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  • Address: Argentina
  • Hours: Open daily, Oct 15 - Apr 15
  • Admission: Adults: AR$15

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Estancia Harberton Tours

Overlooking the icy waters of the Beagle Channel, Estancia Harberton offers a glimpse into the history and wildlife of Argentina’s far-flung Tierra del Fuego.

The oldest estancia (farm) in this part of the world, the still-working property dates back to 1887 and was established by English missionary Thomas Bridges. Bridges founded the Anglican Mission at Ushuaia in 1870.

Today, the estancia remains in the hands of Bridges’ descendants, and it was declared an Argentine National Historical Monument in 1999.

A visit reveals the original buildings of wood and corrugated iron, and terraced gardens. The sheep have long gone but the cattle remain. While you’re here you can also walk amongst a penguin colony at the estancia’s Yecapasela Reserve.

Perhaps the best way to visit is by boat tour from Ushuaia. The cruises visit the Bridges Islands for wildlife viewing of sea lions, penguin colonies and cormorants, before sailing to the estancia for a tour of the homestead and its small marinelife museum.

Traveling here by road, the route winds past mountains, valleys and coastal vistas of the Beagle Channel and its wind-sculpted trees and marshland.

Practical Info

Estancia Harberton is 85 km (52 miles) east of Ushuaia, 40 nautical miles by sea. You can visit by tour, taxi or hire car.

If you’re visiting independently, enjoy a meal in the tearooms or arrange accommodation in the estancia’s guesthouses.

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Tierra del Fuego Eco-Adventure: Beagle Channel Canoeing, Penguin Colony and Gable Island, Ushuaia, ... 
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Tierra del Fuego Eco-Adventure: Beagle Channel Canoeing, Penguin Colony and Gable Island

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Get outdoors and soak up the gorgeous scenery and natural beauty of Tierra del Fuego on this full-day eco-adventure from Ushuaia. Professional guides take you ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $262.00
6 hours Navigation on Beagle Chanel to Harberton Ranch from Ushuaia, Ushuaia, Day Trips
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6 hours Navigation on Beagle Chanel to Harberton Ranch from Ushuaia

Navigate on Beagle Chanel and discover Ushuaia's surroundings from a unique point a view. Pass by Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Ushuaia's emblem, small islands ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.00
Estancia Harberton Museum Admission Ticket, Ushuaia, Half-day Tours
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Estancia Harberton Museum Admission Ticket

Estancia Harberton is the oldest farm in the Argentine Province of Tierra del Fuego. Founded in 1886 by Thomas Bridges, an English orphan who traveled to the ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $25.00
Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island, Ushuaia, Attraction Tickets
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Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Meet your guide at the touristic port of Ushuaia in downtown. You will then drive 90km on the legendary National Route N.3 and then Complementary Route J to ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.59
Beagle Channel Sailing Tour: Islands, Penguins and Estancia Harberton, Ushuaia, Half-day Tours
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Beagle Channel Sailing Tour: Islands, Penguins and Estancia Harberton

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Spend a day outside of Ushuaia, discovering the natural wonders of the Tierra del Fuego province and learning about the culture and history of the region. On a ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.80
2-Day Ushuaia Trekking and Rowing Small-Group Tour, Ushuaia, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

2-Day Ushuaia Trekking and Rowing Small-Group Tour

This two-day program is designed for those adventure lovers who want to get to know Ushuaia and all its wonders, far away from the traditional tourist ...  Read more

Location: Ushuaia, Argentina
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $797.00

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