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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  • Reach Martillo island and observe the penguins is a wonderful thing. I could see the actual Penguin along with others. An excellent souvenir that is worth to know
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  • My wife made me fly to the end of the earth to see these birds. I was reluctant. I balked. We could go to wine country, or mountain bike, or .. anything but birds. We booked the walk with penguins tou...  more »
  • We decided to take the tour where you get on the island, the company Pira Tours. I think going to the island is a must, there is three different species of penguins there. Two King penguins, where we ...  more »