Sometimes, a boat tour is necessary in order to completely experience the land’s natural landscape and wildlife. Exploring Patagonia in South America involved some extraordinary boat tours. Often, we prefer to hike in order to explore natural landscapes. Sometimes we are lucky enough to see wildlife whilst on a trail.
However, there were instances in Patagonia where choosing to do a boat tour was preferable to hiking. For instance, our trip to Ushuaia involved going on a Penguin Rookery tour. The tour took us to Martillo Island where we walked amongst penguins. It was an unbelievable experience! The tour also got us close to a tiny island with sea lions. Furthermore, were able to get up and close with marine wildlife that we wouldn’t of had a chance to see hiking on land.
Visiting the Marble Caves in Puerto Rio Tranquilo was the other boat tour that we chose to do. The Marble Caves are some of the most beautiful and colourful caves we have ever seen. It’s actually not possible to see the Marble Caves on land so doing a boat tour was our only option! The tour itself even involved going inside and under the caves. It was a truly memorable experience.
One thing to be wary of though is sea sickness. Ensure you are prepared if you tend to feel unwell travelling on the water. Check out our Ultimate Packing Checklist for other great advice on what to pack on a trip. The list covers all of the absolute essentials plus all the little things too!