Isla Martillo, Ushuaia

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#9 of 15 in Nature in Ushuaia
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. Use our Ushuaia online tour planner to add Isla Martillo and other attractions to your Ushuaia vacation plans.
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  • If you like penguins, book a trip to come see them here. I was mesmerised watching them waddle along the beach, huddled together, going in and out of the water, it's amazing how fast the come in towar...  more »
  • I did the walk the beagle channel, lighthouse at the end of the world, haberton resort with a lunch note 10 and then visit the pinguineira ... well worth associate beagle channel to pinguineira on this tour that lasts all day, the company offered what it promises ... super recommend ...
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  • The ride lasts all day. Beyond the island with penguins, you pass by the beagle channel, then a Harberton resort small marine Museum, you stand there about 1:00 there. I found a little waste of time. I was now in October and saw 2 penguin species. I didn't think I had so many, but it was worth it. They come close to you, but you can't put your hand. VC is 1:00 on the island walking with them. There's a coffee shop at the resort.
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