The ship docks directly in Ushuaia and the center of town is less than a 10 minute walk. Taxis are available, but are not metered. Average cost to hire a taxi is $20 an hour.
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Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, on the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mounts. It is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Southern Atlantic Islands Province, and its superlative location allows you to enjoy sea, mountains and forests at the same time. Besides, it is a great place for shopping: the whole island is a duty-free zone, thus you can find lots of imported goods along with regional products.
You can get your passport stamped at the End of the World museum. Go out of the pier area and turn right. The building faces the harbor. The museum is US$17 adults, Most exhibits have Spanish and English descriptions. It covers many of the early Antarctic explorations, the history of the penal colony, some art works and local maritime history.
To the right of the dock's end, there are several booths for tourist activities and excursions, including boat trips to Wolf Island and through the Beagle Channel, flightseeing to Antarctica, bus tours to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Canopy tours are run from the base of the aerosilla and offer an hour’s worth of Tarzan time, zipping through the forest with 11 zip-line cables and two hanging bridges. The highest cable is 8m.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
The tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lapataia Bay; the park can be reached on the End of the World Train (Tren del Fin del Mundo) from Ushuaia. The city has a museum of Yamana, English, and Argentine settlement, including its years as a prison colony. Wildlife attractions include local birds, penguins and orcas as seen on the islands in the Beagle Channel. There are daily bus tours to Harberton, the estancia of the Bridges family. Some tours also visit the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, known as the Lighthouse at the End of the World (Faro del fin del mundo) - although it is not the same lighthouse as the one made famous by Jules Verne in the novel of the same name.
With a few hours to kill before the ship leaves, a popular destination is the Glacier Martial in the mountains behind Ushuaia. It is only a 10 minute taxi ride to the bottom of ski lift which can take you up through a rugged forest to the tundra regions at the base of the glacier. Here, you can enjoy extraordinary views over Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.
Av. San Martin, the main street, in the heart of the town. There is also a craft area located at the port that offers some interesting local fare.
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Wi-Fi is available within the long hall like building just before pedestrian exit of port.
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