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Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia provided by Tangol Ushuaia

Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Martillo Island is home to one of the world’s largest penguin colonies. During this tour, set sail along the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia and cruise out to the island to see the Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural environment. Pass by landmarks such as Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, Isla Grande, and the Puerto Williams Naval Base; and look out for other wildlife such as sea lions, cormorants, and skúas.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina 470
    Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Travelers must be present 10 minutes before the scheduled time at the meeting point: Canoero box office in order to exchange tickets.
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    Puerto Turístico (Tourist Port), Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Canal Beagle
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Faro Les Eclaireurs
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Isla Martillo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina 470
    Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    Travelers must be present 10 minutes before the scheduled time at the meeting point: Canoero box office in order to exchange tickets.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you cruise along the Beagle Channel
  • Guided commentary: Learn more about Patagonia’s wildlife
  • See Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural habitat
  • Choice of morning or afternoon boat cruise
Important Information
Departure Point
Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4-hour boat navigation
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Martillo
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Turístico (Tourist Port), Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not suitable for cruise passengers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Bill R wrote a review Mar 2020
Copley, Ohio42 contributions38 helpful votes
This was one of the bst excursions we have ever done. It was a little confusing where to meet. It was right off the pier in a little hut. After that it was no problem We saw seals, sea lions & of course penguins. As an added bonus we were able to see whales. would highly
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ProductoTangol, Community Manager at Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Hi Bill! Thanks for sharing with us your experience! It will be a pleasure to assist you in your next visit! Greetings,
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Karen P wrote a review Mar 2020
Derby, United Kingdom9 contributions6 helpful votes
We enjoyed a fantastic half day trip down the Beagle channel. The boat was spacious and comfortable with decent English commentary about what to look for and interesting facts etc. It was great to be able to see the Penguins and sea lions so close but the real excitement was the
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Response from ProductoTangol, Community manager at Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Dear Karen Thank you for sharing your experience with us You were in one of the most southern areas of the planet!! This tour connects with the animals in their natural habitat, a wonderful experience. We are glad to have been part of your trip Regards
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Barbara W wrote a review Jan 2020
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Fantastic half day tour on a catamaran to see the Pinguins and other animals. The boat had comfortable seats between viewings. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Enough time was given to see the Pinguins very closely. So close you could almost touch them!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Toshitaka H wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
After the non-cancellable schedule, Trip Adviser informed to me, no longer has a reservation for the originally purchased AM, so a request has been made as to whether it can be changed to PM. We replied that only AM is available because our flight is in the evening. No replies
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ProductoTangol, Community Manager at Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia
Responded 12 May 2020
Dear Toshitaka Hachiro, We are truly sorry to read that your trip was cancelled. The ship company in Ushuaia decided to not operate in the morning on December 25th due to the Christmas holiday. As soon as we were notified, we sent you several messages through the platform where you made the reservation, asking for alternative dates to reschedule your tour for the afternoon option. Unfortunately, we never received your answer. We want to let you know that all our travelers are important to us and we sincerely regret that you did not have access to our messages. We really appreciate your comments as it helps us improve our services. Best regards, Tangol Travel Agency
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Evgeny L wrote a review Dec 2019
43 contributions19 helpful votes
At the beginning it felt like the boat was overcrowded, but closer to the end of the trip people were mostly sitting inside and there was plenty of free space at the deck to enjoy. I was afraid we wouldn't be able to take good pictures of penguins, but in fact they were very
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Michael L
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END OF THE EARTH
You feel you are totally upside down standing at the end of the earth. "NOT" sleepy city, Hard Rock Cafe, junk
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Quest64909942169
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Loved this bus trip
Again, this is a good little trip within an easy, gentle walk from the ship. we got to the bus earlier trip.We were
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Trip60
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It was fun!
It was a lot of fun ! Also , it took us to places that we had not visited in previos trips. We had a very windy day
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Joseph L
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Ushuaia bus tour
The tour was fine. Ushuaia is not a big place so seeing it by bus was one way to do it. After the tour, we walked
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F2004TQgarym
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Good value tour
Nice tour of Ushuaia on an old double decker bus. Good value for money. Took just over an hour, so gave us plenty o
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V367BUannam
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FUN tour!
Loved this tour. Gabriel and Ariel were excellent and lots of fun. Loved the scenic hike and canoe. It was a good d
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holidaytripper2108
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Hoho or stay on!
Enjoyed our city tour, only there for 1 day from a cruise ship so ideal. Easy access to bus on main road behind tou
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Jessica S
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Awesome tour!
This trip was awesome! Freddy our guide was fantastic! He was very personable, easy to understand, knowledgeable,
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jennyb1227
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Beautiful!
So glad I did this as a tour and not on my own! It was super soggy so the Wellingtons they provided were perfect (w
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KenNYC150
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The Emerald Lagoon – my boots will never be the same
This is a 10km (6 miles) round trip hike up to the Emerald Lagoon, which is absolutely beautiful. However, the 1
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princesshazy
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Quirky bus ride
Quirky way to see Ushuaia if you have limited time there. Old fashion bus that takes you on a hour tour around.
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Stay644121
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beautiful and well organized walking
You have to know that the soil is very wet but the trekking is a good one with beautiful landscapes with beaverdams
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Ozzie-Scot-2009
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Very enjoyable
The bus was full, and we were the last ones on, however our seats were already booked and allocated! We had the bes
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DianeF24
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Stunning
Stunning views would highly recommend this activity. The guide and company was friendly and so happy that I went in
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PaulAK2011
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A must do in Ushuaia!
My travel companion and I loved the wild life viewing and scenic experience! 1st, our boat stopped just off a cor
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