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Cruising the Beagle Channel

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Gdor. Paz 865, V9410BAQ Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Regarded as the southernmost city in the world, the busy port of Ushuaia has had a colorful past that includes its time as a missionary hub, a penal colony and a naval base. Today it’s a major tourist attraction, complete with casinos,...

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Bird Island is famous, as the name suggests, as a natural habitat for a variety of local birds. Magellanic and imperial cormorants (otherwise known as rock shags and shags) are the dominant species, and their distinctive black-and-white...

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The distinctive red-and-white lighthouse known as Les Éclaireurs, also called the Lighthouse at the End of the World, is located at the entrance to Ushuaia's harbor. Put into service in 1920, the remotely controlled structure—which is...

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One of the most striking sights along the channel can be found in the shape of the so-called Glacier Alley. Described in detail by Charles Darwin during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle, the series of five glaciers—which are named...

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Along with the Isla de los Pájaros (Bird Island), the Isla de los Lobos (also called Sea Lion Island) is another of the main wildlife sights along the Beagle Channel. The rocky outcrop is home to hordes of South American sea...