Half-Day Boat Trip to Penguin Colony from Ushuaia


  • Guided commentary: Learn more about Patagonia’s wildlife

  • See Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural habitat

  • Choice of morning or afternoon boat cruise


Make your way to the tour departure location thirty minutes prior to your chosen departure time. Board the boat and set out toward the Beagle Channel, passing by the Maritime Museum and the End of the World. Take in the scenery, including the Olivia and Cinco Hermanos Mountains. Passing the Isla de los Lobos, observe the sea lions relaxing on the rocks. You'll also see the Magellanic cormorants living on the Pajaro Islands and the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Other sights include Estancia Remolino, Isla Grande, and the Puerto Williams Naval Base.  Once you reach Martillo Island, spend some time viewing and photographing the penguins while listening to your guide's narrative about their biology and behavior.  Return to the Ushuaia port at the end of your tour.

Tour info

4 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • 4-hour boat navigation

  • Professional guide

  • Entry/Admission - Isla Martillo

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Entry/Admission - Ushuaia

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Tangol Ushuaia

About operator:

At Tangol our motto is to help hard-working people make the most of their holidays when visiting our beloved Ushuaia and Argentina. Whatever dreams and desires about holidaying in Ushuaia and Argentina please talk to us to help you make them come true. We are a reputable and long standing family run travel agency. We are dedicated to provide excellent service and value for money.

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