USHUAIA: GABLE ISLAND + SEA KAYAK – 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Bird Watching, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain, National Park, Photograph, Seaside, Trekking, Water Sports, Wild Life
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Gable Island is the tour for those who arrive in Ushuaia searching for the world’s end. Away from the tourist-crowded areas, and in the middle of the Beagle Channel, this place is recommended worldwide by word-of-mouth. Gable Island offers us nature untouched and history in the present tense.
During this overnight excursion the traveler goes for a ride, sails on a motor boat, walks and discovers. Moreover, it is possible to canoe down a river to get into the Beagle Channel, head towards the East and, with the help of the wind, approach Harberton Ranch by sea!
On our way to Gable Island we’ll also see penguins. This adventure summarizes the history and the natural variety of Tierra del Fuego. Our guides enjoy making others enjoy themselves, and will provide you with information about the different species of birds, plants and other features of the landscape.
After the walk we will prepare ourselves to spend the night in this island. Before dinner, we’ll get to see the beavers toiling in their dams.
The second day starts early in the morning. After breakfast we prompt the kayaks. The guides will conduct a paddling technique and safety briefing before boarding the boats. The rowing is absolutely incredible. Rowing in the sea, surrounded by animals and forests and birds in absolute silence, discovering uninhabited bays and beaches. We will find the remains of the Yamana civilization and those of the first white settlers. This area shows an infinite and primal landscape, both magic and extreme. Surrounded by silence, where only the wind and the birds are heard, we might experience the feeling of being alone in the world.
THRID DAY OPTIONAL!!
Suggested clothing: Thermal interiors. T-shirts and other warm weather clothes to use in layers. Sunglasses with UV protection. Sunscreen and lip protector. An extra pair of pants and extra socks. Plastic bags with airtight seal as additional protection for cameras, batteries, etc. Waterproof jacket + polar jacket. Waterproof shoes or slippers with good traction. Extra footwear and extra socks to use while resting from the kayaking activity. A small backpack or similar bag with straps to carry the camera and other equipment. Sunscreen skin care: personal toiletries, including sunscreen, moisturizing lotion. Optional: wool ski cap, scarf and gloves. Please let us know if you do not bring your own sleeping bag and mat.
-Regular tour departs daily. from October to April, at 08.00 am.
-Private tour route, spots to visit and departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick Up and Drop Off at your hotel;
- Drinks (bottled water, soft-drinks, Patagonian red wine);
- All the meals. Vegetarians and coeliacs: menus available by reservation;
- English speaking guide.
- Entrence fee to Estancia Harberton;
- Sleeping bag;
USHUAIA - LASHIFASHAJ RIVER - HABERTON RANCH - MARTILLO ISLAND - GABLE ISLAND
8:00 Pick up from the hotel.
10:00 Arrival to Lashifashaj river, paddling technique and safety briefing before boarding the canoes.
12:00 End of canoeing. Arrival to Estancia Harberton.
12:30 Navigation bound towards the penguin rookery at Martillo Island and Gable Island.
13:30 Arrival an disembark at Gable Island. Lunch.
14:30 Hike around the Island. –2 hours-
17:00 Afternoon snack.
18:30 Beaver watching.
GABLE ISLAND - HABERTON RANCH - USHUAIA
9:00 Preparation. Paddling technique and safety briefing. Kayaking start. If the guide considers that the wind conditions are good and that the group is able to meet the goal, it would be possible to kayak up to Martillo Island to see penguins from the boats.
13:30 Re-start of the kayak activity towards Harberton Ranch’s main house.
15:00 Arrival to Harberton Ranch and bus ride back to Ushuaia.
17:00 Arrival to Ushuaia.