Frank and I succumbed to the pull of the touristy boat trip into the Beagle Channel (named after the ship that Darwin was on). We visited the famous lighthouse that could possibly have been the inspiration for Jules Verne’s Lighthouse at the end of the world. Our guide suggested it was more likely to be one the lighthouses further south but who knows.
We then visited the Isla de Lobos (Island of Sealions) that had two types of sea-lions (the single fur and double fur) who could be differentiated by their different noses. They were stinky but languorously reclining in a manner that suggested a renaissance painting.
Next we got close to two different cormorant islands which housed two different species. All I knew is that this was starting to become the bad smell tour.
Our tour operator had an excellent grasp on the English language as well as much knowledge of the area and history. This helped us to enjoy the trip to the full extent.