Isla Martillo, Ushuaia

4.7
#7 of 19 in Nature in Ushuaia
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. Use our Ushuaia online tour planner to add Isla Martillo and other attractions to your Ushuaia vacation plans.
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  • We did the tour with the only company that has permission to enter the island. Make sure it's closing with the company - unless deception, Piratour - because the others don't come down on the island. The ride was just sensational! In addition to having literally walked among penguins, we saw 4 whales along the boat trip to the island. Too exciting! Don't stop doing it!
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  • We came down to Ushuaia to mainly walk with penguins on Isla Martillo and we were not disappointed. At this time of year, early November, they are sitting on their nests or in their burrows. The pengu...  more »
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