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The Beagle Channel is a strait or sea passage between Argentina and Chile.

Characteristics of the Beagle Channel, protagonist of excellent excursions in Ushuaia

The Beagle Channel is a strait or maritime passage between Argentina and Chile located south of the province of Tierra del Fuego, specifically in the city of Ushuaia. It is one of the tours The most wonderful things that can be done during a stay at the end of the world for its majestic beauty and incredible scenery.

Beagle Channel Data

The name of this channel was given in homage to the ship "HMS Beagle", which carried out a survey of the coasts between 1826 and 1830, under the command of Phillip King. In 1833 a second voyage was made with this ship, but this time under the command of Captain Fitz Roy. Charles Darwin was on board.

The average width of the Beagle Channel is 2 nautical miles and has two minimum narrows: 3.5 and 7.5 cables. The greatest depths are in the western area. In the middle part (in front of the Ushuaia Bay) is approximately 200 meters.

Throughout its extension it has several islands or islets. On the Argentine side are Redonda, Bridges, Estorbo, Gable, Becasses, Yunque and Martillo.

Its origin is due to the last phases of the Quaternary glaciations, the result of the glacial advance that ended in the Cordillera de Darwin, advancing through the longitudinal valley. Its transversal profile in the shape of a letter "U" and the presence of lateral moraines and rocky islands, polished by the action of the ice, stand out.

Beagle Channel Excursions

Undoubtedly, when you arrive at the southernmost city in the world, one of the most impressive landscapes that can be seen is the Bay of Ushuaia and in the distance, the beautiful Beagle Channel. Many excursions depart from the tourist port and take approximately 4 hours to cross it.

During the trip there are several stops to get to know better the islands that make up the Beagle Channel, each of them with a characteristic that differentiates it from the rest. It is ideal to observe birds, sea lions, marine fauna and even a lighthouse, called "Les Eclaireus".

The tours have two daily departures aboard modernized boats, with very knowledgeable and knowledgeable crew of the region, who will be happy to tell the passengers the hundreds of stories they have lived and know for the years that they have been sailing the same Canal.

What are you waiting for to get your place for touring the Beagle Channel  in your next vacations?

The Beagle Channel is a strait or sea passage between Argentina and Chile.

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