From USD: 190

Penguin Tour in Martillo Island from Ushuaia City

Enjoy an amazing half day tour to visit the penguin colony of Martillo Island and walk with them.

Why choose this excursion?

  • Land transportation + boat crossing to the penguin colony
  • English speaking guides
  • Enjoy the penguins

Penguin Tour in Martillo Island from Ushuaia City

Walk among the penguins in the colony of Martillo Island, Beagle Channel

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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.


Martillo Island Penguin Reserve, located near Ushuaia, Argentina, is a renowned sanctuary for Magellanic penguins and Gentoo penguins. Visitors have the extraordinary opportunity to witness these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Beagle Channel. Guided tours provide insights into the behavior and biology of the penguins, allowing visitors to observe them up close as they go about their daily activities, such as nesting, feeding, and socializing. The reserve also serves as a research site, contributing valuable data to conservation efforts aimed at protecting these vulnerable species. With its breathtaking scenery and unique wildlife encounters, Martillo Island Penguin Reserve offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.


Live the unforgettable experience of visiting the Martillo Island and the penguin colony on the Beagle Channel and the typical Harberton Ranch.
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 can add the visit to 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: daily
Starting Time: 2 pm
Finishing Time: 8.30 pm
Pick Up: Meeting Point
Drop Off: Meeting Point
Language: English, Spanish
Minimum Booking: 1

What is Included

  • Starting from meeting point at Ushuaia city centre
  • Guided service (english speaking guides)
  • Enjoy the penguins!
  • Add the visit to Harberton Ranch!
  • Tips


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

Cancellation Policy


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No restriction


No, lunch is not included.


Waterproof jacket + fleece jacket. Waterproof walking shoes/trainers with good traction. Hat or cap. Sunglasses.

No, the tour is only available during penguins season from middle september to middle april. Check with us during sep and april, because sometimes the penguin season can be shorter due weather conditions.

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