Isla Martillo, Ushuaia

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Catch a boat to Isla Martillo, a small island home to thousands of penguins where you can get close and observe them in their natural habitat. A guide takes you through authorised trails where you can get as close as 3 m (10 ft) to Gentoo and Magellanic penguins. Look out for other animals such as the penguin's main predator, the skua bird. Importantly, know that only one tour company allows you to land on the island to see the penguins, other tour companies can only offer you views from the boat. Add Isla Martillo to your Ushuaia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ushuaia trip itinerary builder.
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  • We hired a tour to go to the island to see the penguins that was acojonante, you were a few meters from them, we went with the company piratour and the guide was explaining all about them, but what I liked most was that in that part of the canal was pure nature! We were with the penguins and far saw a group of whales, and while we were there passed sides small of different breeds of birds... pay pasta but worth!
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  • A must-do if you are in Ushuaia! So amazing to walk with the penguins. They are cuter in person than they are in documentaries...if that is possible.  more »
  • NP tour of the boat by the Beagle Channel, the boat opposite the island of penguins. Not many, are quite small, they are all the time pràticamente. Valley by curiosity
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