Shore Experiences by Seabourn: Ushuaia – King Crabs, Fishing and Gourmet Lunch Experience

During this new shore excursion in Ushuaia, Argentina, you will experience an unforgettable day in a picturesque village on the Beagle Channel. Live like a local – sailing, catching your own crab, and cooking it at a family house. All the while, learning the culinary secrets of Patagonia's wonderful, casual foodie style.

You will travel by van along National Route 3, turning onto a gravel road through dense native forest seeing turbales – a rare ecosystem containing dead organic material derived from plants that have adapted to certain conditions of this region. Another nine-mile gravel road brings you to the lovely fishing village of Puerto Almanza – the southernmost fishing port in Argentina, located on the coast of the Beagle Channel. Almost everyone in the village is dedicated to specialized fishing, crabbing, shellfish-harvesting and other seafood-related endeavors.

Meet two local fishermen who will show you around, sharing the history of this remote place and the way they live, then step aboard their boat and row offshore to find a good spot to cast the nets. Wait a few minutes, observing the scenery and the snowcapped peaks in the distance. Suddenly you’ll feel pressure on the net. Pull together to raise it and check out the bounty of seafood that is now making its way to your lunch table.

After fishing, return to their house and share some laughs as the meal planning begins. The fishermen will teach you how to prepare a crab in traditional Tierra del Fuego style and will gather herbs and spices directly from the garden to cook one the most memorable meals you’ll ever eat.

This unforgettable shore experience is available on seven Seabourn Quest voyages in 2019 and 2020.

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For more information, please contact a travel advisor, call Seabourn at (800) 929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.