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Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

From US$ 287 per person

Walk alongside charismatic Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. See the curious animals up close as you make unforgettable memories, and enjoy a visit to the Harberton Ranch and nearby Marine Museum.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Walk with and admire local penguins
  • Learn about the history of Martillo Island
  • Visit Marine Mammals and SeaBirds Museum
Full description

Meet your guide in the port of Ushuaia, then admire scenic views as you travel by bus and boat to Martillo Island on the mystical Beagle Channel. Visit the famous Harberton Ranch, which was founded in 1886 by the Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges, and learn about the history of the location.

Then it’s time to explore the island, home to a colony of Papúa (Gentoo) and Magellanic penguins. Wander along the island’s many nature trails as you get up close and personal to these friendly and charismatic penguins.

Take photos and admire the penguins in their natural habitat, which they also share with other birds including cormorants, petrels, vultures, and skúas.

After a 1-hour walk across the island, head back to the ranch and enjoy some free time to explore the historical buildings and the Marine Mammals and SeaBirds Museum. At the end of the experience, return to the city and relax whilst marveling at the beautiful landscape that unfolds along the way.

  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Roundtrip transportation from the touristic port of Ushuaia to Harberton Ranch
  • Roundtrip boat ride from Harberton Ranch to Martillo Island
  • 1-hour walking tour with penguins
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Harberton Ranch entrance (approximately 4000 ARS per person, to be paid in Argentinian pesos)
  • Local port tax (to be paid in local currency before boarding)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point at Secretaría de Turismo de Ushuaia, Avenida Prefectura Naval Argentina 470, V9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Presentation in Piratour Office

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • On Tuesdays, Harberton Ranch is closed. Instead, you will do a stop in Puerto Almanza
  • On December 25, the presentation time is at 10:30 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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Wonderful experience walking with the penguins.

January 9, 2023

January 6, 2023

Really great experience! You get a full hour on the island to walk amongst the penguins and you get to see a lot while there. Tours guides are very informative and kind.

December 10, 2022

Product ID: 306523