors silenced at quite a close distance. Then, gently, the catamaran will sail around the island for about 20 minutes observing the animals’ permanent habitat, it is a wonderful scene. Afterwards, the catamaran will go towards Bird Island to see the Magellanic Cormorants, the Imperial Cormorants, Giant Albatrosses, Fullman Petreles, Squa Petreles, and 20 other different species of sea birds. Later, sailing through Paso Chico, we’ll head back to Ushuaia, with a beautiful view of Le Martial Mountain and its glacier in the back ground.

This tour included Orbridge exclusive transfer to the excursion pier from your hotel with English speaking guide and then a 2.5hrs Catamaran tour.
The Catamaran will not be private (shared with other guests) but will be conducted by an official English speaking local guide.
Tour will depart at approx 8.15am and return at approx 11.15am

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