Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
The global site for cruising sailors
Sections
You are here: Home / Countries / Argentina / Ushuaia

 Ushuaia - Shore Services

Communications

There are several national telephone companies with branches in the town, many in Avenida San Martin. They have phone, fax and (slow) internet connections.

Municipal Tourism Office
Tel:+54 (2901) 432000 Fax:+54 2901 424 550
Post Office
(Correo Argentino) , San Martin
Opening hours: 0900-1900(Mon-Fri), 0900-1300(Sat)

Banks

Most of the banks have ATM machines and accept credit cards. There are also several foreign exchange offices, but many shops and supermarkets accept US currency, often at a good rate of exchange.

Laundry

Lavadero Jowen
Alem 2527
Tel:+54 2901 435 099/ Mob. 15 519 875
Lavadero Qualis
Guiraldes 568 , Gob. Deloqui 368
Tel:+54 2901 421 996

Provisions

Best provisioning is at Centro Comercial out of town, which has a large well-stocked supermarket. Food shops: Casa Tía, La Anónima, La Victoria all offer free delivery to the yacht for purchases over $60.

A new branch of "La Anónima" supermarket opened in San Martín at Onas. It is the nearest supermarket to the yacht clubs.

Maxi Bakery
Perón Sur, 624
Tel:+54 2901 444 623
This bakery can make a special bread that will last up to 40 days. Orders must be placed in advance.

Transport & Travel

The airport is a 10 minute taxi ride from downtown, 4km southwest of downtown on the peninsula across from the waterfront. There are daily flights to the rest of the country.

It's easiest to catch a taxi to/from the airport. Taxis can also be chartered by the hour.

There's also a local bus service along Av Maipú.

DTT (San Martín 1258) rents bikes for a reasonable daily rate.

The best rates for hiring compact cars are with C2, Tagle Rent A Car and Localiza. Drop-off fees may not be charged in other parts of Argentine Tierra del Fuego.

Medical/Health

Clinica San Jorge
Onachaga 187
Tel:+54 2901 422 635
Hospital Naval
by the formar Presidio
Tel:+54 2901 421 612
Hospital Regional
Malvinas & 12 de Octubre
Tel:+54 2901 423 200/422 950/421 439/ 107(emergency)

Accommodation

With its end-of-the-world exclusivity, Ushuaia is generally more expensive than other Argentine cities. Visitors will find a decent range of options though lodging across the board becomes scarce in January and February and during early March's Fin del Mundo Marathon.

Activities

Fireworks and parades mark the shortest day of the year, and the beginning of Ushuaia's snow season is celebrated in July with a festival and popular cross-country snow walk. In December, businesses close early and people fill the main street as colorful troupes celebrate the Christmas carnival.

Attractions

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.

There are a number of ski areas nearby, like Cerro Castor and Glaciar Martial. The glacier is also a tourist destination during the summer months, when the chairlift operates in both directions. Hiking trails lead from the city's edge to the base of the glacier, which has shrunk dramatically over the past century, as shown in photographs on display.

Global Sponsor

www.pantaenius.com

Argentina
Buenos Aires
Comodoro Rivadavia
Mar del Plata
Puerto Deseado
Puerto Madryn
Puerto Santa Cruz
Rio Gallegos
Ushuaia
Profile
Location
Clearance
Docking
Yacht Clubs
Repair Facilities
Boatyards
Engine Repair
Mechanical Repair
Electrics & Electronics
Carpentry
Rigs & Sails
Canvas Work
Metalwork
Hull & GRP Repair
Refrigeration
Air Conditioning
Liferafts & Inflatables
Marine Services
Marine Supplies
Fuel
Water
LPG (gas)
Diving/Fishing
Charts & Marine Publications
General Services
Yacht Charters & Brokers
Shore Services
Communications
Banks
Laundry
Provisions
Transport & Travel
Computer/Photo/Video
Medical/Health
Accommodation
Activities
Shopping
Attractions
Restaurants & Bars
Update History
Update History
Countries
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Ascension Island
Australia
Azores
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bosnia
Bouvetoya
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verdes
Cayman Islands
Chagos
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos Keeling
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Easter Island
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Subantarctic Territory
Galapagos
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hawaii
Heard, McDonald & Macquarie Islands
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Juan Fernandez Islands
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Madagascar
Madeira
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Marion & Prince Edward Island
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Nicaragua
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Norway
Oman
Palau (Belau)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion Island
Romania
Russia
Saba
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
South Korea
Spain
Spanish Virgin Islands
Sri Lanka
St Barts
St Helena
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Martin
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Statia
Subantarctic & Southern Ocean Islands
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks & Caicos
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
USA
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Add/Update Your Business
If you would like your business to be listed, or the details are wrong, please update your business
Related Reports
Atlantic South America: Dealing with the Authorities

Atlantic South America: Dealing with the Authorities (06 Jun 2013)

Report Icon

Heading to the Malvinas/Falklands - Applying for "Permiso" (27 Sep 2012)

Report Icon

Buenos Aires to San Francisco (28 Aug 2012)

Report Icon

Argentina: Requirement to Check-in with Coastguard - Updated (09 Jan 2012)

Report Icon

Book Review: Winter in Fireland - A Patagonian Sailing Adventure (31 Oct 2011)

Report Icon

Latest info. from Ushuaia (17 Oct 2011)

Report Icon

Virgin Islands to Buenos Aires delivery, with long term stop in Fortaleza, Brazil (04 Oct 2011)

Report Icon

Around the End of the World - Tierra del Fuego (20 Apr 2011)

Report Icon

Ushuaia: Update on Customs Infractions (10 Nov 2010)

Report Icon

Cruising Notes from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Trinidad, West Indies (17 Aug 2010)

Report Icon

A Danger Zone in Front of Buenos Aires - Restriction Lifted (28 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

Spanish for Cruisers - 2nd Edition (03 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

Cruising Brazil to Argentina (06 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

Cruising Patagonia (24 Dec 2009)

Report Icon

Patagonia - Recommended Boat Equipment and Improvements for Cruising (24 Apr 2009)

Report Icon

Cruising notes on Chile and Argentina (24 Apr 2009)

Report Icon

Beagle Channel Chile / Ushuaia Update (27 Jan 2009)

Report Icon

Update for Cruisers Visiting Chile and Argentina (29 Dec 2008)

Report Icon

Winter crossing of the South Atlantic (22 May 2008)

Report Icon

South Africa, Cape Town to Rio de La Plata, Argentina (22 May 2008)

Report Icon

Cruising Report On Brazil & Argentina (12 Dec 2006)

Report Icon

Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Nautical Guide (07 Mar 2006)

Report Icon

Havens and Anchorages: A companion to the South Atlantic Circuit for the South American coast (10 Feb 2006)

Report Icon

South Atlantic Circuit (10 Feb 2006)

Report Icon

Patagonia Memories (01 Feb 2003)

Report Icon

Facilities in Buenos Aires (23 Nov 2002)

Report Icon

Chilean Canals (19 Aug 2002)

Related News
UK, Southampton: Two great opportunities to learn more about ocean cruising

UK, Southampton: Two great opportunities to learn more about ocean cruising  (10 Sep 2013)

UK, Southampton: Preparing for Patagonia Lecture

UK, Southampton: Preparing for Patagonia Lecture  (19 Jun 2013)

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted  (23 May 2013)

Chile, Puerto Varas: Photographic Art Show "The Sea and Me"

Chile, Puerto Varas: Photographic Art Show "The Sea and Me"  (21 May 2013)

Report Icon

World ARC: A New Route Choice  (03 Apr 2013)

Report Icon

Argentina: Servicio de Hidrografía Naval Raster Charts now Free to Download  (18 Jan 2012)

Report Icon

Chile: New Customs Rules  (13 Nov 2010)

Report Icon

Argentina, Ushuaia – Customs Levy Fines on Foreign Flagged Yachts  (16 Sep 2010)

Report Icon

Around the Americas - Sailing Expedition and Awareness Campaign  (24 Oct 2008)

Report Icon

Authorities are tightening regulations in Patagonia  (11 Feb 2008)