Beagle Channel

The Beagle Channel is located in the wild and seemingly inhospitable land of Tierra del Fuego. At its Eastern end, the Beagle Channel forms part of the Chilean-Argentinian border which was set some hundred years ago. The ownership of the Beagle's three small islands was long in dispute until the issue was resolved when the islands were awarded to Chile in 1985.

The Beagle Channel is where many Antarctic cruises set sail for Antarctica on their way from the port of Ushuaia all the way down to the South Shetland Islands.

It's also a challenging but fun spot for kayaking, with routes usually focussing around Gable Island, where you could come face-to-face with sea lion colonies, penguin rookeries and if you're lucky, whales. Nearby natural landmarks include Mount Darwin, Tierra del Fuego's greatest peak that many climbers attempt to ascend, as well as Cape Horn. The Beagle Channel's nearest entry point on the Argentinian side is the small wintery town of Ushuaia, near to which Darwin would have stayed when he visited Tierra del Fuego on board the HMS Beagle in 1831.

Map of Beagle Channel

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Beagle Channel

Flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. All voyage routes take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time.

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Antarctic Explorer

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  • 11 Days
  • $8,995
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia in Comfort

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  • 18-19 Days
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Antarctic Peninsula Revealed

With few departures in November and March, this competitively priced ​10-day voyage provides 4 whole days​ exploring the Antarctic Peninsula​. Traveling aboard a small, highly manoeuvrable ship​​, ensures your time will be maximised, particularly if you opt for kayaking as…

  • 10 Days
  • $12,995
Cruise to The Antarctic Peninsula

This classic Peninsula trip stands out for its generously proportioned cabins, value for money and stylish 114-passenger ship. Spend 4-5 days experiencing Antarctica’s highlights, with optional camping and kayaking. Complimentary hotel stay in Ushuaia and a parka jacket are nice…

  • 11-12 Days
  • $8,895
Crossing the Antarctic Circle

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  • 13-14 Days
  • $16,195
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  • 10 Days
  • $16,195
Express South Georgia & Antarctica Wildlife Safari

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  • 18 Days
  • $25,295
Antarctic Basecamp Adventure

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  • 13 Days
  • $8,400
Onto the Antarctic Ice

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  • 10-13 Days
  • $7,900
South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Voyage

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  • 9-12 Days
  • $6,990
Crossing the Circle in Style

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  • 14 Days
  • $18,990