USHUAIA CRAB FISHING + GOURMET LUNCH – FULL DAY
A day in a fisherman village
Holiday TypeAdventure, Bird Watching, Budget, Charming, Classic, Cooking Class, Family-friendly, Forest, Gourmet, Lake, Local Food, Local People, Mountain, National Park, Navigation, Photograph, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Seaside, Tasting, Trendy, Walking Tour, Wild Life
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Live an unforgettable journey in a picturesque village by the sea. You will feel like a local sailing, catching your own crab and cooking it in a family house. All while learning the culinary secrets to make it in a Patagonian style!
Nathan wakes early to a bright sunrise. He looks out the window and feels this will be a great day for crabbing.Our adventurous traveler and his family came to visit one of the most remote corners of the world in search of the best fishing. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive you along the National Route 3.Upon reaching the intersection with “J” Route, they take a gravel road through a dense native forest. We see turbales in formation, which are rare ecosystems containing dead organic material derived from plants that have adapted to certain conditions of this region.
As we reach the coast, we head east and start walking into the woods to a tumbling waterfall. It falls from the narrowing of the Lasifashaj River’s Valley. After this enjoyable and healthy one-hour hike, we take some time for good conversation accompanied with comforting coffee and snacks.
Back in our vehicle we take our travelers to Puerto Almanza, the southernmost fishing port in Argentina. Located on the coasts of the Beagle Channel in the Almirante Brown Bay, this port lies in the surrounding area at the mouth of the Almanza River. From there, we take another gravel road 15 kilometers until we arrive to a lovely small fishermen village.Here our Belgian guests will have one of the most unforgettable fishing experiences.
Nearly everyone in this village is dedicated to specialized fishing, catching crab, centollones, mussels, cholgas and other typical mollusks of this area. We meet Ana and Benito, who were born and raised in this town and for whom fishing is a big part of their everyday routine. They show us around, sharing the history of this place and the way they live. Every house and every craft seems to have fallen asleep in time in this wonderful setting.
Later, our local couple invites us to board on their boat. We begin rowing offshore up to find a good spot. We stop, cast the nests and wait… A deep-blue clear sky seems to be observing us. In the distance, the snow-capped peaks of the mountains dazzle us with its beauty. Everything is perfect here.
Suddenly we feel pressure on the nets and we push together to raise it. To our surprise, it is good amount of crab! Nathan is exhilarated and proud of his team. He knows this exciting experience would not be the same without the local guidance of Ana and Benito.
As they return to their house, they share a laugh and begin planning the meal. Ana knows a bit about cooking and teaches us how to prepare a crab in a Patagonian style. We gather the spices directly from the garden and together we cook one of the richest gourmet dishes in memory.
- Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel;
- English/Spanish Speaking guide.