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Isla Martillo: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this trip we went to see the penguins at Martillo island, marine mammals Museum, the lighthouse and sea lions... The tour was breathtaking, and the tour guide (Ana) was very knowledgeable, patient and funny. It was a great day that resulted above our expectations...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank 301adrianag
Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

One of the best tours in Ushuaia! Isla Martillo allows you to get real close to many kinds of penguins in their habitat, a real wild/nature experience. Also, navigation through Beagle Channel is a must of breathtaking landscapes!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank vyctorvta
Reviewed 10 May 2019

Must go spot. The experience is amazing. Our guide Anita was bit rude and rough around the edges. I feel like the other group had a better guide that spoke better English and seems nicer.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank mstravelernyc
Reviewed 7 May 2019

We did the tour that takes a bus to the ranch, a zodiac to and from the island, an hour walk on the island, and then a nice boat ride back to town. The captain did a good job of giving us lots of time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

If you can work it into your schedule, don’t miss this opportunity to get up close to penguins. There are several companies running trips to the island, but only one company allows you to get out of the zodiac and onto the island with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 17 April 2019

We did afternoon walk-with-penguin tour with Piratour. It's amazing experience, and impressing to witness how much they care about those animals and environment. I was nervous about having our 3-yrs young daughter on the island may disturb the colony...but our guide assured it will be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rutansh
Reviewed 11 April 2019

The best place to visit in Ushuaia is Isla Martillo and have the chance to see the pinguin colony is totally worthy.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ruvge
Reviewed 6 April 2019

Great to get close to the penguins, but group kept an environmentally safe distance so as not to harm the birds. Good guide with our group of 25, gave us a good insight. Boat trip and museum visit with Pira Tours very good. Would recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 28 March 2019

Awesome experience, the penguins were so close! So different than seeing them at a zoo or aquarium. Make sure you book with PiraTour if you actually want to walk on Isla Martillo!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank JasonRNY
Reviewed 27 March 2019

This was one of the main reasons for coming to Ushuaia. We had an hour and a half drive, took a small boat to the island where our excellent guide led us round the penguin colony, explaining their habits. It was fascinating to see them...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Сергей Т
19 June 2019|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Check with Piratours
19 April 2019|
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Response from Bluefooted2014 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest to write to Pira tour to inquire. They are the only one qualified for walk with penguin tour on the island. I went in early March and was able to see them.
11 March 2019|
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Response from thomashiggason | Reviewed this property |
I'm 72, but in pretty good shape. My wife was 80 and not as spry, but with some help she got in and out and loved the experience. The boat used is higher and more difficult to enter and exit than the ones used in Antarctica... More