Isla Martillo, Ushuaia

#7 of 17 in Nature in Ushuaia
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Catch a boat to Isla Martillo, a small island home to thousands of penguins where you can get close and observe them in their natural habitat. A guide takes you through authorised trails where you can get as close as 3 m (10 ft) to Gentoo and Magellanic penguins. Look out for other animals such as the penguin's main predator, the skua bird. Importantly, know that only one tour company allows you to land on the island to see the penguins, other tour companies can only offer you views from the boat. To visit Isla Martillo and get the most from your holiday in Ushuaia, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ushuaia online tour planner.
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  • My dream came true in this amazing island. I would have spent an entire day admiring the penguins in their natural habitat. If you are lucky, biologists will be among you and you can gain so much...  more »
  • You cannot visit Ushuaia without a tour to Martillo Island (Isla Martillo) for the Ushuaia Penguin tour. Many places in town organise the Ushuaia penguin tour. But we can highly recommend Piratour...  more »

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