The rivers of Tierra del Fuego are home to trophy-size freshwater trout—including browns, rainbows, and brooks. Both fly- and spin-casting are available. The fishing season runs November through April; license fees range from US$50 per week to US$65 per season for nonresidents. Fishing expeditions are organized by the various local companies.

Asociación de Caza y Pesca. Founded in 1959, the Asociación de Caza y Pesca is the principal hunting and fishing organization in the city. Av. Maipú 822, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/423–168.

Rumbo Sur. The city's oldest travel agency can assist in setting up fishing trips. Av. San Martín 350, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/421–139.

Wind Fly. In summer this outfitter is dedicated exclusively to fishing, and offers classes and arranges trips. Av. 25 de Mayo 155, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/431–713 or 2901/1551–6809.

Mountain Biking

A mountain bike is an excellent mode of transport in Ushuaia, giving you the freedom to roam without the rental-car price tag. Good mountain bikes normally cost about US$10 for a half day or US$15 for a full day. Guided tours are about the same price.

All Patagonia. Guided bicycle tours (including rides through the national park) are organized by All Patagonia. Juana Fadul 40, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/433–622.

Ushuaia Extreme. You can rent bikes or do a tour with Ushuaia Extreme. San Martin 1306, local A, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/423–582.

Rumbo Sur. One of the city's biggest travel agencies, Rumbo Sur can arrange cycling trips. San Martín 350, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/421–139.

Scenic Flights

The gorgeous scenery and island topography of the area is readily appreciated on a Cessna tour.

Aeroclub Ushuaia. Half-hour- and hour-long trips are available through Aeroclub Ushuaia. The half-hour flight (US$105 per passenger; US$140 for one passenger alone) with a local pilot takes you over Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego National Park, and the Beagle Channel with views of area glaciers, waterfalls, and snowcapped islands south to Cape Horn. A 60-minute flight (US$175 per passenger; US$235 for one passenger alone) crosses the Andes to Escondida and Fagnano lakes. Antiguo Aeropuerto, Luis Pedro Fique 151, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/421–717.

Heli-Ushuaia. All sorts of helicopter trips are available from Heli-Ushuaia, beginning with a seven-minute spin at US$99 per person. There are plenty of longer trips and excursions if you have money to burn. Laserre 108, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/444–444.


Canopy Ushuaia. Located at the Martial Glaciar, Canopy Ushuaia offers skiing in winter and canopy lines in summer. Cerro Martial, Luis Fernando Martial 3551, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/1550–3767.

Cerro Castor. With off-piste and alpine skiing and almost guaranteed snow, this has become a popular ski haunt for European Olympic teams looking for summer snow. Pistes range from beginners to black-diamond runs with more than 31 trails and four high-speed lifts. You can rent skis and snowboards and take ski lessons at this resort 26 km (17 miles) northeast of Ushuaia on R3. Day passes are around US$70 in high season, and there are restaurants, bars, and a ski lodge on-site. The resort is open June to October. Ruta 3 Km 26, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/422–244.

Club Andino. Ushuaia is the cross-country skiing (esqui de fondo in Spanish) center of South America, thanks to enthusiastic Club Andino members who took to the sport in the 1980s and made the forested hills of a high valley about 20 minutes from town a favorite destination for skiers. It's a magnet for international ski teams who come from Europe to train in the northern summer. Fadul 50, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410. 2901/422–335.

Haruwen. You can ride in dog-pulled sleds, rent skis, go cross-country skiing, get lessons, and eat at Haruwen, Hostería Los Cotorras, and Hostería Tierra Mayor; contact the Ushuaia tourist office for more information. Tierra del Fuego.

Transportes Kaupen and other local bus companies run service back and forth from town.