From USD: 190

Excursion to Martillo Island from Ushuaia: Penguin Tour & Harberton Ranch

Enjoy a wonderful excursion to disembark and walk with penguins on Martillo Island rookery. An amazing excursion from Ushuaia

Why choose this excursion?

  • Walk with penguins!
  • Enjoy visiting penguins from Ushuaia
  • Book in advance!

Excursion to Martillo Island from Ushuaia: Penguin Tour & Harberton Ranch

Enjoy the amazing penguins and walk among them

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English Speaking Guide and Small Groups

Almost all of our tours are done in small groups. All of them have english speaking guides.


The “Walk with Penguins” activity in Ushuaia offers a remarkable opportunity to experience the charming and captivating world of these iconic birds in their natural habitat. Typically conducted as a guided tour, the excursion begins with a scenic boat ride across the Beagle Channel, where passengers can admire the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife that inhabit the area. Upon reaching the designated penguin colony, visitors disembark and embark on a leisurely walk along designated trails, allowing for up-close encounters with these delightful creatures. Guides provide valuable insights into the behavior, biology, and conservation efforts surrounding the penguins, enhancing the overall experience. Participants have the chance to observe penguins as they waddle along the shore, tend to their nests, and interact with one another, creating unforgettable memories and photo opportunities. The walk with penguins activity not only offers a unique glimpse into the lives of these endearing birds but also fosters a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems of the southernmost regions of the world.


Meeting on the pier at 2 pm. The excursion is made by land. We travel along Route Number 3 and J to stop at the Flag Tree. After that, we navigate in zodiacs to the Martillo Island penguin reserve in a 15 min boat navigation.

Once on the island, disembarkation and hike with the Magellanic and Papua Penguins for around 1 hour. Be ready to take unforgettable photos! We include a visit to the Museum of Bones and Historical Center. Then, return to the Zodiacs to continue with the visit.

Then, you will visit Harberton Ranch, which includes a guided tour of the old town, a visit to the museum of birds and mammals, access to bathrooms, and a confectionery (for those passengers who want to buy something to drink or eat). Return to the hotel by land.

Type: Traditional
Duration: PM
Cancellation Policy: 72 hs before your tour
Availability: Every day
Starting Time: 2 pm
Finishing Time: 8.30 pm aprox
Pick Up: Meeting Point
Drop Off: Meeting Point
Language: English, Spanish
Minimum Booking: 2

What is Included

  • Transfers in/out from meeting point
  • English speaking guide
  • Disembarkation at Martillo Island to walk among penguins
  • Tips
  • Transfers in/out from hotels (meeting point in Ushuaia Pier)


There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

Cancellation Policy


Yes, but availability can be reduced. Book in advance

No, definitely the tour only runs during penguin season: from october to march

No, but you can add the entrance fee in the booking process

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