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Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Ushuaia: Walking with Penguins Experience and Marine Museum

From US$ 182 per person

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience to walk alongside charismatic Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. See these quirky and curious animals up close as you make unforgettable memories, and enjoy a visit to the Harberton Ranch and nearby Marine Museum.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Walk with and admire Magellanic and Gentoo penguins in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the history of Martillo Island
  • Visit Harberton Ranch and the Marine Mammals and Sea Birds 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 unique 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 as well as visit the Marine Mammals and Sea Birds Museum. At the end of the experience, return to the city and relax whilst marvelling 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
  • Local port tax of $4 per person on day 1
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not available from December 15 to January 15
  • Please provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant when booking as this information is required in advance to confirm your trip
  • It's recommended that you bring a waterproof jacket/raincoat, warm clothes, hiking shoes/boots, sunglasses, sunblock, gloves, hat, and a small backpack
  • The weather can vary throughout the day and it may rain and get cold on days that start out sunny and warm. Therefore, it is best if you wear layers to accommodate for these fluctuations
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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December 21, 2021

The guide was next level really, the tour itself is one you don't want to miss for sure. Many tours can't get you on the island but on this trip you can see the dolphins from 20cm away.

December 5, 2021

We really liked that. We went to the museum, we went for a walk with the penguin. The tour guide was able to explain a lot about the animals, the country. It is worth seeing!

January 20, 2020

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