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Walk with the Penguins in Martillo Island

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    What to Expect
    Take a 15 minute boat ride to Martillo Island on Beagle Channel.

    Martillo Island is home to an incredible colony of Gentoo and Magellanics penguins between September and April.

    The rookery hosts around 1000 nests and is one of the three Magellanic penguin rookeries in Tierra del Fuego. There is also a small colony of 9 breeding couples of gentoo penguins (Pygocelis Papua) the only one in South America.

    Enjoy a 1-hour guided walk among the penguins in groups of 20 persons. It's truly an unique experience.

    The penguins share the habitat with other birds, such as skúas, petrels, cormorants, vultures and South American terns.

    Then you will sail back to Harberton Farm where you will enjoy free time to visit this traditional Estancia. Walk around the gardens, the historic buildings, visit the Marine Mammals and Sea Birds Museum Acatushun and admire the views of the End of the World.

    Transfer back to the touristic port at the end of the tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piratour, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional bilingual English and Spanish tour guide
    • Round-trip transportation from the port of Ushuaia to Harberton farm
    • Round-trip boat ride from Harberton farm to Martillo Island
    • 1-hour guided walk among the penguins
    • Free time to explore Harberton farm and Museum Acatushun
    • Harberton Ranch entrance fee (ARS 480 per person)
    • Food and beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that the tour does not include pick up at the hotel and starts from a meeting point. Our guide will meet you at the meeting point is 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour
    • This tour is not ideal for Cruise Ship Passengers because of tour schedules
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    I did this one with a company called Piratur. It was pretty nice. I can't describe the feeling of getting so close to the penguins in their habitat! Be sure to gire the walk with the penguins because not every company provides that. If you miss this one you will never forgive
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    We took a half day tour. We travel by a van to a museum to see the skeletons of many marine animals like whales and dolphins. From there we took a 20 minute boat ride to the Martillo island. What you see defies imagination. There are literally hundreds of penguins going about
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    very unique experience to see Penguins very close. It was worth the money. Island was very cold and windy.
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    This trip is fantastic! You need to be careful where you step, so you don't fall into a penquins' nest! Brilliant!
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    We did the Full Day Inversa with PiraTour, which I believe is the only tour company allowed on the island. We added the Beagle Channel navigation by boat for our return to Ushuaia (getting there is a 90 minute bus trip) which was worthwhile. Would highly recommend. About a 8
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