WALKING WITH PENGUINS
Departures: 2.30 pm
Difficulty: Easy Duration: Half day (6 hours)
DOESN'T INCLUDE PICK UP FROM HOTEL. YOU NEED TO DO THE CHECK IN AT PORT.
Departing from the tourist dock in Ushuaia, we drive in our buses towards northeast along Nationals route 3 & J, the appealing road to Estancia Harberton. This is the first farm on the island, founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, and it is located 90 kms from Ushuaia, on the Beagle Channel.
We sail from Harberton harbor to Martillo Island, a 15 minutes ride on a semi-rigid boat (vessel capable of navigation in the area). On the island, we walk for 1 hour along Gentoo and Magellanic penguins, always with a guide, experiencing a unique adventure.
Martillo Island is part of the Estancia Harberton, and home to Magellanic penguins between September and April. They share the habitat with other birds, such as skúas (their main predator), petrels, cormorants, vultures and South American terns.
Finally, we returned to Ushuaia city by bus.
If services are canceled 72 hours in advance, we will return the total deposit amount and corresponding fees will be charged.
If services are canceled 48 hours in advance, we will return 50% of the deposit amount and corresponding fees will be charged.
If services are canceled less than 48 hours in advance, no refunds will be made.